Citizenship Amendment Act 1992

Citizenship Amendment Act 1992

Public Act1992 No 104
Date of assent18 November 1992


This Act is administered in the Department of Internal Affairs.

An Act to amend the Citizenship Act 1977

BE IT ENACTED by the Parliament of New Zealand as follows:

1 Short Title
  • This Act may be cited as the Citizenship Amendment Act 1992, and shall be read together with and deemed part of the Citizenship Act 1977 (hereinafter referred to as the principal Act).

2 Interpretation
  • (1) This subsection amended the definition of the term Crown service under the New Zealand Government in s 2 of the principal Act.

    (2) This subsection inserted the definitions of the terms Armed Forces, Employee, and Ordinarily resident in section 2 of the principal Act.

3 Special provisions relating to parentage
  • This section substituted s 3(2) and inserted s 3(2A) of the principal Act.

4 Citizenship by birth
  • (1) This subsection substituted s 6(4) of the principal Act.

    (2) The following provisions are hereby consequentially repealed:

    • (a) Section 10 of the Foreign Affairs Amendment Act 1988:

    • (c) So much of Schedule 2 to the New Zealand Trade Development Board Act 1988 as relates to the Citizenship Act 1977.

5 Citizenship by descent
  • This section substituted s 7(2), and inserted s 7(3) of the principal Act.

6 Citizenship by grant
  • This section substituted s 8(2)(f)(i) of the principal Act.

7 Grant of citizenship to spouse of New Zealand citizen
  • This section inserted s 8A of the principal Act.

8 Grant of citizenship in special cases
  • (1) This subsection repealed s 9(1)(b) of the principal Act.

    (2) This subsection amended s 9(2) of the principal Act.

    (3) This subsection amended s 9(3) of the principal Act.

9 Existing rights of citizenship protected
  • This section amended s 13(4)(b) of the principal Act.

10 Evidentiary certificates
  • This section substituted s 21 of the principal Act.

11 Offences
  • (1) This subsection amended s 27(1) of the principal Act.

    (2) This subsection amended s 27(2) of the principal Act.

12 Regulations
  • (1) This subsection substituted s 28(f) and (g) of the principal Act.

    (2) This subsection amended s 28(i) of the principal Act.

    (3) This subsection inserted s 28(i)(viia) and (viib) of the principal Act.

    (4) This subsection inserted section 28(2).

13 Validation of certain prescribed fees
  • The imposition, recovery, and application of fees under regulation 14 of the Citizenship Regulations 1978 in respect of certificates of confirmation of status as a New Zealand citizen and denial of status as a New Zealand citizen are hereby validated and deemed to have been lawfully imposed, recovered, and applied.

14 Saving
  • Notwithstanding anything in this Act or any other enactment, but subject to section 13 of this Act, every application lodged under the principal Act before the date on which this Act comes into force, but not finally determined before that date, shall be determined as if this Act had not been passed.