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Types of Kenyan Citizenship

  • Application for Registration as a Citizen of Kenya by Lawful Residents

    A person who has attained the age of majority and capacity who has been lawfully resident in Kenya for a continuous period of at least seven years may on application be registered as a citizen

  • Application to Regain Kenya Citizenship

    A person who was a citizen of Kenya by birth and who ceased to be a citizen of Kenya because he/she acquired the citizenship of another country before August 2010 may apply in the prescribed manner to the Cabinet Secretary to regain Kenyan citizenship

  • Application for Registration as a Citizen of Kenya by a Spouse of a Kenyan Citizen

    A person who has been married to a citizen of Kenya for a period of at least seven years shall be entitled, on application, in the prescribed manner to be registered as a citizen of Kenya.

  • Declaration made by a Dual Citizen

    Every dual citizen is required to disclose his/her other citizenship in the prescribed manner within three months of becoming a dual citizen.

  • Application by a Dual Citizen for Endorsement on Non-Kenyan passport(s)

    The passport of any other country that is held by a dual citizen may, upon application by the holder, be endorsed to indicate that the holder is a citizen of Kenya.

  • Application for Registration as a Citizen of Kenya by a Widow/Widower of a Kenyan citizen

    A foreign national who has been married to a citizen who but for the death of the citizen would have been entitled after a period of seven years to be registered as a citizen of Kenya under section 11, shall be deemed to be lawfully present in Kenya for the unexpired portion of the seven years and shall be eligible for registration as a citizen on application in the prescribed manner upon expiry of the seven year period.

  • Application for Registration as a Citizen of Kenya by a Stateless person

    A person who does not have an enforceable claim to the citizenship of any recognized state and has been living in Kenya for a continuous period since 12th December 1963, shall be deemed to have been lawfully resident and may on application, in the prescribed manner be eligible to be registered as a citizen of Kenya.

  • Application for Registration as a Citizen of Kenya by Descendants of Stateless persons and Migrants

    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 citizens under sections 15 and 16 may, upon application in the prescribed manner be registered as a citizen of Kenya

  • Application for Registration as a Citizen of Kenya for a person with Disability

    A child or person with disability who is a dependant of any biological parent or legal guardian who is a citizen of Kenya by registration shall upon an application made on their behalf in a prescribed manner be registered as a citizen.

  • Declaration of Voluntary Renunciation of Kenya Citizenship

    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.

Applications for Citizenship of Kenya