Thursday, January 15, 2015

How To Apply For a Lost/Duplicate Kenya National ID/Identity Card

Have you lost your Kenyan Identity Card and need a replacement/duplicate? This article explains how to apply/replace a lost Kenyan ID card.



What You Need To Replace a Lost Kenyan Identity Card


To replace a lost ID card, you will need to have the following:

  1. A police abstract from any police station in Kenya. To get an abstract, you need to report the loss of the identity card to a police station.
  2. Your lost ID number or a copy of the lost ID
  3. A passport size photograph that was taken against a white background
  4. KES 20 for payment

Instructions


  • Visit the nearest Registrar of Persons Center in Kenya. Every County in Kenya has at least one. Alternatively, you can visit any Huduma Center countrywide. The following Huduma Centers are currently operational with more being added:
Region Location
Baringo North Rift Region County Commissioner Office, Kabarnet Town
Bungoma County Western Region Post Office, Moi Avenue Road, Bungoma Town
Busia County Western Region Post Office, Opposite Government Offices
Embu County Eastern Region Post Office, Next to County Commissioner's Office, Meru-Nairobi Highway, Embu Town
Garissa Northern Region County Commissioner Office,Garissa Town
Homabay Western Region County Commissioner Office, Next to County Assembly
Isiolo County Eastern Region Post Office, Hospital Road, Off Isiolo-Marsabit Highway
Kajiado County Central & South Rift Post Office, Nairobi-Namanga Highway
Kakamega County Western Region Post Office, Kakamega-Kisumu Highway
Kericho Central & South Rift Ardhi House, Temple Street, Kericho Town
Kiambu County Nairobi and Central Region Assistant County Commissioner Office (DO),Opposite Thika Stadium, Thika Town
Kilifi Coast Region County Commisioner Office, Kilifi Town
Kirinyaga Central Region County Commissioner, Kerugoya Town
Kisii County Western Region Post Office, Kisii-Migori Road, Kisii Town
Kisumu County Western Region Former PC Office, Prosperity House, Next to Central Bank
Kitui County Eastern Region Post Office, Opposite Catholic Church, Kitui Town
Kwale County Coast Region Kwale-Kinango Road, Opposite National Police Service
Laikipia County Central & South Rift County Commissioner Office, Nanyuki Town
Lamu Coast Region Old Jetty, Next to County Commissioner Office, Kenyatta Road
Machakos County Eastern Region Post Office, Opposite Cathedral Church,Machakos
Makueni County Eastern Region Post Office, Next to County Commissioner Office,Wote
Marsabit Eastern Region Post Office, Post Office Road, Marsabit Town
Meru County Eastern Region Post Office, Opposite County Commissioner Office, Meru-Makutano Highway, Meru Town
Migori County Western Region County Commissioners Office, Migori Town
Mombasa County Coast Region General Post Office, Opposite Safaricom Customercare, Digo Road, Mombasa
Muranga County Central Region County Commissioners Office, Muranga Town
Nairobi City County Nairobi and Central Region Huduma GPO: Teleposta Building, Kenyatta Avenue.
Nairobi City County Nairobi and Central Region Huduma City Square: Haile Selassie, Next to Technical University of Kenya
Nairobi City County Nairobi and Central Region Huduma Eastleigh: Eastleigh Eleventh Street
Nairobi City County Nairobi and Central Region Huduma Kibra: County Commissioner''s Office, Kibera Drive
Nairobi City County Nairobi and Central Region Huduma Makadara: City County Offices- Eastlands Revenue Building, Off Jogoo Road, Next to DC Makadara
Nakuru County Central & South Rift General Post Office, Next to Merica Hotel, Kenyatta Avenue
Nandi North Rift Region Post Office, Kapsabet Town
Narok County Central & Rift Region Post Office, Olerorat House,Narok Town, Narok-Nairobi Highway
Nyamira County Western Region Post Office, Konate-Nyamira Road
Nyandarua County Nairobi and Central Region County Commissioner's Office, Olkalau Township
Nyeri County Nairobi and Central Region Former Provincial Commissioner's Office, Nyeri Town
Samburu North Rift Region General Post Office, Maralal
Siaya County Western Region Post Office, Kisumu-Busia Highway. Opposite KCB
Taita -Taveta County Coast Region CDF Office, Wundanyi
Tharaka Nithi Eastern Region County Commissioner Office, Chuka Town
Trans Nzoia County North Rift Region Kitale Post Office, Mak-Asembo Road
Turkana County North Rift Region County Commissioner's Office, Lodwar
Uasin Gishu County North Rift Region Post Office, Eldoret-Kitale Road, Eldoret Town
Wajir County Northern Region County Commissioner's Office, Next to County Assembly, Wajir
  • Inform the registration officials that you would like to replace a lost identity card. You will be directed to the appropriate queue. 
  • Present all the documents above.
  • Fill in the application form presented to you.
  • Your fingerprints will be taken and you will be issued with a waiting card to collect your ready ID card replacement.
  • Replacement ID cards are now issued in about two weeks.

Tips & Warnings

  • If you don't have a passport photo, the registration officers can take a photo of you at the registration center at a cost of KES 100.
  • You can check the status of your ID online at the website identity.go.ke though it seems to eternally suffer from downtime!
  • You can also check the status of your application by sending the serial number of your waiting to the SMS number 20031. But take note this also doesn't always work as efficiently as it should.
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