Persons on overseas vessels may be required to present evidence of identity
(1) A person, whether a citizen or a non-citizen, who travels, or appears to intend to travel, on an overseas vessel from a port to another port may be required by a clearance officer at either port or by officers at both ports:
(a) to present to a clearance authority prescribed evidence (which might include a personal identifier) of the person's identity; and
(b) to provide to a clearance authority any information (including the person's signature, but not any other personal identifier) required by this Act or the regulations; and
(c) to comply with any requirement made by a clearance officer under section 257A to provide one or more personal identifiers to a clearance authority; and
(d) if under paragraph (a) the person presents evidence to an authorised system--to provide to the authorised system a photograph or other image of the person's face and shoulders.
(2) A person is to comply with paragraphs (1)(a) and (b) in a prescribed way.
Who may use an authorised system
(2AA) A person may comply with a requirement referred to in subsection (1) to present or provide evidence, information or personal identifiers to an authorised system only if:
(a) the person holds an eligible passport; and
(i) before the person leaves the port at which the requirement is made, a clearance officer does not require the person to present or provide evidence, information or personal identifiers referred to in subsection (1) (other than a passenger card) to a clearance officer; or
(ii) if subparagraph (i) applies--a clearance officer determines that the person has complied with the requirement referred to in subsection (1).