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Living in Kenya guide

Find out all you need to know to relocate and live in Kenya with the expat guide

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Generalities

General information
  • Discover Kenya, a beautiful country. A few advice.

    Article written by kukki

Formalities

Visas, passports and entry requirements

Visas

Work visas, work permits, working holiday visas and residence permits
  • Foreigners who want own, or run a business in Kenya, need to have a work permit from the Ministry of Immigration or risk deportation. Two types of permits that foreigners would apply for are: a Class H permit for a business owner or a Class A permit for an employee.

    Article written by movetokenya

Work

Labour market, how to find a job

Accommodation

How to rent a house or an apartment, leases and rental agreements

Study

Student visa, University registration

Health care

Public and private health systems

Bank

Open and manage a bank account

Tax

Tax system, income tax

Transports

Train, bus, plane, car rental

Driver's licence

Driving requirements

Removal

moving, formalities and useful tips

Communications

Phone line, internet provider, post office

Leisure

Sports, leisure and cultural activities
  • Meet with other expats living and working in Nairobi, and the rest of Kenya.

    Article written by expat_brit_in_kenya

Miscellaneous

Expatriate health insurance in Kenya

Free advice and quotation service to choose an expat health insurance in Kenya

Moving to Kenya

Find tips from professionals about moving to Kenya

Travel insurance in Kenya

Enjoy stress-free travel to Kenya