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Located just across the equator in central East Africa, Kenya boasts a total country population of around 47.564 million people. The capital, Nairobi is a regional commercial hub.

Kenya’s economy is one of the largest by GDP in East and Central Africa. Tourism contributes around 61% to the GDP, making it one of Kenya’s dominant industries, fuelled by a robust foreign exchange earning sector and tea, coffee and flower exports.

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Tourist Permits in Kenya are issued via the online e-visa system and are valid for up to 90 days.

Visa restricted passport holders would need to apply for their tourist Permit at the relevant Kenyan mission in their country of origin or residence.

A Business Permit in Kenya does not allow work activities to be conducted. Attending conferences, seminars, training and meetings are the only form of activity allowed on this permit.

Business Permits for Kenya are to be applied for online via an electronic visa system before entering the country. Submission online is possible for visa restricted passport holders as well as visa exempt passport holders.

For visa-restricted passport holders, you may be required to submit a physical application at the nearest Kenyan embassy before the approval letter is sent to you.

Work authorisation is issued by the Department of Immigration Services. Work permits under three months do not require local residence.

All applications for Kenyan work permits must first be applied for online.

Once approved, IBN will submit a physical application in Kenya. The application for the work permit will be submitted by our local provider because local authorities need to be approached. After approval of the Department of Immigration Services, the application for the alien registration certificate must also be submitted at the Department of Immigration Services.

It is important to ensure that the work permit application is commenced as early as possible as requirements and procedures are likely to change at times and can affect the applicant’s work start date.

Apart from the work permit, most countries require  an entry visa. African passport holders may obtain an entry visa on arrival and non-African passports may obtain a visa prior to arrival.

Recently the Kenyan government changed the legislation, and now holders of work permits or dependants no longer need to obtain entry visas when re-entering Kenya as their work permit now allows for free travel in and out of country.

Applications of work permits must be done and obtained prior to arriving in Kenya. Some of the requirements are:

Certified copies of your passport which must be valid for at least 6 months, your CV, highest degree/education certificate, passport photographs, Police Clearance Certificate, Medical Report, employment contract, motivational letter from the employer, operating/business license and company registration documents.

The holder of a work permit can include dependants on his permit by making an application for a Dependants Pass. Family members who are dependent on the applicant for their living and well-being, like the spouse and children, will be included as Dependant Pass holders on the main applicant’s passport.

Life-partners and homosexual marriages are not recognised in Kenya, therefore, spousal dependents are only for heterosexuals.

Dependants will need to apply for re-entry passes that will be endorsed into their passport. The re-entry visas are issued to dependants to avoid obtaining Permits every time they re-enter Kenya.

It should be noted that these family members shall not engage in any employment in Kenya.  The children must be under 18 years of age and parents or grandparents must be 100% dependent on the applicant.

The main applicant must have sufficient income to support his or her dependants.

Dependants who will be attending school at any level, including Kindergarten, are required to obtain a School/Study Pass.

This pass can be applied for together with the applicant’s Dependants Pass if already registered with a school or added once the dependant has been registered with a school.

We provide a full range of immigration services for Kenya. With our professional and trusted network of partners, we have the pulse on policy issues and the practical realities that govern immigration rules and regulations.

We will first do a consultation, on which visa or permit would be the correct one for you. We advise on the required documentation and compile the complete application on your behalf. We will help you save time gathering the required documents to finalize your application.

There is great advantage in having a reliable local representative who will submit the application in Kenya and collect the necessary documents for you.

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