Effective March 2, 2016, foreign nationals applying for immigration documents must use the new electronic Foreign Nationals Services (eFNS) portal.

However, the online portal is not yet fully operational, and manual applications may still be necessary in some cases.

Which applications can be made through eFNS?

The eFNS has been established by the Department of Immigration Services to manage the following applications:

  • Foreign Nationals Certificate (Alien Card), Re-Entry Pass and Extension of Visitor’s Pass;
  • Work/Residence Permits (all classes, depending on activity);
  • Dependent Pass, Student Pass and Special Pass (for short-term work and business activities up to six months);
  • Permanent Residence;
  • Citizenship.

How does eFNS work?

An applicant must obtain an eCitizen single sign-on account. They can then log in and apply for any of the Foreign National Services here, and must pay for the services online.


Please note that this is general information only and not intended as advice on a specific matter. Please feel free to contact Fakhoury Global Immigration directly with questions exclusive to your situation. This news alert may have been prepared using information from Peregrine Immigration Management, which is licensed to Fakhoury Global Immigration.