This pass is issued to individuals whose spouse, parent, or guardian is lawfully entitled to enter Kenya. Dependency can also be in an instance whereby reason of disability or incapacity, an individual depends on someone to maintain themselves adequately.
They are issued to the dependants of Kenya Citizens, Permit holders, Exempted Persons and Permanent Residents. Exempted Persons mean all persons who are entitled to privileges and immunities under Section 34 (3)(a) to (g) of the Act who are exempt from obtaining a permit or pass. They are:
In addition to the above, Nigerian nationals must provide an original National Drug Law Enforcement Agency (NDLEA) Clearance Certificate
Pursuant to Section 34 of the Regulations, this pass is issued to persons who wish to enter or remain in Kenya for a limited period for the purpose of applying a review of a decision denying a permit; for applying for a permit or pass; those temporarily conducting any business, trade or profession whether paid or unpaid; or any other purpose which the immigration officer considers suitable.
Requirements to issue:
Depending on the type of profession, you may be required to submit a clearance from the regulatory bodies in Kenya. For instance: for a doctor, clearance from the medical and dentist board; for an engineer, clearance from the engineering board.
The pass is issued for a period not exceeding three (3) months renewable once subject only to reasons that may be considered valid by the immigration officer.
This is a document issued to applicants (foreign students) (section 30(1) of the Kenya Citizenship and Immigration Regulations 2012, who wish to purse their education in Kenya’s Education or Training Institutions where they have been accepted or admitted. The applicant (foreign student) must be accepted as a student by an approved Education or Training establishment.
This pass is issued to persons who wish to undertake an internship or take part in academic research in an accredited institution in Kenya.
The person must have been accepted as a researcher of intern in a Kenyan institution pursuant to Section 29 of the Regulations. The intern or researcher shall remain in Kenya for a period not exceeding twelve (12) months.
Pursuant to Section 31 of the Regulations, this pass is issued to persons who wish to enter Kenya either as a visitor; for a holiday; or for any temporary purpose approved by the immigration officer.
The visitor’s pass is given for a maximum period of six (6) months.
This pass is endorsed in the holder’s passport issued to a holder of a dependant pass, lawfully in Kenya who intends to leave Kenya temporarily or who left Kenya temporarily but at the time of departure from Kenya, was lawfully present in Kenya.
A re-entry pass is valid for the expected period of absence from Kenya but shall not in any case exceed two (2) years.
This pass is endorsed in the holder’s passport entitling the holder to enter and remain in Kenya for the purpose of travelling to a destination outside Kenya. This pass is valid for a period not exceeding three days pursuant to section 32 of the Regulations.
This pass is issued to persons to enter or remain temporarily in Kenya for such period or to allow transit through Kenya subject to conditions as may be specified in the pass or for transit purposes pursuant to section 33 of the Regulations.
A prohibited immigrant is described as any non-Kenyan citizen who is a criminal or is suspected of being a criminal and has committed any crimes more specifically outlined under section 33(1)(a)-(v) of the Act.
Pursuant to section 33(2)(a)-(f) of the Act, an inadmissible person is described as a non-Kenyan citizen who: