eFNS - Alien Card - Information Pack

Application for Permanent Residency by Ex-Citizens of Kenya (Category A)

This applies to Kenya citizens by birth who have since renounced or lost citizenship status and are denied the opportunity by their countries of domicile to hold dual citizenship. Children and spouses of these applicants can also apply.

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 Permanent Residence 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 (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


  • Processing fee is non refundable
  • Incomplete applications will not be accepted
  • Application print-outs must be presented to the Immigration Office at Nyayo House, Nairobi
  • Each adult applicant is required to submit own applications using their own personal account.Parents can apply for their children in the parents account.

What are the requirements

  • An application letter
  • A print out of the duly filled permanent residence application form (form 23) signed and stamped by Magistrate/Commissioner for oaths. You can also access your previous applications by clicking here
  • A print out of the duly filled Category A - Questionnaire for Intending Applicants which is generated upon completion of the online application.
  • Proof of Previous Kenya Citizenship-Copy of birth certificate/ Identity card or Passport
  • 2 Recent passport size photographs (a soft copy will also be required during application)
  • Police Clearance Certificate issued by country of domicile
  • Proof of current citizenship(Registration/naturalization certificate and Passport)
  • Copy of the Police Clearance Certificate
  • Copy of Checklist. click here to download

Requirements verification

Confirm that you have the required documents/pre-requisites and meet the relevant criteria before you apply. Click on the "Apply Now" button on your right to apply.