Citizenship Act 1977

  • This version was reprinted on 31 October 2014 to make a correction to the definition of employee in section 2(1) under section 25(1)(i) of the Legislation Act 2012.

Miscellaneous provisions relating to citizenship

21 Evidentiary certificates
  • (1) Any person who wishes to obtain confirmation of whether he or she is or is not a New Zealand citizen may apply to the Minister in the prescribed manner for a certificate confirming the person's status in that respect.

    (2) The Minister shall, if satisfied that any such person is or is not a New Zealand citizen, issue a certificate to that effect.

    (3) A certificate issued under this section shall, unless it is proved that the issue of the certificate was procured by fraud, false representation, or the wilful concealment of relevant information, or was the result of administrative error, be evidence that the person named in the certificate was or was not, on the date on which the certificate was issued, a New Zealand citizen, but without prejudice to any evidence that he or she was or was not a New Zealand citizen at an earlier date.

    Section 21: replaced, on 18 November 1992, by section 10 of the Citizenship Amendment Act 1992 (1992 No 104).