Application for registration as a citizen of Kenya by migrants
Section 16 of the Kenya Citizenship and Immigration Act, 2011 provides :
A person who voluntarily migrated into Kenya before the 12th December, 1963, and has been continuously living in Kenya shall be deemed to have been lawfully resident and may, on application in a prescribed manner, be eligible to be registered as a citizen of Kenya if that person—
does not hold a passport or an identification document of any other country;
has adequate knowledge of Kiswahili or a local dialect;
has not been convicted of an offence and sentenced to imprisonment for a term of three years or longer;
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.
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 migrantsl 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 14 (Print the form after completing your application)
2 passport size photographs
Certificate of good conduct
Sworn affidavit of not holding a passport or an identification document of any other country
Proof of residence in Kenya since 12/12/1963
A sworn affidavit of the continuous residence in Kenya