Births, Deaths, Marriages, and Relationships Registration Act 1995

78D Registrar-General may share name change information and death information with foreign registration authorities

(1)

The Registrar-General may supply to a foreign registration authority name change information or death information, or both, relating to a person whose birth is registered in the State in which the foreign registration authority has jurisdiction.

(2)

Subsection (1) is subject to section 78E.

(3)

Without limiting his or her discretion under subsection (1), the Registrar-General may decide not to supply name change information under that subsection if the person who is the subject of the name change information satisfies the Registrar-General that the name change information should not be supplied because of exceptional circumstances of a humanitarian or other nature relating to that person.

(4)

The Registrar-General may obtain, hold, and use information from a foreign registration authority relating to a name change or death of a person in the State in which the foreign registration authority has jurisdiction—

(a)

whose birth is registered; or

(b)

who is a New Zealand citizen or is entitled, under the Immigration Act 2009, to be in New Zealand indefinitely.

Section 78D: inserted, on 24 January 2009, by section 30 of the Births, Deaths, Marriages, and Relationships Registration Amendment Act 2008 (2008 No 48).

Section 78D(4)(b): amended, at 2 am on 29 November 2010, by section 406(1) of the Immigration Act 2009 (2009 No 51).