Y4.5 Entry permission granted in error
See also Immigration Act 2009 ss 8, 113
- An immigration officer may revoke entry permission before the person leaves the immigration control area where the error was made, if the immigration officer believes on reasonable grounds that the entry permission was granted as a result of an administrative error. Such a revocation will take effect immediately.
- Any visa held is cancelled when entry permission is revoked.
- Entry permission is granted as a result of administrative error if:
- it is granted to a New Zealand citizen (unless the citizen is entering in circumstances described in section 13(4)(b) of the Immigration Act 2009); or
- it is granted to an excluded person to whom section 15 or 16 of the Immigration Act 2009 applies; or
- it is granted contrary to:
- a special direction; or
- immigration instructions (unless the Minister of Immigration or an immigration officer deliberately and properly granted it as an exception to immigration instructions); or
- it is granted on the basis of, or in conjunction with:
- a visa that was granted on the basis of an administrative error; or
- a visa that was granted for a period longer than the instructions for a visa of that type (unless deliberately and properly granted as an exception); or
- a visa of a class or type other than that intended to be granted.