R2.25 Date an application is made
See also Immigration Act 2009 s 57
- An application is made on the date that it is lodged only if, on that date, it is lodged in the prescribed manner.
- Immigration officers at an INZ office determine whether applications are lodged in the prescribed manner by assessing whether all mandatory requirements (see R2.40) for lodgement have been met.
- If an immigration officer determines that an application is not lodged in the prescribed manner and requests further documents (see R2.50), the application is made on the date that INZ receives the last of any outstanding documents necessary to meet the prescribed manner for lodgement.
Note: If an application is processed using AMS, the date the application is made is referred to in AMS as the date 'accepted'.