ANNOUNCEMENT 15 Jun 2012

On 15 June 2012, the Kenian Department of Immigration approved the "Kenia Citizenship and Immigration Regulations, 2012". The regulations involve changes to the Kenya Citizenship and Immigration Act of 2011.

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  • 1 harmful
  • 0 neutral
  • 1 liberalising
Inception date: 15 Jun 2012 | Removal date: open ended
Still in force

Labour market access

However, together with these simplifications, nearly all passport, citizenship and visa fees are increased. Work permit fees are doubled. For the exact amount of the increment, please refer to the source.

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Inception date: 15 Jun 2012 | Removal date: open ended
Still in force

Labour market access

Among others, a research and internship pass for 12 months is introduced. Previously, students or researchers had to request a full work permit in order to enter the country. Business visas are substituted by more general special passes, which can be issued for a wider number of limited-time immigration scopes.
 
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