Speaking to The Herald, Registrar-General Mr Tobaiwa Mudede yesterday said that Government has given his department authority to issue national identification cards and birth certificates for free until 30 November. He said that starting today, every district in the country’s 10 provinces will issue such documents free of charge.
Authority has been granted for the waiver of fees by Treasury today Tuesday 19 September 2017. The waiver is in terms of Section 78(1) of the Public Finance Management Act (Chapter 22:09) and will cover the following; national registration identity documents (initial and replacement, birth certificates (initial and replacement), death certificates (initial and replacement) and citizenship by descent (person born in Zimbabwe one of whose parents is a citizen by birth). It is this authority that we have been waiting for which comes into effect on September 20, 2017 (today) at 7am and ending on November 30, 2017. The Registrar-General’s officers countrywide are accordingly notified.