How To Register As A Foreign Contractor In Kenya

This is a guide on how to register as a foreign contractor in Kenya. National Construction Authority (NCA) is the legal body that regulates, streamlines and builds capacity in the construction industry in Kenya. Anyone wishing to undertake any construction project in Kenya must register with NCA.

Here is a guide on how to register as a foreign contractor in Kenya.

Requirements For Registration As A Foreign Contractor

  • Registration shall be valid for the period of the construction works contract, or the project in question.
  • The registration license shall be renewable every financial year, failure to which the registration shall be cancelled by the board.
  • The NCA board may require an applicant to appear before it and produce documentary evidence of its competence in executing construction works.
  • Foreign firms present in Kenya can carry out specific works for which it has been contracted, for which the sum payable is not less than the sum prescribed by the board for the class of works in respect of which registration is sought.
  • All applications should be submitted as new applications and not renewal applications.
  • All applications should be submitted individually for each project under execution.
  • Submit schedules of projects executed/under execution since registration with the authority.
  • Submit evidence on 30 percent sub-contracting/ joint venture arrangement with local contractors.
  • Put measures in place to transfer technical skills not available within the country to local personnel.
  • Accredit all their skilled and non-skilled workers with the Authority Certificate of Incorporation/Certificate of Compliance from the Registrar of companies.
  • CR12  from Registrar of companies.
  • KRA tax compliance certificate.

Registration Process

1. Log onto the NCA website www.nca.go.ke

2. Click on the Contractors tab on the homepage, then click on Register to be a contractor. Click on Contractor registration portal.

3. Click on Register, then register an account by filling in the requested information.

4. After registering an account, log in to the account then click on New contractor registration.

5. Click on Foreign contractor and correctly fill in the requested information.

NCA Contacts

1. Headquarters

Location: 9th Floor, KCB Towers, Kenya Road, Upper Hill Area, Nairobi

Tel: +254 709 126 102/172/173

Email: [email protected]

2. Nairobi Regional Office

Location: Likoni Road, Industrial Area, Opposite NTSA.

Contact: 0701 913 723

Email: na[email protected]

3. Upper Eastern Region

Location: Former Ministry of Public Works Office, Off Isiolo-Marsabit Road

Contact: 0717 866 955

Email: [email protected]

4. Central Eastern Region

Location: Public Works Yard, Majimbo Area, Embu-Kiritiri Road

Contact: 0790 849 967

Email: [email protected]

5. Central Nyanza Region

Location: Former Ministry of Public Works Offices, Airport Road, Kisumu

Contact: 0704 737 878

Email: [email protected]

6. Central Rift Region

Location: Former Ministry of Public Works Offices, Prison Road, Nakuru

Contact: 0708 768 457

Email: [email protected]

7. North Rift Regional Office

Location: Former Ministry of Public Works Offices, Oloo Street, Eldoret

Contact: 0790 303 186

Email: [email protected]

8. Coast Regional Office

Location: Former Ministry Of Public Works Offices, Shimanzi Road, Makande Area

Contact: 0707 351 398

Email: [email protected]

9. Lower Eastern Regional Office

Location: Former Ministry Of Public Works Offices, Kitui-Nairobi Road

Contact: 0712 267 704

10. Kajiado Regional Office

Location: Off Namanga Road, Kajiado Town.

Contact: 0716 673 726

Email: [email protected]

11. Kiambu Regional Office

Location: Treasury Building, Off Kiambu Road, Kiambu

Contact: 0704 410 497

Email: [email protected]

12. Nyanza South Regional Office

Location: County Public Works Yard, Kisii-Kericho Road

Contact: 0729 931 866

Email: [email protected]

13. Mt Kenya Regional Office

Location: Former Ministry Of Public Works Offices, Chania Road, Nyeri

Contact: 0703 749 742

Email: [email protected]

14. North Eastern Regional Office

Location: Former Ministry of Public Works Offices, Off Kismayu Road, Garissa

Contact: 0707 999 455

Email: [email protected]

15. Western Regional Office

Location: Ministry of Roads, Provincial Headquarters Off Kisumu-Kakamega Road, Kakamega Town

Contact: 0720 342 594

Email: [email protected]

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