Forms & fees

If you want to make an appeal to the Immigration & Protection Tribunal, you should use the forms on this webpage.

Some forms also have guides that will help you assess whether or not you are entitled to appeal to the tribunal. The guides also provide information on how to lodge an appeal and what happens after you lodge your appeal.

Appeals to the tribunal must be lodged within specific timeframes. Each of the guides contains information on how you calculate the period in which you must appeal.

You will need to pay a fee to lodge most types of appeals, except refugee and protection appeals. The fees are listed next to the forms.

If you need more help, you can read the practice notes

Notice of Appeal forms, guides & fees

Form and guideFee
Notice of Appeal – Residence Class Visa Appeal – Form 1 [PDF, 888 KB]

Use this form if you want to appeal to the tribunal against a decision by Immigration New Zealand or the Minister of Immigration to:

  • decline your residence class visa application
  • cancel your resident visa
  • refuse to grant you (a resident visa holder) entry permission into New Zealand.
A Guide to Lodging a Residence Class Visa Appeal - Guide 1 [PDF, 776 KB]
$700
Notice of Appeal – Refugee and Protection Status Appeal – Form 2 [PDF, 868 KB]

Use this form if you want to appeal to the Immigration & Protection Tribunal against a refugee and protection officer's decision to:

  • decline your claim for refugee or protected person status
  • decline to accept for consideration your claim for recognition as a refugee or protected person
  • cancel or cease your recognition as a refugee or protected person
  • refuse to consider your subsequent claim for refugee or protected person status.
A Guide to Lodging a Refugee and Protection Status Appeal - Guide 2 [PDF, 877 KB]
Free
Notice of Appeal – Deportation Appeal by a Resident/Permanent Resident – Form 3 [PDF, 1.5 MB]

Use this form if you are a resident or permanent resident and would like to appeal to the tribunal against your liability for deportation.

A Guide to Lodging a Deportation Appeal by a Resident/Permanent Resident - Guide 3 [PDF, 980 KB]
$700*
Notice of Appeal – Deportation Appeal (Cancelled Refugee and/or Protection Status) – Form 4 [PDF, 1 MB]

Use this form if you have been served a Deportation Liability Notice after your refugee and/or protection status was cancelled and you want to appeal to the tribunal against your liability for deportation.

A Guide to Lodging a Deportation Appeal (Cancelled Refugee and/or Protection Status) - Guide 4 [PDF, 966 KB]
$700*
Notice of Appeal – Humanitarian Appeal against Deportation – Form 5 [PDF, 1 MB]

Use this form if you are liable for deportation because:

  • you are unlawfully in New Zealand
  • your temporary or interim visa was granted in error
  • you held your temporary or interim visa under a false identity
  • you held a temporary or interim visa and it was determined that there was sufficient reason to deport you
  • you are a refugee and protection claimant appealing against a decision by a refugee and protection officer and would be entitled to a humanitarian appeal if you became liable for deportation.
A Guide to Lodging a Humanitarian Appeal against Deportation - Guide 5 [PDF, 927 KB]
$700*

* Each person aged 18 years or over must pay this fee.

Note: fees include GST. The fee will only be refunded if the appeal cannot be accepted.

Authority to act

Authority to act - Form 8 [PDF, 491 KB]

Use this form if you have appointed a new representative since your appeal was lodged.

Withdraw an appeal

Withdrawal of appeal – Form 9 [PDF, 448 KB]

Use this form if you want to withdraw your appeal. You can withdraw an appeal at any time until a decision has been issued by the tribunal. Your appeal fee will not be refunded if you withdraw your appeal.

Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment forms

These forms are for Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment officers only.

Application to cease/cancel recognition as a refugee or protected person – Form 6 [PDF, 482 KB]

Application by the Minister of Immigration for determination of failure to meet conditions of suspension of liability for deportation – Form 7 [PDF, 463 KB]

In some cases, your appeal will be withdrawn by the tribunal if you leave New Zealand. You should contact Immigration New Zealand to find out more about your immigration status.