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Identification Act, No. 68 of 1997

Long title


To provide for the compilation and maintenance of a population register in respect of the population of the Republic; for the issue of identity cards and certain certificates to persons whose particulars are included in the population register; and for matters connected therewith.

Table of contents

SECTION TITLE

ARRANGEMENT OF SECTIONS

CHAPTER 1. INTERPRETATION AND APPLICATION OF ACT
1. Definitions
2. Utilising of information for purposes of Act
3. Application of Act
4. Assignment of functions to officials

CHAPTER 2. POPULATION REGISTER
5. Compilation and maintenance of population register
6. Access to population register
7. Assignment of identity numbers
8. Particulars to be included in population register
9. Photographs
10. Fingerprints
11. Change of ordinary place of residence or postal address and furnishing of particulars to municipalities
12. Verification of particulars
13. Certificates of certain particulars included in population register

CHAPTER 3. IDENTITY CARD
14. Identity card
15. Application for identity card
16. Temporary identity certificates
17. Proof of identity

CHAPTER 4. OFFENCES AND PENALTIES
18. Offences and penalties

CHAPTER 5. GENERAL PROVISIONS
19. Correction, cancellation and replacement
20. Surrender or seizure of identity card of deceased person
21. Secrecy
22. Regulations
23. Reproduction of documents
24. Repeal of laws
25. Transitional arrangements
26. Short title and commencement

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