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.
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Any document in a language other than English MUST be translated and certified as a true translation by the issuing authority or representative Embassy.

Incomplete applications will NOT BE PROCESSED AND WILL BE REJECTED.

The processing period is approximately 8 weeks (40 working Days)

Dual Citizens are required to Declare dual citizenship prior to submitting an application for a certificate of birth or provide proof of having done so.

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.

A person who is required to regain Kenya Citizenship must await completion of the regaining process before applying for a certificate of birth for their children if the child was born after they acquired other citizenship.

Requirements to Apply for a Birth Certificate when Born Abroad
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Two duly filled application form in duplicate (Click to Download)
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Two certified copies of biodata pages of parents' passports
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Two certified copies of copies of parents' birth certificates
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Two certified copies of copy of child’s foreign certificate of birth
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Two Certified copies of Parents' marriage Certificate
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Two copies of parents' UK residence permit/visa/Naturalization Certificate if other citizen
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Processing fee of £5.00 payable by debit card (for those applying in person) or by Postal Order/ Bankers Cheque (for postal applications). N/B: Personal Cheques are not acceptable.
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Any other document as may be required and applicable to specific applicants
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