New Guidelines for application of work Permits in Kenya – The Government through the Interior Cabinet Secretary Dr Fred Matiangi has issued new guidelines requiring all foreigners looking to work in Kenya to apply for their work permits before their arrival in the country. According to the Department of Immigration Services, this move will help reduce the number of illegal foreign workers in the country.
The two Major forms of Permits Issued Include the Class G and Class D Work Permits
According to the Department of Immigration Services, this permit is issued to a person who is offered specific employment by a specific employer, the Government of Kenya or any other person or authority under the control of the Government or an approved technical aid scheme under the United Nations Organization or some other approved Agency (not being an exempted person under section 34 (3), who is in possession of skills or qualifications that are not available in Kenya and whose engagement in that employment will be of benefit to Kenya.
According to the Department of Immigration services, this permit is issued to a person who intends to engage, whether alone or in partnership, in a specific trade, business, consultancy or profession (other than a prescribed profession) in Kenya.
An applicant can also apply for a special pass which takes about 10 working days if they wish to enter Kenya or remain in Kenya for:-
Some of the New Guidelines are yet to be fully effected, We shall keep you Posted if there is a Change In the application Process. Feel free to Contact Us for any help in the application Process.
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