The Immigration Laws in Kenya give provisions for Foreign Nationals who qualify to apply for Permanent Residency, to make an application and upon a successful process to acquire Permanent Resident status in Kenya. A permanent Resident can live, work and conduct Business in Kenya and has more or less the rights of a citizen save to the right to Vote.
How to apply for Permanent Resident in Kenya.
The following persons can by Law apply for Permanent residency in Kenya
- Permanent Resident by former Kenyan Citizen Category A - Persons who were former citizens of Kenya by birth but have since renounced or otherwise lost their citizenship status and are precluded by the laws of the countries of their acquired domicile from holding dual citizenship;
- Permanent Resident by Immigration Permit Category B - Persons who have held work permits for at least seven (7)years and have been continuously resident in Kenya for the three (2) years immediately preceding the making of the application.
- Permanent Resident by Birth Category C - Children of citizens who are born outside Kenya and have acquired citizenship of the domicile.
- Permanent Resident by Spouse Category D - The spouses of Kenyan citizens married for at least three (3) years.
How can i become a Permanent Resident in Kenya.
To make an application to be a Permanent resident in Kenya you shall have to qualify based on the legal requirements and upon a successful application to the immigration department.
How long does an application for Permanent Residency in Kenya take.
After compilation of all the Requirements. The application with all the requirements is made to the Director of Immigration Services Kenya.
Once the application has been submitted, the process for Permanent residency takes an average of 5 months at the discretion of the immigration department.
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