E2.70 Ban on the grant of visas to individuals named on the list held at Z8
- The New Zealand government wishes to take action in an immigration respect against individuals involved in the hostage taking in Fiji, the Ministers in Fiji's Interim Civilian Governments (ICGs) and officials clearly linked to George Speight who are named on the list approved by the Minister of Immigration, held by INZ and updated from time to time (see Z8).
- Ordinarily, none of the persons named on the list held by INZ may be granted a visa (including a transit visa) or entry permission.
- Where special circumstances exist (supported by cogent and reliable evidence) INZ may nonetheless grant a visa and entry permission, to a person named on the list.
- The decision to grant a visa and entry permission, to a person named in the list is limited to immigration officers with Schedule 1-3 delegations (see A15.5).