Inland Revenue matches information with New Zealand Customs so that we are notified when paying parents with outstanding child support debt are travelling in and out of New Zealand.
Child support officers will use this information to try to contact the paying parent to make arrangements to repay the debt, or pursue other collection processes. If necessary, we can also take legal steps to prevent certain paying parents from subsequently leaving the country.
Paying parents who are planning to travel should contact Inland Revenue to ensure their child support obligations are up-to-date before travelling.
Date published: 02 Sep 2008