A long-term work permit is issued to a foreign worker that wishes to take employment in Kenya for up to 2 years or more.  The validity period of the permit is subject to the discretion of the Director of the department of immigration services. Work permits are renewable for no more than 5 consecutive years. There are different classes of work permits depending on the work assignment or nature of activities to be conducted in Kenya.


Xpatweb has an experienced and dedicated team of immigration specialists, master tax practitioners, commercial attorneys, chartered accountants and mobility practitioners. Our team ensures hassle-free and smooth application processes with the least involvement of applicants and efficiently deals with large volumes in the quickest turnaround time. Our team is Designed to support you before and after your arrival in Kenya.


Long-term work permit

Allows you to lawfully work

Valid for up to 2 years

Valid for up to 2 years

Required prior to entering Kenya

Required prior to entering Kenya

are different classes of work permits

There are different classes of work permits


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

  • Online application
  • Copies of qualifications or professional certificates
  • Curriculum Vitae
  • Name, curriculum vitae, and qualifications from Kenyan understudy
  • Cover letter from the host company
  • Clearance letter from relevant institutions from the host company
  • Certificate of registration from the host company

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