Births, Deaths, and Marriages Registration (Prescribed Information and Forms) Amendment Regulations (No 2) 2005

2005/298

Births, Deaths, and Marriages Registration (Prescribed Information and Forms) Amendment Regulations (No 2) 2005


Note

These regulations are administered in the Department of Internal Affairs.


Pursuant to section 88 of the Births, Deaths, and Marriages Registration Act 1995, Her Excellency the Governor-General, acting on the advice and with the consent of the Executive Council, makes the following regulations.

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2 Commencement
  • These regulations come into force on 1 January 2006.

3 Birth certificates
  • Regulation 6(a) of the principal regulations is amended by adding the following subparagraph:

    • (viii) the person's citizenship by birth status, if the person was born on or after 1 January 2006:.

4 Schedule amended
  • The Schedule of the principal regulations is amended by revoking form 2, and substituting the form 2 set out in the Schedule of these regulations.


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New form 2 substituted in Schedule of principal regulations

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Form 2
Notification of birth for registration

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Diane Morcom,

Clerk of the Executive Council.

Explanatory note

This note is not part of the regulations, but is intended to indicate their general effect.

These regulations, which come into force on 1 January 2006, amend the Births, Deaths, and Marriages Registration (Prescribed Information and Forms) Regulations 1995 to—

  • require birth certificates to show a person's citizenship by birth status, for persons born on or after 1 January 2006; and

  • substitute a new form for the notification of births for registration that requires the supply of information about the citizenship or immigration status of a child's parents.

The amendments are a consequence of the changes to citizenship law effected by the Citizenship Amendment Act 2005. Under that Act, children born in New Zealand on or after 1 January 2006 acquire New Zealand citizenship by birth only if at least 1 parent is a New Zealand citizen or a person entitled to reside indefinitely in New Zealand, the Cook Islands, Niue, or Tokelau.


Issued under the authority of the Acts and Regulations Publication Act 1989.

Date of notification in Gazette: 24 November 2005.


  • 1 SR 1995/183