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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
Obtain plant import permit  (4) expand_more expand_less
Obtain import declaration form  (2) expand_more expand_less
Pre-clearance documentation  (1) expand_more expand_less
Obtain KEPHIS release  (3) expand_more expand_less
Obtain KEBS release  (2) expand_more expand_less
Obtain Port Health Services release  (5) expand_more expand_less
Obtain KRA release  (4) expand_more expand_less

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Apply to be an importer
(last modified: 21/10/2021)

Timeframe ( see details )

Waiting time until next step

10 mn  -  25 mn
5 days  -  10 days

Where to go?

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

Phytosanitary Import & Export Office (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

Plant Inspector

Plant Inspector
Tel: +254 709 891 125
Email: rkabiru@kephis.org

What do I get?

Appointment Appointment

What are the requirements?

1. 01 - Libre deuda de patente
Cover letter (copy)
It should be addressed to the Managing Director giving a short description of the company.
2. 01 - Libre deuda de patente
Certificate of incorporation (copy)
For a local company.
or 01 - Libre deuda de patente
Certificate of compliance (copy)
For a branch of a foreign company.
3. 01 - Libre deuda de patente
Company PIN certificate (copy)
4. 01 - Libre deuda de patente
Identity card (2 simple copies)
Of at least two directors if they are Kenyan citizens.
or 01 - Libre deuda de patente
Passport (2 simple copies)
Of the directors if they are foreigners.

Time frame

Waiting time in queue: Min.   5mn - Max.  15mn
Attention at counter: Min.   5mn - Max.   10mn
Waiting time until next step: Min.   5 days - Max.   10 days

Legal justification

1. Kenya Plant Health Inspectorate Service Act No. 54 of 2012
Kenya Plant Health Inspectorate Service Act No. 54 of 2012
Section 5
2. The Plant Protection Act CAP 324
The Plant Protection Act CAP 324
Section 8

Additional information

The application can be submitted physically or sent via e-mail to the headquarters or regional offices. However, applications submitted to regional offices take longer to process as they are forwarded to the headquarters.

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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