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Submitted on Dec 29, 2019 Useful Info

Requirements for an alien ID in Kenya

In Kenya, the law requires that all foreign nationals residing in Kenya for a period exceeding 90 days be registered.

This applies to anyone who isn't a Kenyan citizen or isn't regarded as a Kenyan citizen by law - if he/she revoked their Kenyan citizenship.


  • A copy of a valid passport for identification regarding your nationality.
  • A fully filled and signed online application form for an Alien ID.
  • A copy of a valid pass/permit.
  • 2 recent coloured passports on a white background.

NOTE: the passports should not be taken more than 12 months prior to the application date.

  1. If you wish to renew your Alien ID, you'll be required to produce your old foreign certificate ( alien ID )
  2. If you lost your Alien ID and need to apply for a new one, you'll be required to produce a valid police abstract as proof of loss.


If you belong to any of the following categories, you are not eligible to apply for an alien ID.

  1. If you reside in Kenya for a continuous period not exceeding 3 months and you have a valid visitors pass.
  2. A registered refugee.
  3. A serving member of the armed forces.
  4. Public officer, your spouse and children.