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Work permit in Kenya

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A work permit in Kenya is officially called an “entry permit”. Entry Permits are issued to any Non-Kenyan wishing to engage in employment in Kenya whether in gainful employment or voluntary service.


The Entry Permits issued by the Department of Immigration are classified from A to M. These classifications are meant to cater for all manner of persons seeking to stay in Kenya for different periods and reasons.

The entry permits are issued under the Citizenship and Immigration Act which was passed in August 2011 as part of the operationalization of our new Constitution. This Act replaces the former Immigration Act and the Citizenship Act among others.


The following are the various classes of Permits and their respective requirements:
Class A
This permit is 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.


Class D
This class of Entry permit is designed for a holder of Kenya Dependant’s pass who is offered specific employment by specific employer who is qualified to undertake that employment.

REQUIREMENTS

•    Holder of dependant pass.
•    Copies of academic/professional certificates along with the CV.


Class E
This class is for Missionaries wishing to undertake mission work in Kenya. The Entry permit is 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 organization.
•    Academic and professional certificates of the applicant.


Class F
This class of work permit is solely for persons wishing to invest in Agriculture and Animal Husbandry in Kenya.


REQUIREMENTS
•    Proof of land ownership or leasehold interest in land for the purpose.
•    Proof of capital available for the purpose.
•    Clearance from relevant Kenya Government Agencies.


Class G
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.
•    Proof of sufficient capital or resources for investment.


Class H
Entry permit issued to investors in trade or business (other that a prescribed profession)


REQUIREMENTS
•    Documentary proof of capital to be invested/already invested.The  minimum is100,000 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.
•    Security Bond issued by a reputable Bank or insurance company.


Class I
This class of work permits is tailored for those persons wishing to invest in the manufacturing sector.


REQUIREMENTS
•    Copy of license to manufacture your goods.
•    Proof of funds for investment (manufacturing) US dollars 100,000 or equivalent in nay other currency.
•    Copy of the registration certificate for the company.


Class J
Entry permit issued to persons wishing to practice certain prescribed professions.


REQUIREMENTS
•    Proof of membership to a prescribed profession.
•    Copies of academic and professional qualifications.
•    Copies of personal PIN (Personal Identification Number)


Class K
Entry permit issued to persons who have an assured income derived from sources outside Kenya and undertakes not to accept paid employment of any kind.


REQUIREMENTS
•    Documentary proof of assured income is required.


Class L
Entry permit issued to retired residents in Kenya.


REQUIREMENTS
•    The applicant should have had a residence certificate for a continuous period of not less than 10 years.


Class M
Entry permit issued to Conventional Refugees.


REQUIREMENTS
•    Recognition letters from UNHCR and Department of Refugee Affairs.

•    This Permit is issued gratis.

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