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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 registrationAll foreigners who have been residing in Kenya for a continuous period of at least 3 months 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.
Immigration Department issues several classes of permits and passes to foreign nationals. The type of permit issued depends on the proposed activity to be carried out in Kenya. Investors registered with KenInvest may use its facilitation services (click here to access its facilitation procedures for work permits).
Under the Kenya Citizen and Immigration Regulations 2012 foreign 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.