4 Issue of passport

(1)

Except as provided in this section and section 27GA, the Minister shall issue a New Zealand passport to every New Zealand citizen who makes an application, or on whose behalf an application is made, for a New Zealand passport.

(2)

Every such application shall be made to the Minister in the form provided by the Secretary.

(3)

The Minister may refuse to issue a New Zealand passport in any of the following cases:

(a)

where the applicant has not attained the age of 16 years and has not produced the written consent of one of his or her parents or guardians to the issue of a passport to him or her:

(b)

where—

(i)

there is in force a warrant issued in New Zealand for the arrest of the applicant; or

(ii)

the applicant is on bail or is subject to a community-based sentence under subpart 2 of Part 2 of the Sentencing Act 2002, or a sentence of home detention under subpart 2A of Part 2 of the Sentencing Act 2002, or is released under subpart 2 of Part 1 of the Parole Act 2002; or

(iii)

the applicant is required by an order made by a New Zealand court to refrain from obtaining a passport or to surrender a passport; or

(iv)

the applicant is subject to an order made by a New Zealand court that requires the applicant, or the effect of which requires the applicant, to remain in New Zealand; or

(v)

the applicant is subject to a sentence imposed by a New Zealand court, the effect of which requires the applicant to remain in New Zealand:

(c)

where the applicant already holds a New Zealand passport and there is no sufficient reason why another passport should be issued to him or her:

(d)

if the applicant holds a New Zealand travel document, and (whether or not it has been recalled under this Act) refuses to surrender it.

(4)

The Minister must refuse to issue a New Zealand passport if an order made under section 32A in respect of the applicant has not expired.

Compare: 1980 No 58 s 4(1), (2)

Section 4(1): amended, on 1 April 2017, by section 285 of the Intelligence and Security Act 2017 (2017 No 10).

Section 4(1): amended, on 21 April 2005, by section 6(1) of the Passports Amendment Act 2005 (2005 No 44).

Section 4(3)(b)(ii): substituted, on 30 June 2002, by section 186 of the Sentencing Act 2002 (2002 No 9).

Section 4(3)(b)(ii): amended, on 1 October 2007, by section 58 of the Sentencing Amendment Act 2007 (2007 No 27).

Section 4(3)(b)(ii): amended, on 22 October 2003, by section 3(1) of the Passports Amendment Act 2003 (2003 No 92).

Section 4(3)(b)(iii): substituted, on 22 October 2003, by section 3(2) of the Passports Amendment Act 2003 (2003 No 92).

Section 4(3)(b)(iv): added, on 22 October 2003, by section 3(2) of the Passports Amendment Act 2003 (2003 No 92).

Section 4(3)(b)(v): added, on 22 October 2003, by section 3(2) of the Passports Amendment Act 2003 (2003 No 92).

Section 4(3)(d): added, on 18 June 2002, by section 4(2) of the Passports Amendment Act 2002 (2002 No 24).

Section 4(3)(d): amended, on 21 April 2005, by section 6(2)(a) of the Passports Amendment Act 2005 (2005 No 44).

Section 4(3)(d): amended, on 21 April 2005, by section 6(2)(b) of the Passports Amendment Act 2005 (2005 No 44).

Section 4(4): added, on 18 June 2002, by section 4(3) of the Passports Amendment Act 2002 (2002 No 24).

Section 4(4): amended, on 21 April 2005, by section 6(3) of the Passports Amendment Act 2005 (2005 No 44).