The government of Kenya announced it will revise fees for certain government services, including visas, work permits and passports.

‌Key Points:

  • The State Department for Immigration and Citizen Services will revise fees for certain government services, effective Jan. 1, 2024.
  • Notable fee increases include:
    • Single journey visa — 15,300.00 Kenyan shillings
    • Multiple journey visa — 76,500.00 Kenyan shillings
    • Processing fees for work permits — 30,000 Kenyan shillings
  • The government currently does not charge fees for business visas and express work permit applications. However, once the change is implemented, business visas will cost 153,000.00 Kenyan shillings and express work permit applications will cost 1,530,000.00 Kenyan shillings.
  • Current passport fees are listed here. The cost for an ordinary 34-page passport will increase from 4,550 to 7,500 Kenyan shillings.

BAL Analysis: Employers should take the increased fees into account when planning their 2024 budgets. Travelers should also take the increase in fees into account. A complete list of fee increases can be found in the Nov. 7 edition of the Kenya Gazette. BAL will continue following developments and will provide updates as information becomes available.

This alert has been provided by the BAL Global Practice Group.

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