- This is not current policy -
E2.25 Restrictions on the grant or issue of a visa or permit to... (20/10/2008)
E2.25 Restrictions on the grant or issue of a visa or permit to certain groups as designated by the United Nations
United Nations Sanctions (Sierra Leone) Regulations 1997 Reg. 11; United Nations Sanctions (Liberia) Regulations 2001 Reg 16; United Nations Sanctions (Al-Qaida and Taliban) Regulations 2007 Reg 13; United Nations Sanctions (Côte d'Ivoire) Regulations 2005 Reg 13; United Nations Sanctions (Democratic People’s Republic of Korea) Regulations 2006 Reg 17; United Nations Sanctions (Iran) Regulations 2007 Reg 16B; United Nations Sanctions (Lebanon) Regulations 2008 Reg 17.
- In accordance with United Nations sanctions, no person who is a designated individual or specified entity may enter New Zealand or transit through New Zealand, meaning that no such person may be granted or issued a visa or permit. This restriction is in place for the following people:
- citizens of Sierra Leone
- designated individuals from Liberia
- designated individuals from Côte d'Ivoire
- designated individuals, and their immediate family members, from the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea (DPRK)
- designated individuals and specified entities from Al-Qaida and Taliban
- designated individuals from Iran
- designated individuals from Lebanon.
- INZ case officers must contact the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade (MFAT) when processing any immigration application from a person to whom (a) above applies.
- A permit or visa may only be granted or issued to a citizen of Sierra Leone on the advice of the Minister of Foreign Affairs.
- A permit or visa may only be granted or issued to a designated individual or specified entity on the advice of the Secretary of Foreign Affairs and Trade
Note: For the purposes of this policy a designated individual and a specified entity is someone who is named on a list of such persons held by INZ and updated from time to time.