C3.25 Refugee or protection claim to be confirmed in writing in the prescribed manner
See also Immigration Act 2009 s 133(2)
See also Immigration (Refugee and Protection Status Processing) Regulations 2010 regs 4, 13
- Once a claim is made, the claimant must, on request by a representative of the Department of Labour, confirm the claim in writing in the prescribed manner.
- A claim for refugee or protection status must be:
- lodged in writing using the approved form Confirmation of Claim to Refugee or Protection Status in New Zealand; and
- completed in English; and
- signed by the claimant; and
- lodged with a refugee and protection officer; and
- accompanied by:
- a current residential address for the claimant; and
- a current address to which communications relating to the claim may be sent, including a fax number if appropriate; and
- the name of any lawyer or agent authorised to represent the claimant; and
- the current postal address of any lawyer or agent authorised to represent the claimant, including a fax number for the lawyer or agent if appropriate.
- The claimant must notify the Refugee and Protection branch in a timely manner of a change in any of the addresses or fax numbers provided.
- The officer may rely on the latest address to which communications may be sent for the purpose of communications under Part 5 of the Immigration Act 2009.