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Application for Birth Certificate (Form B4)

This form is used to apply for a birth certificate of a newly born baby. Birth registration is the process of registering a child’s birth and this is the first right of any child after birth. Birth registration not only guarantees a child’s right to a name and Nationality, but is also the first legal acknowledgement of a child’s existence and the first requirement for fulfillment of a wide range of other rights. To navigate around various legal activities in Kenya, a birth certificate is a vital requirement. Applying for a passport, registering for national primary exam are instances where a birth certificate is required. It is parents and guardians who are qualified to apply for a birth certificate on behalf of children below the age of consent. People in charge of abandoned babies may also apply for the birth certificate.
Registration of birth is compulsory. The requirements needed to obtain to birth certificate are:

- The name of the new born baby. This may sometimes be optional.
- Date and the place of the birth.
- The sex of the child (Whether male or female)
- The type of birth (i.e. whether single or multiple as in twins/triplets etc.)
- The nature of birth.
- The particulars of the mother. i.e. the name, age, marital status, the previous births and the area/district the mother resides in.
- The name of the father for the married couples.
- The signature of the applicant.
- The register of birth form B1 or form A1.

No fee that is charged to obtain the Kenyan birth certificate.

The make-up of ministries, departments, agencies, and parastatals could change thus affecting form design and content. We strive to keep the forms up-to-date, otherwise check with the relevant public office.
Attention: Principal Civil Registrar

Email : info@mirp.go.ke
Physical address:
Nyayo House, 20th Floor - Northern Wing
P.O. Box 30395-00100
Nairobi.
Telephone: +2542222022
Fax: +2542230939
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Registration of Late Birth

Late birth registration refers to all births which are not registered within six months from the date of birth of such a child.
In support of late birth registration for a child as many of the following documents which are provided in form G. P. 138 A must be produced;

(a) Municipal notification of birth.
(b) Certificate of doctor or midwife who attended the birth.
(c) Child immunization clinic card.
(d) School leaving certificate.
(e) Baptismal certificate.
(f) Identity card or passport.
(g) Letter from employer indicating date of birth.
The applicant must also produce any other document or obtain any certificate that the registrar may in his/her sole discretion require.
Attention: Principal Civil Registrar

Email : info@mirp.go.ke
Physical address:
Nyayo House, 20th Floor - Northern Wing
P.O. Box 30395-00100
Nairobi.
Telephone: +2542222022
Fax: +2542230939
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Registration of Birth Abroad

This form is used to register a birth of a Kenyan that has occurred abroad.
This is registration of birth of Kenyan citizens occurring outside Kenyan territorial boundaries. This kind of birth refers to persons who are born of Kenyan parents outside the country and is required for the child to qualify as Kenyan citizen by descent. One needs to obtain an official birth certificate from the country that the child was born in. Visit the Kenyan embassy with the birth certificate. Wait for the official document. This may take anywhere from a few days to a few months. Should the Registrar of births of Kenyans occurring outside the country be not satisfied beyond reasonable doubt that child is not Kenyan then he/she cannot be registered in the register of birth of Kenyans occurring abroad as a Kenyan.
If you are in Kenya or abroad and need to replace the birth certificate by mail: you need to:
-Complete the birth certificate request form.
-Provide copies of supporting documents.
-Enclose the correct payment with the form.
-Wait for the Kenyan birth certificate to arrive by mail.
The birth certificate has become a pre-requisite for the registration of KCPE. Thus, the Kenyan birth certificate application Process will become even faster in due time to come.

Though, this class of Kenyans have the option of becoming citizens of two countries should their country of birth have laws allowing for dual citizenship for their citizens which is, however, not recognized by the Kenyan constitution or opt to be citizens of their countries of their birth. In support of this kind of registration, the parents of the child must produce both their passports in addition to the foreign certificate of birth in English translation if it is not in English language issued by the country of birth. This service is only available at Central Division Registry based at Sheria House, Nairobi. The fee payable for this service is KShs.50.
Attention: Principal Civil Registrar

Email: info@mirp.go.ke
Physical address:
Nyayo House, 20th Floor - Northern Wing
P.O. Box 30395-00100
Nairobi.
Telephone: +2542222022
Fax: +2542230939

Acknowledgement of Birth Notification for Parents (Form B1)

Birth notification card is provided in all medical facilities in Kenya. The requirement is to provide the child’s and the parent’s details.
Indicate whether the child was born alone, or in a set of multiple births. Date and place of birth and details of the parents including the the name, age, marital status, previous births, residential area and district of birth. Sign the birth notification and then fill form A1 to apply for the birth certificate.
With a birth notification from hospital, you straight ahead fill form B1. Thereafter, the registry office will provide the acknowledgement of Birth card bearing a serial number. This is what is used to pick the child’s Birth certificate after a month.
For adults without birth certificate, birth notification from hospitals are accepted. Once validated, one fills Form B1.
Email : info@mirp.go.ke

Register of Birth (Form A1)

Birth registration is the process of registering a child's birth and this is the first right of any child after birth. Birth registration not only guarantees a child's right to a name and Nationality, but is also the first legal acknowledgement of a child's existence and the first requirement for fulfillment of a wide range of other rights. Birth registration entitles a child to a birth certificate.Registration of birth is compulsory, and should be done not more than three months after its occurrence. The child shall be registered immediately after birth and shall have the right from birth to a name and the right to acquire a Nationality. Although birth registration can be achieved in a variety of ways, the registration of birth of a new born child typically is facilitated by the local hospital where the child is born or the community healthcare worker present at birth.
The notice of the birth is to be given by the father, mother, the occupier of the house where the birth has occurred, the person having charge of the child, or all or a combination of the above. Registration of a birth three months after its occurrence but not exceeding five years shall be entered as late registration of birth under a another form. If the birth does not take place in a hospital or is not presided over by a community health worker, the parents are expected to report the birth of their child to the nearest government office or government health centre to register the child as soon as possible after birth.
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Requirements for Marriage

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Application for Certificate of Non Impediment to Marriage (Form 7)

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Application for Special Marriage License

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Application for a Death Certificate (Form D4)

The department of Civil Registration provides an application form for the issuance of death certificate.
The document has two sections, one for the applicant to fill out and the other for the officer of the department of civil registration to fill out.
The applicant should complete the form with the province and district that the death occurred, burial permit number, exact place of death, name of deceased, sex, date, age, occupation and the name and address of applicant.
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Application for Late Registration of Death (Form 6)

In pursuant to section 8 of the Births and Deaths Registration Act, the Department of Civil Registration offers a form for late registration of death that occurs within Kenya.
The application is done through the Registrar of Deaths. With a prescription fee and receipt of proof, the applicant state the name of the deceased, place of birth and the date of death.
The Registrar following the evidence provided by the applicant in support of the information given therein completes the other part.
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Registration of Death of a Kenyan Citizen ocurred Abroad

This form is an application form for registration of death of a citizen of Kenya occurring abroad.
The applicant must provide all the information concerning the deceased. These include the full names of the deceased, age, sex, occupation, exact place and country of death, deceased normal residence in Kenya.
If a medical practitioner certifies death, they should state cause of death, and provide their name and address. If not, the applicant, states cause of death and certify as the informant that information given is correct to the best of their knowledge.
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Register of Death (For use by next-of-kin where no medical certificate of cause of death issue)

This document is use by the next of kin where there is no medical certificate to show the cause of death.
The applicant gives the deceased name in full, date of death, age, sex, occupation, exact place of death, normal residence of the deceased.
The next part, the applicant certify by placing a tick in the box against the description, which most describe the condition before death. Options fall either on natural or unnatural causes. Then committing by certifying they are the relative or next of kin or the capacity in which the information is given.
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Register of Death (For use by Medical Practitioners and in Hospitals) Form A2

This document is for use by medical practitioners and in hospitals.
The applicant state their district, the full names of the deceased, date of death, sex, age, exact place of death, occupation, and the normal residence of the deceased.
The medical officer, who must give the cause of death and certify all the examination done to the deceased, completes the second part.
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Application for a Death Certificate (Form D4)

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Late Registration of Death (Form 6)

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Register of Death (by Next of Kin - Form A3)

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Register of Death (by Medical Practitioners/Hospitals - Form A2)

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Application for Registration of Late Death (Form 3)

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