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The relocation to Kenya service is offered to those looking to make Kenya their home, be they diplomats, business executives, investors, employees on job transfer or even retirees.

We aim to make this transition as smooth and stress free as possible for you. With our relocation to Kenya service, we can help you ease through some of the challenges that come with relocation, especially when you are just arrived. Some of the additional valuable services we offer include:

  • Home and School Search
  • Language, Cross Cultural Training
  • City and country Orientation
  • Arrival and Departure services
  • Visa assistance
  • Opening and closing of accounts
  • Maid and Nanny search
  • Security advice
  • Temporary housing/furnished apartments
  • Driving in Kenya and road use orientation

HELPFUL INFORMATION REGARDING RELOCATING TO KENYA/ SEEKING RELOCATION TO KENYA SERVICES

Who qualifies for duty-free entrance with the household goods?

  • Kenyan citizens who have lived out of the country for more than 2 years.
  • Foreign citizens with Kenyan work, residency or investor permits valid for more than 2 years. These are also called Class D,G, I and K permits.

TYPES OF PERMITS

1.Class D permit

This type of permit covers those who are moving to Kenya to do a specific job for a single employer. This permit covers expats on an intra-company transfer, foreign assignees and humanitarian workers employed by a recognized NGO.

The employing entity makes this application. In most cases, it appoints an immigration professional to oversee the visa process for any foreigners they employ.

To make an application for a Class D Work Immigration Permit, you shall require the following.

  • Copies of academic qualification certificates and professional certificates.
  • Copy Registration certificate of the employing company or organization.
  • Company PIN registration certificate of the company.
  • Documented evidence that the position to be filled cannot be filled by a Kenyan citizen.
  • Executed immigration application form 22.
  • Passport photos of the applicant.
  • Copy of passport of the applicant.
  • Cover Letter from the company or organization offering employment
HOW TO APPLY FOR A CLASS D WORK PERMIT IN KENYA.

The Director of Immigration Services Kenya receives all the applications that meet all the requirements.

There is a non refundable application fee of KES 10,000.

An approval certificate shall be issued containing the terms of the permit once the application has been processed and is successful.

A Class D Work Permit costs KES 400,000 for a two-year immigration Permit.

2. Class G Permit

Foreign Nationals or Foreign Businesses wishing to Invest and do Business in Kenya are the ones issued with a Class G Investor immigration Permit. Any Foreign National wishing to set up Business in Kenya is required to apply for this Permit.

To make an application for a Class G, investor Immigration Permit, you shall require the following:

  • Bank statement of document of proof of invested amount of USD 100,000 or equivalent in any currency.
  • Copy Registration certificate of company or Business.
  • Copy Memorandums and Articles of Association of the Company.
  • Company PIN registration where applicable.
  • Personal PIN registration of the applicant.
  • Current CR12 certificate of the Company.
  • Executed immigration application form.
  • Passport photos of the applicant.
  • Copy of passport of the applicant.
  • Cover Letter from the applicant in the Company letter head.
HOW TO APPLY CLASS G IMMIGRATION INVESTOR PERMIT IN KENYA
  • Director of Immigration Services Kenya receives all the applications that meet the requirements.
  • There is an Non refundable application fee of KES 10,000.
  • An Approval certificate shall be issued with the terms of payment for the Permit once the application has been processed and is successful
  • A Class G Business Investor Permit costs KES 200,000 for a two-year immigration Permit.

3. Class I Permit

This permit is specifically for foreign missionaries working in Kenya.

4. Class K Permit

This permit is for independently wealthy foreigners who want to settle down in Kenya. To obtain a Class K permit one needs to submit proof of adequate funds to support themselves while they remain in the country.

Qualification for Permanent Residency in Kenya.

The Immigration Laws give provisions for Foreign Nationals who qualify to apply for Permanent Residency in Kenya.

The following persons can by Law apply for Permanent residency in Kenya

  • Persons who were citizens by birth but have since renounced or otherwise lost their citizenship status and are precluded by the laws of the countries of their acquired domicile from holding dual citizenship;
  • Persons who have held work permits for at least seven (7) years and have been continuously resident in Kenya for the three (2) years immediately preceding the making of the application;
  • Children of citizens who are born outside Kenya and have acquired citizenship of the domicile; and
  • The spouses of Kenyan citizens married for at least three (3) years.

To make an application to be a Permanent resident in Kenya you shall require the following.

  • Copies of academic qualification certificates and professional certificates.
  • Be able to speak in Kiswahili or local language (there are 42 native languages in Kenya).
  • Copy of Personal PIN certificate.
  • Documented evidence that you have resided in Kenya for not less than 7 years.
  • Copy of your valid Permit showing your status of stay in Kenya. Eg. Work permit, Class G permit etc..
  • Have adequate knowledge of Kenya and the rights and Duties of a citizen..
  • Copy of passport of the applicant.
  • Application Form

 

How to apply for Permanent Residency in Kenya.

Director of Immigration Services Kenya receives all applications that meet the requirements outlined. An approval certificate containing the terms of residency is issued to the applicant once the application has been processed and is successful.

Local registration in Kenya
Regardless of the type of work/residence permit, any expat living in Kenya needs to register with the Immigration Department or the local police within three months of arriving in the country. This rule applies to all foreign residents who are over 18 and staying in Kenya for a period longer than 90 days. The residents are issued with Foreign National ID cards and should return them when leaving Kenya.

OTHER REQUIREMENTS RELEVANT TO HOUSEHOLD GOODS AND PERSONAL EFFECTS ENTRY INTO KENYA

  1. The items must be used and pre-owned for at least one year.
  2. The relocating person must be in Kenya when the goods arrive and his/her original passport must be handed over to the customs department for verification.
  3. The goods must be shipped out of the origin country within 90 days from the date the work permit was issued.
  4. Returning citizens are required to ship out their effects within 90 days of their return.
  5. Vehicles are considered part of household goods provided they are used. They should have been pre-owned for at least one year and must not be older than 8 years old. Vehicles are subjected to mandatory pre-shipment inspection is mandatory for these vehicles.
  6. Those relocating with vehicles must have a Kenyan PIN (obtained from Kenya Revenue Authority). Prior to obtaining the PIN, a foreigner must have a work permit and a Foreign National ID card . This card is issued by the department of Immigration and sometimes takes up to two months to obtain.


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