Appeals to the Immigration and Protection Tribunal


A guide to the various avenues of Appeal available under the new Immigration Act 2009 (New Zeland). The Appeals system came into effect on 29 November 2010.

Key features are:

* Single Tribunal to handle all immigration Appeals

* A "one stop shop" approach to the appeals process to reduce abuse of the system

* New claims for complementary protection under the Convention Againt Torture and the ICCPR.

All New Zealand immigration professionals need to know about how the Appeals system works so that they can best advise their clients.

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