National Registration Bureau (NRB) has announced the start of continuous registration for national identity cards (IDs) this month.
In a press statement issued yesterday, NRB spokesperson Norman Fulatira indicated that the bureau wil continue to register citizens aged 16 and older, and that registration will be done through the district registration offices (DROs).
The statement says the registration exercise would be done in all the 28 districts of the country.
Fulatira stated that registration of foreign residents would begin in March 2018 upon payment of a prescribed fee of K50 000.
“Residents will be required to bring necessary permits as granted by the Department of Immigration. All eligible foreign residents must report to NRB headquarters for registration,” he said in the statement.
He said, everyone who received national IDs with any errors should visit their DRO for correction.
NRB embarked on a mass registration exercise for the national IDs in May 2017 and concluded the registration phase on November 24 2017. Over 9 million Malawians were registered and distribution of IDs for this phase is underway.
According to the 2010 National Registration Act, NRB is mandated to register births, deaths, marriages and adults of 16 years, marriage certificates and issue national IDs. n