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LATEST NOTICE FROM IMMIGRATION
Foreign Nationals Services ( eFNS)
This is to inform the General Public that as from 1st March 2016, all Foreign Nationals Services i.e Permits & Passes, Aliens Card, Permanent Residence & Kenya Citizenship Applications must now be filled and submitted online via https://fns.immigration.go.ke/
We are in a position to fill and submit online applications on behalf of our clients using our Agency Immigration Account. If you would like to use our services kindly CONTACT US.
- The application fee for applications made by East Africans (Uganda, Tanzania, Rwanda and Burundi) will amount to KES 5,000
- Your current status (pass or permit) must be current (not expired) before submission of the Citizenship application and your status must always be kept current throughout the application process (the Citizenship process will take quite a few months)
- Proof of Residence may include children’s birth certificates, property ownership, welfare/association’s membership, utility bills/receipts, school certificates, etc.
1. Spouses, Widows and Widowers of Kenyan Citizens
The applications under this category are made by persons who have been married to citizens of Kenya for a period of at least SEVEN years.
2. Citizenship by Lawful Residents
Applications under this category are made by persons who have been ordinarily resident in Kenya for a period of SEVEN years immediately preceding the date of application and must have been so resident under authority of an entry permit or exemption. If the applicant has been out of the country for 1 year or longer during their (at least) 7 year tenure in Kenya and/or the applicant’s valid status has been broken for any period of time, they have broken the 7 year cycle and are NOT eligible until they have completed another 7 year cycle.
3. Citizenship for Children
Applications under this category are made for the biological or legally adopted children of Kenyan citizens (a child means any human being under the age of eighteen years). If your children are below 18, they cannot apply until the parents have received their Kenyan Citizenship.
A citizen by birth who acquired citizenship of another country before 2010 must apply to regain their Kenyan citizenship.
Note that a citizen by registration who acquired citizenship of another country before 2010, will NO LONGER be able to regain their Kenyan citizenship. This is according to the current constitution.
Once the Kenyan citizenship is regained, one must now declare for dual citizenship within 3 months of receiving the Kenyan passport/ other Citizenship passport. Failure to declare will result in De-registration of your Kenyan Citizenship.
Once you obtain Kenyan Citizenship/ other Citizenship if you are a Kenyan Citizen, you must declare for dual citizenship. One must now declare for dual citizenship within 3 months of receiving the Kenyan passport/ other Citizenship passport. Failure to declare will result in De-registration of your Kenyan Citizenship.
CONTACT US for more details of the requirements needed to apply for Citizenship or Dual Citizenship.