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National Registration Act
     (CHAPTER 201)    View PDF

Table of Contents

Long Title

1 Short title
2 Interpretation
3 Appointment of officers
3A Public servants and public officers, etc.
4 Establishment of register
5 Registration
6 Re-registration of persons in possession of identity cards
6A Entry or alteration of names in register
7 Issue of identity cards
8 Change of residence
8A Transmission of information of change of a person’s place of residence to Government departments, public authorities and public officers
9 Returns by householders
10 Cancellation of registration
11 Onus of proof of contents of written applications and of identity cards, etc.
12 Proof of citizenship by birth
13 Offences and penalties
13A Provision of information by Housing and Development Board
14 Registration of persons arrested or convicted
15 Attempt to commit offences and assisting offenders
15A False or invalid documents in connection with registration, etc.
15B Demand for surrender of suspicious identity cards
16 Arrest and search
16A How arrested person is to be dealt with
16B Investigation powers
16C Notice to attend court
16D Registration officers and police officers to produce identification
17 Report of certain persons admissible as evidence
17A Composition of offences
17B Police officers’ functions and powers under Criminal Procedure Code
18 Obligation to be in possession of travel document
18A Payments into Consolidated Fund
18B Service of documents
19 Regulations

THE SCHEDULE Personal identifiers

Legislative History

History for Provision '13A Provision of information by Housing and Development Board'.
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11/02/2010
Formal Consolidation
12 February 2010
Act
5 of 2010

01/01/2017
Informal Consolidation
28 December 2016
Amended
Act 32 of 2016