- This is not current policy -
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From policy: E4.30 Date an application is made (Generic temporary entry policy)
Immigration Act 1987 ss 14D(1), 25(2)
- An application is made on the date that it is lodged only if, on that date, it is lodged in the prescribed manner.
- Visa and immigration officers determine whether applications are lodged in the prescribed manner by assessing whether all mandatory requirements for lodgement have been met.
- If a visa or immigration officer determines that an application is not lodged in the prescribed manner and requests further documents (see E4.75), the application is made on the date that the NZIS receives the last of any outstanding documents necessary to meet the prescribed manner for lodgement.
Note: if applications are processed using AMS, the date an application is made is referred to in AMS as the date 'accepted'.