Arrangement of Sections


   1.   Short title

   2.   Interpretation

   3.   Application

   4.   Appointment of Chief Registrar and staff

   5.   Register

   6.   Registration

   7.   Power to require proof of information

   8.   Issue of national registration cards

   9.   Replacement of national registration cards

   10.   Production and inspection of national registration cards

   11.   Proof of exemption

   12.   Evidence

   13.   Offences and penalties

   14.   Regulations


to provide for the registration of persons; and to provide for matters incidental thereto.

[3rd July, 1964]

Act 19 of 1964,

Act 38 of 1965,

Act 44 of 1966,

Act 13 of 1994.


497 of 1964.

1.   Short title

This Act may be cited as the National Registration Act.

2.   Interpretation

In this Act, unless the context otherwise requires—

"Chief Registrar" means the person appointed as such in pursuance of the provisions of section 4;

"registered person" means a person registered under the provisions of section 6;

"specified area" means an area declared as such by the Chief Registrar in accordance with the provisions of section 6.

3.   Application

This Act shall apply to all persons who at the commencement have attained, or thereafter attain, the age of sixteen years, or who at such commencement or thereafter are of an apparent age of sixteen years or more and who are within a specified area:

Provided that this Act shall not apply to—

      (i)   serving members of the armed forces of any friendly power;

      (ii)   persons duly accredited to Zambia by or under the authority of the Government of any sovereign state; or

      (iii)   such persons or class of persons being bona fide passengers in transit through Zambia or such 1temporary visitors to or such residents in Zambia as may be prescribed by Gazette notice.

[S 3 am by Act 44 of 1966.]

4.   Appointment of Chief Registrar and staff

There shall be a Chief Registrar and such registrars and other public officers as may be necessary for the carrying out of the provisions of this Act.

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