IMMIGRATION APPLICATIONS NOW ONLINE – 25 Feb, 2016

18BGINDIAN_PASSPOR_1398299fThe below announcement has been released from Kenya 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 will be made online via
https://fns.immigration.go.ke/

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STRICT ENFORCEMENT FOR FOREIGN NATIONAL CERTIFICATE APPLICATION (ALIEN ID) – 11 Aug, 2015

18BGINDIAN_PASSPOR_1398299fImmigration has, again, increased its efforts to track down foreigners that have not registered for their Foreign National Certificates (Alien ID)/ found holding EXPIRED Alien ID Cards. This is part of a nationwide scheme to increase security in the country. Foreigners will be stopped at random in public places and business premises will also be visited. Foreigners found with no proof of registration (Waiting Card)/ found with expired Alien ID’s will be subject to hefty fines and/ or arrest.

Carry your Alien ID Card or Waiting Card with you at all times. In the likely case that your Immigration Agent is holding your original Waiting Card in order to follow up on your Alien ID Card, walk around with a CLEAR photocopy of the Waiting Card as well as a CLEAR copy of the receipt for payment of Registration.

Have a legal Tuesday

Source: Department of Immigration/ Nyayo House

FOREIGN NATIONAL CERTIFICATE REGISTRATION NOW PREREQUISITE TO PASSPORT ENDORSEMENT – Aug 5, 2015

10898173-piece-of-paper-with-immigration-sign-or-word-on-itApplicants for/ renewal of entry permits must note that their passports will no longer be endorsed with an entry permit until they have registered for/ renewed their Foreign National Certificate (Alien ID). The Alien ID Waiting Card is proof that one has registered (in other words, Immigration is NOT expecting one to have received the Alien ID card in order to have their passport endorsed).

Entry permits are no longer valid until one’s passport has been endorsed with the entry permit (in other words, even though an applicant has received the permit document from immigration, they can still face fines/arrest if they are caught working/ holding a permit with a non-endorsed passport).

Have a legal day  :)