(1) A person who wishes to enter into a civil union outside New Zealand in accordance with the law of another country or jurisdiction may apply to the Registrar-General, in a form that complies with any relevant regulations, for a certificate of no impediment.
(2) Every application must be accompanied by the prescribed fee.
(3) On receipt of an application, the Registrar-General must make whatever searches and inquiries he or she considers appropriate.
(4) The Registrar-General may issue a certificate of no impediment to the applicant if he or she is satisfied that no lawful impediment to the civil union has been shown to exist.
Compare: 1955 No 92 s 41
Section 25 heading: amended, on 20 September 2007, by section 4 of the Civil Union Amendment Act 2007 (2007 No 47).