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The Citizenship Regulations, 1975

Publisher National Legislative Bodies
Publication Date 12 April 1975
Reference SWZ-215
Cite as The Citizenship Regulations, 1975  [Swaziland],  12 April 1975, available at: http://www.refworld.org/docid/3ae6b50810.html [accessed 24 July 2014]
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1. Citation.

These regulations may be cited as the Citizenship Regulations, 1975.

2. Prescription of application forms.

The forms, set out I the first Schedule hereto are prescribed to be the forms to be completed by a person applying for registration as a citizen of Swaziland.

3. Prescription of the form of the certificate

The form, set out in the Second Schedule hereto, is prescribed to be the form of the certificate to be issued by the Minister under section 6(5) of the Citizenship Order No. 22 of 1974.

FIRST SCHEDULE DEPUTY PRIME MINISTER'S OFFICE THE CITIZENSHIP ORDER, 1974 APPLICATION FOR REGISTRATION AS A CITIZEN OF SWAZILAND UNDER THE ABOVEMENTIONED ORDER

Caution:

Part III of the Crimes Act No. 6 of 1889 provides that:

"Anyone who, whether in or out of Court of Justice shall make an affidavit, or other solemn declaration buy the law to be the equivalent of an affidavit, before a District Officer, Justice of the Peace, or any other thereto competent person, which affidavit or declaration shall appear to have been falsely made and at a variance with the truth and maliciously or with the intent of injuring another person or benefiting himself, shall be deemed to have thereby committed the crime of perjury, and shall be punished accordingly".

1. I, (Name and address in full in Block capitals)

Of......................................................................................................................................................

Full age and capacity and was born at.............................................................................................

...........................................................................................................................................................

2. My father's full name (is) (was).....................................................................................................

 

Delete words in ()which do not apply

...........................................................................................................................................................

and he was born on..............................................

at....................................................................

3. I am (single) (married) (a widower) (divorced) from my (wife/husband).

Delete words in () which do not apply.

4. My (wife's) (husband's) full name (is) (was)..................................................................................

...........................................................................................................................................................

And (she) (he) was born at...............................................................................................................

(Delete words in () which do not apply)

5. I am presently a citizen of.............................................................................................................

...........................................................................................................................................................

(Applicant to produce documentary evidence in support)

If applicant applies for registration by virtue of having khontaed, he must produce the kukhonta certificate.

6. I have been ordinarily in Swaziland since.....................................................................................

...........................................................................................................................................................

7. My father is or was a citizen of Swaziland by reason of...............................................................

...........................................................................................................................................................

(Give documentary proof possible).

8. I (have) (have not) previously renounced or been deprived of citizenship of Swaziland. (If the applicant has renounced citizenship of Swaziland here state the date on which the declaration was made; and if the applicant has been deprived of citizenship, state the date on which, and the authority by whom, the order of deprivation was made).

9. I hereby apply to be registered as a citizen of Swaziland. (This application must be signed in the presence of one of the persons specified in the Instructions).

I, (full name)......................................................................................................................................

do solemnly and sincerely declare that the foregoing particulars stated in this application are true, and I make this solemn declaration conscientiously believing the same to be true.

Signature of applicant.............................................................................................

............Made

and subscribed this....................................................................

day of.................

19.............

before me..........................................................................................................................................

at......................................................................................................................................................

50 cents stamp

to be affixed

and cancelled.

 

(Signed).......................................................Commissioner of Oaths.

 

Please do not write anything below this line.

DEPUTY PRIME MINISTER'S OFFICE THE CITIZENSHIP ORDES, 1974 APPLICATION FOR REGISTRATION AS A CITIZEN OF SWAZILAND BY A WOMAN MARRIED OT A CITIZEN OF SWAZILAND UNDER SECTION 6 (I) (a) OF THE ABOVEMENTIONED ORDER

Caution:

Part III of the Crimes Act No. 6 of 1889 provides that:

"Anyone who, whether in or out of Court of Justice shall make an affidavit, or other solemn declaration by the law to be the equivalent of an affidavit, before a District Officer, Justice of the Peace, or any other thereto competent person, which affidavit or declaration shall appear to have been falsely made and at a variance with the truth and maliciously or with the intent of injuring another person or benefiting himself, shall be deemed to have thereby committed the crime of perjury, and shall be punished accordingly".

1. I,....................................................................................................................................................

(Present name and address in full in block capitals)

Of............................................................

was born at.................................................................

On.....................................................................................

2. My father's full name (is) (was).....................................

.................................................and

He was born at....................................................................

.............................................on

3. I was married at..............................................................

...............................on

to (full name of husband)......................................................

......................(of) (late of)

(husband's address or last address if deceased).............................................................................

(Delete words in () which do not apply)

4. My husband was born at.............................................................................................................

On................................................................................

5. My husband's father's full name (is) (was)..................................................................................

(Delete words in () which do not apply)

and he born at.........................................................................

on

6. My marriage is still subsisting

or my marriage has germinated by reason of (state whether by the husband's death or by divorce).

(Delete words in which do not apply)

7. My husband (is) (was) a citizen of Swaziland by reason of the fact that (Here state the grounds on which it is claimed that the applicant's husband is or was a citizen of Swaziland).

(Delete words in () which do not apply)

8. I am a subject or citizen of the following countries, that is to say, (Insert name of country or countries)....................................................................................................................................

9. I have contracted the following other marriages-

(Here state place and date of any other marriage whether before or after the marriage referred to at 3 above together with the name and nationality or citizenship of the husband in each case).

10. I (have) (have not) previously renounced or been deprived of citizenship of Swaziland. (If the applicant has renounced her renounced her citizenship of Swaziland, here state the date on which the declaration of renunciation was made; and if she has been deprived of her citizenship, state the date on which, and the authority by whom, the order of deprivation was made).

(Delete words in () which do not apply)

11. I hereby apply to be registered as a citizen of Swaziland.

I, (full name).......................................................................

.................................do solemnly and

Sincerely declare that the foregoing particular state in this application are true, and I make this solemn declaration conscientiously believing the same to be true.

(This application must be signed in the presence of one of the persons specified in the Instructions).

(Signature of Applicant)...................................................................................................................

Made and subscribed this.................................

..............................day of

...........................19

before me..........................................................

......at..................................................................

50 cents stamp

to be affixed and

cancelled.

(Signed).....................................................

Commissioner of Oaths

(For official use)

DEPUTY PRIME MINISTER'S OFFICE THE CITIZENSHIP ORDER, 1974 APPLICATION FOR REGISTRATION AS A CITIZEN OF SWAZILAND BY A MINOR UNDER 6 (i)(b) OF THE ABOVEMENTIONED ORDER

The instructions for completing this form should be read carefully before the form is filled up. Portions of the forms which are not applicable must be struck out and initialled in every case.

Caution:

Part III of the Crimes Act No. 6 of 1889 provides that:

"Anyone who, whether in or out of Court of Justice, shall make an affidavit, or other solemn declaration declared by the law to be the equivalent of an affidavit, before a District Officer, Justice of the Peace, or any other thereto competent person, which affidavit or declaration shall appear to have been falsely made and at a variance with the truth, and maliciously or with the intent of injuring another person or benefiting himself, shall be deemed to have thereby committed the crime of perjury, and shall be punished accordingly".

1. PARTICULARS OF MINOR

...........................................................................

Minor's original name in country of birth (In block Letters)

 

If name at birth has been altered,

 

give particulars and date of

...........................................................................

alteration

...........................................................................

Present private address

...........................................................................

Occupation

...........................................................................

Country, place and date of birth

Country...............................................................

 

Place..................................................................

 

Date....................................................................

 

...........................................................................

Nationality at birth

...........................................................................

Present nationality if different

...........................................................................

If different, state how change in nationality was made

...........................................................................

If stateless, say how nationality was lost

.........................................................................

State if minor is single, married, widow, widower or divorced

.........................................................................

If married, give full name and

..........................................................................

Nationality of husband or wife

Name................................................................

 

Nationality

If husband or wife is dead, give place and date of death

Place

Date

If marriage has been annulled or dissolved, give place and date of Court Decree

Place

Date

2. PARTICULARS OF MINOR'S RESIDENCE

(a) In Swaziland (Full postal address must be given)

From (Date)

To (Date)

Years

Months

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

(b) In other Countries (Only the name of the country need be given)

From (Date)

To (Date)

Years

Months

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

If this application is granted, the minor intends to live in

..........................................................................................................................................................

(Insert name of country)

 

3. MINOR'S KNOWLEDGE OF SISWATI/ENGLISH

State whether slight, fair, good or excellent.....................................................................................

(Note.-This information is not required in the case of a very young child).

4. PARTICULARS OF PARENTS

 

(a) FATHER

 

Full name in country of birth

 

(IN BLOCK (LETTERS)

...............................................................

Place of birth

Country...................................................

 

Place.......................................................

If living, state present address

..................................................................

If dead, state place and date of death

..................................................................

Nationality (if dead, at time of death)

.................................................................

 

(i) a citizen of Swaziland

 

(ii) a citizen of the Commonwealth country of..................................................

 

..................................................................

(b) MOTHER

 

Full name I country of birth

..................................................................

(IN BLOCK LETTERS)

 

Place of birth

Country....................................................

 

Place.........................................................

If living, state present address

..................................................................

If dead, state place and date of death

Place.........................................................

 

Date..........................................................

Nationality (if dead, at time of death)

..................................................................

 

(I) a citizen of Swaziland

 

(ii) a citizen of the Commonwealth country of..................................................

5. Approximate date of any previous application for naturalization or registration of minor

6. APPLICATION

Complete EITHER paragraph (a) or (b), whichever is appropriate. Paragraphs (c) and (d) below MUST be completed in all cases.

(a) THE PARENT

 

 

To be completed only where the application is made by a parent

I,

, am a

 

Parent of

To

 

Whom the foregoing particulars relate.

 

I hereby apply for his/her registration as a citizen of Swaziland.

(b) THE GUARDIAN

 

To be completed only where the application is made by a guardian

I,

am the

 

guardian of

to whom

 

the foregoing particulars relate and I am authorized to act as guardian:

Complete ETTHER (i) or

(i) by the Court at

(ii) whichever is appropriate and strike out the other

(ii) by the minor's father/mother whose consent is attached.

 

I hereby apply for his/her registration as a citizen of Swaziland.

(c) REASONS FOR APPLICATION

The reasons why registration is desired are:....................................................................................

..........................................................................................................................................................

..........................................................................................................................................................

...........................................................................................................................................................

...........................................................................................................................................................

...........................................................................................................................................................

 

(d) This part of the application must be signed in the presence in the presence of one of the persons indicated in the accompanying instructions.

I do solemnly and sincerely declare that the foregoing particulars in this application are true and I make this solemn declaration conscientiously believing the same to be true.

I undertake to inform the Deputy Prime Minister in writing forthwith if, at an time before registration, the accuracy of any of the foregoing particulars is affected by an alteration in (i) my circumstances; (ii) the circumstances of the minor.

Signature of applicant........................................................................................................................

(Parent/Guardian)

Made and subscribed at...........................................

This.........................

.........................Day

Of.............................................................................

19....................

 

before me....................................................

50 cent stamp

Commissioner of Oaths.

To be affixed

And cancelled.

7. REFERENCES

1. Name (IN BLOCK LETTERS)

Mr.

 

Mrs.

 

Miss

Full postal address..........................................................................................................................

.........................................................................................................................................................

I, the undersigned, hereby state that I am a Swaziland citizen by birth and that I am not the attorney or agent or a relative of

I support this application from my personal knowledge of an close acquaintance with the applicant for……………….years. I vouch for his/her good character and loyalty and am prepared to furnish full details about my knowledge of and acquaintance with the applicant. I have read the caution at the top of page one.

Date..........................................................................

Signature.....................................................

2. Name (IN BLOCK LETTERS)

Mr.

 

Mrs.

 

Miss

Full postal address.........................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................

I, the undersigned, hereby state that I am a Swaziland citizen by birth and that I am not the attorney or agent or a relative of

I support this application from my personal knowledge of an close acquaintance with the applicant for……………….years. I vouch for his/her good character and loyalty and am prepared to furnish full details about my knowledge of and acquaintance with the applicant. I have read the caution at the top of page one.

Date.........................................................................

Signature.....................................................

SECOND SCHEDULE THE CITIZENSHIP ORDER 1974 CERTIFICATE OF REGISTRATION AS A CITIZEN OF SWAZILAND

Certificate No:....................................................................................................................................

WHEREAS........................................................................................................................................

of.......................................................................................................................................................

has applied to me under Section 6 of the Citizenship Order to be registered as a citizen of Swaziland and has satisfied me that the necessary conditions for registration thereunder have been fulfilled-

NOW THEREFORE, I,.......................................................................................................................

In exercise of registration as a citizen of Swaziland and declare that, subject to the provisions of the above Order he/she is a citizen of Swaziland with effect from the date of the issue of this certificate.

IN WITNESS whereof I have hereunto set my hand this................................................

Day

Of...............................................

19....................

at................................................................

 

Deputy Prime Minister.

Seal.

 

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