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Register as an exporter  (5) expand_more expand_less
Obtain certificate of registration  (3) expand_more expand_less
Obtain seed testing certificate  (12) 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 COMESA 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  (4) 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 registration
(last modified: 23/11/2021)

You can apply for this step online

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Timeframe ( see details )

Waiting time until next step

KES 75000
0 mn  -  0 mn
2 days  -  10 days

Where to go?

Entity in charge

Seed Certification & PVP Automation System

What do I get?

KEPHIS proforma invoice

What are the requirements?

1. Application for registration as a seed merchant - Form SR1
Application for registration as a seed merchant - Form SR1 (copy)
Filled by the applicant.
2. 01 - Libre deuda de patente
Company PIN certificate (copy)
3. 01 - Libre deuda de patente
Certificate of incorporation (copy)
or 01 - Libre deuda de patente
Certificate of compliance (copy)
For foreign companies.
4. 01 - Libre deuda de patente
Academic qualification
A Diploma, Certificate or Degree in the agricultural field, as proof that the personnel is knowledgable on seed matters.

Cost KES 75,000

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KES 75,000
For application fee.
Payment methods: mobile money platform
Online payments can be made via MPESA where the applicant will be required to provide an MPESA registered number or via debit cards.
Alternatively, applicants can select the offline option to pay at the bank and attach the deposit slips on the System.

Time frame

Attention at counter: Min.   5mn - Max.   10mn
Waiting time until next step: Min.   2 days - Max.   10 days

Legal justification

1. Seeds and Plant Varieties Act CAP 326
Seeds and Plant Varieties Act CAP 326
Section 3
2. The Seeds and Plant Varieties (Seeds) Regulations, 2016 - Legal Notice No 220
The Seeds and Plant Varieties (Seeds) Regulations, 2016 - Legal Notice No 220
Section 6 5th, 6th Schedule

Additional information

The applicant's reference number is indicated on the proforma invoice.

Who certified this information ?

Caroline KAVU, KEPHIS Inspector, 04/10/2017

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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