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Issuance of National Identity Cards

I. FIRST TIME APPLICANTS AND HOLDERS OF 1ST GENERATION IDENTITY CARD

  • Duly filled form Reg.136A (availed at the Embassy)
  • Copy of Birth Certificate of the applicant
  • Copy of Valid Kenyan passport of the applicant
  • Copy of Kenyan passport and/or Identity Card of either parent of the applicant
  • The original 1st generation Identity card (Requirement for holders of 1st generation Identity card)

OR :

  • Copy of Certificate of Registration
  • Copy of Naturalization Certificate
  • Copy of Valid Kenyan passport of the applicant
  • The original 1st generation Identity card (Requirement for holders of 1st generation Identity card)

II. REPLACEMENT OF LOST/ DUPLICATE/ MUTILATED IDENTITY CARD

  • Copy of a police report or a notarized affidavit stating how you lost your Identity Card (for lost cases only) AFFIDAVIT
  • Copy of the applicant's valid Kenyan passport
  • Copy of Birth Certificate of the applicant
  • Copy of the applicant's Identity Card (if available)
  • Original Identity Card ( for duplicate or mutilated applications)

III. CHANGE OF PARTICULARS

  • Original Identity Card of applicant.
  • Proof of marriage i.e. Copy of marriage certificate
  • Copies of the couples IDs
  • Please note for married ladies who wish to change their names both husband and wife need to be present during the application process.

NOTE

All applicants must submit the following :

  1. A Money Order/Cashier's Check of US$50 (Payable to Embassy of the Republic of Kenya)
  2. All applicants are required to print and complete form REG. 136 A (D)
  3. 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

  • Each applicant has to appear in person with a dully filled REG.136D form.
  • Applications for National ID's will be accepted ONLY on Tuesdays and Thursdays ( 9:30 am - 4:00 pm beginning Tuesday April 8th, 2014 )
  • The processing of ID's will take approximately 4 to 6 weeks from the date of application.
  • All applicants are required to bring (3) 35mm x 45mm (3.5 cm x 4.5 cm) size photos taken on a white background.
  • Please note that holders of first generation (big ID) are considered first time applicants and should fulfill all the requirements as indicated under section I.

Forms

National Registration Bureau Tour

Director of the  national Registration Bureau Mr Reuben Kimotho meeting with Hon Otieno Kajwang minister of immigration and registration of persons James Onyango (left), Reuben Kimotho (Centre), Hon Otieno Kajwang and Jane Otoko tour the finger print department The finger print Search units within the national registration bureau James Onyango (left), Reuben Kimotho (Centre), Hon Otieno Kajwang and Jane Otoko discussing the finger print system Jane Otoko explaining the functions of visual control units for the finger prints National registration bureau operator scanning fingerprints Jane Otoko explaining functions of scanning and codifying fingerprints The national identification card production machine Quality control for identification cards Jane Otoko the personalisation process in the identification card production machine The assistant principal registration officer Ms Abijah Muhoro explaining the applicants' photo capturing process National registration bureau officers classifying applications

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