12 Certificate of New Zealand citizenship

(1)

Where the Minister authorises the grant of New Zealand citizenship to any person, the Secretary shall issue to that person a certificate of New Zealand citizenship in the prescribed form.

(2)

A person to whom a certificate of New Zealand citizenship is issued under subsection (1) shall be a New Zealand citizen as from the specified date.

(3)

Where a certificate of New Zealand citizenship is issued to a person who is a New Zealand citizen by descent, he shall cease to have that status as from the specified date.

(4)

For the purposes of subsections (2) and (3) the specified date shall be—

(a)

in the case of a person required under section 11 to take an oath of allegiance, the date on which he takes that oath or makes an affirmation to the same effect:

(b)

in every other case, the date specified in the certificate.

Compare: 1948 No 18 ss 11, 14