Overview: How to Apply for a Kenyan Special Pass


Watch this video featuring Melissa Moses, one of our Senior Consultants at IBN’s Cape Town branch. Here, Melissa discusses the requirements related to applying for the Special Pass and the steps you’ll go through during the process.

The Kenyan Special Pass is a temporary work permit, furnished under the Kenyan Citizenship and Immigration Act of 2011 to foreigners looking to take up gainful employment or voluntary service.

To qualify for application, you must have been offered specific employment by a specific employer, by the government of Kenya or within an approved technical aid scheme under the United Nations or another approved agency (not being an exempted person). The applicant must possess skills or qualifications unavailable in Kenya and their engagement in that employment should benefit the country.

To apply for the Special Pass, you must provide the following documentation to your immigration consultant:
Click here for a checklist on the Kenya Special Pass Application

  1. A copy of the bio-data page of your passport
  2. Documents detailing current immigration status, including copies of permits or passes held currently
  3. A copy of your employer or organisation’s Registration Certificate
  4. Certified copies of academic and professional certificates

Click here for a Checklist on Application to a Kenya Special Pass

NB: Documents in foreign languages should be translated into English by a notary, the Embassy or an authorised institution.

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