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How to Apply for an Ordinary Residents Permit in Kenya

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How to Apply for an Ordinary Residents Permit in Kenya by Kenyans247(m): Sun Jan 2020 12:04pm
Procedure
This permit is issued to a person who is a have an assured income derived from sources outside Kenya and undertakes not to accept paid employment of any kind in Kenya. The permit is Known as Class K: Ordinary residents (KEP/K).

Apply Online
The first step is to register with the Kenya electronic Foreign Nationals Services (eFNS) portal through the following link eFNS Online Platform. https://fns.immigration.go.ke/account/login.html
Click on create account then click on the Create an Account to register. https://fns.immigration.go.ke/account/register.html
You will need to fill in your personal information so to register for an eFNS account For Kenyan citizens, you will need your national ID number while foreigners residing in Kenya will need your foreigner certificate. If you do not have national ID or foreigner certificate, select other and use passport details to register.
Once you have registered you will then need to login to your eFNS account and under the Submit application tab click on Submit new applications.
This will direct you to the next page where you should make your next selection. Under the Permit and Passes Service Section, click on the Apply Now link https://fns.immigration.go.ke/dash/fns/newapplication.php in the Permit Issuance/ Renewal Tab.
This will direct you to next page; here you should read the instructions carefully; and click on the Learn More https://fns.immigration.go.ke/dash/permit/form25classK.php button under the Class K: Ordinary residents (KEP/K) Tab
Click on the “wallet icon” to make your payment via the provided payment methods. The processing fee is Ksh. 10,000
Print the payment acknowledgement receipt and the online application form and present them to the Immigration Headquarters Offices in Nyayo House Nairobi or their regional offices for processing.
Make sure you present all the required documents to the immigration offices.
You shall receive automatic notifications via email and on your online account about the progress of your application.
Upon approval of your application you will be required to pay an issuance fee of Ksh. 100,000. This fee is to be paid annually for the renewal of the permit.
After payment of the issuance fee you will receive notification on how to collect your permit through your eFNS account.

Required Documents

Duly filled and signed Form 25 online form.
Two copies of detailed and signed cover letter from the employer / organization, addressed to the Director of Immigration Services
Copy of a valid national passport
Two(2) recent passport size colored photos (for both new and renewal)
Current Immigration status if in the country
Copy of any previous permit(s) and or pass(es) held
Documentary proof of annual assured income of at least USD 24,000 per annum
NB:
Documents in foreign languages should be translated into English by either the Embassy, Public Notary, or authorized /recognized institution

Office Locations & Contacts

Department of Immigration Services
Nyayo house
Passport Section Ground Floor,
Kenyatta Avenue/ Uhuru Highway
P.O. Box 30191, 00100 Nairobi.
Tel: +254-20-2222022, +254-20-2217544, +254-20-2218833
Email: dis@immigration.go.ke
Website: Department of Immigration Website http://www.immigration.go.ke/

Mombasa-Immigration Department Office
PC’s Office Building
Tel: +254-41-2222676

Kisumu-Immigration Department Office
New Provincial Headquarters
Tel: +254-057-2024935/2025438/0700596071

electronic Foreign Nationals Services (eFNS) Kenya portal https://fns.immigration.go.ke/

Eligibility

The applicant should be:
Is not less that thirty-five years(35) of age;
Has in his own right and at his full and free disposition an assured annual income of not less than USD 24,000.
Undertakes not to accept employment, paid or unpaid, or engage in any income generating activity of any kind without a permit of the relevant class;
Whose presence in Kenya will be of benefit to Kenya.

Fees
Processing fees (Non-refundable) Kshs.10,000/=
Issuance Fees (Payable upon approval) Kshs.100,000 /= per year
Applications for renewal of permits should be done three months prior to expiry date.

Validity

The validity period one year.

Documents to Use

Applications are done online though the Kenya electronic Foreign Nationals Services (eFNS) portal https://fns.immigration.go.ke/

Processing Time

The processing time is 14 days

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Instructions

Register with the Kenya electronic Foreign Nationals Services (eFNS) portal through the following link eFNS Online Platform. https://fns.immigration.go.ke/account/login.html
Login to your eFNS account and under the Submit application tab click on Submit new applications.
Under the Permit and Passes Service Section, click on the Apply Now link https://fns.immigration.go.ke/dash/fns/newapplication.php in the Permit Issuance/Renewal tab.
This will direct you to next page; here you should read the instructions carefully; and click on the Learn more button under the Class K: Ordinary residents (KEP/K)Tab
Read the instructions carefully; make sure you have all the requirements to make the application and then click on the Apply Now button which will direct you to the online application form.
Fill in the online application form with all the required details and upload supporting documents, then click on save.
After completing the application form make payment for your application through an invoice which will be generated online. You can see this by clicking on "Dashboard" then on the "Payments" Tab.
If unable to pay using any of the online modes, print your invoice by clicking on "Dashboard" then "Payments" Tab. Present your application with all the requirements at the Immigration Counter at Nyayo House or other regional offices, Nairobi for payments and processing.
You shall receive automatic notifications via email and on your online account about the progress of your application.

Required Information

Application type (new application or renewal)
Full names
Marital status
Gender
Passport ( number, date of issue, expiry date )
Date and place of birth
Nationality (at birth, present)
Country of residence
Contact information ( phone number, postal address, physical address )
Current immigration status
Gratis status (All citizens of the East Africa Community (Uganda, Tanzania, Rwanda, Burundi) can attach their valid passport as evidence.)

Need for the Document

This permit is issued to a person who is not less than thirty-five years (35) of age; and has in his own right and at his full and free disposition an assured annual income of not less than USD 24,000 amount that is derived from sources other than any such employment, occupation, trade, business or profession and being an income that either; is derived from sources outside, and will be remitted to Kenya; or is derived from pension or annuity payable from, sources in Kenya.

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Any kind of payment made should be done through the provided online module.
Notification of approval shall be rendered null and void, if the requisite fee is not paid within thirty (30) days from the date of approval.
Incomplete applications shall not be accepted.
Additional documents may be requested in addition to the listed.
All citizens of the East Africa Community (Uganda, Tanzania, Rwanda, and Burundi) are exempt from payment of the processing and permit fee.
Where the holder of a work permit ceases to engage in the employment in respect of which the work permit was issued, the employer specified in the work permit shall, within fifteen days from the date of such cessation, report, in writing to the director that the holder has ceased to engage in such employment. Any employer who contravenes this regulation commits an offence.

External Links

Checklist of requirements

https://fns.immigration.go.ke/infopack/downloads/Permit%20Checklist.pdf


Others

Incomplete applications will not be accepted.
Engaging in any form of business or employment without a requisite permit or pass is an offence.
The applicant must be present in person when the application is presented at the immigration headquarters or regional offices for registration.
Giving false or misleading information is an offence punishable by law
Any person who contravenes any provision or requirement of an order issued to a foreign national commits an offence and is liable to a fine, imprisonment or both

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