- This is not current policy -
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S4.1 October 2000 Residence Policy
- People who have been granted a permit under WI5.35 October 2000 Transitional Policy may be granted a residence permit if they:
- lodge an application for residence under this policy after the expiration of a period of 24 months from the date of first grant of a permit under WI5.35 October 2000 Transitional Policy and before that permit expires, and
- meet the character requirements for applicants for residence under Government residence policy (see R4.5), and
- have not have spent a total of more than 90 days outside New Zealand since the first grant of a permit under WI5.35 October 2000 Transitional Policy, and
- have not at any time sought in New Zealand to be recognised as a refugee in New Zealand under the Refugee Convention.
- Applicants for residence under this policy are exempt from the requirement to pay the Settlement information fee (see R5.85) and the Migrant levy (see R5.90).
S4.1.5 Lodgment of combined applications
For administrative purposes, people who were granted a temporary permit on the basis that they met the criteria for approval under WI5.35 (c) of the October 2000 Transitional Policy, may be included in the residence application of their spouse, de facto partner or parent who was granted a temporary permit on the basis that they met the criteria for approval under WI5.35 (b), without the need to pay a separate fee.
S4.1.10 Lodgment requirements
Immigration (Special Regularisation) Regulations 2000
- Applications must be lodged in the manner prescribed by the Immigration (Special Regularisation) Regulations 2000, which set out the mandatory requirements for lodging an application under S4.1 October 2000 Residence Policy.
- The mandatory requirements for lodging an application under S4.1 October 2000 Residence Policy are as follows:
- completion of the approved application form, and
- the applicant’s valid passport or certificate of identity, and
- the appropriate fee (if any), and
- two passport-sized photographs of the applicant, and
- any information and evidence required by the approved application form which shows that the applicant fits the October 2000 Residence Policy, and
- any information evidence or submissions that the applicant considers show fully that they are eligible to be granted a residence permit under the October 2000 Residence Policy.
S184.108.40.206 Additional requirements
Before determining the application, an immigration officer processing an application under the October 2000 Residence Policy may require the applicant:
- to appear before an immigration officer for an interview, and/or
- to produce any other photographs, documents, evidence and information the officer thinks necessary to help in determining the application.