Requirements for International Students

 Kenya Students Pass

All foreign students are required to have Kenya Students pupil pass before admission.
Procedure for application

  1. Register with eFNS portal
  2. The process is done online from the online immigration portal fns.immigration.go.ke

  3. Apply for student pass
  4. The Process is done online; the applicant after completion; has to print out the form 30 and attach it with the required documents.

  5. Submit student pass application
  6. Students require cover letter from KIBU Registrar.

  7. Obtain notification of approval
  8. Once the student pass is approved; the applicant receives a notification about the amount to be paid and the deadline for payment. (Currently East African origin Students are exempted from the student pass fees payment)

  9. Pay for student pass fees
  10. The payment is made online from the efns account (payments section) and an invoice is generated after the payment; to be submitted at the immigration.

  11. Obtain a student pass
  12. The applicant receives a notification once the student pass is issued and ready for collection.

  13. Student pass endorsement
  14. The student pass once collected; must be endorsed in to the passport of the applicant from the immigration office

 

Charges for Kenya Students Pass

  1. Kenya Government fees for those from outside the East African Community – KES. 5,000.00 per year (students pass), KES. 15,000.00 (research pass);
  2. Processing/facilitation fee and all activities related to service delivery – Ksh.2,700.00; and
  3. International Student Registration fee – KES.4,500.00.

 

Application for a Student/Research/Internship Pass

Kenya Student pass

This is a document issued to applicants (foreign students) (section 30(1) of the Kenya Citizenship and Immigration Regulations 2012, who wish to pursue their education in Kenya’s Education or Training Institutions where they have been accepted or admitted. The applicant (foreign student) must be accepted as a student by an approved Educational or Training Establishment.

Kenya Internship/Research pass

This is a document issued to person(s) seeking to enter and remain in Kenya for the purpose of undertaking Internship or an academic research within Kenya. The applicant must be accepted as an intern or researcher in an institution within Kenya.

Kenya Student’s Pass Requirement

Signed commitment letter from the sponsor – both new and renewal cases
National passport copy of the sponsor – both new and renewal cases
Proof of funds for self-sponsored students – both new and renewal cases
Copy of a valid national passport both new and renewal cases (the bio-data page)
Current immigration status for the student- both new and renewal cases (If in the country)
Two (2) recent passport size color photos. – both new and renewal cases
Duly certified Copies of basic academic certificates for those joining  Universities -new cases
Copy of the school’s/college registration certificate from the Ministry of Education – new cases
Certified copies of progress report/transcripts obtained (by the issuing institution) -for renewal cases
Copy of student’s pass previously held -for renewal cases
Police Clearance Certificate from the country of origin, or if a resident, from the Kenya Police Service
 

Kenya Internship / Research Pass Requirements

A duly filled, signed and stamped application Form 30, by the institution’s authorized personnel (Both new and renewal cases) . You will print out the form at the end of the application for a Student pass. In case you want to reprint your application form, you can do so by going to “My Applications” section here
Detailed and Signed cover letter from the institution indicating the internship or research topic to be pursued and the duration and should be addressed to the Director of Immigration Services
Copy of a valid national passport (the bio-data page)
Current immigration status of the pupil/student(if in the country)
Two (2) recent passport size color photos
Duly certified copies of academic certificates and CV
Documents in foreign languages should be translated into English by either the Embassy, Public Notary, or authorized /recognized institution
Copy of research permit from the National Council for science and Technology for those undertaking research programs
Police Clearance Certificate from the country of origin, or if a resident, from the Kenya Police Service
Copy of Checklist. click here to download (Check List PDF)
 

How to apply

You need to:
Create a log in account within the Government of Kenya Single Sign on portal
Log in using the account you have created above to access eFNS portal
Once logged in the eFNS portal, select the “Apply now” Link
Click on the “Submit Applications” tab and select the Student pass tab. If you are already logged in to eFNS, you can click here to make an application.
After your application is approved, an invoice will be generated which you can see by clicking on “Dashboard” then “Payments” Tab. If you have already logged in eFNS, you can click here to make a payment.
If unable to pay using any of the online modes, print your invoice by clicking on “Dashboard” then “Payments” Tab (If you have already logged in eFNS, you can click here to print your invoice). Present your invoice and Banker’s cheque at the Immigration Counter at Nyayo House, Nairobi for payments
You shall receive automatic notifications via email and on your online account about the progress of your application

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Kenya Students Pass

Foreign students in Kenya are required by law to acquire Kenya Student Pass

Kenya Internship/Research Pass

This is a document issued to person(s) seeking to enter and remain in Kenya for the purpose of undertaking Internship or an academic research within Kenya.

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