Kenyan Retirement Visa

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Application for the Kenya Retirement Visa Starts Here

In Kenya, a Retirement Visa is called a “Retirement Permit”

Many people want to retire in Kenya to enjoy the lifestyle and natural attractions. Kenya welcomes these people, but they must understand the requirements and regulations before submitting their applications for Kenyan Visas.

Contact IBN, and we’ll assign a Kenyan immigration consultant to your case who will guide you through the requirements and steps necessary to apply for a retirement visa.

Who can apply for a retirement visa in Kenya?

You can apply for a retirement (Class K) visa in Kenya if you are at least 35 years old. In addition to the application for the Kenyan visa, you must provide a statement that you won’t engage in income-generating activities unless you have the relevant work visa.

Application for the Kenyan Retirement Visa also requires you to prove you have an independent annual income
of at least US$24 000.
The income must be derived from sources outside of Kenya or from a pension or annuity in Kenya.

Finally, your residence must benefit Kenya in some way.

Kenya Retirement Visa(Permit) Requirements, Forms & Documentation:

Your Kenyan immigration consultant will tell you what types of forms are necessary for retirement visa applications. If you have trouble sourcing the documents, your consultant will acquire them and help you complete them. In this way, you can rest assured that you have all the types of forms Kenya requires and they are correctly filled in.

Forms you need, to apply for a Kenyan Retirement Visa include the following:

  • Certified copies of your passport.

Note: Your passport must be valid for a further six months.

  • A copy of your CV.
  • A certified copy of your highest degree/academic certificate.
  • Two current colour passport photos.
  • A police clearance certificate.
  • A medical report.
  • Relevant employment and financial documentation.

Kenya Retirement Visa Costs:

Kenyan retirement visa(permit) applications have varying fees and expenses. Your consultant will go through the costs that arise so you can pay them timeously and ensure the smooth running of the approval process.

You’ll get an accurate cost assessment before you begin the Kenyan retirement visa application process
so that you can budget accordingly.

How to Apply for the Kenya Retirement Visa:

Your Kenyan immigration consultant will help you navigate the application process.

  1. Complete all the forms and documents and share them with your consultant, who will review them.
  2. You and your consultant will then make any necessary additions or corrections Kenyan Visas require.
  3. The next step is to submit your application pack to our in-house quality checkers, who will give it the final go-ahead.
  4. Your immigration consultant will then submit your application to the relevant immigration authority in Kenya.

It takes two to three months for Kenyan immigration applications to be processed.

Frequently Asked Questions

The Kenyan Retirement Visa(Permit) is valid for one year.

You can continue spending as much of your retirement in Kenya as possible. All you have to do is renew your Kenyan Retirement Visa annually upon payment of the renewal fee

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