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Lost Birth Certificate Replacement Online; How to Apply

Have you ever been in a situation where you needed your birth certificate immediately but could not locate it?

You may need the document to apply for a passport so that you can eventually travel abroad, or you may need it to register for your national identification card and provide proof of citizenship.

Regardless of the reason, are you aware that you can obtain a replacement birth certificate without the burden of paperwork and lengthy lines?

The government’s E-citizen platform has made the process exceedingly simple.

If you follow the straightforward seven-step procedure outlined below, you will have a replacement birth certificate in no time, so there’s no need to delay any of your other responsibilities.

Lost Birth Certificate Replacement Online; How to Apply

According to Civil Registration Services, eCitizen registration or login is required to replace a missing birth certificate.

Step 1: Access Your E-citizen Account To begin, sign up or log in to your E-citizen account.

This online platform provides convenient access to various government services.

Step 2: Navigate to Civil Registration Services Once logged in, locate and select the “Civil Registration Services” tab.

This section will provide you with a range of services related to civil registration.

Step 3: Choose “Application for Child’s Current Birth Certificate.” Within the Civil Registration Services tab, find and click on the option labeled “Application for Child’s Current Birth Certificate.”

This selection will lead you to the necessary application form.

Step 4: Select “Apply for a Replacement of Birth Certificate.” In the application form, you will find a drop-down menu.

From there, choose the option that says “Apply for a Replacement of Birth Certificate.” This ensures that your request is directed appropriately.

Step 5: Complete the Application Form Fill in all the required details on the application form.

Additionally, you will need to upload a valid ID (yours or your parent’s) and provide a copy of the lost certificate or birth notification, if available.

Ensure that all information provided is accurate and complete.

Step 6: Submit Your Application and Make Payment Once you have filled in the necessary information and uploaded the required documents, review the form for accuracy.

When you are satisfied, submit your application. At this stage, you will also be required to pay the specified fee for processing the replacement birth certificate.

Step 7: Await Confirmation and Collect Your Replacement Certificate After submitting your application and making the payment, you will receive a text message to confirm that your request is being processed.

Once the processing is complete, you can proceed to collect your replacement birth certificate.


A birth certificate is necessary for national examinations, identification cards, and passports. Some employers also require birth certificates before extending job proposals.

In an effort to expedite procedures, Immigration and Citizen Services Principal Secretary (PS) Julius Bitok announced, that Kenyans will receive birth certificates on the same day they apply.

The PS assured applicants that there would be no further delay.

President Ruto noted that the government has identified close to 7,000 services, and all of them should be available on online platforms by the end of this year so that citizens can interact with government entities from the comfort of their homes or offices and access government services in an efficient, timely, and bureaucracy-free manner.

The National Transport and Safety Authority (NTSA) transferred license renewal and scheduling driver tests to the eCitizen platform on Friday, June 9.

Lost Birth Certificate Replacement Online; How to Apply

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