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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
Obtain certificate of registration for importers/exporters  (3) expand_more expand_less
Obtain import/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
Obtain export permit  (3) expand_more expand_less
Obtain certificate of conformity  (3) expand_more expand_less
Pre-clearance documentation  (1) expand_more expand_less
Obtain EAC certificate of origin  (5) expand_more expand_less
Obtain passed clearance entry  (2) expand_more expand_less
Enter the OSBP  (1) expand_more expand_less
Obtain KEPHIS release  (2) expand_more expand_less
Obtain Port Health Services release  (6) expand_more expand_less
Obtain KRA release  (3) expand_more expand_less

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Apply for licence
(last modified: 05/10/2021)

You can apply for this step online

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Timeframe ( see details )

Waiting time until next step

0 mn  -  0 mn
 -  15 days

Where to go?

Entity in charge


What do I get?

Application accepted

What documents do I need to bring?

1. Form K - Application/renewal for import/export licence
Form K - Application/renewal for import/export licence (original)
Filled by the applicant.
2. 01 - Libre deuda de patente
List of shareholders (Form CR-12) (copy)
3. 01 - Libre deuda de patente
Certificate of incorporation (copy)
4. 01 - Libre deuda de patente
Valid business permit (copy)
From the respective County Government where the business is registered.
5. 01 - Libre deuda de patente
Company profile (copy)
Giving a description of the company.
6. 01 - Libre deuda de patente
Identity card (copy)
Of the company Directors.
or 01 - Libre deuda de patente
Passport (copy)
Of the company Directors.
Additionally, if the Directors are foreigners
1. 01 - Libre deuda de patente
Valid work permit (copy)
If the Directors of the company are foreigners.

Time frame

Once the application has been submitted, it will be forwarded to AFA's licensing committee for vetting and approval. This process can take up to two (2) weeks.
Attention at counter: Min.   10mn - Max.   20mn
Waiting time until next step: Max.   15 days

Legal justification

1. The Crops (Irish Potato) Regulations 2019
The Crops (Irish Potato) Regulations 2019
Section 14 1st Schedule

Additional information

The applicant is able to track the status of the application on the system.

Who certified this information ?

Beatrice NYAMWAMU, Manager, Regulations and Compliance Department , 20/02/2020

Recourse: AFA Food Crops Directorate

Entity in charge

AFA Food Crops Directorate

Tea House, First Floor; Naivasha Road, Off Ngong Road, P.O. Box 37962, Nairobi 00100
Tel: +254 790 409 435
Email: infofoodcrops@afa.go.ke
Website: www.food.agricultureauthority.go.ke
Directions: Google maps

Unit in charge

Office of the Manager Regulations and Compliance Department (AFA Food 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

Beatrice Nyamwamu

Manager, Regulations and Compliance Department
Email: bnyamwamu@afa.go.ke
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