Citizenship Amendment Act 2005

11 Deprivation of New Zealand citizenship in case of fraud, etc
  • (1) Section 17(2) of the principal Act is amended by omitting the words or grant, and substituting the words grant, or any grant requirement.

    (2) Section 17 of the principal Act is amended by adding the following subsection:

    • (3) The Minister may not deprive a person of New Zealand citizenship under subsection (2) if—

      • (a) the citizenship was acquired by mistake; and

      • (b) to deprive the person of that citizenship would leave the person stateless.