Regaining of Kenyan Citizenship

Section 10(1) of the Kenya Citizenship and Immigration Act, 2011 provides that: -


  1. A person who was a citizen of Kenya by birth and who ceased to be a citizen of Kenya because he or she acquired the citizenship of another country may apply in the prescribed manner, to the Cabinet Secretary to regain Kenyan citizenship; and

  3. The application under subsection
    • Shall be accompanied by—
    • Proof of applicant’s previous Kenyan citizenship;
    • Proof of citizenship of the other country;

The requirements for regaining citizenship include: -

  1. Application form duly completed form 1;
  2. Copy of Kenyan passport previously held;
  3. Copy of National Identity Card previously held;
  4. Copy of birth certificate issued by Government of Kenya at birth;
  5. Copy of Passport of the other country;
  6. Three copies of passport size photographs;
  7. Fee of SEK 500 paid to (Click here); and
  8. Verify that you have the required document/pre-requisites and you meet the relevant criteria before you apply.
  9. Copy of the certificate of naturalization if not in Swedish/ Norwegian must be translated into English.


  1. Incomplete applications will not be accepted;
  2. Fee paid is non-refundable; and
  3. Application must be presented to the Immigration officer in Nairobi