Registrar General's Births and Deaths (Amendment) Regulations 2011

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REGISTRAR GENERAL’S BIRTHS AND
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REGULATIONS 2011





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REGISTRAR GENERAL'S BIRTHS AND DEATHS
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1 Short Title and Commencement .................................................................. 5
2 Regulation 8 amended ............................................................................... 5
3 New Regulation 15 – Guardianship .............................................................. 6





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REGISTRAR GENERAL'S BIRTHS AND DEATHS
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BIRTHS, DEATHS AND MARRIAGES REGISTRATION ACT (CAP 42)

IN EXERCISE of the powers conferred by section 5 of the Births, Deaths and
Marriages Registration Act (Cap 42), the Registrar General, makes the

following Regulations —

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1 Short Title and Commencement

(1) These Regulations may be cited as the Registrar General's Births and Deaths
(Amendment) Regulations 2011.

(2) The Registrar General’s Births and Deaths Regulations, as amended, are
referred to in these Regulations, as the Principal Regulations.

(3) These Regulations shall come into force on publication in the gazette.

2 Regulation 8 amended

Regulations 8(5) and 8(6) of the Principal Regulations are deleted and replaced with
the following —

“(5) Where an alteration is required by reason of cleri al error on the
register, the alteration may be made by writing the correct entry over
the original in red ink. The original entry shall not in any way be
defaced. Before making a red ink correction a Registrar or Sub-
Registrar shall be consulted.

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(6) Alterations of names for reasons other than adoption, legitimation or
clerical error shall only be made in accordance with the Registrar
General’s Change of Name Regulations 2011.”.

3 New Regulation 15 – Guardianship

The Principal Regulation is amended by inserting a new regulation 15 immediately
after regulation 14 —

“15 (1) Where a Guardianship Order is made in accordance with the
Guardianship Act 2004, the original entry in the Registry shall not
be altered in any way except by adding in red letters “G.O” and
the number and date of the Order.

(2) Any application for a change of the name of a child who has been
made the subject of a Guardianship Order shall be made by the
appointed guardians under the provisions of the Registrar
General’s (Change of Name) Regulations 2011.”.





Made at Nuku’alofa this 25 day of May 2011.




M.D. Scott
Registrar General

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