- This is not current policy -
The policy in this manual ceases to be effective from 29 November 2010.
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Y2.25 Carrier responsibilities on arrival
Immigration Act 1987 ss 125, 126(1)
Immigration Regulations 1999 reg 12
- are responsible on arrival for:
- ensuring all persons on board the have the appropriate immigration documentation including:
- a valid passport or certificate of identity; and
- a visa (if required); and
- evidence of onward travel arrangements; and
- evidence of sufficient funds (if required); and
- any other documentation required by the Immigration Regulations 1999; and
- preventing, by reasonable force if necessary, any person landing in New Zealand other than:
- at a ; or
- for the purpose of complying with the responsibilities in Y2.1(a); and
- providing, on demand by any immigration officer, any details about any persons on board the craft since its last port of call; and
- ensuring, if the craft is unable to land at a Customs place, that all persons on board report to an immigration officer at a Customs place within 72 hours of arriving in New Zealand; and
- reporting, to an immigration officer as soon as practicable, the existence of any stowaway on board.
- A carrier who fails to meet the responsibilities set out above commits an offence and may be prosecuted.