(1) A person may apply in writing to the Authority to have his or her claim transmitted to a Contracting State other than New Zealand if the person claims—
(a) to have rights of access in respect of a child; and
(b) that the child is habitually resident in a Contracting State; and
(c) that the child is present in the Contracting State other than New Zealand.
(2) Every application under subsection (1) must be in the form prescribed by rules made under, or referred to in, section 146.
(3) If the Authority is satisfied that an application made under subsection (1) is in accordance with the requirements of the Convention, the Authority must take on behalf of the applicant any action required to be taken by the Authority under the Convention.
Compare: 1991 No 19 s 19