What is the passport Act NZ?

What is the passport Act NZ?

The right for New Zealanders to obtain a passport is set out in the Passports Act 1992. The Act also provides for a number of other travel documents, such as certificates of identity (for non-citizens who cannot obtain a passport from their home country) and refugee travel documents.

Are NZ passports valid for 10 years?

Renewing an adult New Zealand passport costs $191 and takes up to 10 working days. Adult passports are valid for 10 years.

When were passports required for travel?

The word passport comes from the French words “passer” (to enter or leave) and “port” (port or harbor). Before 1952, passports were optional for U.S. citizens to travel abroad and to return to the United States. By December 15, 1915, passports were recommended and all citizens leaving the U.S. should have a passport.

Can you use an expired passport as ID NZ?

New Zealand driver licence* when it shows the exact same name(s) and date of birth as your birth certificate and passport. *These documents can be current or expired up to two years. All other documents in this table must be current.

Who can become a NZ citizen?

To apply for citizenship, you must have been a resident for at least 5 years, and only travelled out of New Zealand for a short amount of time each year. You must therefore have been present in New Zealand with a Resident visa for a total of at least 1,350 days and for at least 240 days in each of those 5 years.

What was the New Zealand Passport Act 1992?

This Act may be cited as the Passports Act 1992. applicant, in relation to an application for a New Zealand travel document, means the person who will be the holder of the document if the application is granted

Who is entitled to a New Zealand passport?

Except as provided in this Act, every New Zealand citizen is entitled as of right to a New Zealand passport. 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.

When did New Zealand stop issuing manual passports?

On 26 October 2004, New Zealand diplomatic posts stopped issuing manual passports and, on the same day, began issuing short-term machine-readable emergency travel documents for New Zealand citizens who need to travel urgently.

When does a New Zealand passport become expiry?

Passports that were issued prior to 24 April 2005 remained valid until the date of expiry as stated on the biodata page. From 24 April 2005, New Zealand passports were no longer endorsed with name changes, which meant that, for example, changing to a married name required applying for a new passport.

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