- Interior CS Kithure Kindiki on Tuesday revoked the earlier Gazette Notice and issued a new one with a proposal of the new charges, subject to public participation.
Kenyans seeking to acquire a new ID will now have to pay Sh300 and not Sh1,000 which had earlier been gazetted by the State, a new proposal indicates.
Interior CS Kithure Kindiki on Tuesday revoked the earlier Gazette Notice and issued a new one with a proposal of the new charges, subject to public participation.
After public participation, the new charges will take effect January 1, 2024.
Kenyans who are needy, including orphans and those who demonstrate that they are extremely poor to pay Sh300 required for the new ID will have the amount catered for by the government.
"On the particular issue of acquisition of NationalIdentity Cards by previously not registered citizens, the Government shall defray the costs of the revised charges, fees and levies through a waiver for indigent Kenyans who demonstrate inability to pay," Kindiki said.
In the new proposal, Kenyans will now replace their lost IDs at a cost of Sh1,000 and not Sh2,000 indicated in the revoked Gazette Notice.
The cost of changing the particulars of an ID has remained unchanged. Kenyans will pay the initial amount of Sh1,000.
Those seeking to have Identification Reports will have to pay Sh1000, up from the initial amount of Sh300.
Civil Servants cards in the new proposal will cost Sh1,000, up from Sh100.
Staff badges will now cost Sh1,000, which is almost three times the initial amount.
However, the proposed charges on Passports have remained the same as one contained in the revoked gazette notice.
The ordinary passport (34 pages) that costs Sh4,500 will cost Sh7,500, the 50-page passport will cost Sh9,500 up from the current Sh6,000 and the 66-page passport would cost Sh12,500 up from the current Sh7,500.
Replacing a lost passport would cost Sh20,000, compared to Sh12,000 which is what the Immigration Department currently charges.
A 50-page diplomatic passport would have seen one spend Sh15,000, double the price of the previous fee.
The CS has also maintained the increase on birth and death certificates from Sh50 to Sh200 in the new proposal.