10 Grant of citizenship as of right in certain cases

(1)

Notwithstanding anything in section 8 or section 9, the Minister shall, upon application made to him in the prescribed manner, authorise the grant of New Zealand citizenship to any person who was born before 1 January 1978 if, at the time of that person’s birth, his mother was a New Zealand citizen otherwise than by descent.

(2)

This section does not apply to a person who has previously been deprived of New Zealand citizenship by order under section 16 or section 17, or renounced his or her citizenship under section 15.

Section 10(2): inserted, on 10 December 2001, by section 8 of the Citizenship Amendment Act (No 2) 2001 (2001 No 95).