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159AC PDFTitle:BARRISTERS (QUALIFICATION FOR ADMISSION AND PUPILLAGE) RULESGazette Number:L.N. 92 of 2003
Section:6Heading:Certificate of eligibility for admissionVersion Date:28/03/2003


(1) An overseas lawyer seeking to sit the Examination shall-

        (a) apply to the Bar Council for a certificate of eligibility for admission in accordance with subsection (2); and
        (b) pay the relevant fee prescribed in Schedule 1.
(2) An application under subsection (1) shall be made in accordance with Form 1 in Schedule 2.
(3) If the Bar Council is satisfied that an applicant-
        (a) complies with the requirements in section 4(2)(a), (b) and (c); and
        (b) has paid the relevant fee prescribed in Schedule 1,
it shall issue to that applicant a certificate of eligibility for admission in accordance with Form 2 in Schedule 2.
(4) Where a person is exempted from sitting all or any part of the Examination by virtue of section 4(4) or (5), the certificate of eligibility for admission issued to that person shall contain a statement to that effect.
(5) A certificate of eligibility for admission shall remain valid for a period of 12 months from its date of issue, unless the Bar Council decides in its discretion to extend such period or the certificate is revoked under section 17 before its expiry.
(6) A person may apply to the Bar Council in writing for extension of the validity of his certificate of eligibility for admission.
(7) An application under subsection (6) shall be-
        (a) made not later than 2 months before the expiry of the certificate or within such other period of time as the Bar Council may in its discretion allow; and
        (b) accompanied by the relevant fee prescribed in Schedule 1.