How to obtain an investment certificate.


An investor registered with Kenya Investment Authority obtains an Investment Certificate upon request and proof of investment of at least 100 000 USD or its equivalent for a foreign investor and 1 000 000 KES or its equivalent for a local investor.

With this certificate the investor benefits from the initial issuance of any additional licences required for their operations except for health, security and environmental certificates for a maximum period of one year.

The investor is entitled to three class D entry permits for management or technical staff and three class C, F or G entry permits for owners, shareholders or partners for a maximum period of two years.

How obtain an investment certificate.


1.Investment application form (original)
2.Cover letter (original)
It should be addressed to the Managing Director Kenya Investment Authority and it should indicate the activities of the company.
3. Memorandum and articles of association (copy)
4.Certificate of incorporation or Certificate of compliance (copy)
5.Proof of investment
Proof of investment can be in form of a bank statement (whether from a local bank or a foreign bank), equipment and assets on site or inform of an Import declaration forms /receipts showing that the investor has already bought equipment /assets worth that amount or any other evidence that the amount to be invested is 100,000 USD.

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