The Department of Immigration Services (DIS) in Kenya is experiencing delays in processing long term work permits for foreign nationals. The majority of the delays are occurring during the file-opening stages for new and renewal applications and also during the issuance process after government fees have been paid.

The DIS has associated the delays with the lack of staff and the high volume of applications and is therefore not projecting the problem to be resolved soon. However, it seems that processing times for short term work passes have not been impacted.

Employers and foreign nationals are advised to submit new or renewal applications early in anticipation of unexpected delays.

Please note that this is general information only and not intended as advice on a specific matter. Please feel free to contact Fakhoury Global Immigration directly with questions exclusive to your situation. This news alert may have been prepared using information from Peregrine Immigration Management, which is licensed to Fakhoury Global Immigration.