New Zealand Embassy Seoul, South Korea

New Immigration Act

The Immigration Act 2009 came into effect from 29 November 2010. It does not make major changes to the criteria under which people apply to travel to and stay in New Zealand. Immigration New Zealand's forms and guides have been updated in line with the Immigration Act 2009. The forms and guides are available to download now, but can only be used for applications lodged on and after 29 November 2010.

The new Act modernises New Zealand’s immigration laws. However, it does not make major changes to the criteria under which people apply to travel to and stay in New Zealand.

Key changes are in the following areas:
• Terminology changes (달라진 비자 관련 용어)
• A new sponsorship system (새로운 스폰서쉽 제도)
• Returning residents’ visas (영주권자 재입국 비자)
• ‘Endorsements’ for New Zealand citizen foreign passports (외국여권 소지 뉴질랜드 시민권자를 위한 'Endorsement')
• Refugees (난민비자)
• Streamlining appeals (간소화된 항소 제도)
• A new classified information system with special safeguards (특별 안전장치를 갖춘 새로운 기밀정보 시스템)
• Streamlining the deportation process (간소화된 강제퇴거 절차)
• Compliance, detention and monitoring (법준수, 구금 및 감시)
• Biometrics and information sharing (생체인식 및 정보 공유 시스템)
• Employer obligations (고용자 의무)
• Education (교육/강화된 뉴질랜드 교육기관의 의무)
• Airlines (항공사 /강화된 이민법 의무 준수)
• Interim visas (임시 비자)

 Visit the Immigration New Zealand website for details of the changes.
 

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