How To Apply For An Investment Certificate In Kenya – The Kenya Investment Authority is mandated to issue the Investment Certificate to Foreign Investors that Invest at least USD 100,000 and Local Investors who Invest at least 1,000,000 KES. The Investors License Helps In Facilitating the Investor In terms of foreign taxpayer registration, immigration services, National Environmental Management Authority (NEMA) information, Kenya Power and Lighting Company (KPLC) services and Federation of Kenya Employers (FKE) services.
Another Major Benefit to the investor is that they are entitled to three class D Work Permits for management or technical staff and three class C, F or G Work permits for owners, shareholders or partners for a maximum period of two years.
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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:-
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How to Find Agents & Distributors in Kenya – Finding Agents & Distributors in Kenya can be at times a Daunting task for Companies and Business owners looking to expand their Market into this region. This However negate the need to find Local Agents and Distributors to help you access the Kenyan Market and also the Larger East and Central African Region with a total Population of about 140 Million People.
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Then Kenya is the Best Option for you. Kenya is one of the key logistical conduits into the East and Central African Market consisting of Kenya, Burundi, Djibouti, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Ethiopia, Rwanda, Somalia, South Sudan, Sudan, Tanzania, Uganda with an average GDP Growth of about 6%.
Many foreign companies establish their regional headquarters in Kenya due to the numerous Business opportunities and also because of the improvement of the ease of doing Business over time.
How to Verify and Renew Work Permits in Kenya – For the next 60 days the Ministry of Interior through the Department of Immigration Services has directed all foreigners working in the country to verify and renew their Work Permits at the Immigration. This directive seeks to crack down on foreigners working in the country illegally.
In 2017 alone there were 8,366 new permits issued, it is estimated that there are about 34,000 work permits registered so far. This verification exercise will not only be used to rid the country of illegal and undocumented workers but is in line with the ministry readiness to issue foreigners with foolproof electronic cards as work permits so as to reduce the paperwork and to improve efficiency. The electronic cards system will also provide the immigration department with the necessary statistics on the number and categories of permits issued to foreigners working locally.
All foreigners are therefore required to submit their original Work permit, Valid official endorsement on passport, Valid alien card, official payment receipt and Kenya Revenue Authority PIN number. The ministry has assured all the foreigners that the process will be seamless and they have nothing to worry about. There is anticipation for the introduction of a quota system in the issuance of work permits and possibly an introduction of annual immigration audits to identity any undocumented or improperly documented foreigners working in Kenya. It is also expected there will be a restriction on business visas which are normally valid for 90 days to a shorter period.
For more about work permits and the requirements check out how to apply for a Work Permit In Kenya