Losing your National Identity Card ID is quite unfortunate and the first thing that comes into your mind is beginning the process of getting an ID replacement. The process of applying for a replacement of a lost ID card has been simplified thus making it easier for Kenyans to apply for another ID within the shortest time possible. But knowing what you should first do when you lose your ID is important.
Immediate Action To Take After Losing Your ID
Immediately you realize that you have lost your ID it is important you get a police abstract. This is much important and crucial especially if you were robbed or it got lost in open air. This is important as someone else might get in possession of your lost National ID and use it to commit criminal activities.
Reporting to the police and getting a police abstract will exonerate from any wrong doing should the ID be used by criminals. The police abstract can be issued from the nearest police station or any Huduma Centre in the country.
How To Apply for a Lost ID Replacement
To apply for a replacement after losing your ID, you should visit the registrar of persons office in your area or the nearest Huduma Centre. Of all these places, the most preferred place to go is the nearest Huduma Centre.
Huduma Centre will be the ideal place to get assisted as all in one service will be offered. At the Huduma Centre you will be issued with a police abstract at the police desk, the police abstract helps the officers understand the events that led to you losing your ID card, you will then be issued with a form at the Registration of persons desk to fill. Fill the form appropriately giving the correct ID number of your lost ID. Your photo passport will be taken and finally your fingerprints will be recorded. Upon successful application, you will be issued with ID waiting card as your ID is being processed.
In Summary, follow these steps
- Go to the nearest Huduma Centre Registration of persons Desk
- You will be directed to take a police abstract at their desk
- With your abstract in your procession, present it to registration of persons desk
- Fill the ID replacement form appropriately
- Your ID passport photo will be taken
- The officers in charge will then record your fingerprints
- You will then be issued with an ID waiting card
Also Read:List of all Huduma Centres in Kenya
Generally your ID will be processed in a period of between 1 to 2 months.
Alternative methods to apply for ID card replacement
Alternatively you can apply for the replacement of your lost ID by visiting the registrar of persons office within your area for assistance. However you will need to have a police abstract first before you can apply for a new ID.