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Whether your company is sending employees to Kenya or expanding outside of Kenya to destinations around the world—Fragomen is here to help. Our experienced Kenya immigration professionals partner with you to develop immigration strategies that help you meet inbound immigration needs and manage your regional or global immigration program.

Kenyan law provides many solutions to help employers of foreign nationals. Requirements, processing times, employment eligibility, and benefits for accompanying family members vary by visa classification.  

Most business travelers must apply for an eVisa on the eVisa website. The Immigration Officer at the port of entry will determine the length of stay in Kenya (usually a maximum of 90 days, which may be extended at the Immigration Department in Kenya for another 90 days). For travel of up to 90 days where work activities are being conducted, a short term work authorization called a Special Pass can be requested. Applications for a Special Pass are filed in country at the Kenya Immigration Department Headquarters.

The long-term work permit (Class D Permit) requires a local legal entity to sponsor the foreign national. This work authorization is granted to any skilled and experienced category of professional or technical worker.  Work permits issued for one or two years and can be renewed for similar periods.   

Note that all work permit applicants will be subject to security checks.

Detailed Immigration Snapshots, Document Lists and Process Guides are available to clients on request.

Fragomen in Kenya is Fragomen Kenya Limited, operating exclusively as an immigration consultancy and not as a law firm in Kenya.
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