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Deportation from New Zealand

Can I be deported?

Corrections Regulations 2005, reg 87; Immigration Act 2009, ss 175, 176; Parole Act 2002, s 55; Prison Operations Manual, R.05

If you’re not a New Zealand citizen, the government can make an order deporting you to your home country. But before you can be deported, a copy of the deportation order must be given to you.

It would be a good idea to contact a Community Law Centre near you and get some legal advice from an immigration lawyer on these issues.

You are allowed to make free phone calls to your consular representative.

Can I appeal a decision to deport me?

Yes, you have a right to appeal and you can’t be deported until the time for bringing the appeal has run out or your appeal has been turned down.

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