Home affairs launches mass civil registration outreach programme


The Home Affairs Ministry has launched a broad civil registration outreach campaign for national documents in all 14 regions of the country.

The registration campaign began on February 5 and will finish on July 30.

The programme is concentrated mainly on national document registration, with the primary goal of registering births for people of all ages. Also, it includes demands for duplicate birth certificates, identity documents, and duplicate identification documents.

“Members of the public who would like to register for national documents must bring and present the following documents, evidence of the child’s place of birth: If the child was born at home (home birth), this can be verified by a witness or the hospital where the mother gave birth.

Parental documentation is national in scope. If either parent is not a Namibian citizen, they must have a valid passport. If both parents are married, obtain a marriage certificate. The parent who is not present but wishes to be named on the child’s birth certificate must supply a declaration and a copy of their identification,” the ministry said in a statement.

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