Citizenship Amendment Act 2005

8 New section substituted
  • The principal Act is amended by repealing section 11, and substituting the following section:

    11 Minister may require oath or affirmation of allegiance to be taken
    • (1) The Minister may, in such case or class of cases as the Minister thinks fit, make the grant of New Zealand citizenship conditional upon the applicant taking an oath of allegiance in the form specified in Schedule 1, or making an affirmation to similar effect.

      (2) Unless the Minister agrees otherwise, the oath or affirmation must be taken or made at a public citizenship ceremony.