Summary of Terms

Liable for deportation

If you are in New Zealand and you commit certain acts, you may become liable for deportation from New Zealand.  We will send you a deportation liability notice, unless you are in New Zealand unlawfully.


You may be deported from New Zealand for a number of reasons, including but not limited to, if you:


  • stay in New Zealand unlawfully (i.e. beyond the expiry date of your visa)
  • breach the conditions of your visa
  • commit a criminal offence
  • obtain a residence class visa through fraud, forgery, false or misleading representation


If you are in New Zealand unlawfully, we recommend that you voluntarily leave New Zealand.

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See the Immigration New Zealand Operational Manual for more details:  D2.5, D2.10 and D2.15.

See Deportation liability notice.