On Sunday, April 2, the government unveiled four different charges for citizens seeking to replace their birth certificates.
Huduma Kenya went on to describe in more detail how to apply and who is qualified.
According to Huduma Kenya, the cost depends on the application’s details and whether any changes are required.
For birth certificates that have no amendment, Kenyans will be charged Ksh60 to apply.
Huduma will charge an additional Ksh40 if it is necessary to change either the child’s name or one of the parents’ names.
The government organization will charge parents Ksh140 if the changes pertain to both the child’s name and the parent’s name.
More information is provided by Huduma Kenya, stated that all applications must be submitted manually at each of their countrywide branches.
Those living in Nairobi though have an option of making an online application through the E-Citizen portal at an extra charge of Ksh180.
The government announced that only two persons qualify to apply for the birth certificate through Huduma Centres.
“This includes parents and guardians of a newly born baby and rescue centres or children’s homes taking charge of the child,” Huduma Kenya in a notification to the public stated.
Requirements to apply for a birth certificate include; a birth notification from the hospital of delivery and an Identity Card for both parents.
In case the parents are deceased, the person making an application must provide the death certificates of the parents.
According to Huduma Kenya, it takes 10 days to receive your birth certificate after making an application.