Kenya has a ‘Special Pass’ which allows the applicant to conduct short term business activities for a period not exceeding 3 months. The applicant, on this pass, can temporarily conduct business, trade or profession in Kenya. This is often used as an interim work permit whilst the long term work permit is pending.
There are different types of longer term work permits namely, Class A to Class M. Work permits are differentiated between by means of activity and or the industry the applicant will be working in. Class D is the most popular work permit applied for in Kenya and is for person’s offered specific employment by a specific employer.
Class C permits are for prescribed professions such as lawyers, engineers, doctors, accountants and architects.
Class K permits are for person’s aged 35 and older who can prove an assured annual income of an amount prescribed by the Kenyan Immigration Law.