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certificate of identity
From policy: A2.1 Types of acceptable travel document (Administration)
A2.1.5 Definition of 'certificate of identity'
Immigration Act 1987 s 2(1)
- A certificate of identity is a document (other than a passport) issued by the government of any country to any person in order to facilitate that person's entry into or exit from any country.
- A certificate of identity:
- establishes the identity but not the nationality of a person, and
- gives that person the right to enter the country whose government has issued the document.
- A certificate of identity may be in a form approved by the Minister and includes any travel document issued by any international organisation specified by notice in the Gazette as an organisation whose travel documents will be accepted as certificates of identity.
Example: United Nations travel documents are acceptable travel documents even though they are not issued by a government. Branches and posts will be advised of any travel document accepted as a certificate of identity, along with a copy of the relevant Gazette notice. Such documents include:
| Cartes de Service, issued to officials of the South Pacific Commission, and
| Laissez-passers, issued to United Nations officials.