D5.15 Warrant of commitment
See also Immigration Act 2009 s 319
- A warrant of commitment authorises the manager of the prison or the person in charge of the premises identified in the warrant to detain the person to whom the warrant relates until the earliest of the following:
- in the case of a person liable for turnaround, the person is delivered into the custody of an immigration officer and detained, or into the custody of a constable and arrested and detained, for the purpose of placing the person on the first available craft to leave New Zealand; or
- in the case of a person liable for deportation, the person is delivered into the custody of an immigration officer and detained, or into the custody of a constable and arrested and detained, for the purpose of executing the deportation order; or
- written notification is received from an immigration officer that the person has ceased to be liable to arrest and detention under Part 9 of the Immigration Act 2009; or
- a Judge orders the release of the person; or
- the warrant of commitment expires.
- The period for which detention is authorised by a warrant of commitment must be calculated exclusive of any period commencing on the date on which the person to whom the warrant relates escapes from lawful custody and ending 96 hours after the date on which the person is again taken into custody under the Immigration Act 2009.