I. Certificate of Good Conduct
A person who has resided in Kenya and wishes to apply for a Certificate of Good Conduct, is required to include the following in their application:
i. Two passport-size photographs
ii. Copy of the applicant's passport
iii. Copy of the applicant's residence permit/ proof of residence status in the Netherlands
iv. Copy of the applicant's national ID card
v. Finger prints taken by a recognized Government Authority or Embassy Official
vi. Letter stating why the certificate is needed
vii. Duly filled application form
viii. Fee of 10 Euros for the application
Please Note: This document is not issued at the Embassy, but we facilitate the processing by forwarding all applications to The Director of Criminal Investigations in Nairobi.
II. Import of pets
To facilitate issuance of a licence to bring your pet to Kenya, you need:
- A request letter providing the importer’s name and address
- The pet’s travel document
- Current health certificate from the Veterinary Doctor legalized by the Dutch Ministry of Foreign Affairs as well as this embassy
The fee of Euros 20.00 payable for the legalization of the pet's health certificate and an additional Euros 10.00 for issuance of a pet permit.
III. Filming License
Foreign nationals and international filming crews are required to apply online for special passes and visas. Special passes are issued by the Department of Immigration. Application requirements need to be forwarded to the Department by the film agent who is facilitating the international film production.
IV. Employment in Kenya
All non-Kenya Citizens must be in possession of Entry/Work Permits issued by the Principal Immigration Office, before they can take up employment in Kenya, whether paid or unpaid. Applications for issue of Entry/Work permits are not processed at this Mission. This mission facilitates processing. All applications should be addressed to:
Department of Immigration Services
PO Box 30191
The reverse side of the application form has brief notes on the basic requirements for issue of the classes of work/entry permits issued in Kenya. However, it is important to note that one qualifies for employment in Kenya only if the prospective employer can prove that he/she has been unable to recruit suitably from the local labour markets.
Those seeking to work in Kenya must therefore ensure that their prospective employers have secured appropriate Entry/Work Permits before they proceed to Kenya.
Foreigners who wish to engage either alone or in Partnership in Business, specific trade or profession would have to furnish evidence that they have obtained or are assured of obtaining relevant licence(s), Registration or other authority that may be necessary in order to engage in the Contemplated Business, trade or profession.
Additionally, they ought to be able to prove that they have sufficient capital derived from sources outside Kenya, which is certain to be remitted to Kenya for the purpose.
Requirements for non-Kenyans wishing to conduct a marriage ceremony in Kenya to a Kenyan citizen:-
Non-Kenyan parties wishing to conduct a marriage ceremony in Kenya are required to produce the following documents:
i. Birth Certificates
ii. Valid Passports
iii. Decree Absolutes (if divorced)
iv. Death certificates (if widowed)
v. Separate Statutory Declarations sworn at a Solicitors/Notary Public office, stating the fact that one is single and free to marry. This should bear the solicitors signature and official stamp.
vi. Parental consent in form of legal documents for persons below the age of twenty-one (21)
•Regaining of Kenya citizenship
•Declaration by a Dual Nationality
•Registration of Kenyans
•Certificate of Good Conduct
•Certificate of No Impediment to Marriage
•Pet Import license
•Other information- Filming licenses, Death and Repatriation of Remains, Public Holidays
Since implementation of the current constitution, Foreign Birth Certificates for children born of Kenya citizens are no longer localized but they are treated for all intents and purposes as Kenyan Birth Certificates.
The Department of Immigration has discontinued the Extension (renewal) of Kenya Passports on expiry of the first Five Years. With effect from 25th March, 2010, all Kenya Passports that expire after five years will be replaced and not renewed (extended). All new passports are issued with a validity of ten years and replaced on expiry.