eFNS - Alien Card - Information Pack

Application for Permit Class M: (Refugees (KEP/M).)

This permit is issued to a person who has been granted refugee status in Kenya in accordance with the refugee law of Kenya and any spouse of such a refugee who intends to take up employment or engage in a specific occupation, trade, business or profession.

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/organization/ self, 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
  • Recommendation letter from the Department of Refugee Affairs
  • Valid organization Tax Compliance Certificate for new cases, and both organization and individual Tax Compliance Certificatesfor renewals cases from KRA
  • 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.
  • 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 headquaters(Nyayo house) for 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.
  • 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 or any other regional offices.

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.