Petition for Dual Citizenship for Malawi

We, the undersigned, request your The President of the Republic of Malawi, Cabinet Ministers, Members of Parliament and the Malawi Law Commission to introduce Dual Citizenship in Malawi.

Under the Malawi Citizenship Act 1964, which came into force on 6 July 1966, Malawi and many of her origins are losing out because Malawi prohibits Dual Citizenship. On acquiring foreign citizenship, Malawians are required to renounce their Malawian Citizenship only to become foreigners in their country of origin, Malawi. We strongly believe that as the rights, privileges or immunities enjoyed under the citizenship of Malawi terminate, this significantly restricts the ability to effectively contribute to the economic and community development of our beloved country Malawi.


Dual Citizenship is one step towards bringing Malawians together in promoting global participation and the "Brain Gain" concept to produce a globally educated and skilled workforce as well as a viable entrepreneurial culture. Ahead of the 1215 Millennium Development Goals, we write in acknowledgement and support of the Government's initiative to repeal the current Citizenship Act, with a view to decriminalising Dual Citizenship and allow Malawians their constitutional and fundamental right to freedom of movement in seeking employment, education, family life, health care and be free from poverty and discrimination on participating in the global market.


For more information contact us at: Campaign for Dual Citizenship for Malawi, 39 Lynden Avenue, Grantham, NG31 8JW, United Kingdom.

Update #32 years ago
Dear all,

The draft National Diaspora Engagement Policy Version 4 is under circulation. See and comment ASAP

Many thanks,
Chimwemwe Nuka.
Update #23 years ago
"Mr. Speaker, Sir, in the 2015/2016 fiscal year, Government will review the Citizenship Act in order to, among others, consider dual citizenship and eliminate discrimination based on gender," Prof. Arthur Peter Mutharika, President of the Republic of Malawi said at this year opening of the Parliament
Update #13 years ago
Dear all petitioners,

Just a quick update on how things are going: We have delivered a Proposal for Adoption of Dual Citizenship in the Republic of Malawi to the Government of Malawi through the Malawi High Commissioner in London, United Kingdom.

We believe that it's being looked at.

Thanks you all for supporting this petition. Tell more contacts to sign the petition.

God bless you all!

Chimwemwe Nuka
Chairperson for the Campaign for Dual Citizenship for Malawi
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