New on Immigration systems of Kenya

The Department of Immigration Services  (DIS) has introduced an online platform known as  the “electronic Foreign Nationals Services (eFNS)” for the application of permits , passes ( including re-entry passes), citizenship, permanent residence, visa extensions and alien ( foreigner) registration. The platform can be accessed at Immigration system Kenya

The new system has been rolled out on 1st March 2016. The DIS will not accept hard copy applications with effect from this date.


  1. This is a positive move towards digitizing operations at the DIS and will allow for better tracking of applications since one will be able to check the status online.
  2. It is expected that the processing timelines will significantly reduce with eFNS.
  3. There shall be greater transparency in the processing of applications at the DIS.