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Obtain import licence  (5) expand_more expand_less
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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
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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

Documentation Office (KEPHIS) (JKIA)

Mon: 08:00 - 13:00, 14:00 - 22:00
Tue: 08:00 - 13:00, 14:00 - 22:00
Wed: 08:00 - 13:00, 14:00 - 22:00
Thu: 08:00 - 13:00, 14:00 - 22:00
Fri: 08:00 - 13:00, 14:00 - 22:00
Sat: 08:00 - 13:00, 14:00 - 22:00
Sun: 08:00 - 13:00, 14:00 - 22:00

Contact person

Patricia Ulare

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

What do I get?

Passed clearance entry stamped release by KEPHIS
Stop sale order - Form SR 11

What documents do I need to bring?

1. 01 - Libre deuda de patente
Consignment
2. 01 - Libre deuda de patente
Physical presence
Of the clearing agent.

Time frame

The time taken during inspection will depend on the size of the consignment.
Attention at counter: Min.   30mn - Max.   1h.

Legal justification

1. Seeds and Plant Varieties Act CAP 326
Seeds and Plant Varieties Act CAP 326
Sections 3, 3A, 3B, 3C, 3D

Additional information

KEPHIS will stamp the customs entry to indicate clearance and retain the original Plant Import Permit, ISTA certificate and phytosanitary certificate(s).
If the consignment does not meet the phytosanitary requirements, it can be treated, destroyed or shipped back to the country of origin at the expense of the importer.
The KEPHIS inspector will also draw samples of seeds from the consignment, as per the ISTA regulations, chapter 2, for analysis prior to issuance of a seed testing certificate. This can take up to two weeks.

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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