Verification of Work Permits Exercise at Nyayo House (From 21 May 2018 to 21 July 2018)admin
On May 21 2018, the Cabinet Secretary in charge of the Ministry of Interior and Coordination of National Government, Dr. Fred Matiangi announced a looming crackdown on foreigners who are in Kenya illegally, including those who are in Kenya legally but are working illegally.
He gave them a sixty (60) days’ ultimatum to present themselves to the Department of Immigration and Registration of Persons and get the requisite legal documentation or risk arrest and being jailed.
Following his announcement, the Department of Immigration and Registration of Persons has issued a notice that a verification exercise of all work permit holders will be undertaken at the Department of Immigration with effect from 21st May 2018 to 21st July 2018.
During the sixty (60) days’ period, all work permit holders will be required to attend in person at the Department of Immigration, at Nyayo House, Nairobi for the verification exercise which will include taking of fingerprints and (passport) photos of the work permit holders.
The work permit holders will be have to carry the following documents with them for the exercise purposes:
- their original work permits;
- their original and valid passport with the official endorsement of the work permit on it;
- a valid foreigners certificate card (also referred to as alien card) or foreigners waiting card;
- the official payment receipt of the work permit; and
- their KRA PIN certificate.
In as much as the directive is targeted towards work permit holders only, we believe that there is a possibility that a similar exercise will be conducted for dependant pass holders.
We advise work permit holders to comply within the specified period.
Purposing to attend to the verification exercise at Nyayo House sooner rather than at the last minute is advisable.
We note to continue keeping you updated on any further announcements from the Department of Immigration and Registration of Persons.
In case of any queries, do not hesitate to contact us.