special passes

Special Passes

Foreign nationals and international filming crew are required to apply online for special passes and visas. The Kenya Citizenship and Immigration Act (2011) article 35 (1) prescribes that:

  1. Issuance of visas

(1) The Cabinet Secretary shall from time to time, make regulations, prescribing the types of visas and specifying persons or groups of persons and countries

whose citizens shall be required to obtain or exempted from obtaining visas before entering Kenya.

(2) A person who wishes to obtain a visa shall apply to the Director in the prescribed form.

(3) A visa shall be issued by the Director or such officers as may act under powers delegated by the Director.

(4) Notwithstanding subsection

(5), possession of a visa under this section shall not exempt any person entering Kenya from complying with any legislation relating to immigration.

  1. Types of permits and passes

(1) There shall be such classes of permits and passes as shall be prescribed under the regulations.

(2) Permits shall be issued in the manner provided in section 40 of this Act.

(3) Passes shall be issued

Special Passes are issued by the Department of Immigration. The special passes or work permits are available for Kshs 15,000.00. Application requirements need to be forwarded to the Department by the film agent who is facilitating the international film production.

Find all the requisite information necessary for your alien card, pass and permit application at https://fns.immigration.go.ke/

For more information please contact the Department through:

Department of Immigration Services
Nyayo House 9th floor, Kenyatta Avenue/Uhuru Highway
P.O. Box 30191,00100 Nairobi.
Tel:+254-20-2222022, +254-20-2217544, +254-20-2218833
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