Embassy of the Republic of Kenya in Stockholm

with accreditation to Denmark, Finland, Iceland & Norway

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

The requirements for regaining citizenship include: –

  1.  Duly filled and signed form;
  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(3) current, clear and un-mounted passport size photographs not less than 6 months. Click for specifications;
  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.
  10. A self-address envelope with sufficient stamps, international coupons or click here for information on postal charges.

• No earing or headgear (no hats)
•Hair should be away from the face
•No eyeglasses

Click for checklist to enable accurate submission of requirements


  1. Incomplete applications will not be accepted;
  2. Fee paid is non-refundable