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Labour Relations and Immigration Law Advisory

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Seeking Asylum in Kenya

The Refugees Act, 2021 Laws of Kenya (hereinafter the “Refugee Act”) defines asylum as the protection granted to a person in Kenya who is outside his or her country of nationality or habitual residence and who is fleeing persecution or serious harm or for other reasons....

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Rights and Obligations of Refugees in Kenya

Refugees are as matter of fact vulnerable individuals forced to escape from their country of origin or habitual residence on apprehension/threat of or actual persecution on political, social, economic, religious or racial grounds among....

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Registration of a Marriage between a Kenyan Citizen and a Foreign National

The Marriage Act, 2014 laws of Kenya (the “Act”) consolidated all the laws on marriage and divorce in Kenya. It recognizes five types of marriages namely Christian marriages, civil marriages, customary marriages, Hindu marriages and Islamic marriages....

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Further Extension of The Deadline for Migration to New Generation E-Passports

Further to our alert on 20th of January 2021, the Government of Kenya through the Ministry of Interior & Co-ordination of National Government has further extended the deadline for the replacement of the old passports with the new generation e-passports from the initial set deadline of 31st December 2021 to November 2022....

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Transition from the Old Generation Passports to the New Generation E-Passports in Kenya

The decision to migrate from the old passport to the new e-passport was first made public in April 2015 and the launch was scheduled to be in December 2016. This was pursuant to an agreement between the East African Community (EAC) member states through a directive of the Heads of States’ Summit....

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The Immigration Status in Kenya of a Foreign Dependant Widow/Widower upon the Demise of their Spouse

The Citizenship and Immigration Act, 2011 laws of Kenya (the “Act”) defines a dependant as a person who by reason of age, disability or any status of incapacity is unable to maintain himself or herself adequately and relies on another person....

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Countries and Categories of Persons who may Travel to Kenya without Visas

In Kenya, the Citizenship and Immigration Act, 2011 laws of Kenya and the underpinning Regulations (the “Immigration Laws”) provide for issuance of visas to foreign nationals seeking to gain access to Kenya....

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