Kenyan National ID
The Kenya High Commission was gazetted as a registration office in 2011.
All applicants for Kenyan National ID cards should be drawn to the REQUIREMENTS set out and BOOK APPOINTMENT below
ID Services
Things to note:

Each applicant must appear in person at the High Commission for biometrics capture.

Form Reg. 136C (click to download) MUST be dully filled before coming to the High Commission.

Married ladies who wish to change their names, both husband and wife must be present at the time of application submission.

Applicants are required to bring two (2) passport size photographs recently taken on a white background.

Holders of first-generation identity cards (the big size) are considered first time applicants.

Payment by Card or  Postal order of UK £30.00 payable to Kenya High Commission.

Application submission is strictly by appointment only.

Processing of IDs takes approximately eight weeks.

Collection of IDs is strictly only via postal services.

Applicants are advised to provide at the time of application, a secure, registered and trackable self-addressed envelope with pre-paid postage stamps for the dispatch of their critical documents. The envelope should have sufficient return postage and clearly indicates full names and postcode of the applicant.

All foreign documents to be certified and stamped by a Notary, Solicitor, Commissioner for oaths

Any document in a language other than English MUST be translated and certified as a true translation by the issuing authority or representative Embassy.

Kenyan National ID Services at the High Commission

The following categories of ID services are provided at the Mission, select your ID option below and read the information carefully, as it contains vital information for your ID application.

Requirements for first time applicants and holders of first-generation Identity cards.
  1. Form Reg. 136A duly completed (Click to Download)

  2. Original 1st generation ID for holders of 1st generation IDs

  3. Applicant’s copy of Kenyan birth certificate

  4. Two (2) passport size photographs recently taken on a white background.

  5. Copy of applicant’s Kenya passport bio data page (page with the picture and information).

  6. Copy of Identity card for parent/parents

  7. Copy of Registration certificate (for Kenyans by Registration).

  8. Residence permit/Naturalisation certificate/proof of having regained Kenya citizenship and or declared Kenya citizenship

  9. A secure, registered and trackable self-addressed envelope with prepaid postage for dispatch of your documents. The envelope should have sufficient postage (not less than 100g) clearly indicating full names and post code for the applicant.

Replacement of lost/ mutilated/ Duplicate Identity card
  1. Form Reg. 136A duly completed (Click to Download)

  2. Police report

  3. Notarised affidavit explaining the circumstance of loss

  4. Two passport size photographs recently taken on a white background.

  5. Copy of applicant’s Kenya passport bio data page

  6. Copy of applicant’s Identity card

  7. Copy of applicant’s Kenya birth certificate.

  8. Original and copy of ID (for duplicate and mutilated)

  9. Copy of the lost ID.

    Residence permit/Naturalisation certificate/proof of having regained Kenya citizenship and or declared Kenya citizenship

  10. A secure, registered and trackable self-addressed envelope with prepaid postage for dispatch of your documents. The envelope should have sufficient postage (not less than 100g) clearly indicating full names and post code for the applicant.

Change of particulars on an Identity card.
  1. Form Reg. 136A duly completed (Click to Download)

  2. Applicant’s original and copy of the ID

  3. Two passport size photographs recently taken on a white background.

  4. Copy of applicant’s Kenya passport (bio data page).

    Residence permit/Naturalisation certificate/proof of having regained Kenya citizenship and or declared Kenya citizenship

  5. Copy of marriage certificate (if foreign issued, to be notarised).

  6. A copy of Deep poll prepared and registered in Kenya accompanied by a copy of Kenya Gazette Notice effecting Name change.

  7. Ladies changing names as a result of marriage to be accompanied by their husbands at the time of submission of the application.

  8. A secure, registered and trackable self-addressed envelope with prepaid postage for dispatch of your documents. The envelope should have sufficient postage (not less than 100g) clearly indicating full names and post code for the applicant.

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Visit the Kenyan High Commission to apply for Passport or ID services. Currently all eTA services are carried out online.

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