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REGISTRATION OF BIRTHS

 

According to the provisions of Article 14(1)(b), Part II, Second Schedule, Section 1(c) of the Federal Constitution of Malaysia, a child born overseas whose father at the time of birth is a citizen of Malaysian is required to be registered at the Embassy within one (1) year from the child's date of birth.

 

Application must be made in person at the Consular Section of the High Commission between 9.30 a.m. – 12.30 p.m. on any working day. Apart from bringing the child to the Embassy, the following are required to be submitted at the time of registration:

 

  • An application form (obtainable from the High Commission);
  • Child's birth certificate;
  • English translation of the child’s birth certificate (if the birth certificate is not in English);
  • Two (2) colour photographs of the child (35mm x 50mm);
  • Parents' passports;
  • Parents' identity cards (applicable to Malaysians only);
  • Parents' marriage certificate;
  • A registration fee of RM20.00 payable in equivalent to Namibian Dollar; and
  • A Form W fee of RM10.00 payable in equivalent to Namibian Dollar.

 

 

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 REGISTRATION OF MARRIAGES

 

Non-Muslim

 

Non-Muslim Malaysians in the Republic of Namibia, the Republic of Angola, the Republic of Congo or the Democratic Republic of the Congo may elect either to be married under local laws or to get their marriages solemnised under the Law Reform (Marriage and Divorce) Act 1976 of Malaysia at the High Commission.

 

Malaysians who contracted a marriage under local laws are required to register their marriages at the High Commission within six (6) months from the date of the marriage or a late penalty will be imposed at the time of the registration.

 

Registration must be made in person at the Consular Section of the High Commission between 9.30 a.m. – 12.30 p.m. on any working day. Requirements for the registration are as follows:

 

  • An application form (obtainable from the Embassy);
  • Two (2) recent coloured photographs (35mm x 50mm);
  • Passports;
  • Malaysian identity cards (applicable to Malaysians only);
  • Proof of marriage e.g. a marriage certificate issued by a recognised authority of Namibia; and
  • A fee of RM20.00 payable in equivalent Namibian Dollar.

For those who wish to get their marriages solemnised under the Law Reform (Marriage and Divorce) Act 1976 of Malaysia at the High Commission are required to call at the High Commission in person between 9.30 a.m. – 12.30 p.m. on any working day to submit the following:

 

  • Three (3) marriage declaration forms (obtainable from the High Commission);
  • Three (3) recent colour photographs (35mm x 50 mm);
  • Passports;
  • Malaysian identity cards (applicable to Malaysians only); and
  • A letter/certificate of marital status (if single) or a divorce certificate or a decree nisi for divorce (if divorced) or a death certificate of the late spouse (for a widower). 

The declaration forms will be put on notice for a period of twenty one (21) days at the High Commission and also at the Office of the National Registration Department of Malaysia, nearest to the applicants’ last address in Malaysia. 

 

The marriage will be solemnised by the High Commission only if no caveat is received from any member of public during the twenty one (21) days notice period. A marriage register will be issued after the marriage solemnisation upon payment of RM30.00 fee (payable in equivalent Namibian Dollar).

 

Muslim

 

Muslim citizens of Malaysia who wish to contract a marriage according to the Islamic rites in the Republic of Namibia, the Republic of Angola, the Republic of Congo or the Democratic Republic of the Congo are required to obtain a “letter of no impediment to the proposed marriage” from the High Commission which will be presented to the relevant local authorities in applying for the license for marriage.

 

Application for this letter must be made in person at the Consular Section of the High Commission between 9.30 a.m. – 12.30 p.m. on any working days by producing the following:

 

  • An authorisation letter to contract a marriage overseas issued by the Islamic Religious Affairs Department of the applicant’s state of residence in Malaysia;
  • Passport; and,
  • Malaysian identity card. 

For further information, please call the High Commission at +264 61 259342/4 or e-mail us mwwindhoek@kln.gov.my.