At some point in life, you may have to change your name for one reason or the other. The bill of rights in chapter 4 of the constitutions gives us freedom of every Kind. Article 53 of the constitution gives every child the right to nationality and name. Therefore one can be entitled to change Identification name if he meets laid procedures.
A good example is a lady may want to change her name after getting married, to add the husband’s surname to his official names.
REQUIREMENTS TO CHANGE ID NAME
Some of these documents might be required depending on the reason for changing particulars.
a) Letter from the area chief
b) Fingerprint printout
c) Deed poll and affidavit to which shall be attached certain requisite documents
d) An affidavit by a witness who has known you for at least 10 years
e) Two Passport size photo.
f) Birth certificate or Baptism certificate.
g) Identity cards of your parents.
h) Marriage Certificate
i) School Leaving Certificate
j) Sworn affidavits
k) Copy of parents ID card
l) Birth Certificate
m) Divorce Certificate
n) Parental consent to marriage
PROCESS TO CHANGE NAME
1 Get deed poll form, fill it, and submit to the registration officer as prescribed as ( Form 1 ) of the Regulations to the Act. A deed poll is a standard application provided for in the Registration of Documents (Change of Name) Regulations. These forms vary slightly depending on the person whose name is being changed.
2 Make an application for registration which is prescribed as Form A in the Registration of Documents (Forms)
3. After making filling the form and attaching required documents. The documents are presented to the Registrar of Documents for registration
4. Upon registration, the registrar causes the deed poll to be advertised in the Kenya Gazette. Name change is effected at this point.
After that, you can now apply to change name in other documents like certificates. The application fee is ksh 1000 while duration is 60 days.