Births, Deaths, Marriages, and Relationships Registration Amendment Act 2008

If you need more information about this Act, please contact the administering agency: Department of Internal Affairs

Schedule 1
New Schedule 1A substituted in principal Act

s 45

Schedule 1A
Disclosure of information to specified agencies

s 78A

Specified agencyType of informationPurpose
Accident Compensation Corporation Birth information and name change information To verify the identity of a claimant, and a claimant's eligibility or continuing eligibility for a benefit
 Marriage information, civil union information, and name change informationTo verify a claimant's change of name
 Death informationTo identify deceased claimants
Board of Trustees of National Provident FundBirth information, marriage information, civil union information, name change information, and death informationTo verify the identity of a member or beneficiary of the National Provident Fund, and the eligibility or continuing eligibility of a member or beneficiary for payments under the Fund
Department of Internal AffairsBirth information, marriage information, civil union information, name change information, and death information

To verify whether a person is eligible—

  • (a) to hold a New Zealand passport:

  • (b) for New Zealand citizenship

Department of LabourBirth information and name change information

To—

  • (a) verify a person's citizenship status:

  • (b) verify a person's entitlement to reside in New Zealand:

  • (c) update and verify immigration records

 Marriage information and civil union informationTo verify the marriage or civil union of a person to a New Zealand citizen
 Death informationTo identify deceased holders of limited term permits or visas
Government Superannuation Fund AuthorityBirth information, marriage information, civil union information, name change information, and death informationTo verify the identity of a member or beneficiary of the Government Superannuation Fund, and the eligibility or continuing eligibility of a member or beneficiary for payments under the Fund
Inland Revenue DepartmentBirth information, marriage information, civil union information, and name change information

To verify the identity of a person to establish—

  • (a) the tax file number of the person:

  • (b) the details of an applicant for child support

 Death informationTo identify deceased taxpayers and verify their details
Land Transport New ZealandBirth information and name change informationTo verify details supplied by an applicant for a driver licence
 Marriage information and civil union informationTo verify the name change of the holder of a driver licence
 Death informationTo identify deceased holders of driver licences
Ministry of EducationBirth information, name change information, and death informationTo verify and update student information on the National Student Index
Ministry of HealthBirth information, name change information, and death informationTo verify and update health information on the National Health Index
 Birth information and death informationTo compile mortality statistics
Ministry of JusticeMarriage information and civil union informationTo verify a fine defaulter's name change
 Death information

To—

  • (a) remove the names of deceased persons from jury lists:

  • (b) remit or enforce payment of fines owed by deceased persons

Ministry of Justice (Maori Land Court Unit)Death informationTo identify deceased Maori landowners
Ministry of Social DevelopmentBirth information, marriage information, civil union information, name change information, and death information

To—

  • (a) verify a person's eligibility or continuing eligibility for benefits, war pensions, grants, loans, or allowances:

  • (b) verify a person's eligibility or continuing eligibility for a community services card or a card the availability of which is based principally on the age and residence of a person, or of his or her spouse or civil union partner, or former spouse or civil union partner:

  • (c) identify debtors, including any person no longer in receipt of a benefit, war pension, grant, loan, or allowance.