How to Track the Status of your ID Application by SMS

The Kenya national Id is an important document for identification of all citizens in Kenya. Application of this document takes a number of steps and takes a while to be completed until when you get it. With this prolonged process it is imperative that you know the status of your application to reed off the anxiety.

There are two ways to check the status of your ID card applicationHere we will look at how to track the status of your ID by SMS .

What you need?

To check the status of your ID card through a mobile phone you need

  • The Nine digit serial number on your waiting card.
  • You also need to have at least 5 shillings airtime for the SMS charge or a working sms plan

The process

  1. Draft a new SMS from your mobile phone
  2. Key in the nine digits of on your waiting Card
  3. Send the SMS to 20031


You should receive an SMS confirmation indicating the status of your ID Card.


There may be a delay in response, if so do not re-send the SMS give it 3 days before trying again

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