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NZ passports issued to foreign intelligence and/or security organisations

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From: Carl Langan

Dear Department of Internal Affairs,

I am seeking the following information:

1. Does the Department of Internal Affairs currently have a policy and process with regard to the issuing New Zealand passports to foreign (i.e. non-NZ) intelligence and/or security agencies to facilitate plausible cover or ease of travel?

2. Has the Department of Internal Affairs previously issued NZ passports to foreign (i.e. non-NZ) intelligence and/or security agencies?

3. Has the Department of Internal Affairs received requests for NZ passports from foreign (i.e. non-NZ) intelligence and/or security agencies that have not been fulfilled?

Yours faithfully,

Carl Langan

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Tçnâ koe Carl,

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Nâku, nâ

Michelle Reed  (she/her)  
Lead Advisor – Official Correspondence
Te Tira Mâtakitaki Governance, Risk & Assurance 
Te Urungi Organisational Strategy and Performance
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