Changing one’s national identification name has always puzzled many. One may want to change her after getting married or when a person wants the name to match his or her other important documents.

Well, K24 news have given a step to step details on how a person can change his or her name on the ID.

Under the Registration of Documents Act, the law allows Kenyans to change their national Identity card names. Here is the procedure:

  1. Get deed poll form, fill it, and submit to the registration officer.

Deed poll is a special document that allows one to legally change their names .
You can get the form from registrar general’s office or download it online .

  1. Ensure you have any of the following documents depending on your status; marriage certificate, deed poll, sworn affidavits, birth certificate, copy of parents ID card, and confirmation letters from an administrative office.
  2. You will pay a fee of Sh1,000 and surrender the current ID.

4. A form prescribed in the Fourth schedule is signed by a registration officer, and issued to the applicant.

  1. Your photo will be taken, and later used to produce another ID.
  2. The registration officer will then present the application form plus the surrendered ID to the Principal Registrar, who is tasked with recording the changes and cancelling the previous National ID.
  3. You will be given a new national ID after 60 days.

This will only be possible after you have surrendered a certificate issued by the registration officer, when applying for changing your names.

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