Let us see How to Apply for Kenyan Citizenship Application for registration as a citizen of Kenya by a spouse of a Kenyan citizen Section 11 of the Kenya Citizenship and Immigration Act, 2011 provides for a person who has been married to a citizen of Kenya for a period of at least seven years shall be entitled, on application, in the prescribed manner to be registered as a citizen of Kenya, if
the marriage was solemnized under a system of law recognized in Kenya, whether solemnized in Kenya or outside Kenya;
the applicant has not been declared a prohibited immigrant under this Act or any other law;
the applicant has not been convicted of an offence and sentenced to imprisonment for a term of three years or longer;
the marriage was not entered into for the purpose of acquiring a status or privilege in relation to immigration or citizenship; and
the marriage was subsisting at the time of the application.
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 Citizenship by Marriage tab. If you are already logged in to eFNS, you can click here to make an application.
After your application is processed, 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 your online account about the progress of your application
Incomplete applications will not be accepted.
Registration fee is non refundable
Application print-outs must be presented to the Immigration headquaters Apply for Kenyan Citizenship
What are the requirements
A printed online application form 8 (Print the form after completing your application)
2 passport size photographs
Copy of marriage certificate
Certificate of good conduct
A joint sworn affidavit
Copy of dependants pass/permit
Copy of applicant’s passport
Copy of spouses Kenyan passport
Questionnaire for intending applicants (Print the questionnaire after completing your application)
Public Works building,P. O. Box 6725 Eldoret,Tel. 053 63377 Fax 05363973
Spouses, widows and widowers of Kenya citizens (if the applicant is married for at least 7 years.)
Lawful residents (those who have been ordinarily resident in Kenya for a period of seven years)
Children and persons with disabilities (made for the biological or legally adopted children of Kenyan citizens)
Stateless and migrant persons (persons who voluntarily migrated to Kenya before 12th December,1963 and/or have continuously lived in Kenya)
Descendants of stateless and migrant persons (persons who have attained the age of eighteen years and whose parents had voluntarily migrated to Kenya before 12th December, 1963 and or has continuously lived in Kenya)
Need for the Document
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