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Can a person who has an appeal in process with the Immigration and Protection Tribunal (IPT) wait in New Zealand?

If a person lodges an appeal with the Immigration and Protection Tribunal (IPT),  can they obtain a temporary entry visa to await the IPT decision in New Zealand? 

Our process here depends on the type of appeal that has been lodged.

For instance:

  • If the appeal is against liability for deportation, granting a visa would void the appeal.
    In this situation, the Immigration Officer on receiving the visa application or section 61 request will normally discuss options with the applicant and then decide a course of action.
  • If the appeal is against a declined resident visa application, the applicant will need to demonstrate why it is necessary for them to remain in New Zealand for the outcome of the appeal.

If you do not leave New Zealand before your visa expires

Deportation liability and appeal rights