Many Kenyans in the past have got problems accessing public services and/or job opportunities due to lack of important documents.
Some of the key documents you must have to access job opportunities, for example, are the national identification card, the birth certificate and the original academics certificates/transcripts.
These documents can be saved in your personal mail for safety purposes. That’s in case you lost the hard copies, you can still download the copies from the saved mail and hence saving an emergency.
Birth certificate is a very important document in Kenya today, because it’s a proof that one is a Kenyan citizen. It validates one’s legal rights.
In the event that you lost your hard copies and didn’t remember to save in your personal mail, we have good news for you. It’s still possible to get another original copy and proceed with your intented purpose.
We have outlined for you below a step by step guide on how you can replace a lost birth certificate in Kenya.
How To Replace A Lost Birth Certificate
There are various ways of retrieving you lost birth certificate. We have outlined two major ways of doing this, because they are easy and reliable. These are;
I) The physical application
II) The online application.
The Documents You Require
– Copy of birth notification or the birth certificate. In case you are missing the copies, simply visit your county’s civil registry office to get assistance.
– Original ID/Passport/Birth Certificate of both parents.
In the event that one parent is dead, you will be required to present the death certificate.
How to do it ( Procedure)
– Visit the Huduma Centre office near you or department for civil registration and present a copy of birth notification.
– For those who are born within Nairobi County, you can visit the office of the Registration of Births and Deaths, which is located at Bishop’s Plaza, Opposite Milimani Law Court or Huduma Centre.
– Those born outside Nairobi can visit Hass Plaza, 4th Floor, Lower Hill Road for assistance.
– Fill in the application form presented (Form B1) and submit to the registration officer together with the necessary documents mentioned above.
– Pay the prescribed fee, that ranges between 50 and 180 Kenya shillings.
– A notification will be sent to you once the birth certificate is ready for collection.
I) Log in to the ecitizen portal.
II) Go to the civil registration department and click on get service.
III) Go to make application
IV) select birth certificate.
V) Follow the instructions given.
VI) Proceed to make the required payment or fee, which is about Kshs 180. This can be paid through Mpesa.
VII) Confirm your payment then proceed to submit your application.
When you’re all done, download the application invoice. A copy of the invoice should be submitted to the Civil Registration Department located at ACK Bishop House, Bishop’s Road, off Ngong Road.