An immigration special Pass is is an immigration permit issued to Foreign Nationals or Foreign Business representatives wishing to work, conduct Business, consult, volunteer or generally to carry on business activities in the country for a short period of time.
A special Pass may be issued for a Month or for a duration not exceeding three Months and is generally not renewable or transferable after three months.
A foreigner issued with a Special pass can work in Kenya for the duration provided in the Special pass and for the specific entity applicant, under which the pass is provided.
To make an application for a Special Pass in Kenya, you shall require the following.
The application for a Special Pass in Kenya, with all the requirements is made to the Director of Immigration Services Kenya
After meeting special pass application requirements and submitting the prescribed forms together with the prescriber forms. the Special pass is processed.
Once the Kenya Special pass application is successful, a Special Pass Approval certificate shall be issued with the terms of payment for the Permit. Upon payment, The certificate of special pass is issued.
The application and processing of a Special pass can take between 2 weeks to one month.
Generally a special pass is not extended or renewable beyond three months. However, in certain cases it may be extended. Such as
Employers who require a foreigner employee to start work in Kenya immediately should first apply for a special pass. After it is approved, paid for and issued, the employee can then travel to Kenya and apply for a work permit.
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The Kenya Special pass check List highlights all the requirements for a Special pass to be approved. Down load the checklist here. Immigration check List.
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