Immigration Amendment Act 2015

13 New section 29A inserted (Use of automated system to confirm New Zealand citizenship)

After section 29, insert:

29A Use of automated system to confirm New Zealand citizenship

(1)

An automated electronic system that applies criteria predetermined by the chief executive may be used, for the purposes of this Act, to confirm a person’s status as a New Zealand citizen.

(2)

The automated electronic system may be used to confirm a person’s status as a New Zealand citizen only if there is available at least 1 other way of confirming the person’s status, and that other way involves confirmation by a person.

(3)

A determination made using an automated electronic system must for all purposes be treated as a determination made by a person who is authorised to make the determination under this Act.