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Malawi Citizenship (Prescribed Languages Regulations)

Publisher National Legislative Bodies / National Authorities
Author Republic of Malawi
Publication Date 1968
Citation / Document Symbol G.N. 222/1966 206/1968 under s. 34
Reference MWI-210
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Date of entry into force:

G.N. 222/1966 206/1968 under s. 34

Citation

1.These Regulations may be cited as the Malawi Citizenship (Prescribed Languages) Regulations.

Prescribed languages

2.The vernacular languages prescribed for the purposes of section 13 (1) (b), section 17 (1) (b) and section 21 (1) (b) of the Act shall be any one or more of the languages named in the Schedule.

SCHEDULE

Chichewa

Chitumbuka

Chiyao

Chinkhonde

Chitonga

G.N. 221/1966 MALAWI CITIZENSHIP (FORMS AND FEES) REGULATIONS under s. 34

Citation

1.These Regulations may be cited as the Malawi Citizenship (Forms and Fees) Regulations.

Forms

2.The forms set out in the First Schedule shall be used for the purposes for which they are designed with such variations as the circumstances of a particular case may require.

Supporting evidence

3.Every application shall be supported by such evidence of the statements made therein as may be required on the application form or in the Malawi Citizenship Act.

Fees

4.The fees set out in the Second Schedule shall be paid for the matters respectively specified therein:

Provided that the Deputy Chief Immigration Officer may in his discretion refund fees if an application cannot be considered.

FIRST SCHEDULE FORM A GOVERNMENT OF MALAWI

MALAWI CITIZENSHIP ACT (Cap. 15: 01)

APPLICATION BY A COMMONWEALTH CITIZEN OR A DECLARED CITIZEN OR RESIDENT FOR REGISTRATION AS A CITIZEN OF MALAWI (UNDER SECTION 13 OR 14)

PART I APPLICATION

Full names and address in block capitals

1.I,…..of……….hereby apply for registration as a citizen of Malawi under section 13/14* of the Malawi Citizenship Act on the grounds that I am a citizen/resident* of………,of full age and capacity, and that-

(a)I am ordinarily resident in Malawi, and have been so resident for a period of five years; and

(b)I have an adequate knowledge of a prescribed vernacular language/of the English language*; and

(c)I am of good character; and

(d)I would be a suitable citizen of Malawi.

Dated at……….this……..day of………19

Signature of Applicant

*Delete whichever is inapplicable.

PART II PARTICULARS RELATING To APPLICATION

2.Full names…………………………………………………………………………………………

3. Address…………………………………………………………………………………………….

4. Place and date of birth …………………………………………………………………………….

5. Profession or occupation…………………………………………………………………………...

6. Present nationality or citizenship…………………………………………………………………..

7. Date of entry in Malawi to take up ordinary residence…………………………………………….

8. Present Passport: Issued at…………No……………………………………………………………

9. (a)Marital status (never married, now married, widowed, divorced)…………………………….

(b)If divorced give place and date of decree……………………………………………………...

10. (a)Name of wife or husband………………………………………………………………

(b)Address (if dead, give place and date of death)………………………………………………..

(c)Nationality (if dead, give nationality at time of death)………………………………………...

11. (a)Father's full name………………living/dead*

(b)Address (if dead, give last address)…………………………………………………………….

(c)Nationality (if dead, give nationality at time of death)………………………………………….

12. (a)Mother's full name………………living/dead*

(b)Address (if dead, give last address)…………………………………………………………….

(c)Nationality (if dead, give nationality at time of death)…………………………………………

13. Evidence submitted of citizenship of Commonwealth country or evidence submitted of declared citizenship or residence………………………………………………………………………………

14. Evidence submitted of previous residence in Malawi………………………………………….

15. Languages known……………………………………………………………………………….

16. Particulars of any criminal proceedings taken against the applicant at any time in any country

PART III CERTIFICATES OF SPONSORS

Full names and address in block capitals

17.I, ….of …….. being a citizen of Malawi otherwise than by naturalization, hereby certify that the applicant herein is a person known to9 me and of good character, that in my opinion he would be a suitable citizen of Malawi and that the particulars in this application are correct in all respects to the best of my knowledge and belief. I am not the legal practitioner or agent of the applicant. I have known the applicant for……..months/years.*

Dated at…….this………day of………..19…….

Witness to signature Signature of Sponsor

Address………………Occupation……….

Occupation

(NOTE.-The sponsor in the case of paragraph 17 must be an Administrative Officer, Legal Practitioner, Bank Official, Member of a District Council, Municipal Council or Town Council, Magistrate, Mayor, Member of Parliament, Minister of Religion, Notary Public, Physician or Surgeon.)

18. I,……..of………being a citizen of Malawi otherwise than by naturalization, hereby certify that the applicant herein is a person known to me and of good character, that in my opinion he would be a suitable citizen of Malawi and that the particulars in this application are correct in all respects to the best of may knowledge and belief. I am not the legal practitioner or agent of the applicant. I have known the applicant for…………months/years.*

Dated at………this……….day of 19………….

Witness to signature Signature of Sponsor

Address………….Occupation……….

Occupation

(NOTE-The sponsor in the case of paragraph 18 need not be in a class mentioned in the note to paragraph 17.)

PART IV DECLARATION BY APPLICANT

Full names in block capitals

19,I,……do solemnly and sincerely declare-

(a)that to the best of my knowledge and belief the particulars stated in this application are true and correct in all respects;

(b)that I shall inform the Minister immediately if, before the registration herein applied for is granted, any particular given herein requires amendment; and

(c)that I am willing to-

(i)take the Oath of Allegiance to the Republic of Malawi;

(ii)renounce any other nationality or citizenship I may possess; and

(d)that I intend to continue to reside permanently in Malawi.

Signature of Applicant

Declared at ……… this ……… day of ………… 19……..

Before me,

Magistrate/Commissioner for Oaths

FORM B GOVERNMENT OF MALAWI MALAWI CITIZENSHIP ACT (Cap. 15: 0 1)

APPLICATION BY A PERSON HAVING A CLOSE CONNEXION WITH MALAWI FOR REGISTRATION AS A CITIZEN OF MALAWI (UNDER SECTION 15)

PART I APPLICATION

Full names and address in block capitals

1.I, ….. of ….. hereby apply for registration as a Citizen of Malawi under section 15 of the Malawi Citizenship Act on the grounds that-(X the appropriate)

˜I was born in Malawi;

˜I have been ordinarily resident in Malawi for a period of not less than 20 years;

˜I am permanently resident in Malawi and was born in Malawi/in Mozambique north of the Zambesi river and that both my parents were born in either Mozambique north of the Zambesi river or in Malawi,*

and that I am not otherwise qualified under the Malawi Citizenship Act to be registered as a citizen of Malawi, and on the further grounds that-

(a)I am ordinarily resident in Malawi, and have been so resident for a period of five years; and

(b)I have an adequate knowledge of a prescribed vernacular language/of the English language*; and

(c)I am of good character; and

(d)I would be a suitable citizen of Malawi.

Dated at……….this…………day of………….19…….

Signature of Applicant

(*Delete whichever is inapplicable.)

PART 11 PARTICULARS RELATING TO APPLICATION

2.Full names

3. Address

4. Place and date of birth

5. Profession or occupation

6. Present nationality or citizenship

7. Date of entry in Malawi to take up ordinary residence

8. Present Passport: Issued at……….No………

9. (a)Marital status (never married, now married, widowed, divorced)

(b)if divorced give place and date of decree

10. (a)Name of wife or husband

(b)Address (if dead, give place and date of death)

(c)Nationality (if dead, give nationality at time of death)

11. (a)Father's full name………………..living/dead.*

(b)Address (if dead, give last address)

(c)Nationality (if dead, give nationality at time of death)

12. (a)Mother's full name…………………..living/dead.*

(b)Address (if dead, give last address)

(c)Nationality (if dead, give nationality at time of death)

13. Evidence submitted of applicant's claim to his and his parents' place of birth, as appropriate

14. Evidence submitted of previous residence in Malawi

15. Languages known

16. Particulars of any criminal proceedings taken against the applicant at any time in any country

PART III CERTIFICATES OF SPONSORS

Full names and address in block capitals

17.I, ……. of ……. being a citizen of Malawi otherwise than by naturalization hereby certify that the applicant herein is a person known to me and of good character, that in my opinion he would be a suitable citizen of Malawi and that the particulars in this application are correct in all respects to the best of my knowledge and belief. I am not the legal practitioner or agent of the applicant. I have known the applicant for………………months/years.*

Dated at……………this……………day of…………….19………

Witness to signature Signature of Sponsor

Address…………………Occupation…………….

Occupation

(NOTE.-The sponsor in the case of paragraph 17 must be an Administrative Officer, Legal Practitioner, Bank Official, Member of a District Council. Municipal Council or Town Council, Magistrate, Mayor, Member of Parliament, Minister of Religion, Notary Public, Physician or Surgeon.)

Full names and address in block capitals

18.I,…..of being a citizen of Malawi otherwise than by naturalization, hereby certify that the applicant herein is a person known to me and of good character, that in my opinion he would be a suitable citizen of Malawi and that the particulars in this application are correct in all respects to the best of my knowledge and belief. I am not the legal practitioner or agent of the applicant. I have known the applicant for…………..months/years.*

Dated at…………..this………day of………….19……

Witness to signature Signature of Sponsor

Address…………….Occupation…………

Occupation

(NOTE.-The sponsor in the case of paragraph 18 need not be in a class mentioned in the note to paragraph 17.)

PART IV DECLARATION BY APPLICANT

Full names and address in block capitals

19.I,….do solemnly and sincerely declare-

(a)that to the best of my knowledge and belief the particulars stated in this application are true and correct in all respects; and

(b)that I shall inform the Minister immediately if, before the registration herein applied for is granted, any particular given herein requires amendment; and

(c)that I am willing to-

(i)take the Oath of Allegiance to the Republic of Malawi; and

(ii)renounce any other nationality or citizenship I may possess; and

(d)that I intend to continue to reside permanently in Malawi.

Signature of Applicant

Declared at…………..this…………..day of……………19……….Before me,

Magistrate/Commissioner for Oaths

FORM C GOVERNMENT OF MALAWI MALAWI CITIZENSHIP ACT (Cap. 15: 01)

APPLICATION BY A MARRIED WOMAN FOR REGISTRATION AS A CITIZEN OF MALAWI (UNDER SECTION 16)

PART I APPLICATION

Full names and address in block capitals

1.I,…….of………hereby apply for registration as a citizen of Malawi under section 16 of the Malawi Citizenship Act on the grounds that I am of full capacity and that I am or have been married to-(X the appropriate)

˜a citizen of Malawi;

˜a person who would but for his death have become a citizen of Malawi on 6th July, 1966,

and on the further grounds that-

(a)I am ordinarily resident in Malawi, and have been so resident for a period of five years; and

(b)I have an adequate knowledge of a prescribed vernacular language/of the English language*;

(c)I am of good character; and

(d)I would be a suitable citizen of Malawi.

Dated at…………this…………..day of…………….19………….

Signature of Applicant

(*Delete whichever is inapplicable.)

PART 11 PARTICULARS RELATING TO APPLICATION

2.Full names

3. Address

4. Place and date of birth

5. Profession or occupation

6. Present nationality or citizenship

7. Date of entry in Malawi to take up ordinary residence

8. Present Passport: Issued at…………No…………

9. (a)Marital Status (now married, widowed, divorced)

(b)If divorced give place and date of decree

10. (a)Name of husband

(b)Place and date of birth

(c)Present address (if dead, give place and date of death)

(d)Nationality (if dead, give nationality at time of death)

(e)How husband's Malawi Citizenship was acquired (i.e. by birth, descent, registration, naturalization)

11. Particulars of any previous marriage

12. (a)Father's full name……………living/dead*

(b)Address (if dead, give last address)

(c)Nationality (if dead, give nationality at time of death)

13. (a)Mother's full name……………living/dead*

(b)Address (if dead, give last address)

(c)Nationality (if dead, give nationality at time of death)

14. Evidence submitted of marriage

15. Evidence submitted of husband's Malawi citizenship

16. Evidence submitted of previous residence in Malawi

17. Languages known

18. Particulars of any criminal proceedings taken against the applicant at any time and in any country

PART III CERTIFICATES OF SPONSORS

Full names and address in block capitals

19. I,……..of………being a citizen of Malawi otherwise than by naturalization, hereby certify that the applicant herein is a person known to me and of good character, that in my opinion he would be a suitable citizen of Malawi and that the particulars in this application are correct in all respects to the best of my knowledge and belief. I am not the legal practitioner or agent of the applicant. I have known the applicant for…………months/years*

Dated at…………..this…………..day of……………19……

Witness to signature Signature of Sponsor

Address………….Occupation…………..

Occupation

(NOTE.-The sponsor in the case of paragraph 19 must be an Administrative Officer, Legal Practitioner, Bank Official, Member of a District Council, Municipal Council or Town Council, Magistrate, Mayor, Member of Parliament, Minister of Religion, Notary Public, Physician or Surgeon.)

Full names and address in block capitals

20.I,…of…being a citizen of Malawi otherwise than by naturalization, hereby certify that the applicant herein is a person known to me and of good character, that in my opinion he would be a suitable citizen of Malawi and that the particulars in this application are correct in all respects to the best of my knowledge and belief. I am not the legal practitioner or agent of the applicant. I have known the applicant for……………months/years.*

Dated at………………this………….day of…………19…….

Witness to signature Signature of Sponsor

Address……………..Occupation……………….

Occupation

(NOTE.-The sponsor in the case of paragraph 20 need not be in a class mentioned in the note to paragraph 19.)

PART IV DECLARATION BY APPLICANT

21.I,………..do solemnly and sincerely declare-

(a)that to the best of my knowledge and belief the particulars stated in this application are true and correct in all respects; and

(b)that I shall inform the Minister immediately if, before the registration herein applied for is granted, any particular given herein requires amendment; and

(c)that I am willing to-

(i)take the Oath of Allegiance to the Republic of Malawi; and

(ii)renounce any other nationality or citizenship I may possess; and

(d)that I intend to continue to reside permanently in Malawi.

Signature of Applicant

Declared at………………this………….day of……………19………….Before me,

Magistrate/Commissioner for Oaths

FORM D GOVERNMENT OF MALAWI MALAWI CITIZENSHIP ACT (Cap.15:01)

APPLICATION OF A MINOR CHILD OF A MALAWI CITIZEN FOR REGISTRATION AS A CITIZEN OF MALAWI (UNDER SECTION 17)

PART I APPLICATION (Complete either (a) or (b) of this part.)

1.(a)Application by parent of minor child-

Full names and address in block capitals

I,………of……..hereby apply on behalf of my child

to whom the following particulars relate for his/her* registration as a citizen of Malawi under section 17 of the Malawi Citizenship Act on the grounds that he/she* is the minor child of a citizen of Malawi and that he/she*-

(i)is ordinarily resident in Malawi; and

(ii)has an adequate knowledge of a prescribed vernacular language/the English language;* and

(iii)is of good character; and

(iv)would be a suitable citizen of Malawi.

Dated at………….this……………day of…………19………..

Signature of Parent

(b)Application by guardian of minor child-

Full names and address in block capitals

I,……..of………the guardian of………to whom the following particulars relate, who has no living parent/whose parent or parents are living and resident in………….,* am duly authorised by a court of competent jurisdiction/by the minor child's father (or mother in the event of his death)* whose authority or consent is attached, and I hereby apply on behalf of said……..for his/her* registration as a citizen of Malawi under section 17 of the Malawi Citizenship Act on the grounds that he/she* is the minor child of a citizen of Malawi and that he/she*-

(i)is ordinarily resident in Malawi; and

(ii)has an adequate knowledge of a prescribed vernacular language/the English language;* and

(iii)is of good character; and

(iv)would be a suitable citizen of Malawi.

Dated at……………this……….day of…………..19…..

Signature of Guardian

(*Delete whichever is inapplicable.)

PART II PARTICULARS RELATING TO APPLICATION

2.Full names of minor child

3. Address

4. Place and date of birth

5. Profession or occupation

6. Present nationality or citizenship

7. Date of entry in Malawi to take up ordinary residence

8. Present Passport: Issued at……………No……..

9. (a)Marital status (never married, now married, widowed, divorced)

(b)If divorced give place and date of decree

10.

(a)Name of wife or husband

(b)Address (if dead, give place and date of death)

(c)Nationality (if dead, give nationality at time of death)

11. (a)Father's full name………………..living/dead*

(b)Address (if dead, give last address)

(c)Nationality (if dead, give nationality at time of death)

12. (a)Mother's full name…………..living/dead*

(b)Address (if dead, give last address)

(c)Nationality (if dead, give nationality at time of death)

13. Evidence submitted of guardianship (if applicable)

14. Details of minor child's residence in Malawi and other countries since birth-

Malawi (with addresses)

Dates

Years

Months

From

To

Other countries (with addresses)

 

15. Minor's knowledge of English/the prescribed vernacular language of………..* is slight/fair/good/excellent*

16. Particulars of any criminal proceedings taken against the applicant at any time in any country

PART III CERTIFICATES OF SPONSORS

Full names and address in block capitals

17. I,…….of……..being a citizen of Malawi otherwise than by naturalization, hereby certify that the applicant herein is a person known to me and of good character, that in my opinion he would be a suitable citizen of Malawi and that the particulars in this application are correct in all respects to the best of my knowledge and belief, I am not the legal practitioner or agent of the applicant. I have known the applicant for……….months/years.*

Dated at………..this…………day of…………..19……….

Witness to Signature Signature of Sponsor

Address……………Occupation…………

Occupation

(NOTE.-The sponsor in the case of paragraph 17 must be an Administrative Officer, Legal Practitioner, Bank Official. Member of a District Council, Municipal Council or Town Council. Magistrate, Mayor, Member of Parliament, Minister of Religion, Notary Public, Physician or Surgeon.)

Full names and address in block capitals

18. I,………of………being a citizen of Malawi otherwise than by naturalization hereby certify that the applicant herein is a person known to me and of good character, that in my opinion he Would be a suitable citizen of Malawi and that the particulars in this application are correct in all respects to the best of my knowledge and belief. I have known the applicant for…………months/years.*

Dated at……………..this…………..day of…………19…….

Witness to signature Signature of Sponsor

Address……………….Occupation………….

Occupation

(NOTE.-The sponsor in the case of paragraph 18 need not be in a class mentioned in the note to paragraph 17.)

PART IV DECLARATION BY PARENT OR GUARDIAN

Full names and address in block capitals

19.I,……..do solemnly and sincerely declare-

(a)that to the best of my knowledge and belief the particulars stated in this application are true and correct in all respects; and

(b)that I shall inform the Minister immediately if, before the registration herein applied for is granted, any particulars given herein requires amendment; and

(c)that I intend to continue to reside permanently in Malawi.

Signature of Parent/Guardian

Declared at…………..this…………day of…………19……..

Magistrate/Commissioner for Oaths

FORM E GOVERNMENT OF MALAWI MALAWI CITIZENSHIP ACT (Cap.15:01)

APPLICATION BY A STATELESS PERSON FOR REGISTRATION AS A CITIZEN OF MALAWI (UNDER SECTION 18)

PART I APPLICATION

Full names and address in block capitals

1.I,……..of………..hereby apply for registration as a citizen of Malawi under section 18 of the Malawi Citizenship Act on the grounds that-

(a)I am and always have been stateless; and

(b)I was born within Malawi/one of my parent was a citizen of Malawi at the time when I was born;* and

(c)I am ordinarily resident in Malawi, and have been so resident for a period of three years immediately preceding this application; and

(d)I have neither been convicted of an offence, or detained for behaviour, prejudicial to public security, nor have been sentenced to imprisonment for a term of five years or more on any criminal charge.

Dated at……………this…………day of………….19…..

Signature of Applicant

(*Delete whichever is inapplicable.)

PART 11 PARTICULARS RELATING TO APPLICATION

2.Full names

3. Address

4. Place and date of birth

5. Profession or occupation

6. Date of entry in Malawi to take up ordinary residence

7. (a)Marital status (never married, now married, widowed, divorced)

(b)If divorced give place and date of decree

8. (a)Name of wife or husband

(b)Address (if dead, give place and date of death)

(c)Nationality (if dead, give nationality at time of death)

9. (a)Father's full name………..living/dead*

(b)Address (if dead, give last address)

(c)Nationality at time of applicant's birth

10. (a)Mother's full name……..living/dead*

(b)Address (if dead, give last address)

(C)Nationality at time of applicant's birth

11. Evidence submitted of statelessness

12. Evidence submitted of place of birth or citizenship of parents at time of birth

13. Evidence submitted of previous residence in Malawi

14. Particulars of any criminal or detention proceedings taken against the applicant at any time in any country

PART III CERTIFICATES OF SPONSORS

Full names and address in block capitals

15.I,………of……..being a citizen of Malawi otherwise than by naturalization, hereby certify that the applicant herein is a person known to me and of good character, that in my opinion he would be a suitable citizen of Malawi and that the particulars in this application are correct in all respects to the best of my knowledge and belief. I am not the legal practitioner or agent of the applicant. I have known the applicant for…………months/years.*

Dated at…………this………….day of………….19….

Witness to signature Signature of Sponsor

Address…………..Occupation………….

Occupation

(NOTE.-The sponsor in the case of paragraph 15 must be an Administrative Officer, Legal Practitioner, Bank Official, Member of a District Council, Municipal Council or Town Council, Magistrate, Mayor, Member of Parliament, Minister of Religion, Notary Public, Physician or Surgeon.)

Full names and address in block capitals

16.I,………of………being a citizen of Malawi otherwise than by naturalization, hereby certify that the applicant therein is a person known to me and of good character, that in my opinion he would be a suitable citizen of Malawi and that the particulars in this application are correct in all respects to the best of may knowledge and belief. I am not the legal practitioner or agent of the applicant. I have known the applicant for………months/years.*

Dated at…………….this…………..day of…………19…….

Witness to signature Signature of Sponsor

Address…………….Occupation………..

Occupation

(NOTE.-The sponsor in the case of paragraph 16 need not be in a class mentioned in the note to paragraph 15.)

PART IV DECLARATION BY APPLICANT

Full names in block capitals

17.I,………do solemnly and sincerely declare-

(a)that to the best of my knowledge and belief the particulars stated in this application are true and correct in all respects; and

(b)that I shall inform the Minister immediately if, before the registration herein applied for is granted, any particular given herein requires amendment; and]

(c)that I am willing to take the Oath of Allegiance to the Republic of Malawi; and

(d)that I intend to continue to reside permanently in Malawi.

Signature of Applicant

Declared at………….this…………..day of……….19……Before me,

FORM F GOVERNMENT OF MALAWI MALAWI CITIZENSHIP ACT (Cap.15:01)

APPLICATION BY AN ALIEN FOR NATURALIZATION AS A CITIZEN OF MALAWI (UNDER SECTION 21)

PART I APPLICATION

Full names and address in block capitals

1.I,………of………hereby apply for naturalization as a citizen of Malawi under section 21 of the Malawi Citizenship Act on the grounds that I am an alien of full age and capacity and that-

(a)I am ordinarily resident in Malawi and have been so resident for a period of seven years immediately preceding this application; and

(b)I have an adequate knowledge of a prescribed vernacular language/of the English language;* and

(c)I am of good character; and

(d)I am financially solvent; and

(e)I would be a suitable citizen of Malawi.

Dated at………….this……….day of……….19………

Signature of Applicant

(*Delete whichever is inapplicable.)

PART II PARTICULARS RELATING TO APPLICATION

2.Full names

3. Address

4. Place and date of birth

5. Nationality or citizenship at birth

6. Present nationality or citizenship (if now different)

7. Profession or occupation

8. Date of entry in Malawi to take up ordinary residence

9. Present Passport: Issued at……………..No………..

10. (a)Marital status (never married, now married, widowed, divorced)

(b)If divorced give place and date of decree

11. (a)Name of wife or husband

(b)Address (if dead, give place and date of death)

(c)Nationality before marriage

(d)Present nationality (if dead, give nationality at time of death)

12. (a)Father's full name………..living/dead*

(b)Address (if dead, give last address)

(c)Nationality (if dead, give nationality at time of death)

13. (a)Mother's full name................................................living/dead*

(b)Address (if dead, give last address)

(c)Nationality (if dead, give nationality at time of death)

14. Date of any previous application for registration or naturalization

15. If original name has been changed give particulars

16. If nationality or citizenship has been changed since birth give particulars

17. If now of no nationality or citizenship give circumstances in which nationality or citizenship was lost

18. Give details, with dates, of foreign countries visited during the past eight years

19. Particulars of applicant's children (if any)-

Full name of every child

Date of birth

Place of birth

Where now resident

 

20. Names of any minor children whom you desire to be registered as citizens of Malawi in the event that this application is approved

21. Details of previous residence in Malawi-

Address

Dates

Years

Months

From

To

22. Evidence submitted of previous residence in Malawi

23. Languages known

24. Bank or other institution which can speak for applicant's financial solvency

25. Particulars of any criminal proceedings taken against the applicant at any time in any country

PART III CERTIFICATE OF SPONSORS

Full names and address in block capitals

26.I,………of………being a citizen of Malawi, otherwise than by naturalization, hereby certify that the applicant herein is a person known to me and of good character, that in my opinion he would be a suitable citizen of Malawi and that the particulars in this application are correct in all respects to the best of my knowledge and belief. I am not the legal practitioner or agent of the applicant. I have known the applicant for………..months/years.*

Dated at………….this………..day of……….19……..

Witness to signature Signature of Sponsor

Address………..Occupation……….

Occupation

Full names and address in block capitals

27.I,……..of………being a citizen of Malawi, otherwise than by naturalization, hereby certify that the applicant herein is a person known to me and of good character, that in my opinion he would be a suitable citizen of Malawi and that the particulars in this application are correct in all respects to the best of my knowledge and belief. I am not the legal practitioner or agent of the applicant. I have known the applicant for………..months/years.*

Dated at…………this…………day of………….19………….

Witness to signature Signature of Sponsor

Address………….Occupation………

Occupation

(NOTE.-The sponsors in the case of paragraphs 26 and 27 must be an Administrative Officer, Legal Practitioner, Bank Official, Member of a District Council, Municipal Council or Town Council, Magistrate, Mayor, Member of Parliament, Minister of Religion, Notary Public, Physician or Surgeon.)

Full names and address in block capitals

28.I,……….being a citizen of Malawi, otherwise than by naturalization, hereby certify that the applicant herein is a person known to me and of good character, that in may opinion he would be a suitable citizen of Malawi and that the particulars in this application are correct in all respects to the best of my knowledge and belief. I am not the legal practitioner or agent of the applicant. I have known the applicant for………months/years.*

Dated at………….this………….day of…………19……

Witness to signature Signature of Sponsor

Address………….Occupation………

Occupation

Full names and address in block capitals

29.I,…………….of……….being a citizen of Malawi, otherwise than by naturalization, hereby certify that the applicant herein is a person known to me and of good character, that in my opinion he would be a suitable citizen of Malawi and that the particulars in this application are correct in all respects to the best of my knowledge and belief. I am not the legal practitioner or agent of the applicant. I have known the applicant for………….months/years.*

Dated at………….this………..day of………..19…..

Witness to signature Signature of Sponsor

Address………….Occupation……

Occupation

(NOTE.-The sponsors in the case of paragraphs 28 and 29 need not be in a class mentioned in the note to paragraphs 26 and 27.)

PART IV DECLARATION BY APPLICANT

Full names in block capitals

30.I,………..do solemnly and sincerely declare-

(a)that to the best of my knowledge and belief the particulars stated in this application are true and correct in all respects; and

(b)that I shall inform the Minister immediately if, before the registration herein applied for is granted, any particular given herein requires amendment; and

(c)that I am willing to-

(i)take the Oath of Allegiance of the Republic of Malawi; and

(ii)renounce any other nationality or citizenship I may possess; and

(d)that I intend to continue to reside permanently in Malawi.

Signature of Applicant

Declared at………….this………..day of……….19…..Before me,

Magistrate/Commissioner for Oaths

FORM G GOVERNMENT OF MALAWI MALAWI CITIZENSHIP ACT (Cap. 15: 0 1)

CERTIFICATE OF REGISTRATION AS A CITIZEN OF MALAWI

Certificate No

WHEREAS

of……….has applied to the Minister under section……of the Malawi Citizenship Act to be registered as a citizen of Malawi, and has satisfied the Minister that the necessary conditions for registration under that Act have been fulfilled:

NOW, THEREFORE, the Minister, in exercise of the powers conferred upon him by the said Act, hereby grants to the said………..this certificate of registration as a citizen of Malawi and declares that subject to section 20 (2) of the said Act, he/she shall be a citizen of Malawi with effect from the date of this Certificate.

IN WITNESS whereof I have hereunto set my hand this………..day of…………19….at…….

Minister

FORM H GOVERNMENT OF MALAWI MALAWI CITIZENSHIP ACT (Cap.15:01)

CERTIFICATE OF NATURALIZATION AS A CITIZEN OF MALAWI

Certificate No

WHEREAS

of............ has applied to the Minister under section 21 of the Malawi Citizen ship Act for a certificate of naturalization as a citizen of Malawi, and has satisfied the Minister that the necessary conditions for naturaliza tion under that Act have been fulfilled:

NOW, THEREFORE, the Minister, in exercise of the powers conferred upon him by the said Act, hereby grants to the said............. this certificate of naturalization as a citizen of Malawi and declares that subject to section 22 (2) of the said Act, he/she shall be a citizen of Malawi with effect from the date of this certificate.

IN WITNESS whereof I have hereunto set my hand this................. day of …….. 19 ……… at

Minister

SECOND SCHEDULE Matter in which fee may be taken

Reg.4 Fee payable

k t

1. Witnessing by Magistrate or Commissioner for Oaths of declaration by applicant

0 50

2. On application by a Commonwealth citizen or a declared citizen or resident for registration

2 00

3. On application by a person having a close connexion with Malawi for registration

2 00

4. On application by a married woman for registration

2 00

5. On application of a minor child of a Malawi citizen for registration

2 00

6. On application by a stateless person for registration

2 00

7. On application by an alien for naturalization

10 00

8. Witnessing by Magistrate or Commissioner for Oaths of declarations specified in the third, Fourth, Fifth or sixth Schedule to the Malawi citizenship Act (per declaration)

0 50

9. Administering the Oath of Allegiance set out in the Second Schedule to the Malawi Citizenship Act

0 50

10. On application for a Certificate of Citizenship in case of doubt

1 00

11. On application for a certified true copy of any certificate granted or issued under the Malawi citizenship Act

0 50

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