The Department of Immigration Services issues work authorisation.
Work visas under three months do not require local residence.
You must apply online for all Kenyan work visas.
Once approved, IBN will submit a physical application in Kenya via our local provider because it’s necessary to approach local authorities in person. After the application is approved, you must apply for the registration certificate. You must also submit it to the Department of Immigration Services.
We recommend that you apply for your work visa as soon as possible, as requirements and procedures are subject to change and can affect your work start date.
In addition to the work visa, most countries require an entry visa. African passport holders may obtain an entry visa on arrival, and non-African passports must obtain a Kenya visa before arrival.
Work permit holders and their dependants needn’t obtain entry visas when re-entering the country, as their Kenyan Visa allows free travel in and out of the country.