eFNS - Alien Card - Information Pack

Application to regain Kenya citizenship

Section 10(1) of the Kenya Citizenship and Immigration Act, 2011 provides :
  • A person who was a citizen of Kenya by birth and who ceased to be a citizen of Kenya because he or she acquired the citizenship of another country may apply in the prescribed manner, to the Cabinet Secretary to regain Kenyan citizenship.
  • The application under subsection (1) shall be accompanied by—
    • proof of applicant’s previous Kenyan citizenship;
    • proof of citizenship of the other country;

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 Regaining 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.
  • Regaining fee is non refundable
  • Application print-outs must be presented to the Immigration headquaters or Kenya missions abroad

What are the requirements

  • A printed online application form 1 (Print the form after completing your application)
  • 2 passport size photographs
  • Copy of Kenyan ID
  • Copy of Kenyan passport
  • Copy of the other country’s passport
  • Copy of the other country’s citizenship certificate
  • 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.