How To Certify Documents In Kenya

How To Certify Documents In Kenya

In this article Keweb. co tries to answer the question by publishing the ways one can certify documents in Kenya

Below are the most helpful ways to certify documents in Kenya

Authentication of documents in Kenya is done by the Legal and Host Country Affairs Directorate of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MFA).  Relevant issuing authorities certify documents prior to authentication.

The nature of the documents informs the process of certification by the issuing authority as shown below:

  1. Academic Certificates – Ministry of Education
  2. Marriage Certificates – Registrar of Marriages
  3. Islamic Marriage and Divorce Certificates – Chief Kadhi or Deputy Chief Kadhi
  4. Adoption Certificate – High Court
  5. Certificate of Birth/Death – Registrar of Births/Deaths
  6. Court Order –Seal of the issuing court
  7. Certified copy of an entry of marriage – Registrar of Marriages
  8. Certificate of no impediment to Marriage – Registrar of Marriages
  9. Driving Licence – National Transport & Safety Authority (NTSA)
  10. Medical Certificate Report – Kenya Medical & Dentists Practitioners Council (KMPDC)
  11. Police Clearance Certificate – Director of Criminal Investigations (DCI)
  12. Power of Attorney – Registrar of the High Court
  13. Notary Public – Registrar of the High Court
  14. Trade Documents (Original/Copy) – Kenya National Chamber of Commerce & Industry or the Joint Arab-Kenya Chamber of Commerce & Industry

The Legal Directorate is sensitive to emergency/ urgent cases especially where the applicant(s) needs to travel abroad for medical attention. In such cases, the documents are processed on a priority basis.

Refer to the process and procedure below for the authentication of documents:

  1. Receipt of request and requisite documents at Counter 39, Huduma Centre at City Square – Nairobi.
    •    -Issuance of receipt
    •    -Issuance of collection slip
  2. Documents were conveyed to the Legal and Host Country Affairs Directorate at MFA.
  3. Processing time is within two (2) working days.
  4. Collect your documents after two (2) working days.
  • NB: Requisite documents are received at Huduma Centre, City Square, on MondaysWednesdays and Fridays ONLY at 0900hrs.

How can I verify my certificate in Kenya?

Validating or confirming the authenticity of education certificates in Kenya is done by making an Application for a Statement of Examination Results to the Kenya National Examination Council (KNEC). Visit the Kenya National Education Council offices or KNEC Website to initiate the application.