Permanent Residence

Welcome to the Permanent Residency Application Information Pack

SPECIAL NOTE : The application fee for applications made by East Africans (Uganda, Tanzania, Rwanda and Burundi) will amount to KES 5,000

NOTE: Your current status (pass or permit) must be current (not expired) before submission of the PR application and your status must always be kept current throughout the application process (the PR process will take quite a few months)

Under section 38 of the Act, any person who has qualified for permanent residence status is entitled to, and subject to, the following rights and obligations:

    1. the right to be issued with a certificate of permanent residence;
    2. the right to enter and remain in Kenya, subject to the provisions of the Act;
    3. the right to be employed in Kenya; has the right to attend educational facilities;
    4. the right to own property legally and to move and settle anywhere in Kenya;
    5. the right to access and enjoy social services and facilities in Kenya;
    6. the obligation to comply with residency obligations as may be prescribed (You will be taxed the same amount as a Kenyan citizen)
    7. Gain exemption from work permits

As a permanent resident you cannot:

    • Own a Kenyan Passport
    • Own a Kenyan ID
    • Vote
    • Own agricultural land

There are four categories of applications that can be made under Permanent Residency. These are provided under Section 37 of the Kenya Citizenship and Immigration Act, 2011. Choose applicable category of the applications below, to find out its requirements and apply.

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