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Registration of Kenyans

Consular services to Kenyans residing in the United Kingdom or visiting can be offered more efficiently if registration with the High Commission is done promptly upon arrival in the United Kingdom. Those who are not registered are therefore required to do so immediately they visit the High Commission.

Click here to Register as a Kenyan in the United Kingdom.

Kindly note that your names should be entered as they appear on your passport. All details required on the registration form are very important and should not be overlooked when completing the form. Remember to provide your telephone contacts and email address for faster communication.

It is always advisable to include copies of the relevant pages of your own and your family’s Kenyan passport (for minors). These will come in handy in cases of emergency (e.g. stolen passport). For the same reason, you should keep copies of all Kenyan documents at home.

Application To Regain Kenya Citizenship

NOTE:  Regaining Kenya citizenship is done by those who acquired citizenship of other countries before 27th August 2010.

Requirements:

      • Fill form 5 (in duplicate)
      • Two  Copies   of expired Kenya passport and/or Identity Card
      • Two Copies  of the other country’s passport
      • Two Copies of Registration/Naturalisation certificate from the other Country
      • For those who are citizen of the other country by birth, attach birth certificate copy
      • 2 passport size photos

Issuance of Kenya National Identity Cards (IDs)

The Kenya High Commission was gazetted as a registration office in 2011.

Download application form

Requirements for Identity Card Applications:

First Time Applicants:

  1. All Kenyans who attain the age of 18 years are eligible to issuance of Identity Cards;
  2. Kenyans who acquire citizenship by registration are also entitled to issuance of identity cards;
  3. Kenyans with 1st generation Identity Cards are required to apply for 2nd generation Identity Cards;

Requirements:

  • Valid original and copy of applicant’s Kenyan passport;
  • Original and Certified copy of applicant’s Birth Certificate;
  • Certified copy of parents’ Kenya Identity Card;
  • Certified copy of parents’ birth certificate;
  • Two passport size photographs.
  • Copy of UK residence permit/visa
  • Fee £30.00
  • Any other relevant document/information that may be required

Additional Requirements for Dual Citizens:

(Declaration of Dual Citizenship is required of Kenyans who:

  1. Acquired citizenship of another country after 27th August, 2010;
  2. Are dual citizens but were 22 years and below on 27th August, 2010; and
  3. Those who have regained Kenya Citizenship; )
  • Copy of Naturalization Certificate/Birth Certificate
  • Copy of applicant’s Foreign Passport
  • Proof of having made a declaration of dual citizenship

Duplicate Identity Cards (Lost/Damaged):

Requirements:

  • Valid original and copy of applicant’s Kenyan passport;
  • Copy of the lost identity card/Identity card Number
  • Two passport size photographs.
  • Copy of UK residence permit/visa
  • Fee £30.00
  • Any other relevant document/information that may be required

Change of Particulars {Adoption of Marriage Name}:

Requirements:

  • Valid original and copy of applicant’s Kenyan passport;
  • Original and Certified copy of Marriage Certificate;
  • Identification documents (passport/ID) of the spouse;
  • Spouse to be physically present to sign Change of Particulars Form (Reg.105)
  • Two passport size photographs;
  • Copy of UK residence permit/visa;
  • Any other relevant document/information that may be required;

N/B:

  • Applications for Identity Card Registration are accepted on:

Mondays & Tuesdays: 9.30 a.m – 12.000 noon

  • Collection of Identity Cards is on :

Wednesdays/Thursdays/Fridays:

9.30 a.m – 12.00 noon and 2.00 – 3.30 p.m   

Further inquiries can be directed to:

The Director,National Registration Bureau
NSSF Complex, Block B
P.O. Box 57007
Nairobi, Kenya
TEL.:  +254 – 20-2722526, 2720142

Assistance to Kenyans in distress

Kenyans residing or visiting United Kingdom are strongly urged to ensure that they observe the laws and regulations of this country in order to avoid getting into costly legal processes. Kenyans are particularly urged to keep their immigration status valid at all times, and avoid being at the risk of facing deportation proceedings. All travel documents should in addition be kept valid. It is extremely important to register with the High Commission in case of any eventualities.

If for any reason you are arrested and detained:

      • Do not resist the arrest; it will only serve to aggravate your legal problems. Just seek an explanation from the law enforcers and ask to talk to the Consular section at the Kenya High Commission.
      • Give consent to the law enforcement agency to notify the High Commission, Consular Section, of your arrest/detention. This could be the only way through which the High Commission, and your next of kin, will be informed of your predicament and find possible ways for assistance.
      • When talking to the High Commission, state your case honestly and provide names and contacts of individuals, both in the United Kingdom and in Kenya, you wish to inform about your situation. The High Commission will communicate your messages to them as soon as possible.
      • If you can afford an attorney or lawyer, decline to answer questions relating to your case except in the presence and with the advice of your attorney or lawyer.

Children Born Abroad

As Per the Kenya constitution(2010), a Child born abroad to a Kenyan Parent is granted automatic citizenship .Such a child is entitled to;

A Kenyan passport and any document of registration or identification issued by the state to its citizens.

Application for birth certificates for children born abroad

      • Download and fill Form BDA1
      • Attach 2  Copies of relevant pages of parents’ passports and birth certificates, duly certified by the High Commission.
      • A copy of child’s British birth certificate (certified by the High Commission).
      • Processing fee of £5.00

Download Application

Application for Duplicate Lost Birth/Death Certificate.

To obtain a duplicate birth/death certificate,A general search form must be filled and sent to the Mission

Requirements:

  • Dully filled application form
  • Photocopy of original birth certificate/death certificate
  • Copy of notification of Birth (ABN) or
  • A copy of burial permit (BP) or
  • A copy of search form
  • £5.00 processing fee

Further inquiries can be directed to;

The Director,Department of Civil registration
P.O. Box 49179
Nairobi, Kenya
Tel: +254-20-227461
Fax: +254-20-215651
Email: Director@crd.go.ke
Website: www.crd.go.ke

Download Application

Certificates of Police Clearance:

In order to facilitate a search into the records of those applying for a certificate of good conduct, the Kenyan police will require the applicant’s fingerprints to be taken by the police authorities in the country of residence at the time of application and on a prescribed Kenya Police form. The fingerprints must be taken at a police station and have an official endorsement with the police station seal or official stamp. Photocopied prints or prints used in previous years are not acceptable. For foreigners, the Kenya police require documentary support for the period lived a in Kenya stating also the immigration status by the time. This evidence can be in form of copies for residence permits, passport endorsements or copies of alien registration, letters from place of employment (appointment letters).

A required search fee  of £10.00 paid by Postal Order upon submission of application documents. Issue of certificates may take more than three months. If the applicant wishes to send the prints direct to the Criminal Investigation Department, return postage for the same is to be included.

Requirements for Certificate of Police Clearance for those living abroad

Kenyan citizens:

  • A complete set of fingerprints  and palm prints
  • If the applicant is over 18 years of age, two clear photocopies of the Kenyan second generation identity card. (If the applicant was never issued with the ID card, he/she must prove he/she left Kenya before reaching the age of 18 years and is yet to return, and must provide the High Commission with two certified copies of the birth certificate and of the Kenyan passport);
  • If the applicant is below 18 years, two certified copies of the birth certificate and/or Kenyan passport;
  • An application letter in duplicate
  • Attach a fee of £10.00 Postal Order  paid to the High Commission.If applying at the Mission, you may pay by debit card.

Non-Kenyan citizens:

  • A complete set of fingerprints and palm prints;
  • Two certified photocopies of the applicant’s passport;
  • Documentary proof in duplicate showing that the applicant ever resided in Kenya for three months or more;
  • If the applicant is below 18 years, two certified copies of the birth certificate;
  • An application letter in duplicate;
  • Attach a fee of £10.00  Postal Order paid to the High Commission. If applying at the Mission, you may pay by debit card. 
  • Those applicants who happen to be in Kenya should endeavor to apply in person at CID Headquarters in Nairobi.

N.B:

Certificate of Police Clearance application  is done on Mondays and Tuesdays: 9.30am – 12.00 noon

Download Certificate of Police Clearance
Download Certificate Of Police Clearance Biographical Details

NOTE: Fingerprints not taken on the prescribed form and without police endorsement seal or stamp are not accepted for processing by the Kenyan police.

Duplicate Marriage Certificate

For one to obtain a duplicate Marriage Certificate:

Processing time is 6 – 8 weeks

Download Marriage Certificate Form

Download Search for Marriage Certificate Form

Certificate of No Impediment to Marriage

The certificate is issued to Kenya citizens wishing to have their marriages,either to Kenyans or Foreigners performed abroad.

To apply for the certificate through the Kenya High Commission in London, the following are required;

      • Valid Kenyan Passport and Birth certificate with copies for certification.
      • Passport and Birth certificate copies of the spouse to be.(They must be certified by The High Commission)
      • Application form, which can be downloaded from the website or obtained at the High Commission.
      • Payment of £75.00
      • Processing time is eight weeks

Download Application for Certificate of No Impediment to Marriage.

Further, Inquiries can be directed to;

Registrar of Marriages Department of the Registrar-General
P.O. Box 30031-00100
Nairobi, Kenya
Tel: +254-20-2227461/2227461/2251355
Fax: +254-20-215651

Senior Assistant Registrar-General
P.O Box 80366
Mombasa,Kenya
Tel:254-41-316061/2

Dual Citizenship

According to the Constitution of Kenya and the Kenya Citizenship and Immigration Act of 2011, the Dual Citizenship is permissible in Kenya.

DECLARATION MADE BY A DUAL CITIZEN

Kenya citizens who have acquired other nationalities are required to disclose their other citizenship by filing Form 2 (Declaration Made By A Dual Citizen)

NOTE: Declaration of dual citizenship is done by;

  • Those who acquired citizenship of another country after 27th August, 2010
  • Those who were 22 years and below on 27th August 2010
  • Those who have regained Kenya citizenship

Requirements for Declaration Made by Dual Citizen:

  • Dully filled application Form 2(Attested by Commissioner of Oaths)
  • Two passport size photographs
  • Two copies of Naturalization Certificate
  • Two copies of applicant’s Kenyan Passport
  • Two copies of applicants Foreign Passport
  • Two copies of UK residence permit/visa
  • Two copies of documentary proof for changed names
  • Two copies of any other relevant supporting document.

Requirements for Regaining Kenya Citizenship

Note:  Regaining Kenya citizenship is done by a person who was a citizen of

Kenya by birth and who ceased to be a citizen of Kenya because he or she acquired the citizenship of another country before 27th August, 2010.

Requirements:

  • Dully filled application Form 5
  • Two passport size photographs
  • Two copies of Naturalization Certificate
  • Two copies of applicant’s Kenyan Passport
  • Two copies of applicant’s Foreign Passport
  • Two copies of applicants Birth Certificate
  • Two copies of parents’ ID/Passport copy
  • Two copies of documentary proof for changed names
  • Two copies of any other necessary support document

DECLARATION OF VOLUNTARY RENUNCIATION OF KENYA CITIZENSHIP (Under Section. 19 of the Kenya Citizenship and Immigration Act, 2011)

Requirements:

  • Duly filled application form (Form 6) Attested by Magistrate/Commissioner of Oaths/Notary Public
  • Two passport size photographs
  • Original and copy of applicant’s Kenyan passport
  • Original and copy of applicant’s Kenyan ID
  • Copy of Birth Certificate
  • Copy of Naturalization Certificate
  • Copy of applicant’s Foreign Passport
  • Copy of UK residence permit/visa
  • Fee of £.165
  • Any other relevant document/information that may be required.

Issuance Of Pet Import Licences

Requirements:

      • A letter from the pet owner requesting for the pet licence
      • Copy of Passport of pet owner
      • Copy of pet Passport
      • Evidence of up to date vaccinations against rabies and any infectious, contagious disease or parasites
      • A clearance from a veterinary doctor that the pet is fit to travel
      • A fee of £30.00 per pet.

Note:The pet licence is valid for 30 days from the date of issue and takes two working days to issue the licence upon submission of the documents.