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Procedure[edit]

This permit is given to people who wish to engage in manufacturing.is permit is issued to a person who wish to engage in manufacturing. The permit is Known as Class F: Specific Manufacturing (KEP/F)

Apply Online[edit]

  1. The first step is to register with the Kenya electronic Foreign Nationals Services (eFNS) portal through the following link eFNS Online Platform.
  2. Click on create account then click on the Create an Account to register.
  3. You will need to fill in your personal information so to register for an eFNS account For Kenyan citizens, you will need your national ID number while foreigners residing in Kenya will need your foreigner certificate. If you do not have national ID or foreigner certificate, select other and use passport details to register.
  4. Once you have registered you will then need to login to your eFNS account and under the Submit application tab click on Submit new applications.
  5. This will direct you to the next page where you should make your next selection. Under the Permit and Passes Service Section, click on the Apply Now link in the Permit Issuance/ Renewal Tab.
  6. This will direct you to next page; here you should read the instructions carefully; and click on the Learn More button under the Class F: Manufacturing (KEP/F) Tab
  7. This will direct you to next page; where you are to read the instructions carefully, make sure you have all the requirements to make the application and then click on the Apply Now button which will direct you to the online application form.
  8. Fill in the online application form with all the required details and upload supporting documents. These details include:-
    (i). Application type (new application or renewal)
    (ii). Full names
    (iii). Marital status
    (iv). Gender
    (v). Passport ( number, date of issue, expiry date )
    (vi). Date and place of birth
    (vii). Nationality (at birth, present)
    (viii). Country of residence
    (ix). Contact information ( phone number, postal address, physical address )
    (x). Current immigration status
    (xi). Upload Passport photo.
    (xii). Gratis status (All citizens of the East Africa Community (Uganda, Tanzania, Rwanda, Burundi) can attach their valid passport as evidence.)
    Then click on save
  9. This will lead you to the next page where you are supposed to:-
    (a). Give details of every dependant you have
    (b). List permits that you have previously held
    (c). List previous applications which have been declined
    After Filling the required details accordingly, click proceed button at the bottom left of this page for the next step.
  10. This will lead you to the next page (PART II of Form 25) which is to be completed in respect to the employment to be undertaken. The information include:-
    (i). Proposed place of business
    (ii). Name of business
    (iii). Type of Business
    (iv). Business Physical Address
    (v). Available Capital (KSH)
    (vi). Details of capital/Income available
    (vii). Sources of Income
    (viii). Present locality of capital
    (ix). Technical or Professional qualifications
    (x). Details of prospecting/mining activity you wish to engage
    (xi). Details of any license and/or registration required to qualify for the class F permit
    (xii). Attach (Upload)
    • Proof of available Capital
    • Academic Qualifications and experience
    • Technical qualifications and Experience
    Make sure you fill all the required details in this form then click Save & proceed Button. This will finalise your application
  11. This will direct you to the next page where you are supposed to give details regarding
    (a). Academic Qualifications(Give full details and attach certificates and testimonials)
    (b). Technical qualifications
    (c). Previous Work Experience (Attach Evidence)
    (d). What steps have you taken to confirm that the skills/qualifications sought are not available locally (Give full details and evidence)
    (e). If you have a Kenyan citizen you are training for this post, indicate the following(Attach employment contract)
    Make sure you fill all the required details in this form then click Proceed to complete registration.
  12. You will be directed to the next page where you can print your application form and make payments.
  13. Once your application is submitted, an invoice will be generated which you can see by clicking on "Dashboard" then "Payments" Tab. If you have already logged in eFNS, you can click here to make a payment.
  14. Click on the “wallet icon” to make your payment via the provided payment methods. The processing fee is Ksh. 10,000
  15. Print the payment acknowledgement receipt and the online application form and present them to the Immigration Headquarters Offices in Nyayo House Nairobi or their regional offices for processing.
    Make sure you present all the required documents to the immigration offices.
  16. You shall receive automatic notifications via email and on your online account about the progress of your application.
  17. Upon approval of your application you will be required to pay an issuance fee of Ksh. 100,000. This fee is to be paid annually for the renewal of the permit.
  18. After payment of the issuance fee you will receive notification on how to collect your permit through your eFNS account.

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Required Documents[edit]


  1. Duly filled and signed Form 25 online form.
  2. Two copies of detailed and signed cover letter from the employer / organization, addressed to the Director of Immigration Services
  3. Copy of a valid national passport
  4. Two(2) recent passport size colored photos (for both new and renewal)
  5. Current Immigration status if in the country
  6. Copy of any previous permit(s) and or pass(es) held
  7. Copy of license held
  8. Proof of funds for investment (manufacturing) at least USD 100,000
  9. Registration certificate of the Company
  10. Memorandum of Understanding
  11. Articles of Association
  12. Signed audited accounts for the last one year (for renewals)
  13. Copy of PIN certificate
  14. Tax compliance certificate from KRA (for renewals)
  15. Certificate of Incorporation of the company
  16. Shareholders certificate (CR12)

NB:

  • Documents in foreign languages should be translated into English by either the Embassy, Public Notary, or authorized /recognized institution

Office Locations & Contacts[edit]

Department of Immigration Services - Head Office
Nyayo house
Passport Section Ground Floor,
Kenyatta Avenue/ Uhuru Highway
P.O. Box 30191, 00100 Nairobi.
Tel: +254-20-2222022, +254-20-2217544,+254-20-2218833
Email: [email protected]
Website:Ministy of Immigration Contacts

electronic Foreign Nationals Services (eFNS): Link

Eligibility[edit]


  • Applicant who:-
  1. Has obtained any licence, registration or other authority or permission that may be necessary for the purpose;
  2. Has in his own right and at his full and free disposition sufficient capital and other resources for the purpose;
  3. Whose engagement in that manufacture will be of benefit to Kenya.

Fees[edit]


  • Processing fees (Non-refundable) Kshs.10,000/=
  • Issuance Fees (Payable upon approval) Kshs.100,000 /= per year
  • Applications for renewal of permits should be done three months prior to expiry date.

Validity[edit]


  • The validity period 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 14 days

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Instructions[edit]


  1. Register with the Kenya electronic Foreign Nationals Services (eFNS) portal through the following link eFNS Online Platform.
  2. Login to your eFNS account and under the Submit application tab click on Submit new applications.
  3. Under the Permit and Passes Service Section, click on the Apply Now link in the Permit Issuance/Renewal tab.
  4. This will direct you to next page; here you should read the instructions carefully; and click on the Learn more button under the Class F : Specific Manufacturing (KEP/F) Tab
  5. Read the instructions carefully; make sure you have all the requirements to make the application and then click on the Apply Now button which will direct you to the online application form.
  6. Fill in the online application form with all the required details and upload supporting documents, then click on save.
  7. After completing the application form make payment for your application through an invoice which will be generated online. You can see this by clicking on "Dashboard" then on the "Payments" Tab.
  8. If unable to pay using any of the online modes, print your invoice by clicking on "Dashboard" then "Payments" Tab. Present your application with all the requirements at the Immigration Counter at Nyayo House or other regional offices, Nairobi for payments and processing.
  9. You shall receive automatic notifications via email and on your online account about the progress of your application.

Required Information[edit]


  1. Application type (new application or renewal)
  2. Full names
  3. Marital status
  4. Gender
  5. Passport ( number, date of issue, expiry date )
  6. Date and place of birth
  7. Nationality (at birth, present)
  8. Country of residence
  9. Contact information ( phone number, postal address, physical address )
  10. Current immigration status
  11. Gratis status (All citizens of the East Africa Community (Uganda, Tanzania, Rwanda, Burundi) can attach their valid passport as evidence.)
  12. Capital ( Amount , Source )
  13. Technical or Professional qualifications


Need for the Document[edit]


  • This permit is issued to a person who intends to engage, whether alone or in partnership, in a specific manufacture in Kenya, and who;
  1. Has obtained any licence, registration or other authority or permission that may be necessary for the purpose;
  2. Has in his own right and at his full and free disposition sufficient capital and other resources for the purpose;
  3. Whose engagement in that manufacture will be of benefit to Kenya.

Information which might help[edit]


  • This Permit is issued to permit issued to investors in the manufacturing sector. They must have obtained the licenses and other required approvals for the specific manufacturing they intend to engage in.
  • Any kind of payment made should be done through the provided online module.
  • It is an offence for a person to knowingly mislead an Immigration Officer ( section 53 (1)(a) of Kenya Citizenship and Immigration Act, (2011)
  • Notification of approval shall be rendered null and void, if the requisite fee is not paid within thirty (30) days from the date of approval.
  • Incomplete applications shall not be accepted.
  • Additional documents may be requested in addition to the listed.
  • All citizens of the East Africa Community (Uganda, Tanzania, Rwanda, and Burundi) are exempt from payment of the processing and permit fee.
  • Where the holder of a work permit ceases to engage in the employment in respect of which the work permit was issued, the employer specified in the work permit shall, within fifteen days from the date of such cessation, report, in writing to the director that the holder has ceased to engage in such employment. Any employer who contravenes this regulation commits an offence.

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]


Others[edit]


  • The registration fee is non refundable
  • Incomplete applications will not be accepted.
  • Engaging in any form of business or employment without a requisite permit or pass is an offence.
  • The applicant must be present in person when the application is presented at the immigration headquarters or regional offices for registration.
  • Giving false or misleading information is an offence punishable by law
  • Any person who contravenes any provision or requirement of an order issued to a foreign national commits an offence and is liable to a fine, imprisonment or both