Notice of Issuing National Identification Cards in Malawi

Embassy of the Republic of Malawi in the United States , Tue, Aug 22, 2017

The Embassy of the Republic of Malawi to the United States of America would like to inform all Malawians in the Diaspora, that the Ministry of Home Affairs and Internal Security, through the National Registration Bureau (NRB) commenced mass registration of all Malawian Citizens aged 16 years and above for purposes of issuing National ID Cards in line with the Nation Registration Act of 2010. The mass registration started in June, 2017 and is expected to last up to December, 2017 in Malawi. As per requirement, every Malawian citizen, including those living abroad are mandated to register for the National ID Card.

The Embassy wishes to further inform that, while waiting for the NRB to put in place mechanisms that would allow Malawians in the Diaspora to register in their respective countries of residence, all Malawians in the Diaspora are being encouraged to register for the National ID Card at any nearest District Council Headquarters whenever they visit Malawi.

Please be advised that the Embassy of the Republic of Malawi to the United States of America will inform all Malawians in the Diaspora once the mechanisms for registering of National ID Cards is made available in the US.

For further details or questions, please do not hesitate to contact the Embassy of the Republic of Malawi to the United States of America.