(1) If the following documents are transmitted to the Secretary, he or she must send them to the Registrar of a District Court:
(a) a certified copy of an overseas parenting order; and
(b) a certificate that—
(i) is signed by an officer of a court in the overseas country in which the order was made; and
(ii) contains a statement that the order is, at the date of the certificate, enforceable in the overseas country; and
(c) written information tending to show that any of the following persons is present in New Zealand or is proceeding to, or is about to proceed to, New Zealand:
(i) the child who is the subject of the order; or
(ii) a parent of that child; or
(iii) a person who, under the overseas parenting order, has the role of providing day-to-day care for, or may have contact with, that child.
(2) The Registrar of the District Court must register the order by filing a certified copy of the order in the court.
(3) A Registrar of a District Court who receives the documents referred to in subsection (1) other than from the Secretary may register the order concerned if the Registrar is satisfied that the nature of the documents is such that, if they had been transmitted to the Secretary, the Secretary would have sent them to the Registrar.
Compare: 1968 No 63 s 22A