Kenya National ID: Cheking the Status of Your ID Application Online
I have been on the blunt side of the Kenyan system co0ncerning National Identification. Having applied for ID replacement and waited for eight months. Then I had to go to the registration office in my district every so often always to be told that I have to wait.
This website has many times been blasted with queries on Status of national ID, tracking Kenya Identity card, etc etc. It seems that the government IT guys pulled down the website where you could check the status of Kenya ID. This service is therefore no longer working. So you can't follow up or track the ID online or by sms.
To know whether your Kenyan ID has been processed, you need to keep visiting the center from which you applied. You of course will need to carry the waiting card. We need Kenya online systems to work! Aghast! Oh, if the system starts again, give me a link...
These days you can check whether your national ID card has been processed or not online or through sms,
To check whether the ID is ready, enter the first 9 digits of the serial number on the waiting card...[iframe]http://www.identity.go.ke/search.html[/iframe]. You need to enter the serial number on the waiting card.
Otherwise, track the process through sms:
Tracking progress of ID Processing accessible by sending the 9 digit serial number issued to them on application to 2031
A help menu that enables the user to access user assistance by sending HELP to 2031
A question posting option by sending a message starting with NIDQUEST followed by the question and sending the message to 2031
A compliment and comment posting option by sending a message starting with NIDCOM followed by the compliment or suggestion and sending the message to 2031
Name of Applicant: BRIAN KIPKOECH ROP
Serial Number: 234600347
Registration Office: CHEPKORIO
Application Status : The IDcard is ready.Collect it from office of application
Date of Application Status: 04-JUN-13
Name of Applicant:
Serial Number: 234884674
Registration Office: NJORO
Application Status : Your application has been received in Production Centre, Nairobi.
Date of Application Status: 06-MAY-13
Name of Applicant:
Serial Number: 235621655
Registration Office: CHANGAMWE
Application Status : Application rejected for incompleteness.Please visit office of application.
Date of Application Status: 05-FEB-13