(1) Unless it is revoked, an entry permit expires at the earlier of the following times:
(a) at the end of the period of 3 years beginning on the day it is issued, or that period as extended under subsection (2);
(b) when the permit holder ceases to be an official of the organisation that applied for the permit.
(2) FWA may extend the period of 3 years referred to in paragraph (1)(a) by a specified period if:
(a) the organisation that applied for the permit (the old permit ) has applied for another entry permit for the permit holder; and
(b) the application was made at least 1 month before the old permit would otherwise have expired under that paragraph; and
(c) FWA is satisfied that the old permit is likely to expire before FWA determines the application.
(3) The period specified must not be longer than the period that FWA considers necessary for it to determine the application.
(4) FWA must not extend the period under subsection (2) if:
(a) FWA has requested or required the organisation or permit holder to provide copies of records or documents, or to provide any other information, in relation to the application; and
(b) the organisation or permit holder has not complied with the request or requirement; and
(c) FWA is satisfied that the organisation or permit holder does not have a reasonable excuse.