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Republic of Malawi (Constitution) Act

Publisher National Legislative Bodies / National Authorities
Author Repulbic of Malawi
Publication Date 6 July 1966
Reference MWI-010
Related Document Malawi Constitutional Provision Relating to Citizenship
Cite as Republic of Malawi (Constitution) Act [],  6 July 1966, available at: [accessed 29 May 2016]
Comments The Constitution was established by the Republic of Malawi (Constitution) Act 1966. Only provisions relating to citizenship are selected here. They were not affected by last amendment, the Constitution (Amendment) (No. 2) Act, 1993.
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Date of entry into force: 0 6 July 1966

This legislation includes amendments up to and including: 1993


7. Continuation of citizenship of Malawi after the appointed day

(1)Subject to any law, every person who immediately before the appointed day was under any existing law a citizen of Malawi, shall continue to be a citizen of the Republic after the appointed day.

(2)Parliament may make provision by Act of Parliament for the acquisition of citizenship, or loss of citizenship, of the Republic by any person after the appointed day.

(3)In this section, the expression -

"acquisition of citizenship" includes acquisition by birth, registration, naturalization or any other means prescribed by Parliament;

"loss of citizenship" includes loss by deprivation, renunciation or any other means prescribed by Parliament.

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