This note is not part of the regulations, but is intended to indicate their general effect.
These regulations, which come into force on the 28th day after the date of their notification in the Gazette, amend the Citizenship Regulations 2002 (the principal regulations). The main changes are as follows:
regulation 7(1) is amended to enable the oath of allegiance set out in Schedule 1 of the Citizenship Act 1977 (the Act) or an affirmation to the same effect to be taken in New Zealand before an officer of the Armed Forces who holds a rank not below that of lieutenant-commander, major, or squadron leader, in the case of a person who is a member of the regular forces, reserve forces, or territorial forces:
new regulation 13A is inserted to provide for registers to be set up and maintained within the Department of Internal Affairs to provide a record of persons—
whose citizenship status (whether or not as a citizen) has been confirmed under section 21 of the Act:
whose citizenship status (whether or not as a citizen) was obtained under the British Nationality and New Zealand Citizenship Act 1948:
to whom section 4(3) of the Citizenship (Western Samoa) Act 1982 applies:
regulations 14 and 15, which relate to the maintenance of registers and public access to registers, are consequentially amended to include a reference to new regulation 13A.
Date of notification in Gazette: 12 May 2011.
These regulations are administered by the Department of Internal Affairs.