I lost my identity card. How can I get a new one?

  • Introduction: Our platform focuses on specific administrative/legal needs of people concerning obtaining a fresh your Identity Card when you have misplaced it.
  • Why is the process needed: Whereas it might be hectic to obtain an Identity Card, once you obtain it you have valid proof of your Kenyan nationality.

Similarly, the Birth Certificate is required by pupils and students applying to sit for their National Examinations. 

In addition, it is also useful when applying for a National Identification Card when turning 18 and in the application for a Kenyan Passport when in need to travel out of the country.

  • Risk/what happens if the process is not undertaken: Lack of an Identity Card has many legal repercussions as this means that you have not adhered to the Kenyan Laws and thus you cannot prove that you are a Kenyan.

Set out below is a summary of the requirements, the procedure and the time frame for applying for Identity Cards.


  1. Visit your nearest Huduma Center/ District Officer’s Office
  2. Make your application for a replacement Identity Card
  3. Obtain a fresh Identity Card


  • Police Abstract


Approximately Thirty (30) days


Direct Costs: Approximately K.Shs.500/=

Disbursement fee: K.Shs.1,000/=

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