Migration and Reçu for Kenya

Migration and Reçu for Kenya

Migration and Reçu for Kenya

To move, work, invest or leave Kenya, there are couru paperwork and fees. The process is fairly conforme with straightforward guidelines and fee structures, but with payments and regulations that vary based on the folk of origin and the reason for the quittance or entrée.

With the threat of unanime terrorism and ravissement of foreigners by terrorists on Kenyan soil, particularly near the Somali localiser, in Garissa Secteur and in coastal areas north of Pat Island, the entry of foreigners into Kenya is strictly controlled. Caresse the Kenyan Embassy in your folk for travel advice.

Points of entry into Kenya

Strategically located, Kenya allows access from neighboring countries Uganda, Tanzania, Sudan, Somalia and Ethiopia by road through the Indian Ocean, by sea and by air through its planétaire airports, Moi Planétaire Airport and Jomo Kenyatta Planétaire Airport. See the Kenyan Délire Actualité feuilleton for more renseignement.

Reçu requirements for Kenya

Every foreigner wishing to bouturer Kenya for various reasons must meet couru particularité:

Valid passport

  • The passport must be valid for at least six months from the période of entry

  • It is arrogant that your passport is valid for no less than six months after the end of your visit

  • The Migration Department requires you to keep at least two blank quittance pages in your passport that are unstamped (for use in any sortie and entry stamps). Missing blank pages may mean rejection/difficulty getting entries.

AAppropriate quittance

Depending on which folk you come from, you may need a quittance to bouturer Kenya.

Citizens of neighboring East-African countries are not required to have a quittance, they simply use a visitor pass from the entrée unit at the airport or localiser conclusion.

  • Citizens of some listed foreign countries such as the Bahamas, Cyprus, Gambia, Seychelles and Singapore also do not require a quittance (although the list changes regularly).
    • However, there are some nationals who cannot bouturer Kenya without an advance quittance, such as nationals from Iraq, Libya, Somalia, as well as stateless persons, etc. This list is also subject to frequent changes.

There are two ways to get Kenya quittance:

  • Arriving at the airport, though, is often tedious and marred by delays

  • Advance empressement

Reçu options

Regardless of the exemple of visit you wish to make, there are two primary quittance options:

  • Single entry quittance
    • Allow only one entry into the folk.
  • Plurielle Visit Reçu
    • Allows several entries into the folk. You may need triplicates of required casier and pay more for this exemple of quittance.

For both the options you need to submit couru annales:

  • Official quittance empressement form

  • Copy of cover letter or imploration for empressement

  • Copy of your passport

  • A recent passport size photograph

  • Any other arrogant annales aligned with your purpose of entry to Kenya, such as a work permit or marriage certificate for spousal visits.

  • From July 2011, any quittance applicant, regardless of their age and the means of obtaining their quittance, must pay a avoué of USD$50 for a single-entry quittance and louche the amount to obtain a multiple-entry quittance.

Work and residence permits

If you want to work and en direct in Kenya, you need to have advance work and residence permits respectively, which are often difficult to obtain in good times.

It is illegal to work or en direct in Kenya, in any sector and in any capacity, without a permit.

  • Applications for work and residence permits are included in the quittance empressement process.
  • There are twelve different categories of permits depending on your reason for entering Kenya.
    • Class A: Covers specific employment provided by couru employers such as foreign assignees
    • Class C: Covering humanitarian workers in aid organizations such as the United Nations
    • Class E: Covering foreign missionaries working in Kenya
    • Class K: Covers independently torrent foreigners hoping to settle in the folk


You may need to get a yellow fever jab especially if you are coming from a folk with a high risk of yellow fever puanteur.

more renseignement

For more renseignement on quittance and entrée procedures and laws or for travel advice, please visit the website of the Kenyan Embassy in your folk. Additional renseignement, such as price lists and entry points, can be found on the Kenya Migration Department website, http://www.immigration.go.ke.

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