CHAPTER 126 - NATIONAL REGISTRATION ACT
INDEX TO SUBSIDIARY LEGISLATION
Arrangement of Regulations
1. Title and commencement
2. Prescribed forms
3. National registration cards for Zambians, Commonwealth citizens, etc.
4. National registration cards for aliens
5. Procedure on registration
6. Index letters and serial numbers
7. Cards to be signed
8. Registered person to use name appearing on his card
9. Change of name or names
10. Change of national status
11. Procedure on change of residence of aliens
12. Procedure in case of loss, etc., of national registration card
13. Surrender of national registration card
14. Surrender of national registration card on leaving the country
15. Death of registered person
16. Alteration to register
17. Prescribed fees
18. Extra particulars of aliens to be registered
Act 13 of 1994,
SI 257 of 1965,
SI 346 of 1966,
SI 6 of 1982,
SI 181 of 1987,
SI 2 of 1990,
SI 65 of 1994,
SI 58 of 1996,
SI 99 of 1996,
SI 72 of 1997,
SI 98 of 1998.
[Regulations by the Minister]
These Regulations may be cited as the National Registration Regulations.*
The forms set out in the First and Second Schedules shall be used in all cases to which they are respectively applicable.
(1) This regulation applies to national registration cards issued to-
(a) citizens of Zambia; and
(b) Commonwealth citizens or citizens of the Republic of Ireland or citizens of such African countries as are declared by the Minister in accordance with the Constitution to be countries which permit citizens of Zambia to become citizens of those countries by registration. Cap. 1
(2) Every national registration card to which this regulation applies shall be in the Form 1 set out in the First Schedule and-
(a) when issued to a citizen of Zambia, shall be green in colour; and
(b) when issued to a person described in paragraph (b) of sub-regulation (1), shall be pink in colour.
[Am by SI 346 of 1966.]
(1) This regulation applies to national registration cards issued to all persons to whom the Act applies other than persons described in sub-regulation (1) of regulation 3.
(2) Every national registration card to which this regulation applies shall be in the Form 2 set out in the First Schedule and shall be blue in colour.
[No. 346 of 1966]
(1) Every person who attends before a registrar for the purpose of being registered shall-
(a) permit his photograph to be taken by the registrar and such photograph shall show the full face and both ears of such person without headgear:
Provided that the registrar may in his discretion take such photograph showing such person wearing headgear if he is satisfied that such person habitually wears headgear in accordance with his religious or racial custom and such headgear does not obscure his features;
(b) complete Form 1 set out in the Second Schedule or give the registrar such information as the registrar may require to complete the said Form 1 on his behalf, and he shall make and sign the declaration thereon, but if he is unable to write or is able only to print his name, he shall affix his right thumbprint.
(2) The registrar shall forward the said Form 1 duly completed to the Chief Registrar.
The Chief Registrar may allot such index letters and serial numbers to be inserted on a national registration card as he may think fit.
Every person to whom a national registration card is issued shall sign his name in the space provided thereon, but if he is unable to write or is able only to print his name, he shall affix his right thumbprint.
Subject to the provisions of regulation 9, no registered person may use or adopt a surname other than the surname appearing on his national registration card.
(1) When any registered person changes his name or names, he shall forthwith inform the registrar and shall at the same time-
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