How do i get an alien card in Kenya


How do i get an alien card in Kenya

Alien card in Kenya are issued by the Kenyan government through the immigration department. All immigration services in Kenya are done online through the government of Kenya single sign on portal.

Alien card enables foreigners to obtain Kenya revenue authority pin certificate in Kenya. They can open bank accounts and register for local telephone numbers and services easily  

You need to:

Create a log in account within the Government of Kenya Single Sign On portal

Log in using the account you have created above to access eFNS portal

Once logged in the eFNS portal, select the “Apply now” Link

Click on the “Submit Applications” tab and select the Foreign National tab. If you are already logged in to eFNS, you can click here to make an application.

After completing the application form, an invoice will be generated which you can see by clicking on “Dashboard” then “Payments” Tab. If you have already logged in eFNS, you can click here to make a payment..

If unable to pay using any of the online modes, print your application form by clicking on “Dashboard” then “My Applications” Tab (If you have already logged in eFNS, you can click here to print your application). Present your application with all the requirements at the Immigration Counter at Nyayo House or other regional offices, Nairobi for payments and processing.

You shall receive automatic notifications via email and on your online account about the progress of your application.

The Registration Process for alien card

A reporting foreign national shall produce a valid passport or other travel document to establish his identity and nationality, two recent passport size photographs of him/herself taken not more than twelve months before the date of attendance and any additional particulars as may be required by an immigration officer and shall have biometrics taken. Residents will be required to produce a valid permit or pass while visitors will be required to produce a valid visitor’s pass. Previous foreign certificate will be required during the renewal process, in cases where its lost a valid police abstract will be required as proof of the loss.

The exercise of registration entails receiving, verifying and approving application for foreign national’s certificate (alien card). Finger print impressions are then taken to produce the final product, which is a foreign national’s certificate.

Subject to subparagraph (3), a foreign national`s registration certificate issued under subparagraph (1) shall be valid for a period not exceeding two years in the first instance and may be renewed for further periods of two years

A foreign national`s registration certificate issued or renewed and the holder thereof is the subject of a permit or pass which will expire within two years of that issue or renewal the certificate shall expire on the same date as the entry permit or pass. In the case of permanent certificate holders the foreign national certificate shall be issued for a period not exceeding three years.