The requirements include;

  1. Application form duly completed.
  2. 2 passport size photographs.
  3. Kenyan passport or identity card of the parent.
  4. Birth certificate.
  5. Immigration pass or permit.
  6. Medical certification (applicable to persons with disabilities).
  7. Adoption certificate (applicable to adopted children).

Procedure

  • Applications are made to the Minister in charge of citizenship.
  • Submit the duly completed application form and all the necessary documents to Immigration offices in Nairobi, Mombasa, Kisumu and Eldoret.
  • Pay the prescribed fee.

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Required Documents

  • Spouses, widows and widowers of Kenya citizens
    • Application form duly completed
    • Marriage certificate
    • Certificate of good conduct
    • Proof that the marriage was not entered into for the purpose of acquiring immigration or citizenship status (sworn affidavit)
    • Proof that the marriage is subsisting (applicable to spouses)
    • Copy of national passport
    • Copy of Kenyan passport or identity card of the Kenyan spouse
    • Copy of death certificate (applicable to widows and widowers)
    • 2 passport size photographs
  • Lawful residents
    • Application form duly completed
    • 2 passport size photographs
    • Copy of national passport
    • Certificate of good conduct
    • Copy of the permit held for the last 7 years
    • Proof that the applicant is not adjudged bankrupt (personal bank statement)
    • Proof of contribution made to the progress or advancement in any area of national development within Kenya or capability to do so
    • Applicant must (This last 3 requirements are demonstrated before Citizenship Advisory Committee):
      • Be able to understand and speak Kiswahili or local dialect
      • Have adequate knowledge of Kenya and of duties and rights of citizens as contained in the Kenya Citizenship and Immigration Act
      • Understand the nature of the application
  • Children and persons with disabilities
    • Application form duly completed
    • 2 passport size photographs
    • Kenyan passport or identity card of the parent
    • Birth certificate
    • Immigration pass or permit
    • Medical certification (applicable to persons with disabilities)
    • Adoption certificate (applicable to adopted children)
    • Copy of national passport
  • Stateless and migrant persons
    • 2 passport size photographs
    • The applicant should not hold a passport or an identification document of any other country
    • The applicant must have adequate knowledge of Kiswahili or a local dialect
    • Certificate of good conduct
    • The applicant should understand the rights and duties of a citizen
    • Proof of continuous residence in Kenya since 12th December 1963
  • Descendants of stateless and migrant persons
    • 2 passport size photographs
    • Proof that the parents are stateless or migrants
    • The applicant should not hold or have held a passport or an identification document of any other country
    • The applicant must be able to understand and speak Kiswahili or a local dialect
    • Certificate of good conduct
    • The applicant should understand the rights and duties of a citizen

Office Locations & Contacts

Nairobi – Department of Immigration HeadquartersNyayo House, Ground floor, North Wing,P.O. Box 30191-00100 NairobiTel. +254 020 2222022Fax +254 020 2220731Mombasa – Coast Regional OfficeUhuru na Kazi Building,P .O. Box 908284 MombasaTel. 041 222676, Fax 041 2222585Kisumu – Western Regional OfficeNew Provincial Headquarters,P.O. Box 1128-40100 Kisumu,Tel. 057 2024935, 2025438, 0700 596071Fax 057 2020846Eldoret – North Rift Regional OfficePublic Works building,P. O. Box 6725 Eldoret,Tel. 053 63377 Fax 05363973Ads by Google

Eligibility

  • 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)