The Directorate of Immigration Services is mandated to;

  • Control and regulate entry and exit of all persons at our airports, seaports and land borders posts,
  • Issue passports and other Travel Documents
  • Control and regulate residency through issuance and renewal of work permits, residence permits and other passes,
  • Consider and grant Kenyan citizenship to qualified foreigners,
  • Issue entry visas, register all non-citizens resident in Kenya,
  • Declare and remove prohibited immigrants,
  • Provide consular services to Kenya nationals and foreigners at all missions abroad,
  • Offer quasi-consular functions to commonwealth countries not represented in Kenya,
  • Investigate and prosecute persons who contravene the Immigration laws and regulations,
  • Collaboration with other Ministries, Departments and Agencies regarding the Collection of Relevant Primary Data.