Places To Cerify In Kenya
Below Are The Document Required:
What You Need to Certify a Document in Kenya
- The original document (i.e. certificates, transcripts, notification of results)
- Photocopies of the document to be verified
What Documents Require to be Certified
There are a number of documents that can be certified as true copies, they include: –
- Certificates –educational
- Title deeds
- Utilities bills- water or electricity bills
- Translation of a document-
- Letters from a hospital/doctor
- Driving licenses
- Statements from a Sacco, building society, bank, or credit card statements
- Letters from a government department
Who Should Certify a Document
Documents can be certified by a number of people. Usually, these are members of good standing in the society. They include
- Local chief
- Cleric –pastor, imam, bishop
- Bank or Sacco official
- Police officer
- Teacher or lecturer
- Lawyer/advocate /solicitor /attorney
Who should not certify a document?
The person who certifies a document for you should not be your relative, living in the same house /address as you, or be in a relationship with you.
When asked to have your document certified it’s best to check with the organization about who can certify the document they need. A number of times they will say who they need to certify the document in question.
What is the cost of certifying documents in Kenya?
The cost of verifying documents in Kenya varies depending on where one goes.
- The British Council in Nairobi helps to certify (academic documents only) for a fee of KES 250 for up to 3 copies of a document.
How to Certify a Document.
- To certify a document you need to make a copy of the original.
- You will then need to go with the two documents i.e. original and copy to the person that is to certify the copy.
- They will then go on to write ‘Certified to be a true copy of the original seen by me’ on the document
- They will sign and date it
- They will be required to print their name below the signature
- It’s also best if they add their occupation, address, and telephone number
Where can I certify my 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.
How do I certify my certificate in Kenya?
Present the document (s) that need to be legalized and your identification card or passport to the Notary Public. The notary public places a seal on the documents and signs. Request to see that the Notary Public is admitted in Kenya and has a valid certificate.
Who certifies certificates in Kenya?
The Ministry verifies academic certificates for Kenyans whenever institutions require applicants’ certificates verified. It conducts certification of academic documents.
How much does it cost to certify a document in Kenya?
We charge 250 KES for 1- 3 copies of each document.
How long does it take to get a certificate of good conduct in Kenya?
one to two weeks
5. How long does the certificate of good conduct take before it is provided? A certificate of good conduct in all parts of Kenya takes one to two weeks to be provided to a person who has applied.