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.
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)