The National Registration Bureau (NRB) is a Government Department under the Ministry of Home Affairs and Internal Security. The National Registration Act of 2010 mandates NRB to implement, coordinate, manage and maintain the National Registration and Identification System (NRIS) in Malawi. NRB has the following deliverables: Birth Certificates; National Identity Cards for bonafide Malawians; Identity Cards for foreigners; Certificate of Registration of Marriage and Death Certificates.


To become a quality hub in population registration, identification and production of vital statistics for socio-economic development.


To provide up-to-date population bio-data in an efficient and effective registration process with a view of fostering positive identification of all bonafide Malawians and resident foreigners to achieve socio-economic development.


NRB is guided by the following set of core values setting the behavior standards of its staff upon which their conduct will be judged by their stakeholders and people outside the institution: confidentiality, independence, transparency and accountability, customer satisfaction, gender equity and equality, commitment, professionalism, flexibility and responsiveness, and stakeholder collaboration.

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