eFNS - Alien Card - Information Pack

Application for registration as a citizen of Kenya for a child

Section 13(3) of the Kenya Citizenship and Immigration Act, 2011 provides :

  • A child of a citizen by registration who was born before the parent acquired citizenship may on application by the parent or legal guardian be registered as a Kenya Citizen upon—
    • Production of documents conferring Kenyan Citizenship to any of the parents;
    • Production of the child's birth certificate; and
    • Proof of lawful residence of the child in Kenya.

Section 14 of the Kenya Citizenship and Immigration Act, 2011 provides :

  • A child who is not a citizen, but is adopted by a citizen, is entitled on application in the prescribed manner by the adopting parent or legal guardian to be registered as a citizen upon—
    • the production of proof of the Kenyan citizenship of the adopting parent;
    • the production of a valid adoption certificate issued in a reciprocating state or other jurisdiction whose orders, decrees are recognized in Kenya; and
    • proof of lawful residence of the child in Kenya.

How to apply

You need to:

  • Create a log in account within the Government of Kenya Single Sign On portal
  • Log in using the account you have created above to access eFNS portal
  • Once logged in the eFNS portal, select the "Apply now" Link
  • Click on the "Submit Applications" tab and select the Children/Adopted Children tab. If you are already logged in to eFNS , you can click here to make an application.
  • After your application is processed, an invoice will be generated which you can see by clicking on "Dashboard" then "Payments" Tab. If you have already logged in eFNS, you can click here to make a payment.
  • If unable to pay using any of the online modes, print your application form by clicking on "Dashboard" then "My Applications" Tab (If you have already logged in eFNS, you can click here to print your application). Present your application with all the requirements at the Immigration Counter at Nyayo House, Nairobi for payments and processing
  • You shall receive automatic notifications via email and on your online account about the progress of your application


  • Incomplete applications will not be accepted.
  • Registration fee is non refundable
  • Application print-outs must be presented to the Immigration headquaters

What are the requirements

  • A printed online application form 11 (Print the form after completing your application)
  • 2 passport size photographs
  • Copy of birth certificate or local adoption certificate
  • Copy of parents Kenyan passport and Certificate of Registration
  • Copy of dependants pass
  • Copy of parent’s identity card
  • Copy of applicant’s passport
  • Certificate of good conduct for children 18 years and above
  • Copy of the Police Clearance Certificate
  • Copy of Checklist. click here to download

Requirements verification

Verify that you have the required document/pre-requisites and you meet the relevant criteria before you apply. Click on the "Apply Now" button on your right to apply.