Births, Deaths, Marriages, and Relationships Registration Act 1995

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25 Registration of overseas adoptions

If the Registrar-General—


is satisfied that section 17(1) of the Adoption Act 1955 or section 11 of the Adoption (Intercountry) Act 1997 applies to the adoption outside New Zealand of a person whose birth is registered; and


has received any particulars the Registrar-General requires for the purpose, and is satisfied that they are or are likely to be correct,—

the Registrar-General may direct that section 24 of this Act should apply to the adoption; and in that case that section and section 27 of this Act, with any necessary modifications, shall apply as if the adoption had been effected by an adoption order under the Adoption Act 1955.

Compare: 1951 No 22 s 21A

Section 25(a): amended, on 1 January 1999, by section 30 of the Adoption (Intercountry) Act 1997 (1997 No 109).