NHIF membership is available to all Kenyan citizens who are 18 years of age or older. Individuals can apply for membership for themselves or for their families, including their spouses and children under 18 years of age. For self-employed individuals or those in the informal sector or retirees, NHIF registration is open and voluntary, but for those employed by the government or in formal employment, it is mandatory.
Online NHIF Registration Requirements for Self Employed
To successfully complete online registration with NHIF as a Kenyan citizen, the following documents must be scanned and attached:
A copy of your original identification document
A recent passport-sized photo of yourself, as well as one of your spouse if applicable
A sworn affidavit or marriage certificate if adding a spouse to your registration.
After successful registration, NHIF will send you an SMS confirming your registration status. You can now begin making your monthly contribution of KSh 500 to begin enjoying NHIF services. However, you must wait for at least three months for your NHIF card to be active.