Citizenship Amendment Act 2002

Citizenship Amendment Act 2002

Public Act2002 No 62
Date of assent18 December 2002

The Parliament of New Zealand enacts as follows:

1 Title
  • (1) This Act is the Citizenship Amendment Act 2002.

    (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 Schedule 4 amended
  • (1) Schedule 4 of the principal Act is amended by repealing the item relating to the Department of Work and Income, and substituting the following item:

    Department of Work and IncomeTo— 
     (a)verify a person's eligibility or continuing eligibility for benefits, war pensions, grants, loans, or allowances:
     (b)verify a person's eligibility or continuing eligibility for a community services card

    (2) Schedule 4 of the principal Act is amended by adding the following item:

    Ministry of EducationTo verify and update student information on the National Student Index
4 Consequential amendment to Privacy Act 1993

Legislative history

12 December 2002Divided from Statutes Amendment Bill (No 2) (Bill 198-2), third reading