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Steps (24) arrow_drop_up arrow_drop_down
Register with KESWS  (4) expand_more expand_less
Obtain import declaration form  (2) expand_more expand_less
Obtain import permit for breeding camels (VS35)  (2) expand_more expand_less
Pre-clearance documentation  (1) expand_more expand_less
Obtain passed clearance entry  (3) expand_more expand_less
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Obtain DVS release  (2) expand_more expand_less
Obtain KEBS release  (4) expand_more expand_less
Obtain KRA release  (6) expand_more expand_less

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Apply for import declaration form
(last modified: 27/06/2022)

You can apply for this step online

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Timeframe ( see details )

Waiting time until next step

0 mn  -  0 mn
1 day  -  2 days

Where to go?

Entity in charge

Integrated Customs Management System (iCMS)

What do I get?

IDF in pending approval status

What are the requirements?

1. 01 - Libre deuda de patente
Proforma invoice (copy)

Time frame

Attention at counter: Min.   5mn - Max.   10mn
Waiting time until next step: Min.   1 day - Max.   2 days

Legal justification

1. Legal Notice 120 -The Customs and Excise Act (CAP 472)
Legal Notice 120 -The Customs and Excise Act (CAP 472)
2. KRA Public Notice
KRA Public Notice

Additional information

It is recommended for a trader to apply for the IDF as soon as the proforma invoice has been received. 
For regulated products i.e products that require an import permit from the Regulating Agencies, the clearing agent will be required to log in to the Trade Facilitation Platform (TFP) to apply for the import permit, relevant to the consignment; approval of the import permit will then trigger approval of the IDF. 
For products that are not regulated, the IDF and Unique Consignment Reference (UCR) are generated automatically. 

Who certified this information ?

Bernard KIBITI, Chief Manager Nairobi Customs Station, 20/06/2022

Recourse: Kenya Revenue Authority (KRA) Customs Department, (JKIA)

Entity in charge

Kenya Revenue Authority (KRA) Customs Department, (JKIA)

Forodha House, JKIA, P.O. Box 00501-19070, Nairobi
Tel: +254 206 822 854/7/8 / +254 711 099 999
Email: callcentre@kra.go.ke, ncs.customerfeedback@kra.go.ke
Website: http://www.kra.go.ke/
Directions: Google maps

Unit in charge

Customs & Border Control (Customer Care) (Forodha House) (JKIA)

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

Customer Care Officer

Customer Care Officer
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