eFNS - Alien Card - Information Pack

Application for registration as a citizen of Kenya by a spouse of a Kenyan citizen

Section 11 of the Kenya Citizenship and Immigration Act, 2011 provides for a person who has been married to a citizen of Kenya for a period of at least seven years shall be entitled, on application, in the prescribed manner to be registered as a citizen of Kenya, if

  • the marriage was solemnized under a system of law recognized in Kenya, whether solemnized in Kenya or outside Kenya;
  • the applicant has not been declared a prohibited immigrant under this Act or any other law;
  • the applicant has not been convicted of an offence and sentenced to imprisonment for a term of three years or longer;
  • the marriage was not entered into for the purpose of acquiring a status or privilege in relation to immigration or citizenship; and
  • the marriage was subsisting at the time of the application.

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 Citizenship by Marriage 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 8 (Print the form after completing your application)
  • 2 passport size photographs
  • Copy of marriage certificate
  • Certificate of good conduct
  • A joint sworn affidavit
  • Copy of dependants pass/permit
  • Copy of applicant’s passport
  • Copy of spouses Kenyan passport
  • Questionnaire for intending applicants (Print the questionnaire after completing your application)
  • 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.