CHAPTER 01:02
NATIONAL REGISTRATION

ARRANGEMENT OF SECTIONS

   SECTION

   1.   Short title

   2.   Interpretation

   3.   Appointment of Registrar and district registrars

   4.   Functions of registrars

   5.   Contents of register

   6.   Registration requirements

   7.   Additional information

   8.   Forgery, false information and undue influence

   9.   Issue of identity cards

   10.   Forms of identity cards

   11.   Preservation of identity cards

   12.   Duplicate of identity cards

   13.   Identity card prima facie proof of contents

   14.   Change in particulars relating to registered person

   15.   Immaterial change

   16.   Material change

   17.   Up-dating photograph

   18.   Miscellaneous offences

   19.   Punishments

   20.   Secrecy

   21.   Evidence

   22.   Immunity

   23.   Regulations

      Schedule

Act 26, 1986,
Act 23, 1987,
Act 9, 1993,
Act 17, 1993,
S.I. 36, 1997,
S.I. 26, 2004.

An Act to provide for the registration of persons resident in Botswana and to provide for matters incidental thereto.

[Date of Commencement: 31st December, 1986]

1.   Short title

   This Act may be cited as the National Registration Act.

2.   Interpretation

   In this Act unless the context otherwise requires-

   "authorized person" means any person or class of persons prescribed by the Minister by regulations;

   "district register" means the register maintained by each district registrar;

   "identity card" means an identity card issued in accordance with the provisions of this Act;

   "Minister" means the Minister for the time being responsible for home affairs;

   "national register" means the register maintained by the Registrar of National Registration under the provisions of section 4;

   "registrar" means the Registrar of National Registration appointed under section 3(1) or a district registrar appointed under section 3(2);

3.   Appointment of Registrar and district registrars

   (1) There shall be a Registrar of National Registration appointed by the Minister.

   (2) The Minister may appoint such district registrars as he deems necessary to assist the Registrar of National Registration in carrying out his duties under this Act.

   (3) The Registrar of National Registration may delegate any or all of his duties to be performed by a district registrar within the area of a particular district.

   (4) In addition to his powers under subsection (3), the Registrar may, for areas where there is no district Registrar, or where the pressure of work so requires, delegate such of his powers as he may specify, to such public officers as are available and whom he considers suitable to exercise such powers.

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