It is required by law that any foreign national seeking to enter Kenya for purposes of working, studying, tourism or any other activity that is accepted in the land, should apply, and attain a permit that will recognize and facilitate them. Some of the permits required are Entry visas, Student passes, Work permits and the exit visas for those intending to leave the country and do not readily have an immigration status.
This is an official permission granted to all foreign nationals to enter and remain in Kenya temporarily for a specific period of up to six (6) months. Applications are initiated using the E-citizen portal and paid for upon successfully filling in the correct information and making relevant uploads. An approval is granted through the same platform within five (5) days after making payments. The applicant is supposed to print out the approval and present it to an immigration officer at the point of entry on the date of travel e.g., Airports/Borders for endorsement into the passports.
It is advisable that all entry visa applications be made at least seven (7) working days before the date of travel.
Click on the link to apply for an entry visa
This is a document issued to applicants of foreign origin under (section 30(1) of the Kenya Citizenship and Immigration Regulations 2012, who wish to pursue their education in Kenya’s Education or Training Institutions where they have been accepted or admitted. The applicant must have been accepted as a student by an approved Educational or Training Establishment before making the application.
Requirements for a student pass application to be submitted by or on behalf of the applicants are:
Any international student/foreign national seeking authority to depart from the country must have a valid immigration status or an exit visa. Below are requirements to obtain the exit visas:
Registration of foreign nationals is governed by the Kenya Citizenship and Immigration Act of 2011 part VII (56) 2 laws of Kenya. The law requires that all foreigner’s residing within Kenya for a period exceeding 90 days be registered as aliens. On a student perspective, it is required that a student registers as an alien immediately after they have been granted a student/internship passes.
Seek assistance from the office of international student’s affairs for assistance on alien card application.
PLEASE NOTE: All Documents must be Submitted to the office of the international students Affairs under the office of the Dean of Students Within the first three weeks of stay into the country and/or semester.
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