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Class D work permit kenya.

Any foreign national who has an employment opportunity and is seeking to work and reside in Kenya requires an immigration Class D work permit to legally work and reside in Kenya.
The application process for a work permit in Kenya is a tedious and complex process. At Kazi legal, we provide you with front to end legal and technical support in the entire Kenya work permit application process.

When choosing a consultant or a Lawyer to assist you with your work permit application in Kenya, it is important to choose one with experience in the application process and on immigration law in Kenya.
Kazi Legal shall assist you with the entire process of applying for and obtaining a work permit in Kenya and increase your chances of a successful application.

Kenya immigration work permit application.

How to get a Work permit in Kenya?

Here are some of the ways a Kazi Legal can assist you with your work permit application in Kenya.

  1. Understanding the different types of work permits. There are various types of work permits in Kenya, including, Each permit has specific requirements and eligibility criteria. We assist you understand the different types of work permits and which one is best suited to your circumstances or situation.
  2. To obtain a work Visa, you must first meet the

    Eligibility requirements for a work permit in Kenya

    such as
    • Valid job offer from a Kenyan employer
    • Possessing the necessary qualifications and experience
    • Possessing a Valid Passport.
    . We ensure that you meet all the eligibility criteria.
  3. Preparing and submitting the application. The application prices for a work permit in Kenya requires submitting various documents and filling out application forms. We assist you prepare and submit an accurate application, reducing the risk of a rejected or delayed application.
  4. Legal advice, We provide you with legal advice throughout the application process.

Requirements for work permit application in Kenya.

The following are the requirements for application of a Class D Work Permit in Kenya.
  1. Detailed employment cover letter addressed to the director of Immigration.
  2. Current detailed curriculum vitae of the applicant.
  3. Employment contact of the applicant.
  4. Certificate of registration of the employer company or organization.
  5. Official List of directors of the company. CR-12 of the employer company or organization.
  6. PIN certificate of the employer
  7. Tax Compliance certificate of the employer.
  8. PIN certificate of the applicant
  9. Tax Compliance certificate of the applicant.
  10. Contact information of the Applicant. That includes
    • Postal address
    • Email address
    • Telephone number
    • Residential address.
  11. Contact information of the employer. That include the following.
    • Postal address
    • Email address
    • Telephone number
    • Registered physical address.
  12. Copy of current valid Passport of the applicant.
  13. Passport Photo of the applicant.
  14. Employment contract of the Understudy
  15. Documents and Contact information of the Understudy. That includes
    • CV / resume of the understudy
    • Copy of national ID of the understudy
    • Postal address
    • Email address
    • Telephone number
    • Residential address.

kenya work permit cost 2024

Class D work permit kenya cost for application and processing are as follows.

  1. Application fee Kes 29,000
  2. Upon approval Permit Fee Kes 250,000 per year. Maximum 2 years at a time.
  3. Security Bond Kes 100,000

This new work permit price in kenya, have taken effect in April 2024.

Procedure for application of a work permit in kenya.

Following is the procedure for application of a Class D Work permit in Kenya.

  1. Eligibility. Ensure that you meet the eligibility criteria. This includes
    • Valid national passport.
    • Employment letter in Kenya.
    Employment contract.
  2. Prepare the Required Documents. These include.
    • Registration certificate of the Employer.
    • PIN certificate of the employer.
    • Tax Compliance certificate of the employer
    • List of directors CR 12 of the employer company.
    • CV of the applicant and understudy.
    • Employment contracts of the applicant and understudy.
  3. Submission of work permit Application. When all the necessary information and documents are ready, you can submit your application for processing to the Director of Immigration Services.
  4. Permit Fees, When your application is approved, you shall be required to pay the Work permit fees. This includes Kes 200,000 per year.
  5. Security Bond - You shall also be required to process a 3 year security bond from your insurance or bank.

Documents required for work permit in Kenya.

The following documents are required for work permit application in kenya,

  1. Valid Passport.
  2. Recent passport photo.
  3. Employment contract.
  4. Current CV
  5. Employment offer cover letter

Who needs a work permit in Kenya?

Any Foreigner who has a job offer and wishes to work and reside in Kenya must apply for and obtain a Class D work permit, unless they are exempted aliens.

How long does it take to apply for a work permit in Kenya?

The application process of a work permit to approval of a work permit in Kenya takes an average of 3 to 6 months. There is no fixed time line and several factors may determine the duration, such as.

    National holidays.
  1. Bulk of applications.
  2. Requirement for background vetting.
  3. Inter government treaties and arrangements
  4. etc.

How long is a work permit valid in Kenya?

A Class D work permit in Kenya is generally issued for a minimum of one year and a maximum of two years at any given moment. This is renewable on expiry of the permit duration offered.

Can a foreigner work in Kenya while my work permit application is being processed?

No, a foreign work permit applicant cannot work in Kenya while the work permit application is pending and in process and not yet issued and paid for.
You must wait until your work permit certificate is issued before you can legally engage in any work in the country.

Can a work permit holder bring their family members to Kenya?

Yes, a work permit holder is entitled to and may apply for dependents passes for their spouse, children and other dependents allowing them to live in Kenya.

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