What is a National Identity Card?
It is a document that is used to show that one is a citizen of the Republic of Botswana. It is a requirement by the law that every Motswana above the age of 16 has one. This card is commonly known as Omang.
Every citizen of Botswana above the age of 16.
If you do not have a birth certificate:
The first issue of application is free.
A fee of P5.00/ JPY50 is paid for ;
A fee of P110.00/JPY1,100 is paid for;
A National Identity Card is valid for 10 years. In case of replacements, the old card should be surrendered to the Civil and National Registration Officer.
Bring Citizenship Registration certificate.
NB: The Registrar may require any other information that s/he may deem necessary to prove a person’s qualification for registration.
Applications can be done at Botswana Embassy in Japan.
It is not allowed to collect another person’s card unless where there are convincing reasons for which one is obliged to authorize, in writing, someone to collect an ID on their behalf. The individual will also sign a proxy form.
Omang forms are issued during the application process because these are security documents.