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Seed grower registration certificate  (2) expand_more expand_less
Obtain seed testing certificate  (10) expand_more expand_less

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Pay for inspection
(last modified: 30/11/2021)

You can pay for this step online

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Timeframe ( see details )

Waiting time until next step

Free of charge
10 mn  -  25 mn
5 days  -  60 days

Where to go?

Entity in charge

Seed Certification & PVP Automation System

KEPHIS Regional Offices KEPHIS Regional Offices

What do I get?

MPESA confirmation message
KEPHIS payment receipt


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  • KES Add Name Here
Cost will depend on the crop and the acreage.
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

Waiting time in queue: Min.   5mn - Max.  15mn
Attention at counter: Min.   5mn - Max.   10mn
Waiting time until next step: Min.   5 days - Max.   60 days

Legal justification

1. The Seeds and Plant Varieties (Seeds) Regulations, 2016 - Legal Notice No 220
The Seeds and Plant Varieties (Seeds) Regulations, 2016 - Legal Notice No 220 Fifth Schedule
2. Seeds and Plant Varieties Act CAP 326
Seeds and Plant Varieties Act CAP 326
Section 24

Additional information

The time before the field inspection of a seed crop varies as it is based on the species and variety. Applicants are advised to apply for inspection no later than a month of planting the seeds.

Who certified this information ?

Stellamaris MULIKA, Seed Inspector, 01/11/2017

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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