Malawi Citizenship Act 1966 as amended 1971
As amended by the Statute Law (Miscellaneous Amendments) Act No.5 of 1971 to provide citizenship to those born in Malawi only if one parent was a citizen of Malawi (text in bold in section 4), as well as a person of African race (introduced in 1966).
3. Citizens on 5th July, 1966
Every person who on the 5th day of July, 1966, was under any existing law a citizen of Malawi, shall continue to be a citizen of Malawi after that date.
4. Citizenship by birth
Every person born in Malawi after the 5th day of July, 1966 shall become a citizen of Malawi on the date of his birth if one of his parents is a citizen of Malawi and is a person of African race:
Provided that this subsection shall not apply to a person whose father is a citizen of a country with which Malawi is at war and the birth occurs at a place then under occupation by the enemy.
5. Citizenship by descent
A person born outside Malawi after the 5th day of Jul 1966, shall become a citizen of Malawi on the date of his birth if his father or mother is a citizen of Malawi by birth and is a person of African race.
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