Insert in the Title, after the expression
“births,”, the words
“citizenship by birth,”.
Repeal section 9(1) and (2) and substitute:
“(1) subject to subsection (2), every guardian of a child born in New Zealand must, as soon as reasonably practicable after the birth,—
“(b) in the case of a child born on or after 1 January 2006, inform the Registrar whether or not, to the best of their knowledge, either or both of the child's parents are New Zealand citizens or persons entitled, in terms of the Immigration Act 1987, to be in New Zealand indefinitely.
Insert in section 12(1), after the words
“prescribed form”, the words
“(and subject to section 12A)”.
Insert in section 12(2), after the words
“subject to sections”, the expression
Insert after section 12 the following:
“12A Record of citizenship
“(1) If a Registrar is satisfied that a person born on or after 1 January 2006 is a New Zealand citizen by birth in terms of section 6 of the Citizenship Act 1977, the Registrar must record the person's citizenship status on the birth record.
“(2) If the chief executive or other appropriate officer of the Department for the time being responsible for the administration of the Citizenship Act 1977 informs a Registrar that a person born on or after 1 January 2006 is a New Zealand citizen by birth, the Registrar must record that citizenship status on the birth record.
“(3) In deciding for the purposes of subsection (1) whether or not a person is a New Zealand citizen by birth, a Registrar must have regard to the following information, if available:
Insert after section 4 the following section:
“4A Immigration status of persons born in New Zealand on or after 1 January 2006
“(1) This section applies to a person who—
“(2) Such a person is deemed, from the time of birth, to initially have the same immigration status as the most favourable immigration status of either of the person's parents at that time, as determined under subsection (4).
“(3) Where a person is deemed to initially have the immigration status of a parent,—
“(4) For the purposes of subsection (2), the person's immigration status is to be determined as follows:
Insert after paragraph (gc) of the definition of specified agency in section 97 the following paragraph:
Insert in Part 2 of Schedule 1, in the appropriate columns and the appropriate alphabetical order, the following item: