Issue and cancellation of emergency travel documents

23 Issue of emergency travel document

(1)

The Minister may, on application to the Minister in the form provided by the Secretary, issue an emergency travel document to any person where—

(a)

there is reasonable cause to believe that the person is or may be a New Zealand citizen; and

(b)

there is reasonable cause to believe that—

(i)

the person’s passport has been lost or stolen or destroyed or is temporarily unavailable; or

(ia)

the person does not hold a valid travel document; or

(ii)

the person has applied for the issue of a passport and cannot supply sufficient evidence of New Zealand citizenship; or

(iii)

an emergency has affected the availability of the information necessary to ascertain whether or not that person is already the holder of a New Zealand passport; and

(c)

the person wishes to travel immediately, but, for reasons of passport security and integrity, the Minister considers that it is not desirable to issue that person with a passport.

(2)

The Minister may, on application to the Minister in the form provided by the Secretary, issue an emergency travel document to a person—

(a)

who wishes to travel immediately; but

(b)

in respect of whom an order under section 32A is in force.

(3)

The Minister must issue a journey-specific emergency travel document to a person outside New Zealand if—

(a)

the person has under section 27GA been refused a passport, or under that section has had his or her passport or emergency travel document cancelled; and

(b)

the journey-specific emergency travel document is necessary to enable the person to return or come to New Zealand; and

(c)

the person applies in that behalf to the Minister in the form provided by the Secretary.

Section 23(1)(b)(ia): inserted, on 21 April 2005, by section 17(1) of the Passports Amendment Act 2005 (2005 No 44).

Section 23(2): added, on 18 June 2002, by section 8 of the Passports Amendment Act 2002 (2002 No 24).

Section 23(3): added, on 21 April 2005, by section 17(2) of the Passports Amendment Act 2005 (2005 No 44).

Section 23(3)(a): replaced, on 1 April 2017, by section 294 of the Intelligence and Security Act 2017 (2017 No 10).