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Kenya - Application for Temporary Registration as a Medical Practitioner (Foreign Trained Doctor)

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Apply In Person

  1. Foreign Medical Practitioners not registered in Kenya wishing to practice Medicine in Kenya can make an application for temporary registration as a medical practitioner by visiting the Kenya Medical Practitioners and Dentists Council’s (KMPDC) offices to make the application. The contact information of the KMPDC offices can be found in the “Office Location & Contact” Section of this page.
  2. Here the applicant will be given an Application For Temporary Registration as a Medical Practitioner to fill and submit. The application form can also downloaded from the KMPDC’s official website through the following link.
    • Make sure you are eligible to make this application. The “Eligibility” requirements are mentioned in the eligibility section of this page.
  3. Fill in the application form and attach the required documents. A list of the required documents is mentioned in the “Required Documents” section of this page. These include:-
    • Curriculum Vitae
    • Certificate of proficiency in English
    • A certified copy of a valid registration certificate issued in the country of qualification
    • A certified copy of a certificate of good standing or a similar document issued during the preceding three (3) months by the registering Authority in the country where a person was working and/or studying;
    • A certified copy of original basic degree
    • Certified true copies of English translations of all documents presented, if indicated
    • Relevant testimonials together with relevant English translations;
    • Current passport size photo
    • Transcripts
    • Copy of the national identification card
  4. Submit the completed application form and all the required documents to the Kenya Medical Practitioners and Dentists Council’s offices and proceed to pay the required fees. Details of the required fees for registration are provided in the “Fees” Section of this page.
  5. Submit the payment receipt to the KMPDC Offices for processing.
    • At this point the Kenya Medical Practitioners and Dentists Council will go through your application documents to determine their authenticity and if they meet the requirements.
  6. Upon completion of the registration process, the Kenya Medical Practitioners and Dentists Council will contact the applicant to collect their Temporary Medical Practitioners Registration Certificate in person.
    • The whole process is usually completed after a period of five days.
  7. The applicant will be required to produce proof of identity when collecting the Temporary Medical Practitioners Registration Certificate and Practice License

Required Documents[edit]

  • Internship Completion Certificate downloadable
  • Copy of ID/Passport
  • Certified copies of professional & academic certificates (translated by the respective Embassy)
  • Evidence of passing Council’s pre-registration examination, Peer Review Certificate
  • Duly filled, stamped and signed Internship completion Assessment Forms if applicable
  • Evidence of registration or practice license from country of origin
  • Certificate of status by the regulatory body from country of origin
  • Educational Commission for Foreign Medical Graduates (ECFMG) Certification
  • Evidence of employment (if any)
  • Curriculum Vitae
  • Certificate of proficiency in English

Office Locations & Contacts[edit]

Kenya Medical Practitioners and Dentists Council - Head Office
Woodlands Rd, Hurlingham,
P.O. Box 44893 - 00100,
Email: [email protected]
Tel: +254-727666444 | +254-111052222
Website: Link


  • Any practitioner not registered in the Republic of Kenya but who, having valid qualifications from a different country, and who is desirous of giving medical services in the course of any humanitarian or other valid cause, is eligible to make the application.
  • A person who:−
    • is not a citizen of Kenya or of a partner state of the East African Community
    • is a holder of a degree or other qualification recognized by the Council as making him eligible for registration
    • presents proof of registration from the country of origin or any other jurisdiction
    • satisfies the Council that, he has acquired sufficient knowledge of, and experience in, the practice of medicine
    • satisfies the Council that he is a person of good moral standing
    • has passed an examination prescribed by the Council, may apply to the Council for temporary registration as a foreign medical practitioner


  • Registration Fee Kshs.20,000
  • All payments should be made at any KCB Branch countrywide to Council’s account No. 1103158643, Milimani Branch. SWIFT CODE: KCBLKENX, BANK: KCB, BANK CODE: 01175
  • Payment Methods


  • Registration is valid for one year.

Documents to Use[edit]

Sample Documents[edit]

 Please attach sample completed documents that would help other people.

Processing Time[edit]

  • The processing time is 5 days

Related Videos[edit]

Videos explaining the procedure or to fill the applications. 
Attach videos using the following tag <&video type='website'>video ID|width|height<&/video&> from external websites. 	
Please remove the '&' inside the tags during implementation.
Website = allocine, blip, dailymotion, facebook, gametrailers, googlevideo, html5, metacafe, myspace, revver, 
sevenload, viddler, vimeo, youku, youtube
width = 560, height = 340, Video ID = Can be obtained from the URL of webpage where the video is displayed.
e.g In the following url '' Video ID is 'Y0US7oR_t3M'.


Please provide other instructions related to the certificate/documents.
e.g. The state office holds birth records since january 1908.

Required Information[edit]

  • Full names
  • Date of Birth
    • Nationality
  • I.D/Passport Number (attach copy)
  • Address
    • Code
    • Town
    • County
    • Cell Phone
  • Email
  • Academic Qualifications
  • Name of Internship Training Centre
    • Email
    • Period of internship
  • Name of employer (Attach evidence)
    • Address
    • Code
    • Town
    • Bed Count
  • Next of Kin (Full Names)
    • Email Address
    • Postal Address
    • Telephone Number

Need for the Document[edit]

  • A medical practitioner needs to register with the Kenya Medical Practitioners and Dentists Council in order to practice medicine in Kenya. It is an offence to practice medicine in Kenya without registering with the Kenya Medical Practitioners and Dentists Council.

Information which might help[edit]

  • Doctors and dentists aspiring to practice in Kenya must comply with the statutory requirements for registration and licensing. Failure to obtain the necessary documentations constitutes an offence under section 22 of the Medical Practitioners and Dentists Act. Detailed information on documentation can be accessed via the Board’s website and from the Board’s offices.

Other uses of the Document/Certificate[edit]

Please explain what are other uses of obtaining this document/certificate.
e.g. Birth Certificate can be used as proof of identity.

External Links[edit]


More information which might help people.