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Obtain import licence  (5) expand_more expand_less
Register as an importer  (6) expand_more expand_less
Obtain plant import permit  (4) expand_more expand_less
Register with KESWS  (4) expand_more expand_less
Pre-clearance documentation  (4) expand_more expand_less
Obtain import declaration form  (2) expand_more expand_less
Obtain passed clearance entry  (1) expand_more expand_less
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Obtain local certificate of compliance number  (5) expand_more expand_less
Obtain import standardization mark (ISM)  (2) expand_more expand_less
Obtain import health certificate  (4) expand_more expand_less
Obtain KEPHIS release  (2) expand_more expand_less
Obtain KRA release  (13) expand_more expand_less
Obtain KEBS release  (4) expand_more expand_less
Obtain Port Health Services release  (3) expand_more expand_less
Obtain KRA final release  (6) expand_more expand_less

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Submit request for consignment inspection by KEPHIS
(last modified: 21/10/2021)

Where to go?

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

Monitoring and Evaluation Department (KEPHIS) (Seeds) (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

Patricia Ulare

Plant Inspector
Tel: +254 721 298 589
Email: pulare@kephis.org

What do I get?

Appointment

What documents do I need to bring?

1. 01 - Libre deuda de patente
Plant import permit (original)
Issued by KEPHIS.
or 01 - Libre deuda de patente
Clearance entry (original)
For stamping by KEPHIS once the consignment meets the standards.
2. 01 - Libre deuda de patente
Phytosanitary certificate (original)
From the country of origin.
3. 01 - Libre deuda de patente
Notice to import - Form SR14 (original)
Issued by KEPHIS.
4. 01 - Libre deuda de patente
ISTA (International Seed Testing Association) certificate (original)
From the country of origin.
5. 01 - Libre deuda de patente
Invoice (original)

Time frame

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

Legal justification

1. Plant Protection (Importation of Plants, Plant Products, & Regulated Articles) Rules
Plant Protection (Importation of Plants, Plant Products, & Regulated Articles) Rules
Sections 6, 7
2. Seeds and Plant Varieties Act CAP 326
Seeds and Plant Varieties Act CAP 326
Sections 3, 3A, 3B, 3C, 3D

Additional information

If the seeds were not grown in the country of export, a copy of a phytosanitary certificate will be required from the country of origin of the seed, as well as an original phytosanitary certificate from the country of export.

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
Email: ewere@kephis.org
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