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How to Register as a Person with a Disability (PWD)

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In-Person Submission

Obtain the necessary paperwork

  • Get a medical report from any government-recognized hospitals first to confirm the person’s impairment or disabilities. The purpose of the report is to determine the kind, degree, and primary cause of the disability. A person with a disability is, by definition, a person who has a physical, sensory, mental, or other impairment, such as any visual, hearing, learning, or bodily incapacity, that has a negative influence on participation in social, economic, or environmental spheres.
  • After being given new citizenship status in Kenya, those with disabilities above the age of 18 need get a certificate of good behaviour.

Application forms are available at the Sub-County Gender & Social Development Offices.

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  • To submit an application, go to the Gender & Social Development Offices in the sub county. People who meet the criteria for a PWD are registered at the sub county level.
  • You will receive an Individual Registration Form from the Sub-County Gender & Social Development Officer (SCGSDO). Form for individual registration
  • You must fill out the form and give it to the Sub-county Gender & Social Development Officer (SC GSDO) together with the medical report and any necessary documentation.

These documents consist of:

  1. Medical Assessment report from the Government Gazetted Hospitals
  2. Copy of Passport/ ID card
  3.  Copy of Birth Certificate
  4. Proof of lawful residence in Kenya
  5.  Copy of parent’s/legal guardian certificate of registration
  6. Certificate of good conduct for children above 18 Years
  7.  A copy of the certificate of police clearance
  • The Sub-County Gender & Social Development Officer (SCGSDO) then completes registration. SCGSDOs then send the registration forms to the council.
  • Registration details are available on the day of application.

To Apply Online:

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First, submit an online application.

  • In the Government of Kenya Single Sign On portal, create a login account.portal eFNS
  • You can access the eFNS site by logging in using the account you generated above.
  • After logging in, click the “Apply now” link on the eFNS page.
  • Select the Application by Persons with Disability tab by clicking the “Submit Applications” option.
  • Verify if you possess the necessary documentation by:
  1. Copy of Passport
  2.  Copy of Birth Certificate
  3. Proof of lawful residence in Kenya
  4.  Copy of parent’s/legal guardian certificate of registration
  5. Medical certificate on disability
  6.  Certificate of good conduct for children above 18 Years
  7. Applicants must ensure that they are lawfully present in the country as they wait for application to be finalized
  8.  Copy of the Police Clearance Certificate
  • Before applying, make sure you have the necessary paperwork or prerequisites and that you meet the requirements. To apply, click the “Apply Now” button on your right.
  • Complete the essential fields, then upload your passport photo and police clearance document. The “continue” option must be clicked in order to print your application.
  • Then, print your completed application and deliver it to the Kenyan missions abroad or the immigration department offices in Kenya.
  • To complete an application, go to an immigration office or a Kenyan mission abroad.

You must visit an immigration office in Nairobi, Mombasa, or Kisumu, or a Kenyan mission abroad, after printing the application and invoice, to pick them up and submit them for processing.

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The following paperwork needs to be sent to the offices.

  • A printed online application form 12 (Print the form after completing your application)
  • Copy of Passport
  • Copy of Birth Certificate
  • Proof of lawful residence in Kenya
  • Copy of parent’s/legal guardian certificate of registration
  • Medical certificate on disability
  • Certificate of good conduct for children above 18 Years
  • Applicants must ensure that they are lawfully present in the country as they wait for application to be finalized
  • Copy of the Police Clearance Certificate

You will receive your PWD information right away after submitting your registration application.

Essential Documents

  1. One passport sized photo
  2. Medical Assessment report from the Government Gazetted Hospitals
  3. Duly filled individual registration form
  4. A printed online application form 12 (Print the form after completing your application)
  5. Copy of Passport
  6. Copy of Birth Certificate
  7. Proof of lawful residence in Kenya
  8. Copy of parent’s/legal guardian certificate of registration
  9. Certificate of good conduct for children above 18 Years
  10. Copy of the Police Clearance Certificate
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