Births, Deaths, Marriages, and Relationships Registration Act 2021

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Birth certificates

80 Contents of birth certificates generally

(1)

A birth certificate in respect of a person must contain all of the information that—

(a)

is recorded in the registry in relation to the person; and

(b)

is required by regulations to be contained in a birth certificate.

(2)

The Registrar-General must also indicate on the birth certificate—

(a)

that the person was stillborn (if the Registrar-General is satisfied that the person was stillborn); or

(b)

that the person is deceased (if the Registrar-General is satisfied that the person is dead); or

(c)

that the Registrar-General has received a certificate or information relating to the death of the person outside New Zealand (if the Registrar-General has recorded the receipt of a certificate or information in relation to the death under section 50).

(3)

This section is subject to the following sections:

(a)

section 27 (which relates to the contents of a person’s birth certificate after registration of the person’s nominated sex):

(b)

section 81 (which relates to the contents of a person’s birth certificate issued after a correction of information in the person’s birth record):

(c)

section 83 (which relates to the contents of an adopted person’s birth certificate).

Compare: 1995 No 16 s 67