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Application for registration as a citizen of Kenya by widows and widowers of a Kenyan citizen

Section 12(1) of the Kenya Citizenship and Immigration Act, 2011 provides for :
    • A foreign national who has been married to a citizen who but for the death of the citizen would have been entitled, after a period of seven years, to be registered as a citizen of Kenya under section 11, shall be deemed to be lawfully present in Kenya for the unexpired portion of the seven years and shall be eligible for registration as a citizen on application in the prescribed manner upon expiry of the seven year period.
    • The conditions for registration provided in section 11 shall apply to a widow or widower who has applied for registration under this section.
    • A widow or widower who marries a non-citizen before the expiry of the period of seven years shall not be entitled to acquire citizenship by registration under this section.

    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 widows/widowers 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 9 (Print the form after completing your application)
    • 2 passport size photographs
    • Copy of marriage certificate
    • Copy of death certificate of spouse
    • Certificate of good conduct
    • A sworn affidavit
    • Copy of dependants pass/permit
    • Copy of applicant’s passport  
    • 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.