A Birth Certificate provides proof that one is a Kenyan and similarly is required by pupils and students applying to sit for their National Examinations. It is also useful when applying for a National Identification Card when one turns 18 and in the application for a Kenyan Passport when in need to travel out of the country

Application for birth Certificate can be done at any Huduma Centre countrywide or Civil Registration Department offices near you.

Requirements:

  • The original and a copy of the birth notification – This is the pink slip that you get from the hospital where the child was delivered.
  • A copy of the father’s ID
  • A copy of the Mothers ID

Procedure of Applying for a Birth Certificate in Kenya

  1. Visit your district registrar of births and deaths’ Office and you’ll be given a form to fill. You can use the names in the birth notification or you can choose a different name for your child. Changing the name will cost you a few extra shillings.
  2. Attach this form with the copies of the IDs and the birth notifications.
  3. The information you’ve given is then verified and you are sent to the cash register to make the payment
  4. You’ll be given a receipt which you’ll use to collect the birth certificate.

Costs

  • Birth certificate with no amendments – Ksh 60
  • Birth certificate with amendments on the child’s names – Ksh 100
  • Birth certificate with amendments on the parent’s names – Ksh 100
  • Birth certificate with amendments on the child’s and parent’s names-Ksh 140

How long does it take to get a birth Certificate in Kenya?

It takes about 2 weeks.

Applying for a Birth Certificate in Kenya without Birth Notification

If you do not have a birth notification (In cases where the child is born at home or late registration) you need to start the process at the local sub-chief’s office. He will provide you with the necessary documentation.

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