Welcome Directorate of immigration and registration of persons website

The Directorate of Immigration and Registration of Persons is under the Ministry of Interior and Coordination of National Government; responsible for population registration and maintenance of an inclusive population register, migration management, border control and refugees welfare supervision.

  • Our Vision: "To be a global leader in population registration and migration management"
  • Our Mission: To enhance national security and social economic development by maintaining a comprehensive population database, proper migration management and timely registration and issuance of secure identification documents.
  • Core Values:
    • Efficiency and Effectiveness
    • Patriotism
    • Teamwork
    • Integrity (honest, accountable, transparency, impartiality, fairness)
    • Customer focus
  • Core Functions
    • Registration of persons, births and deaths
    • Providing immigration services
    • Management of refugees
    • Border management
    • Maintenance of the integrated population registration system.

    SINGLE JOURNEY VISAS (SJV)

    REQUIREMENTS
    ♣ Two visa application forms V.I to be duly filled, signed and dated.
    ♣ Two copies of an Invitation letter
    ♣ Two copies of the application letter from the applicant
    ♣ Two copies of identity card if host is Kenyan.
    ♣ Two copies of valid residential work permit if host is a foreigner.
    ♣ Two copies of marriage certificate if visiting spouse.
    ♣ Two passport size photographs of the applicant.
    ♣ Two copies of valid Passport/travel document of the applicants Bio data page and page showing validity of at least six months.
    ♣ Two copies of medical referral letter from a hospital or a doctor for medical cases.
    ♣ Two copies of applicants residential/work permit if not residing in their country.
    ♣ Referral fee is USD 10

    NOTICE

    This is to notify the General Public that the following website and email are not the official online visa application website. 1. http://www.kenya-evisa-online.com is not the Kenyan government website for online visa applications it is a Scam Evisa Application Website. The Government website for online visas application is https://immigration.ecitizen.go.ke/ 2. The following email is also not the official communication email diskenya.immigration@gmail.com For further clarifications visit the Immigration Offices at Nyayo house 6TH Floor Visa Section Email: dis@immigration.go.ke Call: 020 2250538

 

e-Services

Temporary Permit Passport Applications

This is to inform the General Public that as from 1st July 2016, all Temporary Permit Applications will be made Via www.eCitizens.go.ke Manual Applications will not be accepted.

ADVERT on Temporary Permit Passport Applications

ONLINE FOREIGN NATIONAL SERVICES

This is to inform the general public that the department is in the process of having all foreign national services go online. To ensure smooth transition we shall start to pilot with the permits and passes applications from 1st march 2016. You will be notified later when the other services like Alien Cards, Permanent Residency (PR) and Kenya Citizenship applications will commence online. Please note accordingly. For more information Click Here

WAIVER OF VISA FEES FOR ALL CHILDREN UNDER 16 YEARS FROM FOREIGN COUNTRIES.

The Government Of Kenya has waived visa fees for all children aged 16 years and below who are accompanying their parents to Kenya.
Effective Date 1st February 2016.

LAUNCH OF e-PASSPORT

This is to notify the general public that the East Africa Heads of states will launch the regional e-Passport during the 17thEAC Heads of States Summit to be held on Wednesday 2nd march 2016 in Arusha,Tanzania. The actual issuance of the e-Passport shall commence towards the end of the year. The ePasssport shall be embedded with a contactless electronic chip. The e-Passport upon implementation will have the following benefit;

  • Secure identification of the traveler;
  • Provide protection against identity theft;
  • Eliminate passport data skimming;
  • Provide regional identity of EAC member states citizens;

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This is to inform the General Public that as from 15th April 2015,
all Passport Applications will be made Via www.ecitizen.go.ke. Manual Applications will not be accepted.

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Online e-Visa and the manual Visa Applications will continue to run concurrently until
further notice. Online visa application for Kenya can be made via www.ecitizen.go.ke.

Click for more more information

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