How to apply for a lost birth certificate in Kenya
By Fay Ngina | May 21st 2020
If you have
lost your birth certificate you might want to replace it as soon as possible.
Your birth certificate if the first identification document to enable you to
access some services at the government.
reach 18 years, you can then apply for a National Identity card, but you’ll
still need your birth certificate to do this.
birth certificate can help ease the application of other important documents
you might require in life such as passport, visas, ID or in some other cases,
applying for a school.
So, if you’ve
lost your birth certificate as an adult, here are two ways you can apply for
For you to
apply for the birth certificate, you’ll first be required to have a copy of
your birth notification or the birth certificate. In case you don’t have a
copy, you’ll be required to go to the Civil Registry in your County to
If you were born within Nairobi County, you can visit the Office of the Registration of Births and Deaths or visit the Huduma Centre. Here, you can present the notification slip, which simply validates your date of birth, and once validated, you can then fill a form (B1) and submit it to the civil registration officer.
If you were born outside Nairobi, visit Hass Plaza, 4th
Floor at Lower Hill Road. The processing fee is usually about Sh50 to Sh180. You
will then receive a notification of when you can collect your birth certificate.
To make this application, you’ll require the following
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both parents. In case one of the parents is dead, you’ll be required to present
the death certificate.
case you don’t have the parent’s ID, you can visit the National
Registration Bureau for printout.
for your birth certificate online, go to the ecitizen portal and if you don’t
have an account, you’ll have to create one.
logged in at the portal, scroll down to the civil registration
department and click on the ‘get service button.’ After that, click on the ‘make
application’ and select birth certificate. You can follow the instructions
thereafter then submit. You’ll have to pay a fee of Sh180, which can be paid
through Lipa na Mpesa.
For the processing to begin, submit a copy of the ecitizen invoice to the ACK Bishop House located at Bishop’s Road off Ngong Road. When submitting to ACK Bishop House, remember to present the documents as mentioned in the physical application above.
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