KENYA – [UPDATED] Police Clearance Certificate Requirement Suspended
UPDATE As of Wednesday 4 October 2017, the recently enforced requirement to submit police clearance certificates in support of applications for work permits and passes has been suspended until further notice.
Effective 2 October 2017, the Kenyan Department of Immigration Services began enforcing a requirement that original police clearance certificates (PCC) must be submitted in support of initial and renewal applications for all work permit and pass types, including Class D work permits, Dependent Passes and Student Passes.
What exactly is the requirement?
- All applicants aged 18 years and above must obtain a police clearance certificate from their country of residence.
- For renewal applications, if the applicant is currently in Kenya, they can obtain the PCC from Nairobi Criminal Investigation Department (CID).
- If the PCC is not in English, any translated version will need to be legalised.