A dependent pass is issued to a spouse, parent or guardian of a foreign national who is lawfully allowed to enter for work purposes or other purposes. The validity of the dependent pass is granted at the discretion of the immigration officer and is often tied to the validity of the main applicant’s permit or pass.

Dependant Pass

Issued to a person whose spouse, parent, or guardian is can lawfully enter Kenya

Valid for up to 2 years

Valid for up to 2 years

Long-term work permit

Work is prohibited


The following quintessential documents must be submitted interalia with the application –

  • Online application
  • Evidence of the relationship between the applicant and the dependant i.e. certified copies of marriage certificate or birth certificates, where applicable
  • Proof of sufficient means
  • A valid copy of the permit for those applicants holding a work permit


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