Children Born Abroad

Migrant Persons

Application for registration as a citizen of Kenya by migrants proceeds from Section 16 of the Kenya Citizenship and Immigration Act, 2011 which provides that a person who voluntarily migrated into Kenya before the 12th December, 1963, and has been continuously living in Kenya shall be deemed to have been lawfully resident and may, on application in a prescribed manner, be eligible to be registered as a citizen of Kenya if that person: —

  1. does not hold a passport or an identification document of any other country;
  2. Has adequate knowledge of Kiswahili or a local dialect;
  3. Has not been convicted of an offence and sentenced to imprisonment for a term of three years or longer;
  4. Intends upon registration as a citizen to continue to permanently reside in Kenya or to maintain a close and continuing association with Kenya; and
  5. The person understands the rights and duties of a citizen.

The requirements include: –

  1. Application form 14 to be duly completed ;
  2. Two (2) passport size photographs;
  3. Sworn affidavit by the applicant that he/ she does not hold a passport or an identification document of any other country;
  4. The applicant must have adequate knowledge of Kiswahili or a local a. dialect;
  5. Certificate of good conduct;
  6. The applicant should understand the rights and duties of a citizen;
  7. Proof as well as sworn affidavit of continuous residence in Kenya since 12th December 1963; and
  8. Verify that you have the required document/pre-requisites and you meet the relevant criteria before you apply.
  9. Fee of SEK 200 to be paid to (Click here); and


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