This is a step-by-step guide to replacing a lost Kenyan National Identity Card (ID). Persons over the age of 18 are issued with a National Identity Card. Kenyan citizens’ identification relies heavily on identification cards.
Kenya’s National Registration Bureau is in charge of ID card registration and issuance. Kenyans can also replace lost or defaced identification cards at the bureau offices, which are located within respective County Commissioners offices or chiefs camps.
A lost ID can also be replaced at any Huduma Centre across the country. Because all services are provided under one roof, this is the best place to replace a lost ID.
Therefore, this article will focus on how to replace a lost ID through Huduma Centre.
How To Replace A Lost ID At Huduma Centre
1. Visit any Huduma Centre that is near you.
2. You will be directed to get a police abstract from the police desk at the Huduma Centre.
3. Present the police abstract at the registration desk.
4. Proceed to make a payment of Kshs 100, which is the processing fee charged. You will be issued with a receipt after successfully making the payment.
5. You will be given an ID replacement form. Fill in the required details correctly.
6. Your biometric information will be taken for the purpose of verification. This includes fingerprints and passport photo. All the information will be recorded in the database.
7. You will be issued with a waiting card which you will temporarily use as you wait for the ID to be processed. The process takes about 10 days.
8. Remember to present the waiting card on the day of collection of your ID.
N/B: Application of initial ID is only done at the National Registration Bureau offices located countrywide. Huduma Centres only offer duplicate IDs of replacement services.