Reprint as at 5 December 2013

Passports Act 1992

Public Act1992 No 92
Date of assent13 October 1992
Commencement13 October 1992

Note

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

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

This Act is administered by the Department of Internal Affairs.


Contents

Title

1 Short Title

2 Interpretation

Part 1
Issue, renewal, and cancellation of New Zealand travel documents

Issue, renewal, and endorsement of passports

3 Citizen's right to passport

4 Issue of passport

4A Refusal to issue passport on grounds of national security

5 Life of passport

6 Renewal of passport

7 Endorsement of passport [Repealed]

Recall of passports

8 Cancellation of passport where holder ceases to be entitled to passport

8A Cancellation of passport on grounds of national security

9 Cancellation of passport on other grounds

9A Cancellation of passport pursuant to court order

10 Retention of passport by Minister on other grounds

11 Delivery of recalled passport

Surrender of passports where proceedings for deprivation of citizenship commenced

12 Surrender of passport where proceedings for deprivation of citizenship commenced

13 Issue of temporary passport where passport surrendered

14 Extension of time to hold surrendered passport

15 Return of surrendered passport if person not deprived of citizenship

Issue, renewal, and endorsement of certificates of identity

16 Issue of certificate of identity

17 Life of certificate of identity

18 Renewal of certificate of identity

19 Endorsement of certificate of identity [Repealed]

Recall of certificates of identity

20 Cancellation of certificate of identity

20A Cancellation of certificate of identity on grounds of national security

21 Retention of certificate of identity by Minister on other grounds

22 Delivery of recalled certificate of identity

Issue and cancellation of emergency travel documents

23 Issue of emergency travel document

24 Life of emergency travel document

25 Cancellation of emergency travel document

25A Cancellation of emergency travel document on grounds of national security

26 Retention of emergency travel document by Minister on other grounds

27 Delivery of recalled emergency travel document

Issue, life, and cancellation of refugee travel documents

27A Issue of refugee travel document

27B Refusal to issue refugee travel document on grounds of national security

27C Life of refugee travel document

27D Cancellation of refugee travel document

27E Cancellation of refugee travel document on grounds of national security

27F Retention of refugee travel document by Minister on other grounds

27G Delivery of recalled refugee travel document

Cancellation of New Zealand travel document on death of holder

27H Death of holder of New Zealand travel document

Part 2
Miscellaneous provisions

Appeals

28 Appeal to High Court

29 Appeal to Court of Appeal in certain cases

Special provision for proceedings where national security involved

29AA Proceedings where national security involved

29AB Proceedings involving classified security information

29AC Ancillary general practices and procedures to protect classified security information

Offences

29A Forged and false New Zealand travel documents

30 Offences relating to passport information and material

30A Improper issue of New Zealand travel document

31 Other offences

31A Jurisdiction in respect of actions taken outside New Zealand

32 False representations

32A Court may forbid issue of passport

Miscellaneous provisions

33 Passports, etc, are property of New Zealand Government

34 Minister may delegate powers

35 Disclosure of information to chief executive of New Zealand Customs Service [Repealed]

36 Disclosure of travel document and related information

37 Information that may be disclosed

37A Access to information for purposes of Identity Information Confirmation Act 2012

38 Penalties

39 Offences triable summarily [Repealed]

Regulations

40 Regulations

Repeals

41 Repeals

Transitional provisions

42 Provisions relating to endorsement of name of child on passport of parent or guardian

Saving

43 Existing passports, etc, to continue in force

Validation

44 Validation of certain prescribed fees

Passports Amendment Act 2005

Reprint notes


An Act to give proper recognition to New Zealand passports and to the right of New Zealand citizens to such passports, and to consolidate and amend the law relating to passports, certificates of identity, emergency travel documents, and refugee travel documents

  • Title: amended, on 21 April 2005, by section 3 of the Passports Amendment Act 2005 (2005 No 44).