National Identity Registration Processes

National Identity Registration Processes

Registration for Bona Fide Malawians & Non-Malawians
  • For Bona Fide Malawians & Non-Malawians;
  1. An applicant for registration in the National Register shall apply to the District    Registrar.
  2. An application for national registration shall be in Form NR1 for Malawian Citizens and Form NR2 for Non-Malawian citizens.
  3. Every application for registration in the National register shall contain all the particulars required by the Act.
  4. If the Applicant is a non-Malawian Citizen or is a Malawian Citizen by naturalization or registration he/she shall send the application to the Chief Executive of the nearest City Council.
  5. City Council Chief Executives are designated as District Registrars for non-Malawian citizens and citizens by naturalization or by registration.
Particulars Needed to Accompany an Application


  • National Registration Bureau,
  • Ministry of Homeland Security,
  • Private Bag B318,
  • Capital City,
  • Lilongwe 3,
  • Malawi.
  • Telephone: (+265-1-776-234)
  • Email:

Our Partners

  • Elizabeth Graiser and Pediatrics
  • Centre for Disease Control (CDC)
  • Community of Saint Egidio
  • Plan Malawi
  • UNDP


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