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Citizenship Grants Policy Manual


This page contains the chapters of the Citizenship Grants Policy Manuals. These can be viewed and downloaded below. This policy manual version is only relevant for applications received by the Citizenship Officer on or after 21 April 2005 and includes chapters relevant to Category Two and Category Three Applications.

Category Two Applications refer to applications lodged by applicants who have lodged a successful permanent residence application with Immigration New Zealand (INZ) prior to 21 April 2005.

Category Three Applications refer to applications lodged by applicants who have lodged a successful residence application with Immigration New Zealand (INZ) on or after 21 April 2005.

Amendments and updates to the Policy Manual will be posted and dated on this page as they occur.

Please note that some sections of this manual have been withheld under section 6(1)(c) of the
Official Information Act 1982.

For all enquiries regarding the Citizenship Grants Policy Manual please contact the Citizenship Business Support Officer of the Citizenship Office.


Citizenship Grants Policy Manual Chapters
Policy manual chapters on this website are in Adobe Acrobat (.pdf) format. You need to have the Adobe Acrobat Reader installed on your computer to view or download the chapter. You can download a free version of Adobe Acrobat Reader from the Adobe site.

Table of Contents
1 - Legislation(Category 2)
1A - Legislation (Category 3)
2 - Regulations
3 - Documents
4 - Identity and Name
5 - Entitlement to Reside
6 - Ordinary Residence (Category 2)
6A - Presence in New Zealand (Category 3)
7 - Good Character
8 - Responsibilities and Privileges
9 - English Language
10 - Intention to Continue to Reside
11 - Grant under Section 10
12 - Citizenship (Western Samoa) Act 1982
13 - 16 Years of Age
14 - Full Capacity
15 - Applicants who have not attained the age of 16 years(Category 2)
15A - Applicants who have not attained the age of 16 years(Category 3)
16 - Parent a Citizen by Descent
17 - Public Interest and Exceptional Circumstances
18 - Stateless
19 - Descent to Grant
20 - Schedules and Submissions
21 - Ceremonies
22 - Administrative Law

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