How to apply for Birth Certificate Online

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In this digital era, it is possible to get almost all services online, and applying for a birth certificate has become one of them. Getting a birth certificate is very important here in our country. You will need it for registering for KCPE and KCSE when applying for employment, passport, visas, and even when getting your ID for the first time.

There are different scenarios when applying for a birth certificate. They are:

  1. Applying for a newborn (should be less than six months)
  2. Late registration (above six months)
  3. Applying when in abroad
  4. Applying for an adult

Having that in mind, you will require various documents for applying for each of the four categories. Here is what you need to apply for a baby who is below six months. This is the best time to apply for a birth certificate as the process is much easier here. 

  • Original birth notification and a copy of it
  • A copy of the parent’s ID. If any is dead, present the death certificate
  • A fee of Sh90-200 may be charged (The cost keeps changing)

With all the above documents, visit the ecitizen website and click Services and from the list, choose Civil Registration Services. You will see Birth Certificate and late birth certificate on your right. Choose what applies to you. Go ahead and follow the prompts. 

Note that you need an ecitizen account before accessing any of the listed government services. So first, go ahead and create your account.


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Anthony Kiratu is the Founder of Finsolutions. He is a financial analyst with over 5 years experience in research, investment advisory, valuation and financial modelling. Anthony is a member of the Institute of Certified Investment and Financial Analysts and Institute of Certified Public Accountants of Kenya. He is passionate about development of African Capital Markets through training of investors and dissemination of information for sound financial and investment decision making process. He is also a part-time lecturer in the Certified Investment and Financial Analyst course in the subjects of International Finance, Portfolio Management, Equity Investment Analysis, and Fixed Income Securities. Email: Contact: +254 780216631

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