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KENYA – Visa and Work Permit Fees Increased

November 9, 2023

The government of Kenya announced fee increases for a number of government-produced documents, including some steep increases on certain visas and work permits.

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KENYA – Waiving Visas for African Nationals

November 2, 2023

Kenya has announced it is dropping the requirement for an entry visa for nationals of all other African countries, by the end of the year.

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KENYA: Tightening of Requirements to Class D Permits

July 29, 2022

The Kenya Department of Immigration Services (‘DIS’) has implemented several measures in an attempt to tighten the requirements for a Class D Permit. Class D Permits can be issued to foreign nationals who are locally employed by an employer in Kenya.

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KENYA: Tax Certificate Now Required for Work Permit Renewals

July 1, 2019

The Department of Immigration Services now requires all work permit renewal applications to include individual and company Tax Compliance Certificates.

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KENYA: In-Country Work Permits Suspended Indefinitely [UPDATED]

January 15, 2019

As of 10 December 2018, the Kenyan government has issued a directive suspending the in-country issuance of work permits and visa extensions. Once implemented, applications for entry/work permits must be submitted while the foreign national is outside Kenya.

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KENYA: Pilot of Digital Biometric Registration

June 26, 2018

The Kenyan Department of Immigration Services (DIS) is currently piloting a new digital Biometric Foreigner Registration (BFR) process alongside the existing manual biometric registration system for Foreign Nationals Certificate (“Alien Card”) applications.

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KENYA: All Work Permits Must Be Verified

May 22, 2018

Every foreign national in Kenya who is the holder of a work permit is required to visit the Immigration Department to have their documents verified between 21 May 2018 and 21 July 2018.

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KENYA: Police Clearance Certificate Requirement Suspended

October 5, 2017

As of Wednesday 4th October 2017, the recently enforced requirement to submit police clearance certificates in support of applications for work permits and passes has been suspended until further notice. Effective 2nd October 2017, the Kenyan Department of Immigration Services had begun enforcing a requirement that original police clearance certificates (PCC) must be submitted in […]

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KENYA: New Online Immigration Application System Launched

March 7, 2016

Effective 2nd March 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…

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KENYA: Visa On Arrival Update

July 10, 2015

Effective from 1st September 2015, visa on arrival facilities will be withdrawn and travellers will need to apply for an electronic visa (e-visa) prior to their travel into Kenya. Please do note that the Kenya Embassy e-visa website is presently…

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