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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 passed clearance entry  (3) expand_more expand_less
Obtain KEBS release  (4) expand_more expand_less
Obtain KEPHIS release  (3) expand_more expand_less
Obtain Port Health Services release  (6) expand_more expand_less
Obtain KRA release  (4) expand_more expand_less
Obtain import standardization mark (ISM)  (2) expand_more expand_less

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Pay for plant import permit
(last modified: 23/11/2021)

You can pay for this step online

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Where to go?

Entity in charge

Mobile Money Platform

What do I get?

MPESA transaction confirmation
KEPHIS payment receipt

What documents do I need to bring?

Cost KES 1,400

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For all consignments
KES 600
For issuance of plant import permit.
For high risk consignments requiring storage in quarantine facilities
KES 800
For Q label card.
Payment methods: mobile money platforms, cheques or direct deposit
MPESA paybill number 570559. Account number will be the name of the exporter/ importer.
For inspection fees:
0-2 tons, a minimum of KES 2,000
2-4 tons, weight x (0.5 + 600)
above 4 tons, weight x (0.25 + 600)
KEPHIS MPESA paybill numbers KEPHIS MPESA paybill numbers

Time frame

Legal justification

1. Legal Notice 48 (The Plant Protection Fees & Charges) Rules (2009)
Legal Notice 48 (The Plant Protection Fees & Charges) Rules (2009)

Additional information

Payment can also be made at the KEPHIS headquarters.

Who certified this information ?

Isaac NYATENG, Senior Plant Inspector, 13/08/2020

Recourse: Kenya Plant Health Inspectorate Service (KEPHIS) Plant Inspection Unit (JKIA)

Entity in charge

Kenya Plant Health Inspectorate Service (KEPHIS) Plant Inspection Unit (JKIA)

Airport South Rd, Hewa Lane. P.O. Box 00501-19164, Nairobi
Tel: +254 203 597 206/7 / +254 705 707 353
Directions: Google maps

Unit in charge

Office of the Officer In Charge (KEPHIS) (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

Eric O. Were

Officer In Charge
Tel: +254 722 209 504
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