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Application for Permanent Residency by Spouses of Kenya Citizens (Category D)

This applies to spouses of Kenya citizens married for at least three years. Applicants must give ample proof of marriage and family life besides documentation furnished. In this framework, applicants may be required to appear in person for interview to confirm or verify these facts.

How to apply

You will need to:

  • Create a log in account within the Government of Kenya Single Sign On portal
  • Login 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 the 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 Hose, 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 by kenyan spouse
  • 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 duly filled Category D - Questionnaire for Intending Applicants which is generated upon completion of the online application.
  • Duly filled Residence status form generated automatically upon completion of the online application
  • Police Clearance Certificate ( Original)
  • Demonstrate marriage and family life
  • Certified copy of the marriage certificate
  • Copies of either passport/Identity card/ and birth certificate of Kenyan spouse
  • Copy of passport /birth certificate/ of the foreign spouse
  • Copies of work permit(s)/dependant pass of spouse
  • 2 passport size photographs (a soft copy will also be required during application)
  • Copy of valid foreigner certificate (Allien card)
  • Copy of the Police Clearance Certificate
  • Copy of Checklist. click here to download

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.