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PERMITS, LICENCES & PASSES

 

LICENCES

Licence to import a dog/cat into Kenya

  • Click here to download more information.
  • The licence may be collected the same afternoon (2.30-3.30 pm) if the application is submitted before 11 am, otherwise it will be ready the following day from 9.30 am.
  • Check the "About the Embassy" section of the website for information on opening hours (Visa/Consular section) and for a list of days when the Embassy is closed.

 

Filming Licence

All applications for licences to film in Kenya are processed by the Ministry of Information and Communication. Requests for filming licences should be addressed to:

The Film Licensing Officer
Department of Film Services
Website: www.filmservices.go.ke

  • Click here to download application form for film licence in Kenya
  • Click here to download filming requirements & a list of filming agents

Shooting a scene

More information can be found in the "Filming Production in Kenya" brochure:

 

All film-makers/ photographers staying for more than three months MUST register their presence at the Alien Section of the nearest Ministry of Immigration office.

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PERMITS

Work/Entry Permits

Please note that all non-Kenyans must be in possession of an work/entry permit or exemption, issued by the Office of the Director of Immigration, before they can take up employment in Kenya, whether paid or unpaid.

Applications for issue of work/entry permits are not processed at this Mission. They should be addressed to:

The Director of Immigration Services
Department of Immigration
Email: info@immigration.go.ke
Website: www.immigration.go.ke

All voluntary workers, students, employees, business-people and residents staying for more than three months MUST register their presence at the Alien Section of the nearest Ministry of Immigration office.

 

Research Permits for non-Kenyans conducting research in Kenya

It is mandatory for all non-Kenyans who wish to do any kind of research in Kenya to obtain a permit. More information can be obtained from the Ministry of Higher Education, Science & Technology.

  • Click here to download application form B for a research permit

All researchers staying for more than three months MUST register their presence at the Alien Section of the nearest Ministry of Immigration office.

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PASSES

Passes are compulsory for the following categories of visitors and foreign residents:

  • Special purpose (e.g. installation of machinery/equipment or short-term training)
  • Dependants
  • Foreign students
  • Holders of entry permits and their dependants

Click here to download more information.