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Obtain export permit  (4) expand_more expand_less

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Apply for export permit
(last modified: 27/08/2021)

Timeframe ( see details )

Waiting time until next step

10 mn  -  25 mn
 -  21 days

Where to go?

Entity in charge

Kenya Wildlife Service (KWS)

P.O. Box 40241, Nairobi 00100
Tel: +254 726 610 509 / +254 736 663 400
Email: customerservice@kws.go.ke, kws@kws.go.ke
Website: kws.go.ke
Directions: Google maps

Unit in charge

Regulatory, Enforcement & Compliance Affairs Office (KWS)

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

Licencing Officer

Licencing Officer
Tel: +254 206 002 345 / +254 202 379 407
Email: permitting@kws.go.ke

What do I get?

Application accepted

What documents do I need to bring?

For all traders
1. Application for capture/export/import/re-export permit
Application for capture/export/import/re-export permit (original)
2. 01 - Libre deuda de patente
Proof of ownership (original)
To serve as proof of legal acquisition of the wildlife or wildlife product.
3. 01 - Libre deuda de patente
Individual PIN certficate (original)
4. 01 - Libre deuda de patente
Identity card (original)
or 01 - Libre deuda de patente
Passport (original)
or 01 - Libre deuda de patente
Valid work permit (original)
For foreigners, for more information on how to obtain a work permit, click here.
Additionally, for first time traders
1. 01 - Libre deuda de patente
Certificate of incorporation (original)
For local companies.
or 01 - Libre deuda de patente
Certificate of compliance (original)
For a branch of a foreign company.
2. 01 - Libre deuda de patente
Company PIN certificate (original)
3. 01 - Libre deuda de patente
Contact details
Of the directors.
Additionally, for permits required for research purposes
1. 01 - Libre deuda de patente
Research permit (copy)
Issued by the National Commission for Science, Technology and Innovation (NACOSTI) .
Additionally, for export of plants and plant products
1. 01 - Libre deuda de patente
Phytosanitary certificate (copy)
Issued by Kenya Plant Health Inspectorate Service (KEPHIS) .
Additionally, for export of live animals
1. 01 - Libre deuda de patente
Permit (copy)
Issued by the Directorate of Veterinary Services (DVS) .

Time frame

Waiting time in queue: Min.   5mn - Max.  15mn
Attention at counter: Min.   5mn - Max.   10mn
Waiting time until next step: Max.   21 days

Legal justification

1. Wildlife Conservation and Management Act (2013)
Wildlife Conservation and Management Act (2013)
Sections 79, 80, 81, 82, 85, 86, 87, 91, 95, 99
2. The Forest Conservation and Management Act (2016)
The Forest Conservation and Management Act (2016)
Sections 42(h), 46(3), 48(3h), 67(4)
3. Fisheries Management and Development Act No. 35 (2016)
Fisheries Management and Development Act No. 35 (2016)
Sections 5, 7, 29, 31, 38
4. Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora (CITES) (2017)
Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora (CITES) (2017) Appendices I, II & III

Additional information

Applications should be submitted at least twenty-one (21) days prior to exportation. This is to allow Kenya Wildlife Service (KWS) to do a background check, and confirmation with other Government Agencies prior to issuing the permit, where the applicants have provided all supporting documents.

Recourse: Kenya Wildlife Service (KWS)

Entity in charge

Kenya Wildlife Service (KWS)

P.O. Box 40241, Nairobi 00100
Tel: +254 726 610 509 / +254 736 663 400
Email: customerservice@kws.go.ke, kws@kws.go.ke
Website: kws.go.ke
Directions: Google maps

Unit in charge

Office of the Assistant Director, Regulatory and Compliance Affairs (KWS)

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

Assistant Director, Regulatory and Compliance Affairs

Assistant Director, Regulatory and Compliance Affairs
Tel: +254 (20) 6002345
Email: mmosse@kws.go.ke
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