Learn about KRA PIN

How to register for a  KRA PIN

  • PIN registration is an online process done on iTax.
  • Residents receive their PIN Certificate instantly after completing the online registration form.
  • Non-residents receive an acknowledgement receipt which they should present to Times Tower, alongside other relevant documents, to complete their registration process.

 

Residents

  • National ID/Alien ID Card details.
  • Employers' PIN details for those who are employed.
  • Business registration certificate details for those in business.

 

Non-Kenyan employee(residing in Kenya) other than a refugee

  • Letter of introduction by employer.
  • PIN of employer or employer’s representative and in that case the PIN of representative.
  • Valid Tax Compliance Certificate of the Representative.
  • Original Valid Passport of the applicant.
  • Resident permit/ special pass of applicant (confirm endorsement of work permit in the passport) and name of employer on the permit.
  • KRA PIN application acknowledgement receipt.

 

Non-Resident employee or professional residing in Kenya and working in the country for a period not exceeding three months.

  • Letter of introduction by employer.
  • employers PIN or employer’s representative and their PIN.
  • Valid Tax Compliance Certificate of the representative.
  • Valid Special Pass of applicant.
  • Original valid Passport of applicant (Confirm endorsement of Special Pass in the passport) and name of the employer on the permit.
  • KRA PIN application acknowledgement receipt.

 

Employees of organizations covered under the privileges and immunities Act Cap179 e.g. United Nations, Unicef etc.

  • An Endorsement by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs on the letter from the privileged body to KRA.
  • Original Passport and identity card for officials of UN Agencies (confirm endorsement of immigration exemption status in the passport).
  • KRA PIN application acknowledgement receipt.

 

Employees of institutions related to organizations or bodies covered under the Immunities and privileges Act Cap 179 e.g. J.I.C.A, IFC, International School of Kenya,  German School etc

  • Letter of Introduction by the Employer and PIN.
  • Original Passport.
  • Identity card for officials of International Organizations (confirm endorsement of immigration exemption status in the passport).
  • An Endorsement by the Ministry of Finance and a copy of the gazette notice.
  • Original Valid Passport of applicant.
  • KRA PIN application acknowledgement receipt.

 Diplomat (residing in Kenya)

  • Ordinary Original Passport and Diplomatic card.
  • Copy of diplomatic card and Passport endorsed by Ministry of Foreign affairs.
  • Copy of exemption stamp on the passport/Notification of arrival.
  • KRA PIN application acknowledgement receipt.

 

Non-Resident Married to a Kenyan Citizen

  • Original and copy of Marriage certificate. Certified copy of Marriage certificate if from another country.
  • Original and a copy of Identity card and PIN of Kenyan spouse.
  • Dependent’s Pass from immigration.
  • Original Valid Passport (Confirm endorsement of dependent pass in the passport).
  • KRA PIN application acknowledgement receipt.

 

Non-Citizen students or interns

  • Original and copy of valid Passport (Confirm endorsement of student pass in the passport).
  • Original and copy of valid student pass.
  • Original and copy of Letter of introduction/admission from institution as per the student pass.
  • KRA PIN application acknowledgement receipt.

British army personnel

  • Original passport of applicant.
  • Letter of introduction by the British Peace Support team in Kenya.
  • Copy of the Memorandum of Understanding between Kenyan and British Government.
  • KRA PIN application acknowledgement receipt.

Refugee residing in Kenya - employed or in business

  • Original and Copy of a valid Refugee ID (Validity is now 5 yrs ).
  • Introduction letter from Department of Refugees Affairs secretariat.
  • Letter from Employer if employed.
  • Business Registration Certificate (Most of those in Business are individuals).
  • Work permit from Immigration ( class M permit).
  • KRA PIN application acknowledgement receipt.

Non-Kenyan, Non Resident account re-activation

  • Letter of introduction.
  • PIN number of a registered tax agent.
  • Valid Tax Compliance Certificate of the tax agent.
  • Original and copy of valid passport.
  • A copy of the page on which the visa is endorsed.
  • Letter of appointment of the tax agent by the applicant.
  • Letter from bank as proof of account holding.
  • KRA PIN application acknowledgement receipt.

   Non-Kenyan, Non Resident Investor (Residing outside Kenya)

  • Letter of Introduction from the  tax agent
  • PIN of a registered tax agent.
  • Valid Tax Compliance Certificate of the tax agent.
  • Original and copy of valid passport
  • Investments above 10 million should get a letter from ken invest
  • Investments below 10 million should get a class G permit from immigration
  • Documentary proof of investment (Certificate of Incorporation/Compliance, CR12*, project proposal, Endorsement by Kenya Investment Authority (KenInvest), etc.).

Property/parcel purchase

  • Original and copy of valid passport.
  • Copy of the Title deed/lease and Deed plan.
  • Sale agreement that is signed by all parties.
  • Introduction letter from tax agent.
  • Letter of appointment of the tax agent by the applicant
  • PIN certificate of a registered tax agent.
  • Valid Tax Compliance Certificate of the tax agent.

Estate of the bereaved

  • Original and copy of valid passport
  • Original and copy of the Death certificate
  • Grant of probate or letter of administration listing the PIN applicant as the beneficiary
  • Certificate of confirmation of letter of administration signed by the judge.
  • Gazette notice listing the PIN applicant as the beneficiary

Non-Kenyan Investor (Residing in Kenya) other than a refugee

  1. Letter of introduction by a tax agent.
  2. PIN of tax agent.
  3. Valid Tax Compliance Certificate of the tax agent
  4. Letter of appointment of tax Agent by applicant.
  5. Documentary proof of investment (Certificate of Incorporation/Compliance, CR12*, project proposal, Endorsement by Kenya Investment Authority (KenInvest), etc.).
  6. KenInvest Endorsement letter is given to registered companies with an investment exceeding USD 100,000.
  7. Investors permit (confirm endorsement of Investors permit on the valid passport) and the name of the company indicated on the permit should be that as of bullet no. 4 above.
  8. Original valid Passport of applicant
  9. A CR12 is an official confirmation by the Registrar of Companies in Kenya as to whom the directors/shareholders of a company are.

MISSONARIES

  • Introduction Letter from the church or dioceses.
  • PIN of church
  • Original Passport and copy of passport.
  • Original and copy of class I missionary permit from Kenya immigration.
  • Copy of the endorsed page of class I missionary permit in the passport.

Any other category of person(s) not covered above

Seek clarification from the approving officers at Times tower ground floor at the banking hall. 

 

 

 

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