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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 application form attested by a Commissioner of Oaths or Notarized with official stamps;
  2. Three(3) current, clear and un-mounted passport size photographs not less than 6 months. Click for specifications;
    • Note: 
      • No earing or headgear (no hats)
      •Hair should be away from the face
      •No eyeglasses
  3. Copy of Kenyan passport previously held;
  4. Copy of National Identity Card previously held;
  5. Copy of birth certificate issued by Government of Kenya at birth;
  6. Copy of the other country’s National Passport;
  7. Copy of the certificate of naturalization/citizenship. If not in English, it should be translated and certified by the Issuing Authority or Notarized with official stamps;
  8. For those whose names have changed, application must be accompanied by supporting documents e.g. copy of marriage certificate if through marriage, and Deed Poll & a Gazette Notice for others;
  9. Fee of SEK 500 paid to (Click here); 
  10. Verify that you have the required document/pre-requisites and you meet the relevant criteria before you apply; and
  11. A self-addressed envelope with sufficient stamps, international coupons or click here for information on postal charges.

Click for checklist to enable accurate submission of requirements


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