Re-Entry, Dependent, Student & Special Passes

Re-entry Pass

A re-entry pass is a document issued out to the holder of a dependant pass who wishes to temporarily travel outside Kenya or who has already travelled outside Kenya and wishes to re-enter the country. Re-entry passes are valid for a period of 2 years from the date of issue. And, it is highly advisable to seek a re-entry pass before travelling outside Kenya. Although it is also possible to get a re-entry pass from outside the country provided that you are a holder of a valid dependant pass.

A holder of a re-entry pass can re-enter the country at any time and from time to time during the validity of the pass.

Requirements

- A duly filled and signed re-entry application form.

- An original and copy of the dependant’s passport.

- An original and copy of i.e work/resident permit if the principle is a resident, Kenyan passport if the principle is a Kenyan or Dependant pass if the principle is a dependant.

Charges

-Re-entry pass for 1 year / 2 years - Kshs. 1,000/2,000

Duration

7-30Working Days

Dependant Pass

A dependant pass is a document issued to a person whose spouse, parent or guardian is lawfully entitled to enter Kenya. This spouse, parent or guardian must be a Kenyan citizen, a permanent resident, a permit holder or an excepted person. This document is issued in accordance with the Kenya Citizenship and Immigration Regulations, 2012 section 27(1).

Requirements

- A duly filled and signed dependant pass form.

- Two (2) recent colored passport size photographs of the dependant

- Copy of a valid national passport / National ID for both the applicant and the Dependant.

- Evidence of the relationship between the applicant and the dependant i.e. marriage certificate, birth certificate.

- Proof of the applicant’s sufficient and assured income to sustain self and the dependant.

- A valid copy of the permit for those applicants holding a work permit (at least six months prior to the date of application).

Charges

-Kshs. 5,000

Duration

7-30 Working Days

Student Pass

A student pass is a document issued to a person who wishes to enter and remain in Kenya for the purposes of receiving education or training at an educational or training institution in Kenya. This document is issued under the Kenyan Citizenship and Immigration Regulations 2012(Section 30(1). For persons under the age of 18, this application should be made by their parent or guardian. For one to acquire a student pass, you should have been accepted as a student by an approved education or training establishment. Student passes are valid for 2 years from the date of issue and are renewable. A student pass holders must travel to Kenya within 30 days of their pass’s issuance and must begin school within 30 days of entry.

Requirements

- A duly filled and signed application form.

- Signed commitment letter from the sponsor.

- A copy of the sponsor’s passport.

- Proof of funds for self-sponsored students.

- A copy of the parent’s and the minor’s passport and the minor’s birth certificate.

- Two (2) recent passport size color photos.

- Duly certified copies of basic academic certificates for those joining Tertiary Institutions and Universities -new cases.

- Copy of the school's/college registration certificate from the Ministry of Education.

Charges

-Student pass for 1 year - Kshs. 5,000

Duration

7-30 Working Days

Special Pass

A special pass is a document issued to a person who wishes to enter or remain in Kenya for a limited period of time for the purpose of either applying for a permit or pass, temporarily conducting a business, trade as well as a profession or any other purpose which an immigration office considers suitable. This document is issued under the Kenyan Citizenship and Immigration Act (Legal Notice no. 64). Special passes are usually valid for a period not exceeding 6 months from the date of issue. And, a holder of a special pass can re-enter the country at any time and from time to time during the validity of the pass.

Requirements

- Duly filled and signed special pass form.

- Detailed and Signed Cover letter addressed to the Director of Immigration Services from the applicant/organization

- Two (2) recent passport size color photos.

- Copy of passport

- Copy of Registration Certificate for the organization.

- Certified copies of academic and professional certificates

- Copy of any permit or passes held.

- Clearance letter from the relevant authorities

Charges

-Special pass for 3 months - Kshs. 45,000

Duration

7-30 Working Days

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