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Obtain import licence  (5) expand_more expand_less
Register as an importer  (6) expand_more expand_less
Register with KESWS  (4) expand_more expand_less
Pre-clearance documentation  (1) expand_more expand_less
Obtain import declaration form  (2) expand_more expand_less
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Obtain import licence
(last modified: 21/10/2021)

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Where to go?

Entity in charge

AFA IMIS Portal


AFA Horticultural Crops Directorate (HCD) Regional Offices AFA Horticultural Crops Directorate (HCD) Regional Offices

What do I get?

HCD import licence

What documents do I need to bring?

1. 01 - Libre deuda de patente
HCD payment receipt (original)

Time frame

Waiting time in queue: Min.   10mn - Max.  30mn
Attention at counter: Min.   5mn - Max.   10mn

Legal justification

1. Horticultural Crop Directorate Order (2011)
Horticultural Crop Directorate Order (2011)
Sections 28, 29, 30, 31
2. Agricultural Food Authority Act (2013)
Agricultural Food Authority Act (2013)
Sections 4, FirstSchedule
3. Crops Act (2013)
Crops Act (2013)
Sections 13, 16, 20, 40

Additional information

The import licence is valid for one (1) financial year, beginning 1 July, ending 30 June. Renewals should be made thirty (30) days before the expiry date to ​avoid paying late application fees.

Who certified this information ?

Wilfred YAKO, Senior Horticulture Officer, 18/03/2019

Recourse: AFA Horticultural Crops Directorate (HCD)

Entity in charge

AFA Horticultural Crops Directorate (HCD)

Mazao Road, P.O. Box 42601, Nairobi 00100
Tel: +254 202 088 469 / +254 202 131 560
Email: directorhcd@afa.go.ke, info@afa.go.ke
Website: http://www.agricultureauthority.go.ke/
Directions: Google maps

Unit in charge

Regulations & Compliance Department (HCD)

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

Josephine Simiyu

Deputy Director, Regulations & Compliance
Tel: +254 203 532 898/7
Email: jnatecho@afa.go.ke, jnatecho@gmail.com
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