IMMIGRATION APPLICATIONS NOW ONLINE – 25 Feb, 2016

18BGINDIAN_PASSPOR_1398299fThe below announcement has been released from Kenya Immigration:

Foreign Nationals Services ( eFNS)
This is to inform the General Public that as from 1st March 2016, all Foreign Nationals Services i.e Permits & Passes, Aliens Card, Permanent Residence & Kenya Citizenship Applications will be made online via
https://fns.immigration.go.ke/

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Immigration’s Latest Press Release – Mar 31, 2014

Released: 13th March , 2013
Source of Information: http://www.immigration.go.ke

immigration documentsFollowing media reports in the recent past insinuating that there is a policy shift to the effect that the department does not renew Class ‘D’ work permit any longer, the department has received numerous inquiries and concerns by investors who employ expatriates.We wish to take this earliest opportunity to reassure all investors and organizations that employ or intend to employ expatriates that there is no change as far as our policy on work permits is concerned. The department continues to process applications for Class D work permits and indeed all other classes of permits on case-by-case basis. A decision to approve or reject a permit is done carefully taking into considerations the national interest and the interest of the employer or investor.In case you need any further clarification on this or this or any other service provided by the Department, do not hesitate to contact us on Tel numbers 2222022. You can also reach us by email: info@immigration.go.ke

NB.
All Cheques should be addressed to the,
Principal Secretary Ministry Of Interior and Co-ordination of National Government

Happy Monday!

IMMIGRATION LEGALITY CHECKS HEIGHTENED – Oct 12, 2013

immigration documentsImmigration has heightened its efforts to check on the legality of expatriates in the country. From the month of June, immigration has been carrying out random raids/checks on foreigners for the following items;

1. If you are working or running a business, they check to see if you have the correct permit. Those found working/running a business on an incorrect permit/expired permit are immediately arrested, summoned to court and requested to either pay a hefty fine in lieu of a jail term or to face immediate deportation. Please note that all permits are required to be renewed 3 months prior to the expiry date.

2. Those residing in Kenya on an expired tourist visa. You can no longer expect to be OK residing on an expired visa. Visas need to be renewed BEFORE the expiry date.

3. Those who have been in the country for longer than 3 months, yet do not possess an Alien ID or have not applied for an Alien ID. It is a legal requirement to register as an Alien and failure to do so will attract a fine or imprisonment.

Please get your paperwork in order. The new immigration director has kept her word to ensure that her docket is up to scratch in the area of expatriates’ legality.

Have a legal day!

Work Permit Changes For NGO/ Non-Profit Employment – Jun 24, 2013

18BGINDIAN_PASSPOR_1398299fAny applicant being employed by an NGO must now be cleared by the NGO Board to work in Kenya BEFORE they proceed to apply at Immigration. The NGO Board will provide the applicant with a clearance letter which the applicant will then include as part of the documents required for by Immigration. The same goes for Work Permit Renewals.

Note that the NGO Board meets ONCE a month to clear applicants. It is, therefore, important that applicants submit their applications way in advance of the start date of employment.

If applying for a Special Pass instead of Work Permit, the NGO Board can produce the clearance letter for the Special Pass between 2-3 working days.

Below is the process for clearance at the NGO Board;
1. A covering letter from your employer requesting for a recommendation letter for the Work Permit
2. Endorsement Form (can be found on the NGO Board Website)
3. Duly filled Application Forms 22 and 26 (can be found on the Immigration website)
4. Letter of Appointment and Contract
5. Copies of Academic/ Professional Certificates
6. Detailed Curriculum Vitae (CV)
7. Copy of Applicant’s passport
8. 2 Passport size photos
9. Copy of the Advertisement of the required position (if applicable). If there was no advertisement, kindly give reason in the attached endorsement form
10. The above documents must be provided for in duplicate
11. Processing Fee will cost as follows;
a. Application for Work Permit – KES 20,000
b. Renewal of Work Permit – KES 20,000
c. Special Pass – KES 16,000
d. Appeal – KES 16,000
12. Payments by cheque or cash should be made to;
NGO CO-ORDINATION BOARD
ACCOUNT NO: 01136030582102
CO-OPERATIVE BANK
CO-OP HOUSE BRANCH

Request for more information using the contact form HERE