How To Search ID Number In Kenya
The identity number is printed on all of your national identification documents, such as your ID card, passport, residents permit, etc. It is usually either next to or below your name or your birth date.
In this article Keweb. co tries to answer the question by publishing the ways one can Search ID Number in Kenya
Below are the most helpful ways to Search ID Number in Kenya
Method 1: Check Online
You can accomplish this by sending a text message or doing it online. To check online, go to http://www.identity.go.ke/search.html using an internet connection. The requirement is to provide the first nine numbers of the applicant’s identity card’s serial number.
Method 2: SMS
Using SMS is quite the most straightforward method that you can use to check the status of your ID. You will be charged Ksh 5 directly from your Airtime. If there is a delay, resubmit the message and wait for up to three days before trying again. Message your Id serial number to 20031
Method 3: Using email
If the prior options have failed to go through, you can try using mail. You contact the Identity card specialist co-ops using their official email address firstname.lastname@example.org. However, we do not advise using this method as it takes time to get feedback on your inquiries.
Method 4: Huduma Centre
Huduma Centre has proven useful in the past years, especially for many Kenyans living in rural areas who want to access government services. Only your ID Waiting card is required to check the progress of your national ID at the closest Huduma Center.
How can I get a Kenyan ID number?
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. Processing of IDs takes approximately eight weeks. The collection of IDs is strictly only via postal services.
How many digits are in a Kenyan ID number?
The number consists of the sub county code (3 digits), the year of birth/death (4 digits), and a running number (5 digits) assigned to events in sequence as they occur from the beginning of the year. This set of 12 digits is referred to as the birth entry number.