When one is done with the whole process of applying for a national Identity card, one is supposed to wait for the identity card to be processed.
The waiting period is estimated to last between six to eight weeks. During that time, the applicant is expected to be holding in their possession a waiting card which serves as their national identity card.
Before, the applicant would seat and wait until the waiting period is over and then they would go to the office of the District officer to check if their identity card had been processed or not.
In many cases, applicants would be told to wait a little longer if it had not been processed yet. This resulted in applicants making futile trips to and from the Office of the District officer until they got the identity card.
With new technology, the applicant can now track the progress in the process of processing their identity card in just a few steps.
This can be done either online or by sending a short message. If checking online, one will need an internet connection to connect to http://www.identity.go.ke/search.html.
Here, they will be required to enter the first nine digits of the serial number of their identity card. The serial number can be easily read from the waiting card that the applicant receives immediately after applying for the identity card.
How to check id status via an SMS platform
A working SMS plan and at least Ksh 5 are both required to help in the request procedure. In the event of deferral, resend the message and sit tight for as long as three days before difficult once more.
Contact the Identity card specialist co-ops utilizing their official email address firstname.lastname@example.org for any further inquiries on the off chance that all questions fall flat.
Step by step procedure.
- Send another SMS from your cell phone.
- Enter nine digits on your waiting Card. The nine figures represent the serial number.
- Send the SMS to 20031.
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