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How to get Temporary Licence for Foreign Doctors in Kenya
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|How to get Temporary Licence for Foreign Doctors in Kenya by Kenyans247(1): Mon 16, March, 2020 01:08pm|
Foreign doctors who want to work in Kenya can apply by completing application form and submitting it with required documents to Medical Practitioners and Dentists Board of Kenya. After satisfying the requirements set by the board, they can be registered as medical/dental practitioner to work in Kenya.
Complete the Application for Temporary License Foreign Doctors, pay the fee and attach all documents mentioned in application form and submit it to the Medical Practitioners and Dentists Board of Kenya.
Certificate of proficiency in English;
A certified copy of a valid registration certificate issued in the country of qualification;
A certified copy of a certificate of good standing or a similar document issued during the preceding three (3) months by the registering Authority in the country where a person was working and/or studying;
A certified copy of original basic degree;
Certified true copies of English translations of all documents presented, if indicated;
Relevant testimonials together with relevant English translations;
The prescribed fee;
Current passport size photo;
Copy of the national identification card/ passport.
Office Locations & Contacts
Kenya Medical Practitioners and Dentists Board
Woodlands Road off Lenana Road, Nairobi
P.O. Box 44839 00100
Tel: 020-2728752 / 2711478 / 2724994
Mobile: +254 720 771 478/ +254 738 504 112
Fax: +254 20 2724938
Any practitioner not registered in the Republic but who, having valid qualifications from a different country, and who is desirous of giving medical or dental services in the course of any humanitarian or other valid cause, is required to obtain a licence upon payment of the prescribed fees.
Licence fee of Kshs.20,000.00
The licence is valid for such period as shall be determined by the Board, subject to a maximum period of twelve (12) months and subject to a renewal upon expiry.
Documents to Use
Application for Temporary License for Foreign Doctors
The applicant should not be;
under suspension under the laws of any country for or on account of any negligence or infamous conduct or any professional misconduct or malpractice.
have been struck off the list of persons entitled to practice medicine in any country
All payments should be made at any KCB Branch countrywide to Board's account No.
1103158643 Milimani Branch.
SWIFT CODE: KCBLKENX, BANK.
KCB, BANK CODE: 01175.
Date of Birth
Address, Code, Town, Tel amd Email
Degree, Diploma or Licence held (provide official translation)
Name of medical/dental school
Particulars of Experience (e.g. posts held, type of practice in which the applicant has been engaged, countries in which the applicant has practiced
Testimonials Covering the Period(s) of Experience
Name of employer, Address, Code, Email and Tel No
New Application or Renewal
Need for the Document
Doctors and dentists aspiring to practice in Kenya must comply with the statutory requirements for registration and licensing. Failure to obtain the necessary documentations constitutes an offence under section 22 of the Medical Practitioners and Dentists Act. Detailed information on documentation can be accessed via the Boards website and from the Boards offices.
Information which might help
Be law abiding
Provide timely, sufficient and accurate information
Be diligent and courteous
Make appropriate payment and obtain a receipt for services offered by the Board
Be patient and understanding
Respect rules and procedures of the Board
Give useful feedback on operations of the Board; and
Offer constructive criticism where necessary
Other uses of the Document/Certificate
It is for those doctors who are employed by any humanitarian organization or National/International NGOs etc.
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