Chapter 14:01 - Guyana Citizenship

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GUYANA CITIZENSHIP ACT
CHAPTER 14:01
Act
14 of 1967
Amended by
11 of 1968 O. 15/1970 O. 101/1970
O. 4/1974 O. 63/1974 O. 80/1980 O. 19/1990 O. 13/1997 O. 14/1998
19 of 1990
13 of 1997
14 of 1998






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Index
of
Subsidiary Legislation
Page
Guyana Citizenship Regulations 18
(Reg. 11/1967, 17/1967, 25/1981, 5/1985)


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CHAPTER 14:01
ARRANGEMENT OF SECTIONS
SECTION
1. Short title.
2. Interpretation.
3. References in existing laws to British subject to be construed as
references to Commonwealth citizen.
4. Registration of certain persons as citizens.
5. Registration of minors.
6. Effect of registration as a citizen.
7. Minister’s discretionary powers.
8. Additional grounds for citizenship.
9. Naturalisation of aliens and British protected persons.
10. Renunciation of citizenship.
11. Deprivation of citizenship.
13. Certificate of citizenship in cases of doubt.
14. Evidence.
15. [Deleted by O.80/1980] 16. Regulations.
FIRST SCHEDULE—Form of oath.
SECOND SCHEDULE—Qualifications for Naturalisation.
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14 of 1967 An Act to make provision for the acquisition of citizenship
of Guyana by persons who do not become citizens of
Guyana by virtue of Chapter IV of the Constitution of
the Co-operative Republic of Guyana, for deprivation
and renunciation of citizenship of Guyana and for
purposes incidental thereto or connected therewith.
[26TH MAY,1966]
GUYANA CITIZENSHIP ACT
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Short title.

Interpretation.
[O. 4/1974
19 of 1990]

First Schedule.
1. This Act may be cited as the Guyana Citizenship
Act.
2. (1) In this Act—
“alien” means a person who is not a Commonwealth citizen, a
British protected person or a citizen of the Republic of
Ireland;
“British protected person” means a person who is a British
protected person for the purposes of the British
Nationality Act, 1948, of the United Kingdom;
“the Commonwealth” has the meaning assigned to it by the
Constitution;
“Commonwealth citizen” means a person who under the
Constitution has the status of a Commonwealth citizen;
“foreign country” means a country (other than the Republic
of Ireland) that is not part of the Commonwealth;
“Guyana” includes, in relation to any period commencing
prior to the 26th May, 1966, and prescribed by this Act
for the purposes of any requirement as to residence, the
former Colony of British Guiana;
“minor” means a person who is not of full age;
“oath of allegiance” means an oath of allegiance set out in the
First Schedule to this Act.
(2) For the purposes of this Act, a person born
aboard a registered ship or aircraft, or aboard an unregistered
ship or aircraft of the Government of any country, shall be
deemed to have been born in the place in which the ship or
aircraft was registered or, as the case may be, in that country.
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References in
existing laws
to British
subject to be
construed as
references to
Common-
wealth
citizen.
Registration of
certain persons
as citizens.

(3) For the purposes of this Act, a person shall be
of full age if such person attains the age of eighteen years and
is not of unsound mind.
(4) For the purposes of this Act, a person shall be
deemed not to have attained a given age until the
commencement of the relevant anniversary of the day of his
birth.
3. A reference to a British subject in any law in force in
Guyana on the commencement of this Act shall be construed
as a reference to a Commonwealth citizen.
4. (1) A Commonwealth citizen or a citizen of the
Republic of Ireland, being of full age and capacity, may, on
making application therefor under this subsection to the
Minister in the prescribed manner, be registered at the
discretion of the Minister as a citizen of Guyana if he satisfies
the Minister that he—
(a) has been ordinarily resident in
Guyana; or
(b) has been in the service of the
Government of Guyana; or
(c) has had partly such residence and
partly such service, throughout the
period of five years ending with the
date of his application, or such shorter
period so ending as the Minister may
in the special circumstances of any
particular case accept.

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Registration of
minors.
[19 of 1990]

(2) Subject to section 7, a person shall be entitled,
on making application under this subsection to the Minister
in the prescribed manner, to be registered as a citizen of
Guyana if he satisfies the Minister that he is and always has
been stateless and—
(a) if he was born before the 25th May,
1966, that his mother was a citizen of
the United Kingdom and Colonies at
the time of his birth by reason of her
having been born in the former
Colony of British Guiana; or
(b) if he was born after the 25th May,
1966, that his mother was a citizen of
Guyana at the time of his birth; or
(c) that he was born in Guyana.
(3) Subsection (2) (a) and (b) apply to persons born
illegitimate as well as to persons born legitimate.
(4) An application for the registration under
subsection (2) of a minor may be made by his parent or
guardian or, if he has attained the age of sixteen years, by the
minor himself or by his parent or guardian.
5. (1) The Minister may, at his discretion, cause the
minor child of any citizen of Guyana to be registered as a
citizen of Guyana upon application made under this
subsection in the prescribed manner by a parent or guardian
of the child.
(2) The Minister may, in such special
circumstances as he thinks fit, cause any minor to be
registered as a citizen of Guyana.

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Effect of
registration
as a citizen.
Minister’s
discretionary
powers.
[O. 80/1980]
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Additional
grounds for
citizenship.

Naturalisation
of aliens and
British
protected
(3) Where under a law in force in Guyana relating
to the adoption of children an adoption order is made in
respect of a minor not a citizen of Guyana then if the adopter
or in the case of a joint adoption one of the adopters is a
citizen of Guyana the minor shall become a citizen of Guyana
as from the date of the order.
6. A person, upon being registered under section 4 or
5, shall become a citizen of Guyana by registration with effect
from the date on which he is registered.
7. (1) The Minister may, if he is satisfied that the
interests of national security or public policy so require,
refuse to register as a citizen of Guyana any person to whom
the proviso to article 42(1) or 45 of the Constitution or section
4(2) of this Act applies.
(2) The Minister shall not be required to assign any
reason for the exercise of any discretionary power conferred
on him as to the registering as a citizen, the naturalizing, or
certifying the citizenship, of any person and no exercise of
any such power shall be subject to appeal or review in any
court.
8. (1) A person born in Guyana after the
commencement of this Act shall be a citizen of Guyana by
birth if his mother was a citizen of Guyana at the time when
he was born and he would, apart from this subsection, be
stateless.
(2) Where after the commencement of this Act a
new-born infant is found abandoned in Guyana, that infant
shall, unless the contrary is shown, be deemed to have been
born in Guyana.
9. The Minister may, at his discretion, if application
therefor is made to him in the prescribed manner by any alien
or British protected person of full age and capacity who
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persons.
[11 of 1968]
Second
Schedule.
Renunciation
of citizenship.
[O. 80/1980]
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satisfies him that he is qualified under the Second Schedule
for naturalisation grant to him a certificate of naturalisation,
and the person to whom the certificate is granted shall, on
taking the oath of allegiance, become a citizen of Guyana by
naturalisation with effect from the date on which that
certificate is granted.
10. (1) Subject to subsection (2) if any citizen of
Guyana of full age and capacity who is or is about to
become—
(a) a citizen of any country to which
article 47 of the Constitution applies,
or of the Republic of Ireland; or
(b) a national of a foreign country,
makes in the prescribed manner a declaration of renunciation
of citizenship of Guyana, the Minister shall cause the
declaration to be registered, and upon the registration, that
person shall cease to be a citizen of Guyana:
Provided that the Minister may, at his discretion,
withhold registration of any such declaration if it is made by a
person who is or is about to become a national of a foreign
country during any war in which Guyana is engaged.
(2) A declaration of renunciation of citizenship of
Guyana made under subsection (1) by a person who is not a
citizen of any other country shall be registered only if the
Minister is satisfied that that person will after the registration
become a citizen or national of some other country; and if that
person does not become such a citizen or national within six
months from the date of registration he shall be, and be
deemed to have remained, a citizen of Guyana
notwithstanding the registration.
11. (1) Subject to this section, the Minister may, at his
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Deprivation of
citizenship.
discretion, by order deprive of his citizenship any citizen of
Guyana who is such by registration or naturalisation if the
Minister is satisfied that the registration or certificate of
naturalisation was obtained by means of fraud, false
representation or the concealment of any material fact.
(2) Subject to this section, the Minister may at his
discretion, by order, deprive of his citizenship any citizen of
Guyana, who is such by registration or naturalisation if the
Minister is satisfied that that citizen—
(a) has shown himself by act or speech to
be disloyal or disaffected towards the
Constitution; or
(b) has, during any war in which Guyana
was engaged, unlawfully traded or
communicated with an enemy or been
engaged in or associated with any
business that was to his knowledge
carried on in such manner as to assist
an enemy in that war; or
(c) has within five years after becoming
naturalised been sentenced in any
country to imprisonment for a term of
not less than twelve months; or
(d) has done any voluntary act which is
incompatible with his loyalty to the
Constitution.
(3) The Minister shall not deprive a person of his
citizenship—
(a) under this section unless he is
satisfied that it is not conducive to the
public good that that person should
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continue to be a citizen of Guyana;
(b) on the ground mentioned in
subsection (2) (c) if it appears to him
that that person would thereupon
become stateless.
(4) Before making an order under this section, the
Minister shall give the person against whom the order is
proposed to be made, notice in writing informing him of the
ground on which it is proposed to be made and of his right to
an enquiry under this section.
(5) If the person against whom the order is
proposed to be made applies in the prescribed manner for an
enquiry, the Minister shall, and in any other case the Minister
may, at his discretion, refer the case for enquiry and report to
a committee consisting of a chairman, being a person
possessing judicial experience, appointed by the Minister and
of such other members appointed by the Minister as he thinks
proper.
(6) The Minister may make rules for the practice
and procedure to be followed in connection with a committee
of enquiry appointed under this section, and such rules may,
in particular, provide for conferring on such committee any
powers, rights or privileges of any court, and for enabling any
powers so conferred to be exercised by one or more members
of the committee; and, subject to any such rules, the
committee may regulate its own procedure.
(7) A person who is deprived of his citizenship of
Guyana by an order under this section shall, upon the making
of the order, cease to be a citizen of Guyana.
12. (1) The Minister may in such cases as he thinks fit,
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Certificate of
citizenship in
cases of doubt.

Evidence.
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Offences.
[13 of 1997
14 of 1998]
on application made by or on behalf of any person with
respect to whose citizenship of Guyana a doubt exists,
whether on a question of fact or law, certify that that person is
a citizen of Guyana.
(2) A certificate issued under this section shall,
unless it is proved that it was obtained by means of fraud,
false representation or concealment of any material fact, be
conclusive evidence that that person was such a citizen on the
date thereof, but without prejudice to any evidence that he
was such a citizen at any earlier date.
13. (1) Every document purporting to be a notice,
certificate, order or declaration, or an entry in a register or a
subscription of an oath of allegiance, given, granted or made
under this Act or under Chapter IV of the Constitution shall
be received in evidence and shall, unless the contrary is
proved, be deemed to have been given, granted or made by or
on behalf of the person by whom or on whose behalf it
purports to have been given, granted or made.
(2) Prima facie evidence of any such document as
aforesaid may be given by production of a document
purporting to be certified as a true copy thereof by such
person and in such manner as may be prescribed.
(3) Any entry in a register under this Act or under
Chapter IV of the Constitution shall be received as evidence
of the matters stated in the entry.
(4) Nothing in this section shall prejudice the
admissibility of anything in evidence, or the effect of any such
evidence, pursuant to any provisions of the Evidence Act.
14. (1) Any person who for the purpose of procuring
anything to be done or not to be done under this Act or under
Chapter IV of the Constitution makes any statement which he
knows to be false in a material particular, or recklessly makes
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a statement which is false in a material particular, shall be
liable on summary conviction to a fine of not less than
twenty-five thousand dollars nor more than fifty thousand
dollars and to imprisonment for six months.
(2) Any person who fails to comply with any
requirement imposed on him by regulations made under this
Act with respect to the delivering up of certificates of
naturalisation shall be liable on summary conviction to a fine
of not less than twenty-five thousand dollars nor more than
fifty thousand dollars and to imprisonment for six months.
(3) Every person who—
(a) forges a passport; or
(b) utters a passport knowing it to be
forged; or
(c) for the purpose of procuring a
passport whether for himself or any
other person, makes a statement
which is to his knowledge untrue,
shall be liable—
(i) on summary conviction to a
fine of not less than twenty
thousand dollars nor more than
forty thousand dollars and to
imprisonment for twelve
months;
(ii) on conviction on indictment to
a fine of not less than forty
thousand dollars nor more than
eighty thousand dollars and to
imprisonment for four years.
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Regulations.

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(4) In this section the expression “forgery” has the
same meaning as it has in section 240 of the Criminal Law
(Offences) Act.
15. [Deleted by O.80/1980]
16. The Minister may make regulations generally for
giving effect to this Act, and in particular but without
prejudice to the generality of the foregoing may make
regulations—
(a) prescribing anything which is
required by this Act or by Chapter IV
of the Constitution to be prescribed;
(b) for the registration of anything
required or authorised under this Act
or under Chapter IV of the
Constitution to be registered;
(c) for the administration and taking of
oaths of allegiance under this Act or
Chapter IV of the Constitution, for the
time within which such oaths shall be
taken and for the registration of such
oaths;
(d) fixing the fees to be paid in respect
of—
(i) any application made to the
Minister under this Act or
pursuant to Chapter IV of the
Constitution; or
(ii) any registration, or the making
of any declaration, or the grant
of any certificate, or the taking
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of any oath of allegiance,
required or authorised to be
made, granted or taken by or
under this Act; or
(iii) supplying a certified or other
copy of any notice, certificate,
order, declaration or entry,
given, granted or made under
this Act or pursuant to Chapter
IV of the Constitution, and
providing for the application of
any such fees;
(e) for the giving of any notice required
or authorised to be given to any
person by or under any provision of
this Act other than section 11(6);
(f) for the cancellation of the registration
of, and the cancellation and
amendment of certificates of
naturalisation relating to, persons
deprived of citizenship under this Act
or under Chapter IV of the
Constitution, and for requiring such
certificates to be delivered up for such
purposes;
(g) for the registration by consular
officers or other officers in the service
of the Government of Guyana of the
births and deaths of persons of any
class or description born or dying
outside Guyana;
(h) for enabling the births and deaths of
citizens of Guyana born or dying in
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s. 2(1)
[O. 15/1970]
any country in which the Government
of Guyana has for the time being no
diplomatic or consular
representatives, to be registered—
(i) by persons serving in the
diplomatic consular or other
foreign service of any country
which, by arrangement with
the Government of Guyana,
has undertaken to represent
that Government’s interest in
that country; or
(ii) by a person authorised in that
behalf by the Minister.
FIRST SCHEDULE
FORM OF OATH
I do swear [solemnly affirm] that I will be
faithful and bear true allegiance to Guyana and will honour,
uphold and preserve the Constitution of the Cooperative
Republic of Guyana.
So help me God [to be omitted in affirmation].
Sworn [Affirmed] and subscribed this day of
20 before me at
[Magistrate, Justice of the Peace or other official title.]
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s. 9
[11 of 1968]

QUALIFICATIONS FOR NATURALISATION
1. Subject to paragraph 2 the qualifications for
naturalisation of an alien who applies therefor are—
(a) that he has resided in Guyana
throughout the period of twelve
months immediately preceding the
date of the application;
(b) that during the seven years
immediately preceding the said
period of twelve months he has
resided in Guyana for periods
amounting in the aggregate to not less
than five years;
(c) that he is of good character; and
(d) that he intends in the event of a
certificate being granted to him to
reside in Guyana.
2. The Minister may, if in the special circumstances of
any particular case he thinks fit—
(a) allow a continuous period of twelve
months ending not more than six
months before the date of the
application to be reckoned for the
purposes of paragraph l (a), as if it
had immediately preceded that date;
(b) allow residence in any part of the
Commonwealth to be reckoned for
the purposes of paragraph l (b);
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(c) allow periods of residence earlier than
eight years before the date of the
application to be reckoned in
computing the aggregate mentioned
in paragraph l (b);
(d) allow such shorter periods of
residence as he may determine to be
reckoned in lieu of the periods
mentioned in paragraph l (a) and (b).
3. The qualifications for naturalisation of a British
protected person who applies therefor are—
(a) that he is ordinarily resident in
Guyana and has been so resident
throughout the period of five years, or
such shorter period as the Minister
may, in the special circumstances of
any case accept, immediately
preceding his application; and
(b) the qualifications specified in
paragraph l(c) and (d).
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THIRD SCHEDULE
[Deleted by O.80/1980]

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Reg. 11/1967
17/1967

Citation.

Interpretation.

Application
under Article
42(1) or 45.
[Reg. 25/1981]
Form R1.
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GUYANA CITIZENSHIP REGULATIONS
made under section 16
1. These Regulations may be cited as the Guyana
Citizenship Regulations.
2. In these Regulations, save in regulations 10 and 12,
“Form” means form set out in the First Schedule.
PART I
CITIZENSHIP BY REGISTRATION
3. An application by a person for registration as a
citizen of Guyana under Article 42(1) or 45 of the
Constitution shall be made to the Minister in Form R1; and
the oath of allegiance required to be taken by an applicant
shall be subscribed and attested, and as so subscribed and
attested shall be included in the form of application.
4. [Deleted by O. 80/1980].

5. [Deleted by O. 80/ 1980

SUBSIDIARY LEGISLATION
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Application
under section 4.
Form R4.


Application on
behalf of minor.
Form R5.

To whom
application to
be made.
6. (1) An application for registration as a citizen
of Guyana under section 4(1) of the Act shall be made
in Form R4.

(2) An application for registration as a citizen
of Guyana under section 4(2) of the Act shall be made
in writing addressed to the appropriate authority
specified in regulation 8 and shall include the
following information, that is to say—
(a) in the case of any application,
sufficient information to satisfy
the authority to whom the
application is made that the
person in respect of whom it is
made is and always has been
stateless and is qualified for
registration under the said
section 4(2);
(b) in the case of an application
made in respect of a minor by
his parent or guardian, a
statement whether the applicant
is a parent or guardian of the
minor, and, if he is a guardian,
how he became a guardian.
7. An application for registration of a minor
child of a citizen of Guyana as a citizen of Guyana
under section 5(1) of the Act shall be made to the
Minister in Form R5.
8. An application made by or on behalf of a
person entitled to be registered as a citizen of Guyana
under the Constitution shall be made—
(a) if the applicant is at the time of
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Application for
certificate.
Form N1.
Certificate to
be signed by
Minister.

Oath of
allegiance.
his application resident in a
country in which there is a
diplomatic or consular repre-
sentative of the Government of
Guyana, to that representative;
(b) if the applicant is at the time of
his application resident in a
country in which there is no
such representative, to the
Minister;
(c) in any other case, to the
Minister.
PART II
NATURALISATION
9. An application for a certificate of
naturalisation shall be made in Form Nl.
10. A certificate of naturalisation granted by the
Minister shall be in the form set out in the Second
Schedule and shall be signed by the Minister or by a
person authorised by him in that behalf
11. (1) The oath of allegiance required by section 9
of the Act to be taken by a person to whom a certificate
of naturalisation has been granted shall be endorsed on
the certificate of naturalisation to which it relates.
(2) The oath of allegiance required as aforesaid
shall be taken within one month of the date of the
certificate of naturalization to which it relates, or within
such extended time as the Minister may permit, and if
the oath is not taken within the said time the certificate
shall have no effect:
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Declaration
under
section 10.

Notice of
deprivation of
citizenship
under
Section 11.
Provided that permission shall not be
deemed to have been given under this paragraph
unless a statement to that effect is endorsed on the
certificate and signed by a person authorised by
regulation 10 to sign a certificate of naturalisation.
(3) The oath of allegiance required as
aforesaid shall be registered at the office of the
Minister.
PART III RENUNCIATION AND DEPRIVATION OF
CITIZENSHIP OF GUYANA
12. (1) A declaration of renunciation of
citizenship of Guyana made under section 10(1) of the
Act shall be in the form set out in the Third Schedule.
(2) The declaration shall, subject to the said
section 10, be registered at the office of the Minister.
13. (1) When it is proposed to make an order under section 11 of the Act depriving a person of his
citizenship of Guyana the notice required by section 11
(4) thereof to be given to that person may be given –
(a) in the case where that person's
whereabouts are known, by
causing the notice to be
delivered to him personally or
by sending it to him by
registered post;

(b) in the case where that person's
whereabouts are not known, by
sending it to his last known
address and by publication in
the Gazette.
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Removal of
name from
register of
citizens.

Cancellation of
amendment of
certificate of
naturalisation.

(2) Where the Minister has given notice as
aforesaid, any application for an enquiry under section
11(5) of the Act shall be made—
(a) if that person is in Guyana at the
time when the notice is given to
him, within twenty-one days
from the giving of the notice;
(b) in any other case, within such
time, not being less than twenty-
one days from the giving of the
notice, as the Minister may
determine:
Provided that the Minister may in special
circumstances at any time extend the time within
which the application may be made.
(3) Any notice given in accordance with this
regulation shall include a statement of the time within
which application for an enquiry under section 11(5) of
the Act must be made.
14. Where an order has been made depriving a
person who is a citizen of Guyana by registration of
that citizenship, his name shall be removed from the
register of citizens of Guyana in which it is entered.
15. Where an order has been made depriving a
person naturalised in Guyana of his citizenship of
Guyana, the person so deprived or any other person in
possession of the relevant certificate of naturalisation
shall, if required by notice in writing given by the
Minister, deliver up the said certificate to the Minister,
or to such person, and within such time as may be
specified in the notice, and the said certificate shall
thereupon be cancelled or amended.
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Requirements
for application,
declaration or
notice.

Certificate
under
section 12.

Requirements
for validity of
application,
declaration or
oath of
allegiance.
[O. 80/1980]
16. Where the preceding provisions of these
Regulations require that an application or declaration
shall be made, or a notice shall be given, in a form set
out in a Schedule, that requirement shall be treated as
satisfied if the application or declaration is made or the
notice is given—
(a) in a form to the like effect; or
(b) in a form authorised by the
Minister or other authority to
whom the application or
declaration is made or the notice
is given, if in the opinion of the
Minister or that other authority,
as the case may be, the form set
out in the appropriate Schedule
is unsuitable in the
circumstances of a particular
case.
17. A certificate of citizenship in case of doubt
given under section 12 of the Act shall be signed by the
Minister or by a person authorised by him in that
behalf.
18. Any application or declaration made in
accordance with regulation 3, 6, 7, 9 or 12 shall not be
accepted or registered, and the oath of allegiance
required by articles 42 and 45 of the Constitution, and
section 9 of the Act shall be of no effect unless it is
signed in the presence of or administered by one of the
following persons—
(a) in Guyana—
any Magistrate, Justice of the Peace or
Notary Public or any person
authorised by law to administer oaths:
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copy under
section 13(2).

Fees.
(b) elsewhere—
any consular officer of the
Government of Guyana or, if there is
no such consular officer, any person
authorised by the Government of
Guyana in that behalf, or any person
for the time being authorised by law,
in the place where the applicant,
declarant or deponent is, to administer
oaths:
Provided that if the applicant, declarant or
deponent is serving in the Guyana Defence Force the
application or declaration may be signed in the
presence of, or the oath administered by, any officer
holding a commission in that Force, whether the
application, declaration or oath is made or taken in
Guyana or elsewhere.
19. A document may be certified to be a true
copy of a document for the purpose of section 13(2) of
the Act by means of a statement in writing to that
effect signed by a person authorised by the Minister in
that behalf.
20. (1) Subject to this regulation, the fees
specified in the Fourth Schedule may be taken and
shall be paid to the Accountant General.
(2) Of the fee payable in respect of the grant
of a certificate of naturalisation, ten dollars (if the
applicant is a British protected person) or fifteen
dollars (if the applicant is an alien) shall be payable on
the submission of the application for a certificate and
shall in no circumstances be returned, and the balance
shall be payable on the receipt of the decision to grant
a certificate:
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Keeping of
registers

Provided that—
(a) where a husband and wife apply
at the same time for certificates
and are residing together at the
time of the applications and the
balance is paid in respect of the
grant of a certificate to one of
them, no balance shall be
payable in respect of the grant of
a certificate to the other;
(b) the fee paid in respect of any
application made under the
British Nationality Act, 1948,
before the 26th May, 1966, in
respect of any application for
registration or naturalisation
which was not granted or
refused before the
commencement of these
Regulations shall, if the
applicant so desires, be deemed
to be paid in respect of an
application under these
Regulations, or if the applicant
does not desire to be considered
as an applicant under these
Regulations, be returned to him.
21. The Minister shall cause registers to be
established and maintained and all matters required
by the Constitution, the Act or these Regulations to be
registered shall be entered in the appropriate register.

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Name and
address in full
in block
capitals
Delete word in
( ) which does
not apply.
Delete words in
FIRST SCHEDULE
Form R.l
[This application should be completed, subscribed and
submitted in duplicate]
THE GUYANA CITIZENSHIP REGULATIONS
(Cap. 14:01 Sub. Leg.)
(Regulation 3)
APPLICATION FOR REGISTRATION AS A
CITIZEN OF GUYANA MADE BY A PERSON
UNDER ARTICLE 42(1) OR 45 OF THE
CONSTITUTION BY VIRTUE OF HIS OR HER
MARRIAGE TO A CITIZEN OF GUYANA.
Caution—Section 14(1) of the Guyana
Citizenship Act (cap. 14:01) provides as follows:
"Any person who for the purpose of procuring
anything to be done or not to be done under this Act
or under Chapter IV of the Constitution, makes any
statement which he knows to be false in a material
particular, or recklessly makes a statement which is
false in a material particular, shall be liable on
summary conviction to a fine of five hundred dollars
and to imprisonment for three months."
1. I of was born
at on
2. My father's full name (is) (was) and he
was born at on
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( ) which do not
apply.
Delete word in
( ) which does
not apply.
Delete words in
( ) which do not
apply.
Delete words in
( ) which do not
apply.
Delete
subparagraphs
do not apply.
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Delete words in
( ) which do not
apply.
3. I was married at on to [full name of
husband/wife] of (late of)[husband's/wife’s
address or last address if deceased] .
4. My husband/ wife was born at on
.
5. My husband's/ wife’s father's full name (is) (was)
and he was born at on
.
6. My marriage (is still subsisting) (has terminated by
reason of) [if the marriage is not subsisting, state
whether it was terminated by the husband's/ wife’s
death or by divorce]
7. My husband/wife (is) (would but for his or her death
have become) a citizen of Guyana by reason of the fact
that [Here state the grounds on which this claim is
made]

8. I am (a) a citizen of the following countries to which
article 47 of the Constitution applies,* that is to say,
[Insert name of country or countries]
or (b) a citizen of the Republic of Ireland

or (c) a British subject under the British
Nationality Act, 1948, of the United Kingdom
or (d) a British subject by virtue of the
British Nationality Act, 1965, of the United
Kingdom
by reason of the fact that [Here state the grounds on
which the applicant claims to be such a citizen or
British subject];
or (e) a British protected person by
reason of my connection with [Here state the
protectorate or other territory from which the
applicant derives his or her status as a British
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1 * These countries, are Australia, the Bahamas, Bangladesh, Barbados, Botswana, Canada,
Cyprus, Dominica, Fiji, the Gambia, Ghana, Grenada, India, Jamaica, Kenya, Kiribati, Lesotho,
Malawi, Malaysia, Malta, Mauritius, Nauru, New Zealand and Island Territories and Self-
Governing Countries in free Association with New Zealand, Nigeria, Papua New Guinea,
Seychelles, Sierra Leone, Singapore, Solomon Islands, Sri Lanka, Saint Lucia, St Vincent,
Swaziland, Tanzania, Tonga, Trinidad and Tobago, Tuvalu, Uganda, United Kingdom and
Colonies, Western Samoa and Zambia.

protected person, and his or her connection
therewith]

or (f) an alien and a subject or citizen of
the following countries, that is to say, [Insert name
of country or countries]
or (g) a stateless alien and was formerly a
subject or citizen of the following countries, that is
to say .[Insert name of country or countries]
and ceased to be such by reason of the following
facts
[here state the cause whereby the applicant ceased
to be a subject or citizen of the countries in question,
whether these countries are countries to which
article 47 of the Constitution applies,*1 the
Republic of Ireland or foreign countries]

9. I have contracted the following other marriages—
[Here state place and date of marriage and name and
nationality or citizenship of husband or wife in each
case]
10. I (have) (have not) previously renounced or been
deprived of citizenship of Guyana. [If the applicant has
renounced his or her citizenship of Guyana, here state
the date on which the declaration of renunciation was
made; and if he or she had been deprived of his or her
citizenship, state the date on which, and the authority
by whom, the order of deprivation was made]
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Name and
address in full
in block
capitals.
Delete word in
( ) which does
not apply.
Delete words in
( ) which does
not apply.
Delete words in
( ) which does
not apply.
Delete
subparagraph )
which does not
apply.
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11. I hereby apply to be registered as a citizen of
Guyana and am conscious of the duty of such a citizen
to be loyal to the Constitution and to demonstrate no
disaffection towards it, whether by any act subversive
of its principles or institutions or otherwise.
I, do solemnly and sincerely declare that
the foregoing particulars stated in this application are
true, and I make this solemn declaration
conscientiously believing the same to be true.
(Signature of Applicant)…………………………….

Made and subscribed this day of 20 before
me at .
[Magistrate, Justice of the Peace or other official title].
(The Oath of Allegiance shall be subscribed and attested
in the Form hereunder).
OATH OF ALLEGIANCE
I do swear [solemnly affirm] that I
will be faithful and bear true allegiance to Guyana and
will honour, uphold and preserve the Constitution of
the Co-operative Republic of Guyana.
So help me God. [To be omitted in affirmation]
(Signature)
Sworn [Affirmed] and subscribed this day of
[Magistrate, Justice of the Peace or other official title]
(FOR OFFICIAL USE)
20 before me at
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[Forms 2 and 3 deleted by O.80/1980]
FORM R4
[This application should be completed, subscribed and
submitted in Duplicate]
THE GUYANA CITIZENSHIP REGULATIONS
(Cap. 14:01 Sub. Leg.)
(Regulation 6(1))
APPLICATION FOR REGISTRATION AS A
CITIZEN OF GUYANA UNDER SECTION 4 OF
THE ACT MADE BY A COMMONWEALTH
CITIZEN ON THE GROUND OF ORDINARY
RESIDENCE IN GUYANA OR ON THE GROUND
OR SERVICE UNDER THE GOVERNMENT OF
GUYANA.
Caution—Section 14(1) of the Guyana
Citizenship Act (cap. 14:01) provides as follows:
"Any person who for the purpose of procuring
anything to be done or not to be done under this
Act or under Chapter IV of the Constitution, makes
any statement which he knows to be false in a
material particular, or recklessly makes a statement
which is false in a material particular, shall be liable
on summary conviction to a fine of five hundred
dollars and to imprisonment for three months.
1. I, of
am a person of full age and capacity and was born
at on
.
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capitals.
in block
address in full
Name and
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 These countries, are Australia, the Bahamas, Bangladesh, Barbados, Botswana, Canada,
Cyprus, Dominica, Fiji, the Gambia, Ghana, Grenada, India, Jamaica, Kenya, Kiribati, Lesotho,
Malawi, Malaysia, Malta, Mauritius, Nauru, New Zealand and Island Territories and Self-
Governing Countries in free Association with New Zealand, Nigeria, Papua New Guinea,
Seychelles, Sierra Leone, Singapore, Solomon Islands, Sri Lanka, Saint Lucia, St Vincent,
Swaziland, Tanzania, Tonga, Trinidad and Tobago, Tuvalu, Uganda, United Kingdom and
Colonies, Western Samoa and Zambia.
Delete words in
( ) which do not
apply.

2. My father's full name (is) was)
and he was born at on
.
3. I am (single) (married) (a widow) (a widower)
(divorced from my wife/husband).
4. My (wife's/husband's) full name (is) (was)
5. I am (a) a citizen of the following countries to
which article 47 of the Constitution applies, that is
to say,
[Insert name of country or countries]
or (b) a citizen of the Republic of Ireland.
or (c) a British subject under the British
Nationality Act, 1948, of the United
Kingdom,
or (d) a British subject by virtue of the
British Nationality Act, 1965, of the
United Kingdom,
by reason of the fact that [Here state the grounds on
which the applicant claims to be such a citizen or
British subject]
6. I have been ordinarily resident in Guyana or
have been in the Service of the Government of
Guyana or partly the one and partly other for a
period of five years ending with the date of this
application.
apply.
( ) which do not
Delete words in
apply.
Delete words
which do not
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(a) Details of Residence
Full Postal
Address in
Guyana
From
(Date)
To
(Date )
Years Months


Total residence years.
(b) Details of Service
Government
Department
by which
employed
Capacity in
which
employed
From
(Date)
To
(Date)
Years Months


Total service
………………………………..……………… years
[If the period involved is less than five years here
state the special circumstances in which it is
deemed that the shorter period should be
accepted.]
7. I (have) (have not) previously renounced or
been deprived of citizenship of Guyana, [if the
applicant has renounced his or her citizenship of
Guyana, here state the date on which the
declaration of renunciation was made; and if he or
she has been deprived of his or her citizenship,
state the date on which, and the authority by whom
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Either or both of
subparagraphs
(a) and (b) should
be completed.
which do not
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apply.
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the order of deprivation was made]
8. I hereby apply to be registered as a citizen of Guyana
and undertake that, as such, I will be loyal to the
Constitution and demonstrate no disaffection towards it,
whether by any act subversive of its principle or
institutions or otherwise. I, do
solemnly and sincerely declare that it is my intention to
honour the above undertaking and that the foregoing
particulars stated in this application are true, and I make
this solemn declaration conscientiously believing the
same to be true.
(Signature of Applicant)
Made and subscribed this day of 20
before me at
.
[Magistrate, Justice of the Peace, or other official title]
(FOR OFFICIAL USE)
FORM R5
[This application should be completed, submitted and
subscribed in duplicate]
THE GUYANA CITIZENSHIP REGULATIONS
(Cap. 14:01 Sub. Leg.)
APPLICATION FOR REGISTRATION AS A CITIZEN OF GUYANA OF A MINOR
(Regulation 7)
Caution—Section 14 (1) of the Guyana
Citizenship Act (cap. 14:01) provides as follows:
"Any person who for the purpose of procuring
anything to be done or not to be done under this
Act or under Chapter IV of the Constitution, makes
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any statement which he knows to be false in a
material particular, or recklessly makes a statement
which is false in a material particular, shall be liable
on summary conviction to a fine of five hundred
dollars and to imprisonment for three months.
1. Particulars of Minor
Minor's full original name in
country of birth (IN BLOCK LETTERS)
If name at birth has been al-
tered, give particulars and date of alteration
date of alteration ... ... ...
Present private address
Occupation
Country
Country
Place
Nationality at birth
Present nationality if
different
State how change in
nationality was made
Date of Birth

Name Nation
-ality
Place Date
Place Date
If stateless, say how nationality was lost
State if minor is single, married, widower
or divorced
If married, give full name and
nationality of wife
If wife is dead, give place and date of
death
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If marriage has been annulled or dissolved, give place and
date of Court Decree
2. Particulars of Minor's Residence
(a) In Guyana
(Full postal
addresses must
be given)
From To Years Months



(b) In other countries
(Only the name of the country need be given)



If this application is granted, the minor intends to live
in
(insert name of country)
3. Minor's Knowledge of English
State whether slight, fair, good or excellent
(Note—This information is not required in
the case of a very young child.)
4. Give details of all proceedings of any kind taken
against the minor in civil or criminal courts of law:

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5. Particulars of Parents
Father's, full name in
his country of birth (IN BLOCK LETTERS)
Place of birth
If living, state present
Country Place
Address
Nationality
If dead, state place and date of death and nationality at time of death
Place Date
Nationality

Country Place
Address
Nationality
Place Date
Nationality
Mother's full name before
marriage in her country of
birth
(IN BLOCK LETTERS)
Place of birth
If living state present address
and nationality
If dead, state place and date of
death and nationality at time of death
6. Approximate date of any previous application for
naturalisation or registration of minor ........
address and nationality
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7. Application
Complete either paragraph (a) or (b), whichever is
appropriate. Paragraph (c) below and paragraph (d)
overleaf must be completed in all cases.
(a) The Parent ( To be completed only where the
application is made by a parent)
I am a parent of
of Guyana. I hereby apply for his/her registration as a
citizen of Guyana.
(b) The Guardian (To be completed where the
application is made by a guardian)
I am the guardian of
to whom the foregoing particulars relate and am—

Complete either (i) or (ii) or (iii) or (iv), (v) or (vi) as
(i) a citizen of Guyana;
(ii) a citizen of the United Kingdom and
Colonies;
(iii) a citizen of the Commonwealth country of
(iv) connected with the British Protectorate or British
Protected State of reason of

(v) a citizen of the Republic of Ireland;
(vi) a national of the foreign state of
Complete either (i) or (ii) whichever is appropriate and
to whom the foregoing particulars relate and am a citizen
necessary and strike out those which do not apply:
strike out the other:
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I am authorised to act as guardian—
(i) by the Court at .
(ii) by the minor's father/ mother whose consent is
attached.
I hereby apply for his/her registration as a citizen of
Guyana and undertake to use my best endeavours to
impress upon him/her the duty of such citizen to be
loyal to the Constitution and to demonstrate no dis-
affection towards it, whether by act subversive of its
principles or institutions or otherwise
(c) Reasons for Application
The reasons why registration is desired are .
(d)[This part of the application must be signed in the
presence of a Magistrate, Justice of the Peace or any
person authorized to administer oaths]
I do solemnly and sincerely declare that it is my
intention to honour the above undertaking and that the
foregoing particulars in this application are true and I
make this solemn declaration conscientiously believing
the same to be true.
I undertake to inform the Minister in Writing forthwith
if, at any time before registration, the accuracy of any of
the foregoing particulars is affected by an alteration in
the circumstances of the minor.
Signature of Applicant
(Parent/Guardian)
Made and subscribed at this day of
20 before me
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[Magistrate, Justice of the Peace or other official title.]
REFERENCES
Mr.
1.Name (in block letters) Mrs.
Miss.
Full Postal address
I, the undersigned, hereby state that I am a citizen of
Guyana by birth, that I am a householder and that I am
not the solicitor or agent or a relative of .
I support this application from my personal knowledge
of and close acquaintance with the applicant for
years. I vouch for his/her good character and loyalty and
am prepared to furnish full details about my knowledge
of and acquaintance with the applicant. I have read the
caution at the top of page one.
Date Signature
2. Name (IN BLOCK LETTERS) Mr.
Mrs.
Miss.
Full Postal address
I, the undersigned, hereby state that I am a citizen of
Guyana by birth, that I am a householder and that I am
not the solicitor or agent or a relative of
…………………………………………………………….
I support this application from my personal knowledge
am prepared to furnish full details about my knowledge
of and acquaintance with the applicant. I have read the
of and close acquaintance with the applicant for years
I vouch for his/her good character and loyalty and
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caution at the top of page one.
Date Signature
Form N1
[This application should be completed, submitted and
subscribed in duplicate]
THE GUYANA CITIZENSHIP REGULATIONS
(Cap. 14:01 Sub. Leg.)
APPLICATION BY AN ALIEN OR BRITISH
PROTECTED PERSON FOR A CERTIFICATE OF
NATURALISATION
(Regulation 9)
Caution—Section 14(1) of the Guyana Citizenship
Act (cap. 14:01) provides as follows:
"Any person who for the purpose of procuring
anything to be done or not to be done under this Act or
under Chapter IV of the Constitution, makes any
statement which he knows to be false in a material
particular, or recklessly makes a statement which is false
in a material particular, shall be liable on summary
conviction to a fine of five hundred dollars and to
imprisonment for three months.”
The form must be read carefully before it is completed.
Portions of the form which are not applicable should be
struck out and initialed in every case.
1. Original name in full in country of birth
(IN BLOCK LETTERS)

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 If the applicant is a British protected person he/she need not complete (b), (c), (d), and (e).
If name at birth has been altered, give
particulars and date of alteration
Particulars of any other name(s) used
for private purposes
Particulars of any other name(s) used for
trading or business purposes
Private address
Occupation
Business address and/or name and address of
employers (if Director, names and addresses
of companies concerned)

2. (a) Country, place and date of birth
Country
Place
Date of Birth
*(b) Nationality at birth
*(c) Present Nationality if different
*(d) State how change in Nationality was made (e) If stateless, say how change in nationality was lost
(f) If the applicant is a British protected person:—
(i) State name of protectorate, pro- tected state, mandated territory or trust territory from which he derives the status of a British protected person
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(ii) Say how that status was acquired
(g) Particulars of any other national status
3. Father's full name in country of his birth

( IN BLOCK LETTERS)
Present address (if living): Nationality
(if dead, at time of death)

Mother's full name before marriage in
country of her birth
.
( IN BLOCK LETTERS)
Present address (if living): Nationality
(if dead, at time of death)

4. State if single, married, widower, widow or
divorced

If married, state:—
Date Place
Date and place of marriage
Wife's full name before marriage
(IN BLOCK LETTERS)
Nationality and, if living, present address
Nationality
Address
OR
Husband's name
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 (a) and (b) must be deleted if applicant is a British protected person and (c) if he/she is an alien.
(IN BLOCK LETTERS)
Nationality
If husband or wife is dead, give the date
and place of death

Date
Place
If marriage dissolved, give date and place of decree

Date
Place
5. Statement Regarding Residence
(a) I have lived in Guyana throughout the
period of twelve months immediately
preceding the date of this application;
and
(b) during the seven years immediately
preceding this period of twelve
months have resided in Guyana for
periods amounting to not less than
years.
(c) I have been ordinarily resident in
Guyana throughout the period of five
years immediately preceding the date
of this application.

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Full Postal Address in Guyana
From (Date)
To
(Date
)
Years Months





Total residence in Guyana:- ______________ years
During the
period
of residence
shown above, I
have visited
the following
foreign
countries.
Name of
Country
From
(Date)
To
(Date)




If this application is granted, I intend to live in Guyana
6. Statement Regarding Character, etc.

I am of good character and am financially solvent.
7. Details of all proceedings of any kind taken against
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you in any Civil or Criminal Court.
Nature of
Proceedings
Date Place Result


8. Date of any composition made with creditors
Date of insolvency
Date of discharge from insolvency ……………
9. Approximate date of any previous application for
naturalization
10. Particulars of Children
(a) Full names of
children under 21
years of age to be
registered
Date of
Birth
Place of
Birth
Where now
resident


(b) Full names of
other children
Date of
Birth
Place of
Birth
Where
now
resident

11. Application
(Delete and initial words in ( ) if inapplicable)
I, the undersigned, to whom the forgoing particulars
relate, hereby apply to the Minister for the grant of a
Certificate of Naturalisation (and for the registration of
my minor children as indicated in section 10(a) above)
and undertake that, as a citizen of Guyana by
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naturalisation, I will be loyal to the Constitution and
demonstrate no disaffection towards it, whether by any
act subversive of its principles or institutions or
otherwise (and use my best endeavours to impress upon
my said children their like duties in that behalf).
I do solemnly and sincerely declare that it is my
intention to honour the above undertaking and that the
foregoing particulars stated in this application are true,
and I make this solemn declaration conscientiously be-
lieving the same to be true. If, at any time before a
certificate is issued to me the accuracy of any of the
foregoing particulars is affected by an alteration in
circumstances, I undertake to inform the Minister in
writing forthwith.
Signature of Applicant
Made and subscribed this day of
20 .
Before me at .
(Signed)
[Magistrate, Justice of the Peace or other authorised
person]
REFERENCES
1. Name (in BLOCK LETTERS) Mr. Mrs. Miss.
Full postal address
I, the undersigned, hereby state that I am a Citizen of
Guyana by birth, that I am householder and that I am
not the attorney-at-law or agent or a relative of
I support this application from my personal knowledge
of and close acquaintance with the applicant for
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years. I vouch for his/ her good character and loyalty
and am prepared to furnish full details about my
knowledge of and acquaintance with the applicant.
I have read the caution at the top of this form.
Date Signature
2. Name
(IN BLOCK LETTERS)
Mr.
Mrs.
Miss.
Full postal address
I, the undersigned, hereby state that I am a Citizen of
Guyana by birth, that I am a householder and that I am
I support this application from my personal knowledge
of and close acquaintance with the applicant for
years. I vouch for his /her good character and loyalty
and am prepared to furnish full details about my
knowledge and acquaintance with the applicant.
I have read the caution at the top of this form.
Date.
Signature.

3. Name
(IN BLOCK LETTERS)
Mr.
Mrs.
Miss
Full postal address
not the attorney-at-law or agent or a relative of
.
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I, the undersigned hereby state that I am a Citizen of
Guyana
by birth, that I am a householder and that I am not the
solicitor or agent or a relative of
. I support this application from my personal knowledge
of and close acquaintance with the applicant for
years. I vouch for his/her good character and loyalty and
am prepared to furnish full details about my knowledge
of and acquaintance with the applicant.
I have read the caution at the top of this form.
Date Signature
4. Name (in BLOCK LETTERS)
Mr.
Mrs.
Miss
Full postal address
I, the undersigned hereby state that I am a Citizen of
Guyana by birth, that I am a householder and that I am
not the solicitor or agent or a relative of
.
I support this application from my personal knowledge
of and close acquaintance with the applicant for
years. I vouch for his/her good character and loyalty and
am prepared to furnish full details about my knowledge
of and acquaintance with the applicant.
I have read the caution at the top of this form.
Date
Signature
ADVERTISEMENTS AND SUBMISSION OF
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Here insert full
name and
address of
declarant.
reg.20
[Reg. 17/1967]
APPLICATION
This form when completed should be forwarded to the
Permanent Secretary, Ministry of Home Affairs,
Georgetown, Guyana, together with the fee of (if
the applicant is a British protected person) or
(in other cases) payable on submission of an application
and two separate issues of any newspaper circulating in
the district in which the applicant resides, each
containing (clearly marked) an advertisement in the
following form:—
"Notice is hereby given that of
is applying to the Minister for naturalisation, and that
any person who knows any reason why naturalisation
should not be granted should send a written and signed
statement of the facts to the Permanent Secretary,
Ministry of Home Affairs, Georgetown, Guyana.
No.
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SECOND SCHEDULE
THE GUYANA CITIZENSHIP ACT
(Cap. 14:01 Sub. Leg.)
CERTIFICATE OF NATURALISATION
(Regulation 10)
Whereas
has applied for a certificate of naturalisation,
alleging with respect to himself/herself the
particulars set out below, and has satisfied me that
the conditions laid down in the Guyana Citizenship
Act (cap. 14:01) for the grant of a certificate of
naturalisation are fulfilled:
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Now, therefore, in pursuance of the powers
conferred upon me by the said Act, I grant to the
said
this certificate of naturalisation, and declare that
upon taking the oath of allegiance within the time
and in the manner required by the regulations
made in that behalf he/she shall be a citizen of
Guyana as from the date of this certificate.
In witness whereof I have hereto subscribed my
name this day of 20 .
(Signed)
Minister/Person authorized by the Minister.
PARTICULARS RELATING TO APPLICANT
Full name
Address
Profession or occupation
Place and date of birth
Nationality
Single, married, etc.
Name of wife or husband
Names and nationalities of parents .
Oath of Allegiance
I do swear [solemnly affirm] that I
honour, uphold and preserve the Constitution of
Guyana.
So help me God. [To be omitted in affirmation].
Sworn [Affirmed] and subscribed this day of
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will be faithful and bear true allegiance to Guyana and will
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 These countries, are Australia, the Bahamas, Bangladesh, Barbados, Botswana, Canada, Cyprus,
Dominica, Fiji, the Gambia, Ghana, Grenada, India, Jamaica, Kenya, Kiribati, Lesotho, Malawi,
Malaysia, Malta, Mauritius, Nauru, New Zealand and Island Territories and Self- Governing
Countries in free Association with New Zealand, Nigeria, Papua New Guinea, Seychelles, Sierra
Leone, Singapore, Solomon Islands, Sri Lanka, Saint Lucia, St Vincent, Swaziland, Tanzania, Tonga,
Trinidad and Tobago, Tuvalu, Uganda, United Kingdom and Colonies, Western Samoa and Zambia.
[Here insert
full name and
address of
declarant]
20 before me [Magistrate, Justice of the
Peace or other official title]
Address
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THIRD SCHEDULE
THE GUYANA CITIZENSHIP REGULATIONS
(CAP. 14:01 SUB. LEG.)
(Regulation 12)
DECLARATION OF RENUNCIATION OF
CITIZENSHIP UNDER SECTION 10 OF THE ACT
MADE BY A CITIZEN OF GUYANA WHO IS OR IS
ABOUT TO BECOME A CITIZEN OF ONE OF THE
COUNTRIES TO WHICH ARTICLE 47 OF THE
CONSTITUTION APPLIES OR OF THE REPUBLIC
OF IRELAND OR A NATIONAL OF A FOREIGN
COUNTRY
1. I am of full capacity and was born at
on
2. I have/have not been married.
3. I am/am about to become a citizen/national of
under the law of that country.
4. I hereby renounce my citizenship of Guyana.
I do solemnly and sincerely declare
that the foregoing particulars stated in this declaration
are true, and I make this solemn declaration con-
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scientiously believing the same to be true.
(Signed) Made and subscribed this day of 20 . before me.
(Signed)
[Magistrate, Justice of the Peace or other official title]
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FOURTH SCHEDULE
TABLE OF FEES
Matter in which fee may be taken Amount
of fee

Application for registration as a citizen
under article 42 or 45 of the Constitution
Application for registration as a citizen under
section 4(1) of the Act
Registration of a minor child who is a
British protected person or an alien as a
citizen under section 5 of the Act—
If application for the minor's
registration was made at the same time as an
application by one of his parents for a
Certificate of Naturalisation
In other cases—
If the minor is a British protected person
$ c
20 00
20 00
20 00
100 00
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If the minor is an alien
Grant of Certificate of Naturalisation –
To a British protected person –
To an alien
Grant of a Certificate of Citizenship in case of
doubt
Registration of renunciation of Citizenship
Supplying a certified true copy of any notice;
certificate, order, declaration or entry given,
granted or made by or under the Constitution
or the Act

120 00
120 00
15 00
20 00
10 00
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