Application for Permanent Residency by Holders of work permits(Category B)
This applies to persons who have held Kenya work permits for at least seven (7) years and have been continuously resident in the country for three years immediately preceding the permanent residence application. It also includes their spouses and children.
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 2.0, you can click here to print your application). Present your application with all the requirements at the Immigration Counter at Nyayo Hse, Nairobi for payments and processing
You shall receive automatic notifications via email and on your 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
Applicants must provide proof of lawful residence on work permits for a minimum of 7 years and with continuous 3 years residency in Kenya preceding the application for permanent residency. Applicants must demonstrate a strong position to make tangible contribution to socio-economic development of the country hence priority will be given to investors and highly qualified professionals. In, this framework, applicants may be required to appear in person for interview to confirm or verify these facts.
Applicants must fulfil the following documentation 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 filled Category B - Questionnaire for Intending Applicants which is generated upon completion of the online application.
Duly filled Residence status form which is generated automatically after completion of your application
Copy of valid passport
2 passport size photographs (a soft copy will also be required during application)
Police Clearance Certificate (Original)
Copy of valid tax compliance certificate
Copy of valid foreigner certificate (Allien card)
Introductory letter from employer (applicable for employees)