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E3.1 Grant of visa generally a matter of discretion

See also Immigration Act 2009 s 45

  1. No person is entitled to a visa as of right unless the Immigration Act 2009 expressly provides otherwise (see E2.35).
  2. In determining a visa application, the Minister or, subject to any special direction, an immigration officer, in his or her discretion:
    1. may grant or refuse to grant a visa; and
    2. regardless of the class and type of visa that was applied for, may grant a visa of any class and type; and
    3. may impose conditions on the visa granted, or vary or waive conditions that would otherwise apply to it.

Effective 29/11/2010


E3.5 Grant of visitor visa to travel to and be in New Zealand may be subject to payment of bond

E3.10 Currency of visas

E3.11 Transfer of temporary visas on expiry of passport

E3.15 Conditions to which holders of temporary entry class visas are subject

E3.20 Conditions of student visa, limited visa and interim visa for study purposes

E3.21 Further travel conditions

E3.25 Conditions of temporary entry class visas may be imposed, varied or waived

E3.26 Varying the conditions of temporary entry class visas

E3.27 Restricted temporary entry instructions: Varying the condition of a temporary entry class visa for a critical purpose (to 17/06/2020)

E3.30 Changing a temporary visa

E3.35 Further temporary visas

E3.40 Cancellation of visas on triggering event

E3.45 Cancellation of visa for administrative error

E3.50 Grant of further visa where visa granted in error

E3.55 Cancellation of temporary entry class or transit visas

E3.60 Deportation liability of temporary entry class visa holder for cause

E3.65 Deportation liability if person unlawfully in New Zealand

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