Nigella Lawson gets special NZ visa, which confirms her US ban
Published on Apr 20, 2014 11:52 AM
WELLINGTON (AFP) - New Zealand officials have granted a special visa to British celebrity chef Nigella Lawson, who has admitted cocaine use, in an apparent confirmation she has been blocked from entering the United States, according to a report today.
The US authorities declined to specify why she was stopped from flying from London to Los Angeles late last month.
However, in a statement to the Herald on Sunday newspaper, Immigration New Zealand said Lawson was not allowed to enter the US which meant she required special permission to work in New Zealand.
"As Ms Lawson has been excluded from another country, namely the United States, she was ineligible to be granted a visa to enter New Zealand unless given a special direction," the statement said.
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