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Kenya - Renewal of a Work Residence Permit

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Kenya - Renewal of a Work Residence Permit by Kenyans247(1): Mon 16, March, 2020 12:49pm
Procedure
To replace a work residence permit card, follow the following steps:

You should only apply for a work resident permit if

you did not get a Work Resident Permit card when you immigrated to Kenya, or
you have a work resident permit that has expired or will soon expire.
If your work resident permit card was lost, stolen or destroyed, you can also apply for the permit, but there are extra steps you will need to follow.

Foreigners who want to renew or extend their residence permits in Kenya, shall be obliged to apply to Foreigners Section of the Ministry of labour and Social Affair (first step application center) in person or through someone else within 15 days following the expiration of residence permits.
Residence permits can be renewed four times at most.
Even in the case of changes (address, work, status, marital status and transfer to another district, etc.) the renewal should be made on the same residence permit document.



Required Documents
Required documents vary basing on the organizations employing

Government Organizations / Projects
Four (4) copies of application form from employer
Support letter from the immediate project supervisor
Photocopy of employees passport and valid business visa
Five (5) passport photos of employee
Support letter from the Ministry under which an applicant will be working
Business letter from employer
Education certificates; and
Work experience evidence
Private organizations
Four (4) copies of application form from employer;
Investment certificate issued by the Investment Agency;
Business License of employing company issued by the Ministry of Trade;
Trading license if head office of employer is located outside Kenya;
Photocopy of employees passport and valid business visa
Five (5) passport photos of employee
Support letter from the Ministry under which an applicant will be working
Support / Business letter from employer
Education certificates; and
Work experience evidence
Non Government Organizations
Four (4) copies of application form from employer
Registration certificate from charities and societies agency;
Photocopy of employees passport and valid business visa
Five (5) passport photos of employee
Support letter from the Ministry under which an applicant will be working
recommendation letter from employer
Education certificates; and
Work experience evidence
The report filled with the Regional Employment Office must contain
An application for a work card;
A copy of the letter of application for the work card.
A draft employment contract
CV of the employer
Proof or evidence of the professional skills and expertise of the applicant.
Job description.
A list of the companys expatriate employees; and a schedule of training, advance training and professional adjustment programs.


Office Locations & Contacts
Nairobi - Department of Immigration Headquarters
Nyayo House, Ground floor, North Wing,


P.O. Box 30191-00100 Nairobi

Tel. +254 020 2222022

Fax +254 020 2220731


Mombasa - Coast Regional Office
Uhuru na Kazi Building,

P .O. Box 908284 Mombasa

Tel. 041 222676, Fax 041 2222585


Kisumu - Western Regional Office
New Provincial Headquarters,

P.O. Box 1128-40100 Kisumu,

Tel. 057 2024935, 2025438, 0700 596071

Fax 057 2020846

Eldoret - North Rift Regional Office
Public Works building,

P. O. Box 6725 Eldoret,

Tel. 053 63377 Fax 05363973


Eligibility
The applicant for renewal of a work permit in Kenya must be foreigner invited for employment in by a registered company in the country.


Fees
Work permit 400,000/=
Renewal 200,000/=
Replacement 168,000/=
Any non-Kenyans wishing to live/work in Kenya will need to be aware of the new permit costs -

i)an 'H' permit will now cost KES400,000 (plus fees) for 2 years and
ii)an 'A' KES200,000 (plus fees) for 2 years.


In addition there will be new restrictions on positions requiring permit-holding employees, that pay less than KES168,000 per month, plus no issuance of permits to foreigners aged 35 or less.



Validity
Work residence permit card and Visa for settlement are usually valid for three (3) years.

Processing Time
Seven (7) to twenty one (21) days

Instructions
Ensure that you have a valid passport and get a business visa;
A visa can be obtained either on arrival or prior to departure from any Kenyan embassy, high commission or consulate office in your country of residence;
Beware of presence of water born diseases and malaria in the country;
Always have adequate hard currency before traveling because credit card are accepted in very few outlets.
application for and find details of requirement;
Application forms should be filled and signed by applicant;
Attach all necessary documents on to the application form;



Required Information
Full name of applicant (employee)
Sex, Age and marital status
Nationality
Details of Employer in Ethiopia
Qualification and work experience details
Commencement date
Duration of employment

Need for the Document
Work Residence Permits must be renewed prior to expiry every one to three years through the same process of applying for a permit.

You can apply for another permanent resident card in Kenya if your card:
has expired or will soon expire,
has been lost or stolen, or
has been destroyed.

External Links
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