Citizenship Act 1977

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Reprint as at 24 January 2009

Citizenship Act 1977

Public Act1977 No 61
Date of assent1 December 1977


Changes authorised by section 17C of the Acts and Regulations Publication Act 1989 have been made in this eprint.

A general outline of these changes is set out in the notes at the end of this eprint, together with other explanatory material about this eprint.

This Act is administered in the Department of Internal Affairs



Acquisition of citizenship

Transitional provisions relating to citizenship

Loss of citizenship

Miscellaneous provisions relating to citizenship

Reprint notes

An Act to make better provision with respect to the status of New Zealand citizenship, and to consolidate and amend the British Nationality and New Zealand Citizenship Act 1948

BE IT ENACTED by the General Assembly of New Zealand in Parliament assembled, and by the authority of the same, as follows: