These regulations, which come into force on the 28th day after the date of their notification in the Gazette, amend the Citizenship Regulations 2002.
•amend regulations 11, 12, and 13 to include a statement of the purposes of the various citizenship registers that record citizenship by descent or grant, and renunciations and deprivations of citizenship:
•revoke and replace existing regulation 15, which currently allows public inspection of the citizenship register. The new regulation 15 provides that, except in the more general circumstances described in new regulation 15(2), information in respect of named individuals may be supplied only on the request of the individual concerned or a person authorised by them, or of a person who needs confirmation of the citizenship status of a parent or grandparent to establish a claim to citizenship, or of a person who satisfies the Secretary for Internal Affairs that he or she requires the information for a genuine and proper purpose:
•revoke regulation 16 as no longer required in light of the new regulation 15:
•provide in the new regulation 18A for a partial refund of fees for applications for a grant of citizenship where the application is withdrawn before initial processing has been completed:
•amend the existing fee for applications for certificates confirming New Zealand citizenship to provide differing fees depending on whether or not the applicant has previously had his or her citizenship granted, registered, or confirmed:
•provide 2 new fees in respect of confirmation of a person's citizenship status requested by a third party, and provision of a printout or copy of an entry in a register in respect of a named person.