Section 33. Power to suspend processing if there are prospects of the situation in an area improving

Where specific circumstances may justify an expectation of a rapid improvement in the situation in the area from which applicants for a residence permit under section 28 come, the Ministry may decide that processing of the applications of persons from that area shall be suspended for a period not exceeding six months. The period during which processing is suspended may be extended for an additional six months subject to the same conditions.