- This is not current policy -
The policy in this manual ceases to be effective from 29 November 2010.
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R5.18 Effect of provisions of the Prostitution Act 2003
No residence visa or permit may be issued or granted in contravention of the Prostitution Act 2003. That act provides that:
- No permit may be granted to a person on the basis that they:
- Have provided, or intend to provide, commercial sexual services; or
- Have provided, or intend to act as an operator of a business of prostitution; or
- Have invested, or intends to invest, in a business of prostitution.
- If the holder of a residence permit is subject to a requirement under s18A of the Immigration Act 1987, the requirement is considered not to be met (for the purposes of revoking the permit) if the permit holder acts as an operator of, or invest in, a New Zealand business of prostitution.