Passports Amendment Act 2013

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Passports Amendment Act 2013

Public Act2013 No 127
Date of assent4 December 2013
Commencementsee section 2

The Parliament of New Zealand enacts as follows:

1 Title
  • This Act is the Passports Amendment Act 2013.

2 Commencement
  • This Act comes into force on the day after the date on which it receives the Royal assent.

3 Principal Act
4 New section 27H and cross-heading inserted
  • After section 27G, insert:

    Cancellation of New Zealand travel document on death of holder

    27H Death of holder of New Zealand travel document
    • (1) If the Minister has reasonable grounds to believe that the holder of a New Zealand travel document has died, the Minister may cancel that holder's New Zealand travel document.

      (2) Cancellation of a holder's New Zealand travel document under subsection (1) may be effected by cancelling the electronic record of that document stored in or on a passport database.

      (3) For the purposes of subsection (2), passport database has the meaning given in section 30(3).

5 Consequential amendment to Schedule 1A of Births, Deaths, Marriages, and Relationships Registration Act 1995
  • (1) This section amends Schedule 1A of the Births, Deaths, Marriages, and Relationships Registration Act 1995.

    (2) In the item relating to the Department of Internal Affairs, insert after the items in the second and third columns:

    Death information To identify deceased holders of New Zealand travel documents

Legislative history

19 November 2013Divided from Statutes Amendment Bill (Bill 89–2) by committee of the whole House, third reading
4 December 2013Royal assent

This Act is administered by the Department of Internal Affairs.