Voluntary Renunciation of Citizenship

Voluntary Renunciation of Citizenship

Declaration of Voluntary Renunciation of Kenyan Citizenship proceeds from section 19 (1) of the Kenya Citizenship and Immigration Act, 2011 which provides that where a Kenyan citizen by birth voluntarily makes a declaration of renunciation of Kenyan citizenship, in the prescribed manner, the Cabinet Secretary shall cause the declaration to be registered.

What are the requirements: –

  1. A duly completed application form 6;
  2. Three(3) current, clear and un-mounted passport size photographs not less than 6 months. Click for specifications;

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

  3. Original and copies of Kenyan passport;
  4. Original and copy of Kenyan National Identity card;
  5. Copy of other country’s passport or proof of citizenship; and
  6. Verify that you have the required document/pre-requisites and you meet the relevant criteria before you apply
  7. Fee of SEK 2,000 to be paid to (Click here); and
  8. A self-address 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. Registration fee is non-refundable; and
  3. Application must be presented to the Immigration officer in Nairobi
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