KENYA GOVERNMENT IMPLEMENTS NEW CHARGES FOR CITIZENSHIP AND IMMIGRATION SERVICES AS FROM 1ST APRIL 2024

The Kenyan government through the Cabinet Secretary for National Treasury and Economic Planning granted the Cabinet Secretary for Interior and National Administration the authority for the State Department for Immigration and Citizen Services to revise the charges and levies on its services such as citizenship application, work permits, visa and permanent residence among other.

Acting on this authority the Cabinet Secretary for Interior and National Administration published gazette notice number 15240 on 7th November 2023 indicating the new revised fees and charges. Below is the list of the service and new fee as per the gazette notice:

NO.ITEMCURRENT CHARGE/FEE (KHS)NEW CHARGE/FEE (KSH)
CITIZENSHIP
1.Regaining Citizenship500050000
2.Dual Citizenship Declaration010000
3.Passport Endorsement50010000
4.Renunciation2000050000
5.Citizenship by marriage30000100000
6.Registration for Citizenship (for Widows & Widowers)2000050000
7.Citizenship by registration Lawful Residence2000001000000
8.Citizenship by registration (for children and Dependants)20000100000
9.Citizenship by Registration for Stateless persons200010000
10.Citizenship by registration by Migrants200010000
11.Citizenship by registration for Dependants of stateless persons and migrants200010000
PERMANENT RESIDENCE (PR)
12.Processing Permanent Residence application for Ex-Citizens of Kenya1000050000
13.Processing Permanent Residence for Lawful Residents1000050000
14.Issuance fee of PR for Ex-citizens of Kenya50000100000
15.Issuance fee of PR for Lawful Residents50000200000
16.Processing fee of PR for children of Kenyan Citizens born outside Kenya100000200000
17.Issuance fee of PR for children of Kenyan Citizens born outside Kenya5000001000000
16.Processing fee of PR for spouses of Kenyans Citizens500050000
IMMIGRATION VISAS AND OTHER CONSULAR FEES
17.Single Journey Visa$50$100
18.Multiple Journey Visa$100$500
19.Extension of Visa after six months0$200
20.Sanction fee for overstaying0$100
21.Referral visa$10$100
22.Business Visa0$1000
23.Visa fee for children of Kenyans0$200
24.Alien card feeKSH 2000KSH 10000
25.Electronic Travel Authorization (ETA)0$ 30
26.Penalty for failure to renew alien cardKSH 1000 per yearKSH 10000 per year
WORK PERMITS FEE
28.Class GKSH. 100000KSH 250000
29.Class DKSH 200000KSH 500000
30.Express work permit0$10000
31.Processing Special pass fee0$200
32.Processing Dependant pass fee0$200
33.Processing student/internship pass fee0$ 100
34.All work permits processing feeKSH. 10000KSH 30000
35.Dependant pass issuance fee for spouses of Kenyans0KSH 30000
36.Reprocessing fee for rejected permits0KSH 20000
37.Validation of work permit fee $100
38.Issuance fee for student/internship passKSH 5000KSH 20000
39.Cancellation of work permit guarantee0KSH 50000
40.Confirmation of residence and copy of work permit0KSH 50000
41.Query of status of work permit/citizenship/permanent residence0KSH 1000

Though the fees were published and gazetted on 7th November 2023 for public knowledge, awareness and adherence, the High Court on 9th November 2023 issued a Conservatory Order suspending the implementation of gazette notice number 15240 after a petition was filed by a citizen citing lack of public participation before the new fees were introduced. this case was later withdrawn after the government on 14th November 2023, through the Cabinet secretary for Interior and National Administration, issued a statement revoking the implementation of the new fee to pave way for public participation which was conducted in the month of December 2023.

After successful public participation, the Cabinet Secretary has now directed the Immigration Department to implement the new charges starting 1st April 2024. The immigration department has now implemented the new charges and all permit applications that were pending approval and new ones are now being charged at the new rates.

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