Citizenship Amendment Act 2005

6 Citizenship by descent
  • Section 7 of the principal Act is amended by repealing subsection (1) and substituting the following subsection:

    • (1) Every person born outside New Zealand on or after 1 January 1978 is a New Zealand citizen by descent if, at the time of the person's birth,—

      • (a) his or her mother or father was a New Zealand citizen otherwise than by descent; or

      • (b) his or her mother or father was a New Zealand citizen by descent, and the person would otherwise be stateless.