eFNS - Alien Card - Information Pack

Application for registration as a citizen of Kenya by descendants of stateless persons and migrants

Section 17 of the Kenya Citizenship and Immigration Act, 2011 provides :

  • A person who has attained the age of eighteen years and whose parents are or in the case of deceased parents were eligible to be registered as a citizen under sections 15 and 16 may, upon application in the prescribed manner be registered as a citizen of Kenya if—
    • there is sufficient proof that the parents of that person fall within the class of persons referred to in section 15 and 16 of this Act;
    • the person was born in Kenya and has been continuously living in Kenya since birth;
    • the person does not hold and has never held a passport or identification documents of any other country;
    • the person understands and speaks Kiswahili or a local dialect;
    • has not been convicted of an offence and sentenced to imprisonment for a term of three years or longer;
    • the person intends upon registration as a citizen to continue to permanently reside in Kenya or to maintain a close and continuing association with Kenya; and
    • the person understands the rights and duties of a citizen.

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 descendants of stateless persons and migrants 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 15 (Print the form after completing your application)
  • 2 passport size photographs
  • Certificate of good conduct
  • Copy of birth certificate
  • Proof of residence in Kenya since birth
  • A sworn affidavit of the continuous residence in Kenya
  • 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.