What is an intern pass in Kenya?

An internship pass in Kenya is an immigration permit that allows the applicant to undertake study, research, or take part in an internship employment in Kenya. Validity Dependant on duration of studies or internship. Required prior to entering Kenya..

Kenya Internship / research application requirements

To make an application for an Interim or Research Pass in Kenya, you shall require the following.

  1. A duly filled, signed and stamped application Form 30, by the institution's or organization's authorized personnel for Both new and renewal applications.
  2. A Detailed and Signed cover letter from the institution or organization indicating the internship or research topic to be pursued and the duration and should be addressed to the Director of Immigration Services
  3. Contact information of the Intern, Including the following.
    • Email address.
    • Postal Address.
    • Telephone number.
    • Residential address.
  4. Contact information of institution or organization.
    • Email address.
    • Postal Address.
    • Telephone number.
    • Residential address.
  5. Copy of a valid national passport - the bio-data page.
  6. Current immigration status if in the country.
  7. Passport size color photo
  8. Certified copies of academic certificates.
  9. Curriculum Vitae
  10. Documents in foreign languages should be translated into English by either the Embassy, Public Notary, or a recognized institution
  11. Copy of research permit from the National Council for science and Technology for those undertaking research programs.
  12. Police Clearance Certificate from the country of origin, or if a resident, from the DCI. - For adults.
  13. Copy of the institutions registration certificate.

to apply for an Internship / Research Pass in Kenya.

An application for an immigration Internship Pass is done via the immigration FNS portal.
All the requirements are uploaded and submitted for processing with the Director of Immigration Services Kenya.
Once the application is processed and is successful an Approval of the application for an internship pass shall be granted to the applicant alongside and invoice and the terms of payment for the Internship pass.

How long does it take to get an Interim pass in Kenya>

The application to approval process for an internship pass in Kenya takes an average of One month. After payment of the prescribed fees, the Issuance of the Internship pass certificate may take around Ten days.

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