2 Interpretation

In this Act, unless the context otherwise requires,—

applicant, in relation to an application for a New Zealand travel document, means the person who will be the holder of the document if the application is granted

certificate of identity means a document (other than a passport or an emergency travel document or a refugee travel document) issued by the Government of any country to any person for the purposes of facilitating his or her entry into or exit from any country, and purporting to establish the identity but not the nationality of that person

Chief Commissioner of Intelligence Warrants means the Chief Commissioner of Intelligence Warrants appointed under section 112 of the Intelligence and Security Act 2017

Commissioner of Intelligence Warrants means a Commissioner of Intelligence Warrants appointed under section 112 of the Intelligence and Security Act 2017

emergency travel document means a document (other than a passport or a certificate of identity or a refugee travel document) issued, pursuant to section 23, by or on behalf of the Government of New Zealand to any person who may be a New Zealand citizen for the purposes of urgently facilitating his or her entry into or exit from any country, and purporting to establish the identity but not the nationality of that person

holder, in relation to a New Zealand travel document, means the person in whose name the document has been issued

Minister means the Minister of the Crown who, under the authority of any warrant or with the authority of the Prime Minister, is for the time being responsible for the administration of this Act

New Zealand passport means a passport issued by or on behalf of the Government of New Zealand to a New Zealand citizen

New Zealand refugee travel document means a document (other than a passport, certificate of identity, or emergency travel document) issued by or on behalf of the Government of New Zealand to a refugee to facilitate international travel

New Zealand travel document means a document that is a New Zealand passport, a New Zealand certificate of identity, an emergency travel document, or a New Zealand refugee travel document

New Zealand travel document database means a file, register, or device in or on which information is or is to be recorded, whether electronically or otherwise, for the purposes of this Act

officer means an officer of the department of State that, with the authority of the Prime Minister, is for the time being responsible for the administration of this Act; and includes an overseas representative, an officer of Customs, and a constable; and also includes a person or a member of a class of persons authorised by the Minister to exercise the powers conferred on officers by this Act

passport means a document that is issued by or on behalf of the Government of any country, and that purports to establish the identity and nationality of the holder; but does not include such a document that has expired or that has been cancelled

refugee means a person who—

(a)

has been—

(i)

recognised by a refugee and protection officer or the Immigration and Protection Tribunal as a refugee within the meaning of the Immigration Act 2009; or

(ii)

recognised outside New Zealand as a refugee under the Refugee Convention (as defined in section 4 of the Immigration Act 2009) and brought to New Zealand under a government mandated programme on the basis of that recognition; or

(iii)

determined, before the date fixed under section 2(1) of the Immigration Act 2009 for the coming into force of that Act, to be a refugee in accordance with the Refugee Convention (as defined in section 2(1) of the Immigration Act 1987); or

(iv)

granted a permit by the Minister of Immigration or an immigration officer under the Immigration Act 1987 on the basis that he or she was mandated as a refugee by the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees; or

(v)

recognised, before 1 January 1991, as a refugee by the Interdepartmental Committee on Refugees; and

(b)

continues to be recognised as a refugee in New Zealand

Secretary means the Secretary for Internal Affairs

surrendered passport means a passport that has been surrendered under section 12

temporary passport means a passport issued under section 13.

Compare: 1980 No 58 s 2

Section 2 applicant: substituted, on 21 April 2005, by section 4(1) of the Passports Amendment Act 2005 (2005 No 44).

Section 2 certificate of identity: amended, on 21 April 2005, by section 4(2)(a) of the Passports Amendment Act 2005 (2005 No 44).

Section 2 Chief Commissioner of Intelligence Warrants: inserted, on 1 April 2017, by section 284 of the Intelligence and Security Act 2017 (2017 No 10).

Section 2 Commissioner of Intelligence Warrants: inserted, on 1 April 2017, by section 284 of the Intelligence and Security Act 2017 (2017 No 10).

Section 2 conviction on indictment: repealed, on 1 July 2013, by section 413 of the Criminal Procedure Act 2011 (2011 No 81).

Section 2 emergency travel document: amended, on 21 April 2005, by section 4(2)(b) of the Passports Amendment Act 2005 (2005 No 44).

Section 2 holder: substituted, on 21 April 2005, by section 4(3) of the Passports Amendment Act 2005 (2005 No 44).

Section 2 Minister: replaced, on 30 November 2015, by section 4(1) of the Passports Amendment Act 2015 (2015 No 89).

Section 2 New Zealand refugee travel document: inserted, on 21 April 2005, by section 4(4) of the Passports Amendment Act 2005 (2005 No 44).

Section 2 New Zealand travel document: inserted, on 18 June 2002, by section 3 of the Passports Amendment Act 2002 (2002 No 24).

Section 2 New Zealand travel document: amended, on 21 April 2005, by section 4(5) of the Passports Amendment Act 2005 (2005 No 44).

Section 2 New Zealand travel document database: inserted, on 30 November 2015, by section 4(2) of the Passports Amendment Act 2015 (2015 No 89).

Section 2 officer: amended, on 30 November 2015, by section 4(3) of the Passports Amendment Act 2015 (2015 No 89).

Section 2 officer: amended, on 1 October 2008, pursuant to section 116(a)(ii) of the Policing Act 2008 (2008 No 72).

Section 2 passport: amended, on 30 November 2015, by section 4(4) of the Passports Amendment Act 2015 (2015 No 89).

Section 2 refugee: substituted, at 2 am on 29 November 2010, by section 406(1) of the Immigration Act 2009 (2009 No 51).