Nationality (Amendment) Act 2010

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Nationality _Amendment_ Act 2010 Final English


Act No. 9 of 2010



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NATIONALITY (AMENDMENT) ACT 2010
Act No. 9 of 2010

AN ACT TO AMEND THE NATIONALITY ACT

I assent,
PRINCESS SALOTE PILOLEVU TUITA,

18th May 2010.



BE IT ENACTED by the King and Legislative Assembly of Tonga in the Legislature of
the Kingdom as follows:
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1 (1) This Act may be cited as the Nationality (Amendment) Act 2010.

(2) The Nationality Act (CAP 59) shall be referred to in this Act, as the Principal
Act.

2 Section 12 of the Principal Act is amended by:

(1) re-numbering the old sub-section (2) as sub-section (4).

(2) inserting new sub-sections (2) and (3) as follows:

“(2) In addition to any sentence imposed by a court, His Majesty, with the
consent of Privy Council, may revoke a person’s certificate of
naturalization if the person is convicted of any of the following
offences:

(a) terrorism;

(b) treason;

(c) sedition;

(d) any offence which involves dishonesty or fraud;

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(e) defamation of the King or Queen; or

(f) any other offence which carries a sentence of 2 r more years
imprisonment.

(3) His Majesty, with the consent of Privy Council, may revoke a certificate of
naturalization if, on reasonable grounds, a person constitutes a threat to the
security of the Kingdom.”





Passed in the Legislative Assembly this 6th day of April 2010.