Foreigner Residing In Kenya

Residing in kenya can be allowed through application of passes or permits depending on one’s case.

Permits

Work/Residence Permits are issued to any Non-Kenyan wishing to engage in employment in Kenya whether in gainful employment or voluntary service.The Work/Residence Permits issued by the Department are classified from A to M inclusive. They are issued under Kenya Citizenship and Immigration Act 2011 of Laws of Kenya. The following are the various classes of Permits and their respective requirements:-

(i) Class D: This issued to a person who is offered specific employment by a specific employer who is qualified to undertake that employment.

REQUIREMENTS

  • Copies of academic/professional certificates along with the CV.
  • Evidence that the organization failed to fill the vacancy from the local labour market.
  • form22 dully filled, signed and sealed by the company.
  • Processing Fee Kshs.10,000 non-refundable.
  • Fee is Ksh. 200,000/= per year or part thereof.

(ii) Class I: Work/Residence permit issued to a member of missionary society approved by the Government of Kenya and whose presence is beneficial to the country.

REQUIREMENTS

  • A copy of registration certificate of the organisation.
  • Academic and professional certificates of the applicant.
  • Processing Fee Kshs.1,000 non-refundable.
  • Fee is Kshs. 5,000/= per year or part thereof.

(iii) Class B : Work permit issued to persons wishing to invest in Agriculture and Animal Husbandry.

REQUIREMENTS

  • Proof of land ownership or leasehold interest in land for the purpose.
  • Proof of capital available for the purpose.
  • Clearance from relevant bodies.
  • For renewals current license held for prospecting minerals and copy of PIN is required.
  • Processing Fee Kshs.10,000 non-refundable.
  • Fee is Kshs. 100,000/= per year or part thereof.

(iv) Class A: Issued to persons who intend to engage in prospecting for minerals or mining.

REQUIREMENTS

  • One should obtain or is assured to obtain the necessary licenses and registrations.
  • For renewals current license held for prospecting minerals and copy of PIN is required.
  • One has sufficient capital or resources for investment.
  • Processing Fee Kshs.10,000 non-refundable.
  • Fee is Kshs. 250,000/= per year or part thereof.

(v) Class G: Work permit issued to investors in specific trade, business or consultancy.

REQUIREMENTS

  • Documentary proof of capital to be invested/already invested minimum of 100,000 US dollars or equivalent in any other currency.
  • Registration certificate of the company OR certificate of incorporation.
  • Copies of personal and company PIN (Personal Identification Number) if business is running.
  • For renewals; audited accounts for previous 2 years and a certificate of tax compliance from the Kenya Revenue Authority.
  • Processing Fee Kshs.10,000 non-refundable.
  • Fee is Kshs. 100,000/= per year or part thereof.

(vi) Class K: Residence permit issued to persons who have an assured income derived from sources outside and undertakes not to accept paid employment of any kind.

REQUIREMENTS

  • Documentary proof of assured income is required for Class K.
  • Processing Fee Kshs.10,000 non-refundable.
  • Fee is Kshs. 100,000/= per year or part thereof.

(vi)  Class M: Work permit issued to Conventional Refugees.

REQUIREMENTS

  • Recognition letters from UNHCR and Department of Refugee Affairs.
  • Processing Fee Gratis
  • Permit is issued gratis.

N/B:

GENERAL REQUIREMENTS

  • Dully filled and signed application Form 3.
  • Covering letter from employer/self/organisation depending on the class (as applicable)
  • Copies of the National Passport.
  • Two coloured Passport size photographs.

NOTE:

  • Application fees are only payable upon receipt of an approval notification.
  • Dully completed Entry Permit applications should be submitted at immigration Aliens counter 9 located atNyayo House ground floor (south wing) for acknowledgment.
  • Applications for renewal of entry permits should be done three months prior to expiry date.
  • These permits are normally issued for period of two years.
  • A fee 40/= is payable for Application forms.