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How to Import and Export Currency in Kenya

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How to Import and Export Currency in Kenya by Kenyans247(m): Tue Jan 2020 02:19pm
Procedure

Persons leaving or entering Kenya are permitted to take from or bring into the country up to KSh500,000 of Kenyan currency
Foreign currencies may be imported or exported without restrictions but amounts exceeding USD 10,000 must be declared.

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Importation of currencies into Kenya

Residents and Non-residents are required to declare the amount of currencies they have on them once you they have entered Kenya from any point of entry.
The permissible amount of Kenyan currency one can import into Kenya without declaration is up to KSh 500,000. If you are carrying any amounts in excess of this you should approach the customs office to make a declaration.
Similarly, foreign currencies may be imported into Kenya without restrictions, however amounts exceeds USD 10,000 must also be declared
At the customs office you will be given a Form F88 Passenger Declaration Form which you are required to fill and submit https://www.kra.go.ke/images/Customs/Passenger-Declaration-Form-F88--Amended-25042018.pdf
You will also be required to submit your valid passport with the declaration form
Once you have made the declaration you will be grated a pass into the country.

Exportation of currencies into Kenya

Residents and Non-residents are required to declare the amount of currencies they have on them once you they have before they leave Kenya from any point of entry.
Residents may export up to KES 500,000 (Kenya Shilling-KES) to cover expenses upon re-entry into Kenya. No restrictions apply to foreign currencies.
Non-residents may export local and foreign currency without restrictions.
However, for amounts equivalent to USD 5,000 or more residents and non-residents need to hold documents indicating the source and the purpose of this amount.
Therefore, if you are holding this amount you should visit the customs office at the point of exit to make a declaration of the amount you are holding.
Here you will be given a Form F88 Passenger Declaration Form which you are required to fill and submit. https://www.kra.go.ke/images/Customs/Passenger-Declaration-Form-F88--Amended-25042018.pdf
You will also be required to submit documents indicating the source and the purpose of this amount and your valid passport.
Once the customs office verifies your documents you will be granted an exit pass.

Required Documents

Valid passport
Duly filled form F88 ( Passenger declaration from)

Office Locations & Contacts

Customs Services Department
Kenya Revenue Authority- Head Office
Times Tower, 19th Floor, Haile Selassie Avenue
P.O. Box 30742 Tel. 310900, Fax 315987 Nairobi, Kenya.
Tel: +254-20-2817104 / 341218;
Fax: +254-20-318204, Nairobi Kenya.
Email: callcentre@kra.go.ke
Website: KRA Website https://kra.go.ke/

Eligibility

Non-residents may import and export local and foreign currencies without restrictions but amounts exceeding USD 10,000 must be declared.
Residents may import and export up to KES 500,000 into Kenya. No restrictions apply to foreign currencies, however foreign currencies exceeding USD 10,000 must be declared.

Fees

No fee is charged for importation and exportation.

Validity

Validity is forever.

Documents to Use

Form F88 Passenger Declaration Form

Processing Time

The processing time is immediate

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Instructions

Approach customs office upon arrival or before departure to declare if you are carrying amount of currencies above the allowed amounts
Fill the declaration forms at the customs office to declare the amount of money you want to import or export into or out of Kenya.

Required Information

Name of Passenger
Passport number
Nationality
Date of Birth
Sex
Date of arrival/ departure
Flight No./Vehicle No./Vessel No
Country Arriving From/ Travelling to
Countries visited in last six days
Address in Kenya
Hotel/Residence
Postal address
Email address.
Amount of currency.
Source and purpose of currency

Need for the Document

This declarations allows residents and non-residents to import and export local and foreign currencies into and out of Kenya to meet their personal, business and miscellaneous expenses.

Information which might help

Currency Import regulations
Residents may import up to KES 500,000 (Kenya Shilling-KES) to cover expenses upon re-entry into Kenya. Foreign currencies exceeding USD 10,000 must be declared.
Non-residents may import local and foreign currencies without restrictions but amounts exceeding USD 10,000 must be declared.
Currency Export regulations
Residents may export up to KES 500,000 (Kenya Shilling-KES) to cover expenses upon re-entry into Kenya. No restrictions apply to foreign currencies.
Non-residents may export local and foreign currency without restrictions.
However, for amounts equivalent to USD 5,000 or more residents and non-residents need to hold documents indicating the source and the purpose of this amount.

External Links

KRA Passenger Handbook https://www.kra.go.ke/images/publications/KRA-Passenger-Handbook.pdf
Customs Border Control https://www.kra.go.ke/en/helping-tax-payers/faqs/customs-and-border-control


Others

It is strictly forbidden to bringing in or taking out Kenya or foreign currency through airmail or mail parcels.

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