Electronic Identity Verification Act 2012

34 Suspension of processing of application or electronic identity credential

(1)

This section applies if—

(a)

an individual is under investigation for a specified offence; or

(b)

the chief executive has reasonable grounds to believe that an individual is liable to prosecution, or is the subject of a charge, in respect of a specified offence.

(2)

The chief executive may suspend—

(a)

the processing of an application relating to the individual; or

(b)

the individual’s electronic identity credential.

(3)

The chief executive may withdraw the suspension at any time by written or electronic notice to the individual concerned if he or she is satisfied that the reason for the suspension no longer applies.

(4)

An individual whose electronic identity credential is suspended may not apply for the credential to be renewed or for a further credential to be issued during the period of the suspension.

(5)

The suspension of an electronic identity credential does not affect its expiry.