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KENYA – Pilot of digital biometric registration system

The Department of Immigration Services (DIS) is currently piloting a new digital Biometric Foreigner Registration (BFR) process alongside the existing manual biometric registration system for Foreign Nationals Certificate (“Alien Card”) applications.

The new system is designed to create a national database of registered foreign nationals and to drastically reduce processing times for Alien Cards.

Those selected for the pilot process will have to submit fingerprints and a photograph digitally and a receipt will be generated to confirm the registration.

The documents used in the manual foreigner registration process are still required in support of the pilot digital BRR process, including the completed and signed online application Form 50 via the electronic Foreign National Service (eFNS) portal (see our previous alert).

Action Items

  • Employers should ensure that any foreign national employees staying in Kenya for more than 90 days are registered with the eFNS.

This news alert was prepared using information provided by IKM Advocates.

DISCLAIMER: The information contained in this immigration alert has been abridged from laws, court decisions, and administrative rulings and should not be construed or relied upon as legal advice. If you have specific questions regarding the applicability of this information, please contact Peregrine © 2021 Peregrine Immigration Management Ltd.