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Obtain processing licence  (6) expand_more expand_less
Obtain export licence  (4) expand_more expand_less
Register with KESWS  (4) expand_more expand_less
Obtain registration letter  (3) expand_more expand_less
Obtain nuts and oil produce product export declaration form levy  (5) expand_more expand_less
Obtain EU certificate of origin  (6) expand_more expand_less
Pre-clearance documentation  (2) expand_more expand_less
Obtain passed clearance entry  (3) expand_more expand_less
Obtain KEPHIS release  (3) expand_more expand_less
Obtain export health certificate  (4) expand_more expand_less
Obtain Port Health Services release  (1) expand_more expand_less
Obtain KRA and KPA release  (11) expand_more expand_less
Obtain export certificate  (1) expand_more expand_less
Register as an exporter  (4) expand_more expand_less

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Apply for licence
(last modified: 05/02/2021)

You can apply for this step online

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Timeframe ( see details )

Waiting time until next step

5 mn  -  10 mn
45 days  -  60 days

Where to go?

Entity in charge

AFA IMIS Portal


What do I get?

Submission notification

What documents do I need to bring?

For all exporters
1. 01 - Libre deuda de patente
Certificate of incorporation (copy)
or 01 - Libre deuda de patente
Certificate of registration (copy)
For sole proprietors.
2. 01 - Libre deuda de patente
List of shareholders (Form CR-12) (copy)
Of the company.
or 01 - Libre deuda de patente
Form CR 2 (copy)
3. 01 - Libre deuda de patente
Company PIN certificate (copy)
For a company.
or 01 - Libre deuda de patente
Individual PIN Certificate (copy)
Of the director's of the company, for sole proprietors.
4. 01 - Libre deuda de patente
Valid tax compliance certificate (copy)
This is obtained online via the Kenya Revenue Authority (KRA) website.
5. 01 - Libre deuda de patente
Valid business permit (copy)
From the respective County government.
6. Valid police clearance certificate (certificate of good conduct)
Valid police clearance certificate (certificate of good conduct) (copy)
Of the directors of the company.
7. 01 - Libre deuda de patente
Identity card (copy)
Of the Directors of the company, or owner of the business.
or 01 - Libre deuda de patente
Passport (copy)
Of the Directors of the company, or owner of the business.
or 01 - Libre deuda de patente
Valid work permit (copy)
Of the Directors of the company, or owner of the business, if they are foreigners.
Additionally, for exporters sourcing produce from registered manufactures
1. 01 - Libre deuda de patente
Contract (copy)
Between the exporter and the processor.
The contract is only required for exporters sourcing produce from registered manufacturers. Exporters who own the processing facility are not required to submit a contract.
2.
Warehouse inspection report (copy)
Of the processing facility.
This is required for exporters sourcing produce from registered manufacturers. Exporters who own the processing facilities are not required to submit a warehouse inspection report.

Time frame

Attention at counter: Min.   10mn - Max.   20mn
Waiting time until next step: Min.   45 days - Max.   60 days

Legal justification

1. Crops Act (2013)
Crops Act (2013)
Section 16
2. The Crops (Nuts and Oil Crops) Regulations, 2020
The Crops (Nuts and Oil Crops) Regulations, 2020
Section 11

Additional information

Once the application for the licence is made, it will undergo vetting for either approval or rejection. This process can take up to sixty (60) days as the application goes through vetting by the AFA committee, and a notice for licensing that has to be gazetted by the Directorate thirty (30) days before the licence is issued. The licence is issued in case of no objection on the gazette notice.

Who certified this information ?

Willis AUDI, Manager, Regulations and Compliance Department, 11/12/2020

Recourse: AFA Nuts & Oil Crops Directorate

Entity in charge

AFA Nuts & Oil Crops Directorate

2nd Floor, Tea House; Naivasha Road, off Ngong Road, P.O. Box 37962, Nairobi 00100
Tel: +254 412 319 617
Website: http://nuts.agricultureauthority.go.ke
Directions: Google maps

Unit in charge

Office of the Senior Regulations and Compliance Officer (AFA Nuts and Oil Crops Directorate)

Mon: 08:00 - 13:00, 14:00 - 17:00
Tue: 08:00 - 13:00, 14:00 - 17:00
Wed: 08:00 - 13:00, 14:00 - 17:00
Thu: 08:00 - 13:00, 14:00 - 17:00
Fri: 08:00 - 13:00, 14:00 - 17:00

Contact person

Willis Audi

Manager, Regulations and Compliance Department
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