National ID Applications
If you are of Kenyan Origin you may apply for a Kenyan National ID, please read the following information carefully.
ID requirementsDownload application form
Things to noteRequirementsDual CitizensBook appointment
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.

As a measure in support of the containment of the spread of Covid-19, 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

Requirements for Applying for a National ID Card
1
Valid original and copy of applicant’s Kenyan passport
2
Original and a copy of applicant’s Kenya Birth Certificate
3
A copy of parents’ Kenya Identity Card
4
A copy of parents’ birth certificate
5
Two passport size photographs.
6
Copy of UK residence permit/visa
7
Fee £30.00 (Debit/Credit Cards Only)
8
Any other relevant document/information that may be required
9
New ID Application Form (Click to download)
10
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 (not less than 500g) and clearly indicates full names and postcode of the applicant.
Notes for Dual Citizens
Declaration of Dual Citizenship is required of Kenyans who:

Acquired citizenship of another country after 27th August, 2010

Are dual citizens but were 23 years and below on 27th August, 2010

Those who have regained Kenya Citizenship

Additional Requirements for Dual Citizens
1
Copy of Naturalization Certificate/Birth Certificate
2
Copy of applicant’s Foreign Passport
3
Proof of having made a declaration of dual citizenship
Book Appointment

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

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