(1) There is a class of temporary visas to be known as special category visas.
(2) A criterion for a special category visa is that the Minister is satisfied the applicant is:
(a) a non-citizen:
(i) who is a New Zealand citizen and holds, and has presented to an officer or an authorised system, a New Zealand passport that is in force; and
(ii) is neither a behaviour concern non-citizen nor a health concern non-citizen; or
(b) a person declared by the regulations, to be a person for whom a visa of another class would be inappropriate; or
(c) a person in a class of persons declared by the regulations, to be persons for whom a visa of another class would be inappropriate.
(3) A person may comply with subparagraph (2)(a)(i) by presenting a New Zealand passport to an authorised system only if:
(a) the New Zealand passport is of a kind determined under section 175A to be an eligible passport for the purposes of Division 5 of Part 2; and
(c) before the person is granted a special category visa, neither the system nor an officer requires the person to present the passport to an officer.