Kenyan DIS Update: Special Passes

Lynn Mackenzie, J.D., LLM

Courtesy of IKM Advocates

Please see the directive from the Directorate of Immigration Services (DIS) on special passes:-

Directive The DIS has reviewed the eligibility requirements for special passes and shall going forward require all Special Pass applications to be accompanied by a contract of employment or an engagement letter.


Applicants are required to comply irrespective of the proposed duration of stay in the country.


The contract of employment or letter of engagement can be for a fixed term ( 1 – 6  months) or open ended depending on the duration of the assignment in Kenya.


Effective date 1 December 2020


Impact on business High


Applications will not be processed without a copy of a signed contract of employment or letter of engagement


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