This is the version of this Act as it was from 31 December 2015 to 30 June 2021. Read the version currently in force.
- Is amended by Civil Code of Seychelles (Consequence of Enactment) Act, 2021
- Is amended by Civil Status (Amendment) Act, 2021
Civil Status Act
- Commenced on 22 April 1893
- [This is the version of this document as it was at 31 December 2015 to 30 June 2021.]
1. Short titleThis Act may be cited as the Civil Status Act.
2. InterpretationIn this Act, unless the context otherwise requires"Act" means an act of the civil status;"affidavit" includes solemn affirmations;"district" means the electoral area assigned to a branch civil status office or other civil status office for the purpose of registration of matters concerning the civil status of persons;[inserted by section 2(a)(i) of Act 10 of 2000 w.e.f. 1 December 2000]"judicial department" includes the Supreme Court and any other court that may exist in Seychelles and the registries thereof;"gazetted" means published in the Seychelles Government Gazette;"interment" includes cremation;[inserted by section 2(a)(ii) of Act 10 of 2000 w.e.f. 1 December 2000]"the court" means the Supreme Court;"judge" means a Judge in Chambers;"magistrate" means any judicial officer exercising magisterial powers;"oath" includes solemn affirmations;"office" means office of the civil status;"officer or civil status officer" means officer of the civil status;"Outer Islands" means the islands or groups of islands listed in Part II of the First Schedule of the Constitution of the Republic of Seychelles;[inserted by section 2(a)(iii) of Act 10 of 2000 w.e.f. 1 December 2000]"register" means register of the civil status.
Part I – The Civil Status Department
Offices of civil status
3. Offices of civil status
4. Existing officesThe civil status office existing at Victoria at the commencement of this Act shall be deemed the Central Civil Status Office for Seychelles, and any branch, additional or other civil status office, existing shall be deemed a branch, additional or other civil status office referred to in this Act.
Civil status officers
5. Chief Officer of Civil Status
6. Other officers may be appointed
7. Temporary officers during prevalence of epidemic diseaseWhenever it shall be urgent during the prevalence of any epidemic disease, to provide for the prompt and immediate fulfilment of the legal formalities required previous to the burial of bodies, it shall be lawful for the President to appoint in any part of Seychelles as many temporary assistant civil status officer as may be required, concurrently with the then existing officers, to receive declarations of deaths and deliver permits of burials.
8. Officers of civil status to be public functionariesThe Chief Officer of the Civil Status, every civil status officer, and any clerk acting as such shall be deemed public functionaries, and be entitled to the protection and be liable to the responsibilities and penalties which by any law are provided with regard to public functionaries.
Duties of the civil status officers
9. Chief Officer of the Civil StatusIt shall be the duty of the Chief Officer of the Civil Status to enforce the provisions of this Act. He shall report to the Commissioner of Police any offence against this Act, and to the Minister any neglect of duty committed by any person charged with such duty, and any irregularity or omission appearing in any register.
10. Further duties of the Chief Officer of Civil Status
11. Duties of other officers
12. When an officer cannot actAn officer shall not receive, draw up and register any act in which his own status or that of any of his ancestors, parents, descendants, sisters or brothers shall be concerned, but such act may be received by any other officer.This article shall not apply to any outlying island where there is only one person competent to act as civil status officer.
13. Yearly indexesEvery officer charged with the keeping of any register of births, deaths or marriages shall prepare current alphabetical indexes of the content of such registers, and every entry in such indexes shall be made immediately after the act to which it relates has been registered. The said indexes shall be closed at the end of each year and shall be in duplicate. In the case of a district or additional office one of such duplicates shall be kept with the records of his office, and the other shall together with the duplicate of the register be sent to the Chief Officer of the Civil Status.
14. Decennial tablesThe Chief Officer of the Civil Status shall within twelve months after the commencement of this Act prepare a decennial alphabetical table with statistical abstracts of all deaths, births, marriages, adoptions and divorces which have occurred during the ten years ending the 31st December, 1892, and afterwards, shall prepare a similar decennial table within the first six months after each tenth year from the 31st December, 1891.The said tables and abstracts shall be prepared and registered in accordance with forms prepared by the Chief Officer of the Civil Status.Such alphabetical tables both annual and decennial shall further be typed, and a copy of the same sent to every office to be kept there and open to the public for information.
Part II – Registers and Act of the civil status
15. Keeping of registers
16. Pages to be numbered
17. Closing of registersThe officer in every district or additional office, and in the central office the Chief Officer of the Civil Status shall immediately after the last act entered in the register draw up, date and sign a memorandum in which the number of acts entered in the register shall be recorded.
18. Closed registers
19. Instruments to be authenticated
20. Power to verifyThe Minister or any officer deputed by him, the Chief Justice, a magistrate, and any Justice of the Peace, the Chief Officer of the Civil Status, the Attorney General, and the Auditor General, shall have power at any time, to examine, inspect and verify the registers of any civil status officer.
21. Errors, etc., to be reportedAll errors, omissions, or irregularities discovered in the course of inspection under the preceding section shall be at once made known to the Minister, who will thereupon refer the matter to the Attorney General for any action that may be necessary in order to have the register rectified.
22. Extracts from registers
23. ***[section 23 repealed by section 2(d) of Act 10 of 2000 w.e.f. 1 December 2000]
Rules as to registration of declarations
24. Date, etc., to be mentioned in every ActIn every act the year, month and day of receiving the same, shall be stated, as well as the names, surname, national identity number, profession and residence of all persons therein mentioned.[section 24 amended by section 2(e) of Act 10 of 2000 w.e.f. 1 December 2000]
25. Only statements of parties to be recordedIt shall not be lawful for any officer to mention or record in any act either as a note or as a statement in the body of the act anything beyond what the parties are bound to declare to him.
26. When parties may be represented by agentsIn any case in which the parties interested are not bound by law to appear in person they may be represented before the officer by an agent expressly appointed to represent them by an authentic deed.
27. Witnesses to actPersons appearing as witnesses to any act must not be under eighteen years of age; the witnesses may be selected by the parties, and relatives may be so selected.
28. Act to be read to parties and signed by them
29. Acts of the civil status drawn up abroadAny act of the civil status drawn up in any country out of Seychelles shall be deemed valid as an act of the civil status if it has been drawn up in accordance with the law in force in such country.
30. When acts are not vitiated
Part III – Acts of birth
31. Period within which declaration of birth must be made
32. Who may make declarationThe birth may be declared by the father and mother together, or if the father is not known, the mother alone, by any medical practitioner, midwife or other person having been present at the birth or by the owner or occupier of the premises on which the birth took place.The act of birth shall be drawn up forthwith in the presence of two witnesses. No fee or duty of any kind shall be charged by the officer for receiving such declaration and drawing up the act of birth.
33. Facts to be mentioned in actIn the act shall be mentioned the day, hour and place of birth, the sex of the child, the names given to it, the names, surnames, national identity numbers, profession and residence of the father and mother and those of the witnesses.[section 33 amended by section 2(g) of Act 10 of 2000 w.e.f. 1 December 2000]
34. Information to be given to parentsWhere a birth is declared or registered under this part, the officer to whom it is declared or by whom it is registered shall inform—
35. Declaration of birth of natural childWhenever the birth of a natural child shall be declared every officer is hereby expressly forbidden to mention in the act of birth the name of the father, unless the father consents to such mention, either by appearing and signing or marking the act, either personally or by agent appointed under an authentic deed to sign for him.Where any such deed is produced mention thereof shall be made in the margin of the act of birth and the original or copy of the authority shall be kept by the officer.
36. Finding of newborn child
37. Persons taking charge of infantIf any person receive or take charge of an infant whose birth has not been declared and registered or cannot be ascertained, every such person shall be deemed to have found a newborn child, and shall be bound to fulfil the formalities and make the declarations required in section 31, and shall in default thereof incur the penalties mentioned in the said section:Provided that if it be subsequently discovered that the birth of such child has been declared and registered, the second registration shall upon an order of a judge be cancelled by the Chief Officer of the Civil Status.
38. Birth in prisons, etc
39. Birth on board ship registered in Seychelles
39A. Birth on board an aircraftThe provisions of section 39 shall, mutatis mutandis, apply whenever any birth shall take place on board of any aircraft registered in Seychelles during a flight and while the aircraft is not in an airport in Seychelles, as if the references in that section to "the master" "ship" and "harbour" were references respectively to "the pilot", "aircraft" and "airport".[section 39A inserted by section 2(h) of Act 10 of 2000 w.e.f. 1 December 2000]
Part IV – Acts of marriage
Qualifications and conditions necessary for contracting marriage
40. Age of partiesA male person under the age of eighteen years or a female under the age of fifteen years cannot contract marriage. But the Minister may for grave causes authorise any person under the above age to contract marriage.
41. ConsentThere is no marriage when there is no consent.
42. Previous marriage a barNo second marriage can be contracted before the dissolution of the first marriage.
43. Marriage prohibited between relatives in direct lineIn the direct line marriage is prohibited between all ascendants and descendants whether legitimate or natural and between persons related by marriage in the same line.
44. Collateral lineIn the collateral line, marriage is prohibited between a brother and sister whether legitimate or natural, and between persons related by marriage in the same degree.But marriage may be legally contracted between a man and the sister of his deceased wife or between a woman and the brother of her deceased husband. However marriage is prohibited between a man and the sister of his wife during the lifetime of the wife and between a woman and the brother of her husband during the lifetime of the husband.
45. Marriage prohibited between uncle and niece, etc.Marriage is further prohibited between a man and his niece or a woman and her nephew. But the Minister may for grave causes authorise such marriage.
46. Marriage of legitimate minor, what consent necessary
47. Marriage of illegitimate minor, what consent necessary
48. Application for consent of judge
49. Appeal from refusal of parent or guardian to give consent
50. Marriage not rendered null and void for lack of consent of parent or guardian if the judge has given consentNo marriage shall be rendered null and void for the reason of lack of consent of any parent or guardian if in fact the consent of a judge to such marriage was given.
51. ***[section 51 repealed by section 2(k) of Act 10 of 2000 w.e.f. 1 December 2000]
52. No marriage to take place before publication
53. Acts of birth, etc., to be producedWhen application is made to an officer for the publication of a marriage the officer shall call for the production of the acts of birth of the parties, and in case of widower or widow for the production of the act of death of the husband or wife alleged to be dead:Provided that it shall not be necessary to produce the above-mentioned acts in cases where such acts have been registered in the office in which the marriage is to be celebrated. In such case a search fee mentioned in Schedule B shall be levied by the officer receiving the application:Provided further that if any such party shows that he is unable to produce any such act it shall be lawful for him to replace such act by an affidavit in Form V of Schedule A.
54. Affidavit, how madeAny such affidavit may be made before a judge, the Registrar of the Supreme Court, any magistrate or Justice of the Peace or before the officer to whom application for publication is made. It shall not be necessary to use stamped paper for such affidavit and no registration or other fees shall be levied thereon.
55. Publication, how made
56. When marriage may take place
57. ***[section 57 repealed by section 2(m) of Act 10 of 2000 w.e.f. 1 December 2000]
58. Publication of marriages to be celebrated abroadWhenever a person intends to be married in some place outside Seychelles and, under the law of such place, it is necessary that the publication of such marriage should be made in Seychelles, such publication may be made in the central office in the same manner as if the marriage was to be celebrated in Victoria, and the Chief Officer of the Civil Status shall deliver a certificate to the effect that such publication has been made.[section 58 amended by section 2(n) of Act 10 of 2000 w.e.f. 1 December 2000]
59. Minister may dispense with one publication*
Oppositions to marriage
60. Husband or wife may oppose marriageThe husband or wife of one of the parties intending to contract marriage may enter an opposition to the celebration of such marriage.
61. Ascendants may oppose marriageThe father, and in default of the father, the mother, and in default of the father and mother, the grandfather or grandmother of one of the parties may oppose the marriage even when the parties are above the age of eighteen years.
62. When collateral relative may opposeWhen there is no ascendant as referred to in section 59, a brother or sister, uncle or aunt, or a first cousin of one of the parties may, when such brother or sister, uncle or aunt or cousin is of age, oppose the marriage, but only in one of the following cases:—
63. Consent of family councilIn the cases provided for in section 60 the guardian or curator will be entitled to oppose the marriage while the guardianship or curatelle lasts, only when he has been authorised to do so by a family council.
64. Notice of opposition
65. Effect of opposition
66. Judgments with respect to validity of act of oppositionWhenever an opposition shall have been made, it shall be lawful for any of the parties intending to contract marriage or for the Attorney General to move the court for a rule calling upon the opposing party to show cause why his opposition should not be quashed.The motion unless made by the Attorney General shall be supported by an affidavit.The court shall make the rule returnable and shall hear the cause within ten days and shall have power to call for such evidence, oral or written, as it may deem expedient.The final order of the court shall be transmitted by the Registrar ex-officio to the Chief Officer of the Civil Status who shall cause a copy thereof to be deposited with the officer upon whom the notice of opposition has been served.[section 66 amended by section 2(o) of Act 10 of 2000 w.e.f. 1 December 2000]
67. Damages against opposing partyIf the opposition is quashed the opposing party, unless the opposition is made by an ascendant, may by the same judgment be sentenced to pay damages.
68. Dispensations, how obtained*
Proof of consent of parents, guardians, etc.
69. Proof of consent of parent, guardian, etc
Celebration of marriage
70. Time and place of celebration*
71. Proceedings of celebrationOn the day selected by the parties, after the periods prescribed for publication have expired, the officer shall in the office or in any private house referred to in section 68, and in the presence of the parties and of two or more witnesses, read aloud the names and other description of the parties as set forth in the notice of publication, and the written consent of any person whose consent is necessary when such consent has been given in writing. He shall ask the parties one after the other whether they consent to take each other as husband and wife, and after they have declared their consent so to do, he shall declare them duly married according to law and shall forthwith sign the act of marriage.
72. Act of marriage
Legitimation of natural children in act of marriage
74. No fees for marriageNo fee shall be charged for the publication or celebration of a marriage in any office. The parties shall further be entitled to receive free of cost a copy of the publication and a copy of the act of marriage.
75. When fees or other formality connected with marriage may be remittedWhenever a person intending to be married shall produce a certificate signed by any Member of the National Assembly or any judge or magistrate or by any priest, ordained minister or nominated minister of any church statutorily incorporated in Seychelles to that effect that such person is too poor to pay the expenses of any formalities required by law before his marriage can take place, it shall be lawful for any judge, magistrate or civil status officer, or other public officer authorised to receive fees, to exempt such person from the payment of all fees, stamp, registration and other dues chargeable on every document or proceeding, or fines or penalties connected with the fulfilment of any formalities required by law before the marriage can take place:[section 75 amended by section 2(p) of Act 10 of 2000 w.e.f. 1 December 2000]Provided that the full amount of any fee chargeable under Schedule B for any dispensation shall be claimed unless the Minister shall have granted remission of the payment of part or the whole of such fees.
76. Marriage at private house
Marriages in articulo mortis
77. Marriage where one party in articulo mortisIt shall be lawful for any minister of a Christian Church or for any officer without previous publication and without any other formality required by this Act to solemnise marriage between two persons one of whom is in articulo mortis and such marriage shall, subject to the following provisions, be as valid as if it had been celebrated in conformity with the foregoing provisions of this Act.
78. Conditions for validity of marriage
79. Minister to deposit act of marriage
Part V – Acts of death
80. Conditions of interment
81. Registration of death
82. Registration in cases of sudden death
83. Owners and occupiers to declare deathsThe owner or occupier of any premises in which any death shall happen, shall be bound before twenty-four hours have elapsed after such death, to give notice thereof to the officer of his ward and it shall be his duty to send two persons who have been present at the death, or in attendance during the last illness of the deceased, to declare the said death.The same duty shall fall to every owner, occupier, or manager of any rural property, and of every establishment in town or in the country.
84. Death in prisons, etc
85. Deaths in quarantine stations
86. Deaths on board registered ships
87. ***[section 87 repealed by section 2(s) of Act 10 of 2000 w.e.f. 1 December 2000]
88. Dead bodies
89. Register of causes of deathIt shall be the duty of the Chief Officer of the Civil Status to keep and issue separate books or registers wherein shall be entered the causes or probable causes of death, each entry in such separate register bearing a number corresponding with the number of the act of death to which the same relates.
90. Deaths not duly registered before intermentIf the death of any person deceased in Seychelles has not been registered before interment, it shall not be lawful to register such death except upon an order of a judge or magistrate. Mention of the order shall be made in the margin of the act.
91. Death out of Seychelles, registration, intermentWhen the body of a person who has died out of Seychelles is brought to Seychelles for interment, the death of such person may be registered in the central office in conformity with this Act and thereupon a permit of burial may be issued.
Part VI – Divorce, acknowledgment of children adoption, and changes with respect to names
92. Copy of judgment to be sent to Chief Officer of Civil Status
Acknowledgment of natural children
93. Registration of acknowledgment
Change of name
94. Application for change of name
95. Notice of application in Gazette
96. Chief Officer of Civil Status may authorise proposed changeIf within the prescribed period no opposition is made to the application, or if any such opposition is made but is not considered well founded and if it further appears that there are any good and sufficient grounds in support of the application, the Chief Officer of the Civil Status may grant such application and authorise the proposed change and addition.
97. Notice of authorisation to be publishedThe Chief Officer of the Civil Status shall cause to be gazetted any decision by him authorising any such change and addition.Thereupon the name authorised to be borne by the applicant shall thenceforth be deemed his name, and the surname of family name as altered or added to in conformity with such decision shall thenceforth be the surname or family name of the applicant and that of his wife and children and of any other person by law entitled to bear the surname or family name of such applicant.
98. Proviso relative to name assumed under contract of marriage, testament and donationNothing herein contained shall affect the right of any person to assume and bear any surname or family name which he may be entitled to assume and bear under any contract of marriage, testament or donation.
99. Chief Officer of Civil Status to rectify acts of civil statusWhen a notice authorising a change or addition of name or surname or family name has been published under section 97 the Chief Officer of the Civil Status shall forthwith inscribe in the margin of the act of birth of the applicant and of any other act concerning such applicant, the alteration or addition authorised by such notice.
Part VII – Amendment and cancellation of acts of the civil status
100. Amendment of ActsA judge may, upon the written application of the Chief Officer of the Civil Status or any party, order the amendment without any fee, stamp or registration due of any act whenever such judge shall be satisfied that any error has been committed in any such act or in the registration thereof. Nothing herein contained shall prevent any interested person from asking by action before the Supreme Court for the rectification or cancellation of any act.[section 100 amended by section 2(v) of Act 10 of 2000 w.e.f. 1 December 2000]
101. Powers of Attorney GeneralIt shall be lawful for the Attorney General to dispute the validity of any act or to require the rectification or annulment thereof whenever he shall deem it fit. Every proceeding by or on behalf of the Attorney General for any purpose aforesaid shall be by motion and rule calling upon the parties interested to show cause against such application.
102. CostsIn no case in which the Attorney General deems fit to act or is called upon to act, with respect to matters relative to the civil status, or otherwise with respect to the provisions of this Act, shall any liability for costs or damages be incurred by the Attorney General or by Government, in any way or upon any ground whatsoever.
103. Judgment not binding upon parties not calledAny order of a judge or magistrate or judgment of the court for the amendment, rectification or annulment of any act shall not be binding upon any interested party who shall not have either moved or applied for such order or judgment or shall not have been made a party to it.
104. Amendment to be noted in margin of actAny such order or judgment shall be entered verbatim in a special register, which shall not be a duplicate register and a summary mention of the amendment, rectification of annulment decreed shall be made in the margin of the act in every register in which such act has been registered.
105. Completing acts left incompleteWhenever it shall be discovered that either before or after the commencement of this Act any act has not been entered, filed up, signed or otherwise completed in any register by the officer having charge of such register, a judge may upon the application of the Chief Officer of the Civil Status authorise by an order in writing, any officer for the time being in charge of the register to enter, fill up, sign or otherwise complete any such acts in any such registers.
106. Costs of proceeding to be borne by officer in faultThe officer who ought to have entered, filled up, signed or otherwise completed any such act shall be liable for the costs of any such application to the judge and of any further proceedings that may become necessary upon such application:Provided that nothing herein contained shall bar any criminal prosecution to which such officer may be liable under this Act or the Penal Code.
107. Acts completed under Judge's order to be validAll acts entered, filled up, signed and otherwise completed under the above provisions shall be as valid as if such acts had been, at the time of the declaration, entered, filled up, signed and otherwise completed in conformity with this Act.
Part VIII – Offences and penalties
108. Penalty against officer for breach of provisions as to registration, etcAny officer who—
109. Solemnising marriage in articulo mortis without complying with ActAny minister of religion who shall celebrate a marriage in articulo mortis otherwise than in strict conformity with the provisions of this Act or who shall fail to send to the officer of the civil status the act of any such marriage as required shall be liable to a fine not exceeding two hundred rupees.
110. Destroying or injuring acts of the civil statusEvery person who shall wilfully destroy or injure or cause to be destroyed or injured any register of the civil status or any instrument connected therewith, shall be deemed guilty of an offence and on conviction shall be liable to imprisonment with or without hard labour for any period not exceeding two years.
111. Forgery by officerSections 335, 337 and 347 of the Penal Code shall be applicable to any officer who—
112. Counterfeiting, altering, etc., actsAny person not being an officer who—
113. Penalty for making false statement or declarationAny person who—
114. Concealment, substitution of children, etc
115. Penalty for concealing birth
116. When a newborn child is foundAny person who, having found a newborn child, shall neglect to make the declarations and fulfil the formalities required of him by section 36 shall be guilty of and on conviction liable to a fine not exceeding two hundred rupees or imprisonment not exceeding six months.
117. Burial without a permitWhoever shall bury or otherwise dispose of any human body without having obtained a permit from an officer of the civil status, or before or after the period required under section 80, or in any unauthorised burial ground, shall be punished by a fine not exceeding five hundred rupees or by imprisonment not exceeding six months.
118. Concealing the body of a person deceased by the effect of violenceWhoever shall conceal, privately bury or otherwise dispose of the body of a person killed, or who has died from the effects of any blow or wound, shall be guilty of an offence and liable on conviction to a fine not exceeding five hundred rupees or to imprisonment for any term not exceeding two years.
119. Penalty for obstructing marriages by unwarranted or malicious oppositionsIf any person makes opposition to a marriage without having a right under the laws of Seychelles to oppose the marriage, or if it appears to the court that the opposition is made maliciously, the court may inflict upon such opposing party a fine not exceeding one thousand rupees besides costs of suit.
120. Penalties with respect to masters of ships registered in SeychellesIf any master of a ship registered in Seychelles or the officer replacing such master and being in command of the said ship neglects, upon his arrival in any harbour in Seychelles, to declare to the civil status officer of the place the deaths or births which have occurred on board the said ship before his arrival in the aforesaid harbour and if any such master or officer has neglected to comply with the provisions of this Act respecting deaths or births in ships registered in Seychelles, the master or officer shall incur a fine not exceeding five hundred rupees.
121. Penalty for not making declarations in cases of suspicious, violent or sudden deathsIn any case of a suspicious, or violent or sudden death, the persons declaring such death, when acquainted with the circumstances of such death who shall fail to disclose such circumstances, shall be guilty of an offence and liable to a fine not exceeding five hundred rupees or to imprisonment for any term not exceeding six months.
122. AttemptIf any person attempts to commit any offence for which the punishment of imprisonment is provided in this Act, such person shall be liable to be punished as if he had been guilty of the full offence whenever such attempt has been made manifest by a commencement of execution and has been suspended or has failed in its effect only by circumstances independent of the will of such person.
123. AccomplicesPersons who in any of the ways referred to in the Penal Code, shall be accomplices in any offence for which the punishment of imprisonment is provided in this Act, shall be liable to the punishment provided for such offence in the same manner as if such offence was one provided for by the Penal Code.
124. Offences to be reported to the policeIt shall be the duty of the Chief Officer of the Civil Status, of every judge or magistrate, of every officer and of every police officer to report to the Commissioner of Police every offence against this Act of which they may become aware.
125. Inquiries by Commissioner of PoliceThe Commissioner of Police shall inquire into every offence against this Act which has been reported to him, or in any other way brought to his cognisance or touching which it may appear that information ought to be obtained.
126. Commissioner of Police to report to Attorney General. Power of direction given to Attorney GeneralThe Commissioner of Police shall report to the Attorney General all offences against this Act brought to his knowledge, the steps taken by him in connection therewith and the result of such steps, and the Attorney General shall by virtue of his office have power to issue such instructions as he is empowered to issue under any law in force in Seychelles.
127. Fees payable under this Act
Part IX[Part IX repealed by section 2(w) of Act 10 of 2000 w.e.f. 1 December 2000]
128. ***[section 128 repealed by section 2(w) of Act 10 of 2000 w.e.f. 1 December 2000]
129. ***[section 129 repealed by section 2(w) of Act 10 of 2000 w.e.f. 1 December 2000]
130. ***[section 130 repealed by section 2(w) of Act 10 of 2000 w.e.f. 1 December 2000]
131. ***[section 131 repealed by section 2(w) of Act 10 of 2000 w.e.f. 1 December 2000]
132. ***[section 132 repealed by section 2(w) of Act 10 of 2000 w.e.f. 1 December 2000]
133. ***[section 133 repealed by section 2(w) of Act 10 of 2000 w.e.f. 1 December 2000]
134. ***[section 134 repealed by section 2(w) of Act 10 of 2000 w.e.f. 1 December 2000]
135. ***[section 135 repealed by section 2(w) of Act 10 of 2000 w.e.f. 1 December 2000]
136. ***[section 136 repealed by section 2(w) of Act 10 of 2000 w.e.f. 1 December 2000]
137. ***[section 137 repealed by section 2(w) of Act 10 of 2000 w.e.f. 1 December 2000]
138. ***[section 138 repealed by section 2(w) of Act 10 of 2000 w.e.f. 1 December 2000]
139. ***[section 139 repealed by section 2(w) of Act 10 of 2000 w.e.f. 1 December 2000]
140. ***[section 140 repealed by section 2(w) of Act 10 of 2000 w.e.f. 1 December 2000]
141. ***[section 141 repealed by section 2(w) of Act 10 of 2000 w.e.f. 1 December 2000]
142. ***[section 142 repealed by section 2(w) of Act 10 of 2000 w.e.f. 1 December 2000]
143. ***[section 143 repealed by section 2(w) of Act 10 of 2000 w.e.f. 1 December 2000]
144. ***[section 144 repealed by section 2(w) of Act 10 of 2000 w.e.f. 1 December 2000]
145. ***[section 145 repealed by section 2(w) of Act 10 of 2000 w.e.f. 1 December 2000]
146. ***[section 146 repealed by section 2(w) of Act 10 of 2000 w.e.f. 1 December 2000]
147. ***[section 147 repealed by section 2(w) of Act 10 of 2000 w.e.f. 1 December 2000]
148. ***[section 148 repealed by section 2(w) of Act 10 of 2000 w.e.f. 1 December 2000]
149. ***[section 149 repealed by section 2(w) of Act 10 of 2000 w.e.f. 1 December 2000]
150. ***[section 150 repealed by section 2(w) of Act 10 of 2000 w.e.f. 1 December 2000]
151. ***[section 151 repealed by section 2(w) of Act 10 of 2000 w.e.f. 1 December 2000]
152. ***[section 152 repealed by section 2(w) of Act 10 of 2000 w.e.f. 1 December 2000]
153. ***[section 153 repealed by section 2(w) of 10 of 2000 w.e.f. 1 December 2000]
154. ***[section 154 repealed by section 2(w) of 10 of 2000 w.e.f. 1 December 2000]
155. ***[section 155 repealed by section 2(w) of 10 of 2000 w.e.f. 1 December 2000]
156. ***[section 156 repealed by section 2(w) of 10 of 2000 w.e.f. 1 December 2000]
Part X – Outer Islands[heading amended by section 2(x) of Act 10 of 2000 w.e.f. 1 December 2000]
Special provisions relating to late registration of births and deaths
157. Orders for late registration of births
158. Rules as to permits of interment for La Digue and adjacent islands
159. Rules as to interment on Outer Islands[section 159 amended by section 2(z)(iii) of Act 10 of 2000 w.e.f. 1 December 2000]
160. Persons granting permits to satisfy themselves as to cause of deathIt shall be the duty of all persons empowered by this Part to issue permits of interment to satisfy themselves as far as possible as to the cause of death before granting such permit.
161. Reference to police authority in certain casesNo permit shall be issued under this Part by a manager or occupier for the burial of any person who shall have died from any of the causes mentioned in section 80 without reference to the nearest police authority, unless such reference is absolutely impossible on account of distance or impossibility of communication:Provided that, whenever such reference is impossible, the manager or occupier shall inquire carefully into the circumstances of the death and note appearances of the body before permitting interment, and shall draw up a memorandum of the same and forward such memorandum by the earliest opportunity to the nearest police authority.
162. Police officer in charge of stations on islands may be appointed officer of civil status for certain purposes
163. Police officers may be also given power as civil status officer[amended by section 2(ab)(ii) of Act 10 of 2000 w.e.f. 1 December 2000]It shall be lawful for the President, subject to the conditions mentioned in section 162, to appoint any non-commissioned officer in charge of the any police station to act as officer of civil status for the purpose mentioned in that section:[section 163 amended by section 2(ab)(i) of Act 10 of 2000 w.e.f. 1 December 2000]Provided that every such officer shall, between the first and sixth day of each month, produce his registers of deaths to the Chief Officer of the Civil Status for inspection and such Chief Officer shall initial each act registered therein.
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