Civil Union (Prescribed Information, Fees, and Forms) Amendment Regulations 2013

2013/293

Coat of Arms of New Zealand

Civil Union (Prescribed Information, Fees, and Forms) Amendment Regulations 2013

Jerry Mateparae, Governor-General

Order in Council

At Wellington this 8th day of July 2013

Present:
His Excellency the Governor-General in Council

Pursuant to section 35(1)(c) of the Civil Union Act 2004 and section 88 of the Births, Deaths, Marriages, and Relationships Registration Act 1995, 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 Civil Union (Prescribed Information, Fees, and Forms) Amendment Regulations 2013.

2 Commencement
  • These regulations come into force on 16 August 2013.

3 Principal regulations
4 Schedule 2, Forms 1, 2, 3, 5, and 6 replaced
  • In Schedule 2, replace forms 1, 2, 3, 5, and 6 with the forms 1, 2, 3, 5, and 6 set out in the Schedule of these regulations.


Schedule
Forms 1, 2, 3, 5, and 6 of Schedule 2 replaced

r 4

Form 1
Notice of intended civil union

r 6(a)

Section 11, Civil Union Act 2004

.

Form 2
Notice of intended civil union: where both parties ordinarily resident outside New Zealand

r 6(b)

Section 11, Civil Union Act 2004

.

Form 3
Notice of intended civil union: change of relationship from marriage

r 6(c)

Sections 11 and 18, Civil Union Act 2004

.

Form 5
Copy of particulars of civil union

r 6(e)

Section 12, Civil Union Act 2004

.

Form 6
Copy of particulars of civil union: change of relationship from marriage

r 6(f)

Section 12, Civil Union Act 2004

.

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 16 August 2013, amend the Civil Union (Prescribed Information, Fees, and Forms) Regulations 2005 to replace certain forms relating to civil unions. The replacement forms allow for both parents of a party to a civil union to be recorded on the forms as “mother” or “father”. This amendment reflects the fact that, when the Marriage (Definition of Marriage) Amendment Act 2013 comes into force, same-sex marriages will be possible. Since married couples are eligible to adopt, these forms should provide for the possibility that a person entering into a civil union will have 2 mothers or 2 fathers.

The replacement forms also provide for the female partner of a woman who gives birth following an assisted human reproduction procedure to be recorded as an “other parent”.


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

Date of notification in Gazette: 11 July 2013.

These regulations are administered by the Department of Internal Affairs.