Work VISA application in Kenya.
An Immigration work Permit in Kenya also referred to as a Class D Permit or employment Permit is a Permit issued to foreign nationals seeking to work in Kenya. Work permits are, upon application and qualification issued to foreign Nationals to reside and work in Kenya.
To apply for a Class D work permit in Kenya, The foreign national must have a job offer from a Kenyan employer. The employer must apply for a permit on behalf of the employee and provide evidence of the job offer, including a contract of employment. The employee must also provide proof of their qualifications and experience, as well as a valid passport and other required documents and information.
For one to qualify to get a work permit in Kenya. The applicant should generally have qualifications and skills not available in the local job market. However, at the discretion of the immigration offices, Foreign owned businesses may be allocated slots for strategic employees.
The application process involves both the employer and employee, and it is important to have all necessary documents and information ready in order to increase the chances of a successful application.
“Employment Permits in Kenya are jealously issued so as to safeguard the local job market and to ensure that jobs that can be done by Kenyan citizens are kept for them. We offer consultation and advice on the processing and applications of work permits in Kenya”
What is Class D permit in Kenya?
A Class D Employment Work Permit is a immigration permit issued to qualified foeign nationals who are offered employment in Kenya by a specific employer whose employment will be beneficial to the country.
A work permit is generaly issued for a maximum of two years and may be renewed up to a maximum of four years.
Requirements for application of a work permit in Kenya
- 1. Copy of certificate of incorporation / registration of the employer company or organization.
- 2. Copy of the Memorandums or registration documents of the company or organization.
- 3. PIN certificate of the Company / Organization.
- 4. Copy of current Passport of the applicant.
- 5. Passport photo of the applicant.
- 6. Appointment cover letter from the company / organization.
- 7. Academic Qualification certificates of the applicant.
- 8. CV of the applicant.
- 9. Contact information of both the applicant and the employer. Email addresses, Telephone number, Postal address.
- 10. Physical address of the company and Residential address of the applicant.
- 11. Tax Compliance certificate of the company or organization.
- 12. Contacts and imformation of an understudy trainee.
The requirements for a work permit are strict and the applicant must give detailed academic vitae and certified qualification certificates.
How to apply for a work permit in Kenya
Upon compilation of the requirements. We shall fill out the Work permit application form 25 and submit the application for processing, clearance and approval.
How Much Does A Work Permit Cost In Kenya?
The general costs for processing a work Permit in Kenya include the following
- Application fee Kshs 10,000.
- Upon approval of the permit Kshs 200,000 for 1 year and Kshs 400,000 for 2 years permit.
- Insurance Security Bond can cost anywhere between Kshs 8,000 to 15,000 for Baond valuded at Kshs 100,000