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How to Apply for Citizenship in Kenya

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How to Apply for Citizenship in Kenya by Kenyans247(m): Sun Jan 2020 01:14pm
Procedure
Applications are made to the Minister in charge of citizenship.
Submit the duly completed application form and all the necessary documents to Immigration offices in Nairobi, Mombasa, Kisumu and Eldoret.
Pay the prescribed fee.

Required Documents
Spouses, widows and widowers of Kenya citizens
Application form duly completed
Marriage certificate
Certificate of good conduct
Proof that the marriage was not entered into for the purpose of acquiring immigration or citizenship status (sworn affidavit)
Proof that the marriage is subsisting (applicable to spouses)
Copy of national passport
Copy of Kenyan passport or identity card of the Kenyan spouse
Copy of death certificate (applicable to widows and widowers)
2 passport size photographs
Lawful residents
Application form duly completed
2 passport size photographs
Copy of national passport
Certificate of good conduct
Copy of the permit held for the last 7 years
Proof that the applicant is not adjudged bankrupt (personal bank statement)
Proof of contribution made to the progress or advancement in any area of national development within Kenya or capability to do so
Applicant must (This last 3 requirements are demonstrated before Citizenship Advisory Committee):
Be able to understand and speak Kiswahili or local dialect
Have adequate knowledge of Kenya and of duties and rights of citizens as contained in the Kenya Citizenship and Immigration Act
Understand the nature of the application
Children and persons with disabilities
Application form duly completed
2 passport size photographs
Kenyan passport or identity card of the parent
Birth certificate
Immigration pass or permit
Medical certification (applicable to persons with disabilities)
Adoption certificate (applicable to adopted children)
Copy of national passport
Stateless and migrant persons
2 passport size photographs
The applicant should not hold a passport or an identification document of any other country
The applicant must have adequate knowledge of Kiswahili or a local dialect
Certificate of good conduct
The applicant should understand the rights and duties of a citizen
Proof of continuous residence in Kenya since 12th December 1963
Descendants of stateless and migrant persons
2 passport size photographs
Proof that the parents are stateless or migrants
The applicant should not hold or have held a passport or an identification document of any other country
The applicant must be able to understand and speak Kiswahili or a local dialect
Certificate of good conduct
The applicant should understand the rights and duties of a citizen

Office Locations & Contacts
Nairobi - Department of Immigration Headquarters
Nyayo House, Ground floor, North Wing,
P.O. Box 30191-00100 Nairobi
Tel. +254 020 2222022
Fax +254 020 2220731
Mombasa - Coast Regional Office
Uhuru na Kazi Building,
P .O. Box 908284 Mombasa
Tel. 041 222676, Fax 041 2222585
Kisumu - Western Regional Office
New Provincial Headquarters,
P.O. Box 1128-40100 Kisumu,
Tel. 057 2024935, 2025438, 0700 596071
Fax 057 2020846
Eldoret - North Rift Regional Office
Public Works building,
P. O. Box 6725 Eldoret,
Tel. 053 63377 Fax 05363973


Eligibility
Spouses, widows and widowers of Kenya citizens (if the applicant is married for at least 7 years.)
Lawful residents (those who have been ordinarily resident in Kenya for a period of seven years)
Children and persons with disabilities (made for the biological or legally adopted children of Kenyan citizens)
Stateless and migrant persons (persons who voluntarily migrated to Kenya before 12th December,1963 and/or have continuously lived in Kenya)
Descendants of stateless and migrant persons (persons who have attained the age of eighteen years and whose parents had voluntarily migrated to Kenya before 12th December, 1963 and or has continuously lived in Kenya)

Need for the Document
This page contains information on how to apply for a citizenship in Kenya.

External Links
http://www.immigration.go.ke/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=87&Itemid=124

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