How to Track the Status of your ID Application by SMS

The Kenya national Id is an important document for identification of all citizens in Kenya. Application of this document takes a number of steps and takes a while to be completed until when you get it. With this prolonged process it is imperative that you know the status of your application to reed off the anxiety.

There are two ways to check the status of your ID card application. Here we will look at how to track the status of your ID by SMS .

What you need?

To check the status of your ID card through a mobile phone you need

  • The Nine digit serial number on your waiting card.
  • You also need to have at least 5 shillings airtime for the SMS charge. or a working sms plan

The process

  1. Draft a new SMS from your mobile phone
  2. Key in the nine digits of on your waiting Card
  3. Send the SMS to 20031


You should receive an SMS confirmation indicating the status of your ID Card.


There may be a delay in response, if so do not re-send the SMS give it 3 days before trying again

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154 thoughts on “How to Track the Status of your ID Application by SMS

  • isaac esuron emase

    I need to know status for I’d serial number 2490566854 for he lb loan application please

  • Benjamin Kosgei

    If I apply an ID card on 26/09/2019 In a serial number 2476015902 and it has not reach upto now where is the problem


    I applied for an I’d on 7th oct 2019:of serial number 2501206014 but up to now I have no clue about the process please let me know. Thanks

  • Otieno Odida

    We need the ID number for the application serial no. 2484808803 for school exams registration. It has taken longer than usual.
    Kindly help.
    Thank you.

  • Id application on 15 August 2019 I need to now it ready for a pick, serial no.2551544462

  • U lied creator of content cause we have 10 digit not 9 for serial number

  • Shiela nafula

    I applied for my id in may but upto now i have not received..serial no 2503862067

  • Harun Sheikh Isaak

    I have applied for id December still not received serial no is 248535880


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