eFNS - Alien Card - Information Pack

Application for Permit Class A: (For prospecting and miners.)

This permit is issued to a person who intends to engage, whether alone or in partnership, in prospecting for minerals or mining in Kenya, and who-
  • Has obtained, prospecting or mining right or licence that may be necessary for the purpose;
  • Has in his own right and at his full and free disposition sufficient capital and other resources for the purpose;
  • Whose engagement in the prospecting or mining will be of benefit to Kenya

What are the requirements

  • Duly filled and signed Form 25 online form. You will print out the form at the end of the application. You can also access your previous applications by clicking here
  • Two copies of detailed and signed cover letter from the employer /self /organization, addressed to the Director of Immigration Services
  • Copies of valid national passport
  • Two(2) recent passport size colored photos (for both new and renewal)
  • Current Immigration status if in the country
  • Documents in foreign languages should be translated into English by either the Embassy, Public Notary, or authorized /recognized institution
  • Copy of any previous permit(s) and or pass (es) held
  • Necessary licenses and registrations to prospect for minerals to mine.
  • Proof of funds to invest, at least USD 100,000/=
  • Current License held for prospecting minerals (for renewals
  • Current licence and copy of PIN certificate (for renewals)
  • Current, Signed audited accounts for the last one year (for renewals)
  • Processing fees non-refundable (Kshs. 10,000/=)
  • Valid Organization Tax Compliance Certificate for new cases, and both valid organization and individual Tax Compliance Certificates for renewal cases.
  • Copy of Checklist. click here to download

  • 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 Permit Issuance/Renewal tab. If you are already logged in to eFNS, you can click here to make an application.
    • After completing the application form, 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 (or click here to print your application). Present your application with all the requirements at the Immigration headquaters (Nyayo house) for processing.
    • You shall receive automatic notifications via email and on your online account about the progress of your application.


    • Processing fee is non refundable
    • Incomplete applications will not be accepted.
    • Engaging in any form of business or employment without a requisite permit or pass is an offence.
    • Application print-outs must be presented to the Immigration headquaters.

    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.