eFNS - Alien Card - Information Pack

Application for Permanent Residency by Children of Kenya Citizens (Category C)

This applies to children of Kenya Citizens born outside the country and have acquired foreign citizenship of their country of residence/domicile.

How to apply

You will 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.
  • You shall receive automatic notifications via email and on 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 counter at Nyayo Hse, 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 filled Category C - Questionnaire for Intending Applicants which is generated upon completion of the online application.
  • Certified copies of the birth certificate
  • Certified copies of the parents birth certificates/ Kenya Passport(s)/ Identity Card(s) (proof of kenya citizenship)
  • Certified copy of the current passport
  • 2 passport size photographs (a soft copy will also be required during application)
  • 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.