Work Permits

Work Permits are issued to any Non-Kenyan wishing to engage in employment in Kenya whether in gainful employment or voluntary service. The Work Permits issued by the Department are classified from A to M inclusive. They are issued under Kenya Citizenship and Immigration Act 2011 of Laws of Kenya.

 

The following are the various classes of Permits:

Class A: Issued to persons who intend to engage in prospecting for minerals or mining.

Class B: Work permit issued to persons wishing to invest in Agriculture and Animal Husbandry.

Class D: This issued to a person who is offered specific employment by a specific employer who is qualified to undertake that employment.

Class G: Work permit issued to investors in a specific trade, business or consultancy.

Class I: Work/Residence permit issued to a member of missionary society approved by the Government of Kenya and whose presence is beneficial to the country.

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

Class M: Work permit issued to Conventional Refugees.

 

We assist our clients in the application and renewal of work permits.

Class D (Employment)
Requirements

- Complete application form 25 and 27
- 2 passport photo (for a new applicant)
- Photocopy of passport and current visa/re-entry pass
- Copy of Business Registration Certificate or certificate of incorporation from employer.
- Covering letter from Employer on letter head stating why they wish to renew/apply the permit.
- Copy of Company’s pin certificate (employer)
- Copy of personal qualification certificates (education).
- Copy of original entry permit ( for renewal case)
- Kenyan trainee CV, academic certificate and ID copy
- Processing Fee Kshs.s.10,000 non-refundable In form of a bankers cheque to Principal Secretary Ministry of Interior and Coordination of National Government

Charges

Kshs. 200,000 per year and Langata link fee Kshs.10, 000

Duration

It takes up to 4 months before the permit is approved
Notes:
1. New applicants can extend visitors VISA up to six months while waiting for the immigration board’s decision.
2. Renewal of permit should be done 3 months prior to expiry date.

 

Class I (Voluntary)
Requirements

- Filled form 25
- 2 passport photos
- A copy of registration certificate of the organization.
- Academic and professional certificates of the applicant.
- Cover letter from the organization
- Copy of current entry permit if renewal.
- Copy of passport.
- Letter from NGO headquarter
- Processing Fee Kshs.s.1,000 non-refundable Inform of a bankers cheque to Principal Secretary Ministry of Interior and Coordination

Charges

Kshs. 2,000 per year and Langata link fee Kshs. 10,000

Duration

It takes up to 3 months before the permit is approved
Notes:
1. New applicants can extend visitors VISA up to six months while waiting for the immigration board’s decision.

2. Renewal of permit should be done 3 months prior to expiry date.

 

Class G
Requirements

- One has to register a trading name with the registrar of companies.
- Complete application form 25.
- 2 passport photo (for a new applicant)
- Proof of funds i.e. minimum Kshs.s.10 million bank statement from a local bank.
- Photocopy of passport and current visa/re-entry pass.
- Copy of Business Registration Certificate or certificate of incorporation
- Covering letter stating how your investment will be of benefit to Kenya and state the number of Kenyan Employees
- Copy of audited accounts (Not necessary for a new Company).
- Tax compliance certificate (Not necessary for a new Company).
- Copy of Company’s pin certificate
- Processing Fee Kshs.s.10,000 non-refundable Inform of a bankers cheque to Principal Secretary Ministry of Interior and Coordination of National Government

Charges

Kshs. 100,000 per year and Langata link fee Kshs. 10,000.

Duration

It takes up to 3 months before the permit is approved
Notes:
1. New applicants can extend visitors VISA up to six months while waiting for the immigration board’s decision.

2. Renewal of permit should be done 3 months prior to expiry date.

 

Class C
Requirements

- Completed Form 25
- Copy of passport
- Copy of current entry permit if its renewal.
- Proof of membership to a prescribed profession.
- Copies of academic and professional qualifications.
- Valid practicing certificate issued by the relevant body.
- Bank statement of Minimum Kshs.s.3, 000, 000/= in a local bank.
- Evidence that the enterprise is dully registered in Kenya.
- Processing Fee Kshs.s.10,000 non-refundable Inform of a bankers cheque to Principal Secretary Ministry of Interior and Coordination of National Governmen

Charges

Kshs.100,000 per year and Langata link fee Kshs.10, 000

Duration

It takes up to 3 months before the permit is approved
Notes:
- New applicants can extend visitors VISA up to six months while waiting for the immigration board’s decision.
- Renewal of permit should be done 3 months prior to expiry

 

Class B
Requirements

- Proof of land ownership or leasehold interest in land for the purpose.
- Proof of capital available for the purpose.
- Clearance from relevant bodies.
- For renewals current license held for prospecting minerals and copy of PIN is required.
- Processing Fee Kshs.s.10,000 non-refundable Inform of a bankers cheque to Principal Secretary Ministry of Interior and Coordination of National Government

Charges

Fee is Kshs. 100,000 per year or part thereof and Langata link fee Kshs.10, 000

Duration

It takes up to 3 months before the permit is approved
Notes:
- New applicants can extend visitors VISA up to six months while waiting for the immigration board’s

 

Class K Renewal
Requirements

- Completed application form - Covering letter
- Proof of funds in form of bank statements, pensionable salary, property owned etc
- Copy of passport (bio page)
- Copy of current entry permit if its renewal
- Bankers cheque of Kshs.s10,000 to director of immigration services on submission of renewal documents

Charges

Fee is Kshs.100,000 per year

Duration

It can take up to 3 months before it is approved