Work/ Residence Permits

Work/ Residence Permits

Work/Residence Permits are issued to any Non-Kenyan wishing to engage in employment in Kenya whether in gainful employment or voluntary service. The Work/Residence Permits issued by the Department are classified from A to M inclusive. They are issued under Kenya Citizenship and Immigration Act 2011 of Laws of Kenya. The following are the various classes of Permits and their respective requirements:

Class A: Issued to persons who intend to engage in prospecting for minerals or mining.

Class B: Work permit issued to persons wishing to invest in Agriculture and Animal Husbandry.

Class D: This is issued to a person who is offered specific employment by a specific employer who is qualified to undertake that employment.

Class G: Work permit issued to investors in specific trade, business or consultancy.

Class I: Work/Residence permit issued to a member of missionary society approved by the Government of Kenya and whose presence is beneficial to the country.

Class K: Residence permit issued to persons who have an assured income derived from sources outside and undertakes not to accept paid employment of any kind.

Class M: Work permit issued to Conventional Refugees.