You can register for NHIF as self-employed or as an employee. Registration of nhif can be done online via the nhif self-service portal or by SMS using nhif registration SMS code *155#.

Today, we shall show you how to register from nhif as a self-employed or employee online or via SMS.

How To Register For NHIF Via SMS On Your Phone

How To Register For NHIF Via SMS On Your Phone

This is how self-employed and employees can register for nhif using SMS.

  1. Dial *155# on your phone
  2. Select your preferred language
  3. Select the ‘national health insurance service’ option
  4. Enter your ID number
  5. Choose option 1 ‘register now
  6. Enter your date, month, and year of birth
  7. Follow the prompts to finish registration of nhif for new members by SMS.

How To Register For NHIF Online

To register for nhif online, you shall use the nhif online registration portal and follow the guide below.

  1. Visit the nhif self-registration portal
  2. Enter your national ID number
  3. Enter your year of birth
  4. Choose the self-employed option or the employee option according to your status. For the self-employed, skip optioning 6.
  5. For the employed, enter your employer code, then your employer’s name and kra pin
  6. Enter your details
  7. Upload a scanned copy of your ID and a passport photo.
  8. Confirm your details and finish the registration for nhif online.
  9. You shall be then given a nhif number

How To Register NHIF As An Employer

  1. Visit the nhif employers portal
  2. Enter your company details as required
  3. Upload a scanned copy of your company registration certificate
  4. Upload a copy of your company’s kra pin
  5. Confirm the details you have provided and submit
  6. Your nhif employer code shall be provided. That is how you register for nhif as an employer.

Requirements To Register For NHIF

Before you register for NHIF. you shall need the following requirements for the self-employed or the employees.

  1. A scanned copy of your national ID and that of your spouse for the married
  2. A copy of your marriage certificate for the married
  3. A birth certificate in case you have children
  4. A letter from the employer from the employed
  5. For the self-employed, you shall pay a registration fee of 1500 shillings which covers your first 3 months after registration.

NHIF Registration Form Download

Download the nhif registration form for the self-employed and employees below.

How New Members Can Register For NHIF Video Guide

How New Members Can Register For NHIF Video Guide

FAQs About NHIF Registration

How can I register for NHIF online?

To register for nhif online, visit the nhif registration portal and follow the steps to register nhif online.

What do I need to register for NHIF?

To register for nhif, you shall need a copy of your national id, marriage certificate, children’s birth certificate, and 1500 application fee for the self-employed.

Where do I apply for NHIF?

You can apply for nhif online via the nhif registration portal or offline by SMS.

Can I register NHIF and use it immediately?

Self-employed members have to wait for 90 days after registration to start using their nhif cover while the employed shall wait for 30 days before using nhif.

How much is it to apply for NHIF?

The self-employed pay 1500 application fees which shall cover their first 3 months’ monthly payment.