Citizenship Amendment Act 2000

Citizenship Amendment Act 2000

Public Act2000 No 9
Date of assent7 April 2000

The Parliament of New Zealand enacts as follows:

1 Title
  • (1) This Act is the Citizenship Amendment Act 2000.

    (2) In this Act, the Citizenship Act 1977 is called the principal Act.

2 Commencement
  • This Act comes into force on the day after the date on which it receives the Royal assent.

3 Citizenship by descent
  • (1) Section 7(2) of the principal Act is amended by omitting the figure 2, and substituting the figure 4.

    (2) Section 7 of the principal Act is amended by adding the following subsection:

    • (4) The citizenship of any New Zealand citizen by descent that has lapsed before the commencement of the Citizenship Amendment Act 2000 is reinstated with effect from the time it lapsed.

Legislative History

22 March 2000Divided from the Statutes Amendment Bill (No 7) and reported from Justice and Electoral Committee. (Bill 334-2A)
6 April 2000Consideration of report, committee of the whole House, third reading