02 July 2010
Next time you return to New Zealand after overseas travel, keep an eye out for the new look Passenger Arrival Card (PAC).
All travellers entering New Zealand must fill out a PAC but things have changed a bit and a new streamlined version is currently entering circulation.
The card has been significantly reduced in size due to the removal of the notes section, which previously took up two thirds of the card. However, the new arrival card still captures all relevant passenger information.
Information on the cards is used by nine different agencies including customs, Ministry of Agriculture and Forestry, Immigration, Statistics New Zealand, the police, and the health, justice, tourism and transport ministries.