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Obtain farm inspection report  (2) expand_more expand_less
Obtain packhouse inspection report  (3) expand_more expand_less
Obtain export licence  (4) expand_more expand_less
Register as an exporter  (5) expand_more expand_less
Register with KESWS  (4) expand_more expand_less
Obtain registration letter  (3) expand_more expand_less
Pre-clearance documentation  (1) expand_more expand_less
Obtain AGOA certificate of origin  (5) expand_more expand_less
Obtain passed clearance entry  (3) expand_more expand_less
Obtain phytosanitary certificate  (5) expand_more expand_less
Obtain Port Health Services release  (6) expand_more expand_less
Obtain KRA release  (4) expand_more expand_less

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Pay for phytosanitary certificate
(last modified: 19/10/2021)

You can pay for this step online

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Where to go?

Entity in charge

Mobile Money Platform


KEPHIS Regional Offices KEPHIS Regional Offices

What do I get?

MPESA confirmation message
KEPHIS receipt

What documents do I need to bring?

1. 01 - Libre deuda de patente
Approved invoice

Cost KES 6,000

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This is an estimate based on a series of assumptions which you can modify to calculate your own costs:

Cost detail

Estimate your cost

For dry produce
KES 5,000
For inspection fees for 0-34,000 kgs.
KES 0 -
KES  0.15 per kilogram
For inspection fees for 34,001-280,000 kgs.
KES 0 -
KES  0.01 per kilogram
For inspection fees for 280,000 kgs and above.
KES 1,000
For issuance of a phytosanitary certificate for dry produce.
For fresh produce
or  KES 500
For issuance of a phytosanitary certificate for fresh produce.
Payment methods: cash, cheque, mobile money transfers
For MPESA paybill transactions, the account number will be the service paid for e.g., "Phytosanitary Certificate". The fee is deducted from the KES 15,000 deposit of expected future phytosanitary certificates, however, for a one off export, the trader is required to pay for the phytosanitary certificate at the point of issue.
KEPHIS MPESA paybill numbers KEPHIS MPESA paybill numbers

Time frame

Waiting time in queue: Min.   5mn - Max.  10mn
Attention at counter: Min.   5mn - Max.   10mn

Legal justification

1. Legal Notice 48 (The Plant Protection Fees & Charges) Rules (2009)
Legal Notice 48 (The Plant Protection Fees & Charges) Rules (2009)
2. Crops Act (2013)
Crops Act (2013)
Section 40

Additional information

Payments can be made at the KEPHIS headquarters, KEPHIS JKIA accounts office and KEPHIS regional offices. The waiting time before obtaining the phytosanitary certificate ranges between 1-3 hours depending on the workload of the officers.

Who certified this information ?

Isaac NYATENG, Senior Plant Inspector, 13/08/2020

Recourse: Kenya Plant Health Inspectorate Service (KEPHIS)

Entity in charge

Kenya Plant Health Inspectorate Service (KEPHIS)

P.O. Box 00100-49592, Nairobi
Tel: +254 709 891 000 / +254 206 618 000
Email: director@kephis.org, kephisinfo@kephis.org
Website: www.kephis.org
Directions: Google maps

Unit in charge

Office of the Managing Director (KEPHIS)

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

Prof. Theophilus M. Mutui (PhD)

Managing Director
Tel: +254 206 618 000 / +254 709 891 000
Email: director@kephis.org
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