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The Directorate of Immigration and Registration of person is responsible for the issuance of the following:
Foreign national (Alien) registration certificates.
Permits and passes.
Foreign national registration
All foreigners who have been residing in Kenya for a continuous period of at least 3 months and have a work permit or a dependant pass or permanent residence are required to be registered and issued with an alien card. The alien card serves as an identification document during their stay in the country.
There are several classes of permits and passes which are all issued by the Immigration Department. Investors registered with KenInvest may use its facilitation services (click here to access facilitation procedures for work permits)
Under the Kenya Citizen and Immigration Regulations 2012foreign citizens may be required to execute a security bond before they can be issued with a work permit. The bond can be in the form of a deposit or bankers / insurance guarantee.
Single entry visa allows one to enter Kenya once for sightseeing and short term business purposes. The visa is valid for three months and allows a re-entry to Kenya from Tanzania and Uganda