Attest documents for use in Kenya

Certify documents issued in over 100 countries for official use in Kenya

Certify documents issued in over 100 countries for official use in Kenya

Isarey works across multiple jurisdictions to legalize international documents so that they are valid for submission to Kenyan authorities.

We legalize all types of official documents for use in Kenya, including identity documents, birth and marriage certificates, criminal record certificates, academic diplomas and corporate documents.

We work locally with certification specialists, notaries, law firms and certifiedSwahili and Englishtranslators in over 100 countries, certifying documents for use in Kenya, including documents issued in:

Kenya is not a signatory to the Apostille Convention. This means that documents issued in other countries must be legalized first by the authorities of the issuing country (normally the Ministry of Foreign Affairs) and additionally by the local Kenyan embassy or consulate.

If you have documents issued in Kenya:

Isarey also certifies documents issued in Kenya for use abroad, including Kenyan birth, death and marriage certificates, diplomas and criminal record certificates. For further information, please see:

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Certified Translation

When documents are written in a language that is not an official language of Kenya, then a certified translation may also be required. It is important to ensure that the certified translation is valid for use in Kenya. Translations not done in Kenya may require separate legalization alongside the original document.

Isarey provides document attestation services to private, corporate and institutional clients worldwide. Our presence in different jurisdictions and our local experience and expertise dealing directly with authorities and embassies in different countries means we can save you time, frustration and money, ensuring that documents are properly prepared so that they are accepted by Kenyan authorities.

To find out about certifying documents for use in Kenya, use our online quotation form or email us a scan or description of the documents you need to certify. We will get back to you directly with a quotation and details of how to proceed:

6 steps to certify document for use in Kenya

  1. Upload the documents you need attested or send them to us by email.
  2. Our experts will pre-check your documents to ensure that they are eligible for Apostille certification or consular legalization in the country where they are issued, and we’ll assist you locally in preparing them if required.
  3. We’ll send you a quotation with the total cost of the process (final price including all fees, certified translation when required and courier costs) and an estimation of how long the process will take to complete.
  4. We’ll arrange a secure courier to collect your original documents (where electronic versions are not sufficient).
  5. As soon as we receive your documents, we will confirm your order and proceed with the attestation process. Where appropriate, we will arrange certified copies for the attestation process so that we can return your originals directly.
  6. We return the attested documents to you by secure international courier.

Kenya Resources

Kenyan news and resources: visas, business and immigration

Kenya Visa and Immigration Resources
Kenya: Immigration Comparative Guide
Immigration Comparative Guide for the jurisdiction of Kenya. Legal framework, Business travel, Work permits, Intra-company transfers
Kenya - UK Foreign travel advice
This advice reflects the UK government’s understanding of current rules for people travelling on a full ‘British citizen’ passport from the UK, for the most common types of travel to Kenya.
Living in Kenya
Information for British citizens moving to or living in Kenya, including guidance on residency, healthcare and driving.
Kenya Visa and Immigration News
KENYA Visa and Work Permit Fees Increased
The government of Kenya announced fee increases for a number of government-produced documents, including visas and work permits.
Kenya to become visa-free to African visitors
President William Ruto decries travel restrictions on the continent saying they inhibit commerce.
Guide to the Visa requirements for Kenyans and to travel to Kenya
Weve listed these destinations in order of continent or region
Kenya scraps work visa for Tanzanians
Kenya has scrapped work visa and permit requirements for Tanzanian nationals in an effort to boost trade and tourism between the two countries.
Kenya's immigration ministry announces shift to e-visa from January 2021
In a statement, the department of immigration services says 100 per cent electronic visa (e-visa) will be effected from January 2021.
Kenya Trade and Business News
Kenya is looking to attract investors from Japan and Poland
The meetings with Japanese and Polish businesses signal Nairobi's intent to spur Western investments in Kenya.
The Investment Landscape in Kenya: A Comparative Analysis of Foreign and Domestic Investments
Analyzing the impact of foreign direct investments against domestic ones in Kenya. Understanding their role in reshaping the country's economic landscape.
Kenya, Egypt, and Nigeria dominate Africa's investment hotspots list in 2023 - Report Business Insider Africa
The Africa Investment Report 2023 revealed that Kenya, Egypt, Nigeria, and South Africa collectively account for a dominant 68 share of the continent's total investment influx in 2023
Six African startups listed among World Economic Forum's Technology Pioneers of 2022
This year's cohort consists of 100 startups from across the world, including these six from Africa Okra, Access Afya, Sendy, Pula Advisors, Ejara and Ampersand.
Kenya and Singapore sign deals aimed at deepening use of technology to grow business
Two Kenyan institutions have signed deals with Singaporean firms in pacts aimed at deepening the use of technology to grow business and enhance trade between the two countries.
Kenya and Tanzania begin implementing measures to ease trade
The validity period of permits had also been increased for veterinary products from 15 to 30 days.
Kenya among suitable countries to start an online business: report
This means 2021 could be the year to start your online business.
Norway's contribution to Africa's freight sector and the general economy
The relationship between Norway and Africa has increased over the years as Norwegian trade with Africa deepens.
Kenya to co-produce films with China to boost creative sector - CGTN
Kenya plans to co-produce three films with China in order to boost the creative sector
East Africa has yet to tap its full maritime potential - ISS Africa
Coastal countries account for five of the eight members of the Intergovernmental Authority on Development (IGAD). They have untapped opportunities in the Indian Ocean, Red Sea and Gulf of Aden, three resource-rich and geostrategic waterways which transport billions of dollars of oil, gas and goods.
Kenyas new Start-up Bill is a game-changer
The bill led the African Private Equity and Venture Capital Association to rate Kenya among the leading hubs of start-up businesses in Africa
Kenya voted as top tourist destination
Epic savannah landscapes and palm-fringed beaches cited.

The above links are provided as a convenience and for informational purposes only; Isarey bears no responsibility for the accuracy, content or policies of external websites.

Get a Quotation for your Documents

We price each certification process individually, depending on the type and quantity of documents to be attested, the country of issue, the country of use and intended purpose, urgency, whether certified translations are required as part of the process and courier costs.

To receive a quote, you can upload your documents using our online quotation form or send us your documents by email. After reviewing your documents and requirements, we will get back to you with a quotation:

If you don’t have the documents available, just describe the documents you need to certify, and we will get back to you with an estimation of cost and delivery times.

Using our quotation form, your documents will be uploaded over a secure connection and immediately encrypted on our server. For added protection, you can upload password-protected files ( PDFExternal link (opens in new tab), Microsoft Office 365: Save a password protected document to prevent unauthorized people from opening it. Office DocumentsExternal link (opens in new tab), WinRAR Encryption Frequently asked question (FAQ) RAR foldersExternal link (opens in new tab)) and provide us with the passwords separately.

PERSONAL DATA: If your documents contain personal data belonging to people outside your household, please ensure that you are authorised to share this data before uploading your documents. If your documents contain sensitive personal data, such as biometric data, medical data or data on criminal convictions, please ensure that you indicate this when prompted, upon submitting your documents. For further information on our processing of personal data contained in uploaded documents, please see:
Privacy Policy (Customer Inquiries)

For further information on confidentiality in our handling of document content please see:
Confidentiality (Client Content)