What You Need to Know About Deportation in New Zealand?

Staying beyond your visa’s validity in New Zealand or engaging in certain activities can lead to deportation. Here’s an overview of the process and how you can stay compliant:

Deportation Approach

Immigration New Zealand (INZ) serves Deportation Liability Notices and Deportation Orders to individuals liable for deportation due to:

  • Overstaying their visa
  • Criminal activity
  • Other public interest factors 

Definitions

  • Deportation — A person who is unlawfully in New Zealand who has been served a deportation order and departs New Zealand, or a temporary visa holder who was made liable for deportation and departs New Zealand after the date when they may be served with a deportation order.
  • Self-deportation — A person who is unlawfully in New Zealand who departs New Zealand of their own volition and at no cost to the Ministry after the date when the person may be served with a deportation order, but they have not been served with such an order.
  • Voluntary departure — A person who is unlawfully in New Zealand or is a temporary visa holder who was made liable for deportation and departs of their own volition and at no cost to the Ministry prior to the date when the person may be served with a deportation order.

Key Points:

  • Voluntary Departure: Most individuals choose to leave voluntarily when contacted by INZ. Voluntary departure allows for future return if the necessary visa is obtained.
  • Non-cooperation: Failing to cooperate with INZ can result in deportation with a prohibition of up to 5 years on returning to New Zealand and repayment of deportation costs.
  • Residents and Criminal Activity: New Zealand residents may be deported for criminal offenses under specific criteria of the Immigration Act 2009.
Read the whole article from INZ: Deportation Information from INZ 

How CCR Can Help:

At CCR, we offer expert guidance and support to help you navigate New Zealand’s immigration laws and avoid deportation risks. Our services include:

  • Visa compliance advice
  • Employment eligibility verification
  • Up-to-date information on immigration regulations

Stay informed and ensure compliance to safeguard your stay in New Zealand. Contact CCR today for personalised assistance and solutions.

For more information:

Reach out to us at +6479749101 or submit your message via this webform https://www.ccrgroup.co.nz/contact for more details.

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