Kenya ID

Kenya National Identity Card Registration

  • Each applicant has to appear in person with a dully filled form REG_136Dx.
  • Applications for National ID’s will be accepted ONLY on Tuesdays and Thursdays ( Summer 9:30 am – 4:00 pm : Winter 9:30 am – 3:00 pm ).
  • The processing of ID’s will take approximately 8 weeks from the date of application.
  • All applicants are required to bring pictures taken on a white background; following this dimensions 35mm x 45mm (3.5 cm x 4.5 cm)(1.38×1.77 inches). You may take a 2″ x 2″ passport size picture but make sure your face appears small (fits within the 1.38×1.77 inches) dimensions.  Distance between you and the cameraman will help create this effect. sample below:
  • Please note that holders of first generation (large ID) are considered first time  applicants and should fulfill all the requirements as indicated below under section I.
  • A Money Order/Cashier’s Check of US$50 Payable to Embassy of the Republic of Kenya.
  • A prepaid, self-addressed United States Postal Service (USPS) Express overnight or Priority mail with delivery confirmation return envelope must be submitted will all applications.

Requirements:

I. First time applicants and holders of 1st generation Identity card

      • (3) three pictures taken on a white background (more specifications given above)
      • Copy of Birth Certificate of the applicant
      • Copy of applicant passport {Bio-data page of your passport only.(Page with picture and information)}
      • Copy of Identity Card of either parent of the applicant
      • The original 1st generation Identity card (requirement for holders of 1st generation Identity card)

OR:

      • (3) three pictures taken on a white background (more specifications given above)
      • Copy of Certificate of Registration
      • Copy of Naturalization Certificate
      • Copy of applicant passport (Bio-data page of your passport only, page with picture and information)
      • The original 1st generation Identity card (requirement for holders of 1st generation Identity card)

II. Replacement of Lost/ Duplicate/ Mutilated Identity card

      • (2) two pictures taken on a white background (more specifications given above)
      • Copy of a police report or a notarized affidavit stating how you lost your Identity Card (for lost cases only)
      • Copy of Birth Certificate of the applicant
      • Copy of the applicant’s Identity Card (if available)
      • Copy of applicant passport (Bio-data page of your passport only, page with picture and information)
      • Original Identity Card ( for duplicate or mutilated applications)

III. Change of Particulars

      • (2) two pictures taken on a white background (more specifications given above)
      • Original Identity Card of applicant.
      • Proof of marriage i.e. Copy of marriage certificate
      • Copies of the couples IDs
      • Copy of applicant passport (Bio-data page of your passport only, page with picture and information)
      • Please note for married ladies who wish to change their names both husband and wife need to be present during the application process.

FORMS (Click on the link below to download)

REG_136Dx

Affidavit (for lost cases only)

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