Register for NHIF in Kenya and requirements

How to Register for Self Employed NHIF Membership in Kenya

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NHIF membership is open to all Kenyans aged 18 years and above.  You can apply as yourself or as family where you are able to enroll your spouse and children below 18 years of age. For self-employed persons or those in informal sector, NHIF registration is voluntary.

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However, for persons employed by the government or those in formal employment, membership is compulsory.

Online NHIF Registration Requirements for Self Employed

For successful online NHIF registration you will need to scan and attach the following documents:

  • Copy of your original ID
  • Your recent passport-sized photo and that of your spouse, where applicable
  • A sworn affidavit or marriage certificate if you are adding a spouse

NHIF Registration Requirements for Foreign Residents

If you have a foreign identification, you will require to attach the following documents for NHIF registration:

  •  Copy of your passport or alien certificate
  • Your most recent passport photo

Procedure for NHIF Online Registration

Make sure all the required documents above are available. Follow the steps below to apply online:

  • Visit the NHIF registration link http://www.nhif.or.ke/healthinsurance/registeronline
  • Look for for the Self Employed menu and click on Register Now
  • A new form appears where you are required to carefully fill in the registration details
  • Select your identification type; either Kenyan Identity Card or Alien Identity Card
  • After filling in the required information, attach you member identification document and your passport photo
  • Attach any other required document, like marriage certificate or sworn in affidavit, where applicable
  • Confirm that the details you have entered are correct and then click the link, CLICK TO CONFIRM, just below the form
  • Save your details.

After successful application, NHIF will sent you an SMS confirming your registration status. You can now begin making your monthly contribution of KSh 500 to begin enjoying NHIF services.

NHIF Dependents and Spouse Registration

To add your spouse and dependents, you will need to visit your nearest NHIF centre or Huduma Centre.

You will need to take the following documents physically with you:

  • Copy of your ID and that of your spouse
  • Copy of Birth Certificates (or birth notification for children below 6 months)
  • A coloured passport sized photo of spouse and children
  • Sworn affidavit or marriage certificate

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