Passport (Fees) Amendment Regulations 2011

  • revoked
  • Passport (Fees) Amendment Regulations 2011: revoked, on 30 November 2015, pursuant to regulation 9 of the Passport (Fees) Regulations 2015 (LI 2015/264).

Reprint as at 30 November 2015

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Passport (Fees) Amendment Regulations 2011

(SR 2011/132)

Passport (Fees) Amendment Regulations 2011: revoked, on 30 November 2015, pursuant to regulation 9 of the Passport (Fees) Regulations 2015 (LI 2015/264).

Anand Satyanand, Governor-General

Order in Council

At Wellington this 9th day of May 2011

Present:
His Excellency the Governor-General in Council

Note

Changes authorised by subpart 2 of Part 2 of the Legislation Act 2012 have been made in this official reprint.

Note 4 at the end of this reprint provides a list of the amendments incorporated.

These regulations are administered by the Department of Internal Affairs.

Pursuant to section 40 of the Passports Act 1992, His Excellency the Governor-General, acting on the advice and with the consent of the Executive Council, makes the following regulations.

Regulations

1 Title

These regulations are the Passport (Fees) Amendment Regulations 2011.

2 Commencement

These regulations come into force on the day after the date of their notification in the Gazette.

3 Principal regulations amended

These regulations amend the Passport (Fees) Regulations 1996.

4 Fees

(1)

Regulation 3(1) is amended by omitting “The fees” and substituting “Subject to regulation 7A, the fees”.

(2)

Regulation 3(2) is amended by omitting “The fees” and substituting “Subject to regulation 7A, the fees”.

5 Priority service fee

Regulation 4(1) is amended by omitting “regulation 7,” and substituting “regulations 7 and 7A,”.

6 Callout fee

Regulation 5 is amended by omitting “regulation 7,” and substituting “regulations 7 and 7A,”.

7 New regulation 7A inserted

The following regulation is inserted after regulation 7:

7A Certain fees not payable for urgent need to travel because of exceptional circumstances

(1)

This regulation applies to an applicant who is outside New Zealand at the time the relevant application is made.

(2)

A fee specified in subclause (3) is not payable in respect of an application for the urgent issue of a passport, or the issue of an emergency travel document, if the Secretary is satisfied that the timing of the application is dictated by the applicant’s urgent need to travel because of exceptional circumstances that—

(a)

require or may require the applicant to urgently leave the country in which he or she is present; and

(b)

prevent the applicant from retrieving his or her valid passport (if one exists) because of the urgency of the situation or potential threat to the applicant’s safety (or both).

(3)

The fees are—

(a)

the priority service fee payable under regulation 4:

(b)

the callout fee payable under regulation 5:

(c)

the fee specified in item 2 of Part 2 of the Schedule payable under regulation 3.

(4)

For the purposes of this regulation, exceptional circumstances means—

(a)

an invasion, coup d’état, violent uprising, terrorist act, or war affecting the country in which the applicant is present; or

(b)

a natural disaster or serious outbreak of disease affecting the country in which the applicant is present; or

(c)

the applicant having been the victim of kidnapping or human trafficking while in the country in which he or she is present; or

(d)

any circumstances of a similar nature to those specified in paragraphs (a) to (c).

Rebecca Kitteridge,
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 the day after the date of their notification in the Gazette, amend the Passport (Fees) Regulations 1996 (the principal regulations).

The amendment to the principal regulations inserts new regulation 7A, which provides that certain fees are not payable in respect of an application by a person who is outside New Zealand for the urgent issue of a passport, or the issue of an emergency travel document, if the Secretary is satisfied that the timing of the application is dictated by the applicant’s urgent need to travel because of exceptional circumstances that—

  • require or may require the applicant to urgently leave the country in which he or she is present; and

  • prevent the applicant from retrieving his or her valid passport (if one exists) because of the urgency of the situation or potential threat to the applicant’s safety (or both).

New regulation 7A(4) defines these exceptional circumstances as—

  • an invasion, coup d’état, violent uprising, terrorist act, or war affecting the country in which the applicant is present; or

  • a natural disaster or serious outbreak of disease affecting the country in which the applicant is present; or

  • the applicant having been the victim of kidnapping or human trafficking while in the country in which he or she is present; or

  • any circumstances of a similar nature.

Regulations 3, 4, and 5 of the principal regulations are consequentially amended to insert cross-references to new regulation 7A.

Issued under the authority of the Legislation Act 2012.

Date of notification in Gazette: 12 May 2011.

Reprints notes
1 General

This is a reprint of the Passport (Fees) Amendment Regulations 2011 that incorporates all the amendments to those regulations as at the date of the last amendment to them.

2 Legal status

Reprints are presumed to correctly state, as at the date of the reprint, the law enacted by the principal enactment and by any amendments to that enactment. Section 18 of the Legislation Act 2012 provides that this reprint, published in electronic form, has the status of an official version under section 17 of that Act. A printed version of the reprint produced directly from this official electronic version also has official status.

3 Editorial and format changes

Editorial and format changes to reprints are made using the powers under sections 24 to 26 of the Legislation Act 2012. See also http://www.pco.parliament.govt.nz/editorial-conventions/.

4 Amendments incorporated in this reprint

Passport (Fees) Regulations 2015 (LI 2015/264): regulation 9