eFNS - Alien Card - Information Pack


This permit is issued any person or class or description of persons, exempted by the cabinet secretary from provisions of obtaining a work permit by notice in the gazette. (Section 34 (3)(g) of the Kenya Citizenship and Immigration Act, 2011).

What are the requirements

  • Duly filled and signed Form 25 - Issuance/permit renewal 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
  • Copy of a valid national passport
  • Two(2) recent passport size photos (for both Renewal and New cases)
  • 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 the gazette notice
  • Copy of duly signed host country agreement
  • 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.