Scope

NHIF covers the nuclear family which includes the principal member and legally declared spouse and children. You cannot include other relatives apart from your legally declared spouse and children.

You can only add one spouse to your card. Additional spouses will require individual covers.

You can add orphans and/or adopted children to your card. You have to obtain proof of legal Guardianship/adoption letter from the children’s department at the county offices.

Adding Children

You will be required to physically visit our offices or any Huduma Centre countrywide to add a child to your card. You will need to present the following documents:

  1. Copy of Birth Certificates (or birth notification for children below 6 months).
  2. Proof of legal Guardianship/adoption letter from the children’s department at the county offices.
  3. Copy of your ID.

 

Adding a spouse

You will be required to physically visit our offices or any Huduma Centre countrywide to add a spouse to your card. You will need to present the following documents:

  1. Copy of your marriage certificate or an affidavit from an advocate/magistrate or commissioner of oaths.
  2. Copy of your ID.

 

Removing a spouse

You will be required to physically visit our offices or any Huduma Centre countrywide to remove a spouse from your card. You will need to present the following documents:

  1. In the event of death, you will need a copy of death certificate. In the event of a divorce, you will need a divorce certificate
  2. Copy of your ID

 

Changing a spouse

You will be required to physically visit our offices or any Huduma Centre countrywide to change the spouse in your card. You will need to present the following documents:

  1. Copy of your divorce certificate.  A copy of the marriage certificate of the new spouse to be added to your card or an affidavit from an advocate/magistrate or commissioner of oaths.
  2. Copy of your ID

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