Descendants of Stateless Persons and Migrants

Descendants of Stateless Persons and Migrants

Application for registration as a citizen of Kenya by descendants of stateless persons and migrants proceeds from Section 17 of the Kenya Citizenship and Immigration Act, 2011 that provides for a person who has attained the age of eighteen years and whose parents are or in the case of deceased parents were eligible to be registered as a citizen under sections 15 and 16 may, upon application in the prescribed manner be registered as a citizen of Kenya if: —

  1. There is sufficient proof that the parents of that person fall within the class of persons referred to in section 15 and 16 of this Act;
  2. The person was born in Kenya and has been continuously living in Kenya since birth;
  3. the person does not hold and has never held a passport or identification documents of any other country;
  4. The person understands and speaks Kiswahili or a local dialect;
  5. Has not been convicted of an offence and sentenced to imprisonment for a term of three years or longer;
  6. The person intends upon registration as a citizen to continue to permanently reside in Kenya or to maintain a close and continuing association with Kenya; and
  7. The person understands the rights and duties of a citizen.

The requirements include: –

  1. Application form duly completed by Descendants of Stateless persons and Migrants form 15;
  2. Two (2) passport size photographs;
  3. Proof that the parents are stateless or migrants;
  4. Copy of birth certificate as proof of residence in Kenya since birth;
  5. The applicant should not hold or have held a passport or an identification document of any other country;
  6. The applicant must be able to understand and speak Kiswahili or a local dialect;
  7. Certificate of good conduct;
  8. A sworn affidavit for proof of the continuous residence in Kenya;
  9. The applicant should understand the rights and duties of a citizen;
  10. Fee of SEK 200 is paid to (Click here); and
  11. Verify that you have the required document/pre-requisites and you meet the relevant criteria before you apply.


  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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