Citizenship

Welcome to the Citizenship Information Pack

The Constitution of Kenya 2010 which was promulgated on the 27th August, 2010 gives prominence to the Sovereignty of the people (Chapter 1), the Republic and the Territory of Kenya (Chapter 2) and issues of Citizenship (Chapter 3).

The Kenya Citizenship and Immigration Act, 2011 which implements Chapter 3 of the Constitution commenced on 30th August 2011, which effectively repealed the Kenya Citizenship Act Cap. 170, the Immigration Act Cap. 172 and the Aliens Restriction Act, Cap. 173, Laws of Kenya.

Dual Citizenship

Declaration made by a Dual Citizen:

Section 8(3) of the Kenya Citizenship and Immigration Act, 2011 provides that: every dual citizen shall disclose his/her other citizenship in the prescribed manner within three months of becoming a dual citizen.

Section 8(4) of the Kenya Citizenship and Immigration Act, 2011 provides that: a dual citizen who fails to disclose the dual citizenship in the prescribed manner commits an offence and shall be liable, on conviction, to a fine not exceeding five million shillings or imprisonment for a term not exceeding three years or both.

How to Apply

You 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 Dual Citizenship 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 your online account about the progress of your application.

Disclaimer:

  • Incomplete applications will not be accepted.
  • Application print-outs must be presented to the Immigration headquarters or Kenya missions abroad

What are the requirements:

  • A printed online application form 3 (Print the form after completing your application)
  • 2 passport size photographs
  • Copy of birth certificate
  • Copy of Kenyan passport
  • Copy of Kenyan identity card
  • Copy of the other country’s passport
  • Copy of the other country’s Citizenship certificate
  • Copy of the Police Clearance Certificate
  • Copy of Checklist. click here to download
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Application to regain Kenya citizenship

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Application by a dual citizen for endorsement on non-Kenyan passport.

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Application for registration as a citizen of Kenya by a spouse of a Kenyan citizen.

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Application for registration as a citizen of Kenya by a widow/widower of a Kenyan citizen

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