How To Apply for EACC Clearance Certificate.

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Looking for how to apply for EACC clearance certificate? EACC Clearance Certificate is one of the most required documents when applying for a job in Kenya. Other important documents include Certificate of Good Conduct, KRA Compliance Certificate, HELB Compliance Certificate, and Credit Reference Bureau (CRB) Clearance Certificate. Therefore in this article all be showing you how to apply and get an EACC Clearance Certificate step by step.

Before we get into business, how long does it take to get EACC Clearance Certificate? I get asked this question a lot when someone is applying for an EACC Clearance Certificate for the first time.

To be quite frank, it all depends on you. What do I mean? Since applying for an EACC Clearance Certificate is done in person, the timeframe depends on the urgency.

But to be more precise it may take even a day to get the EACC Clearance Certificate if you have all the necessary documents.

Note: Application for an EACC clearance certificate has to be done in person and no actual certificate is awarded. EACC will provide details of your clearance to the office where the clearance was requested.

How to apply for EACC clearance certificate in Kenya

Step 1 : Fill the EACC Clearance Form.

  • Download the self-declaration form that is in PDF format from the EACC website and print two copies of it.
  • Fill the two forms but leave the last page (OATH & AFFIRMATION / KIAPO NA UTHIBITISHWA) unfilled.
  • Attach photocopies of your National Identity Card (ID) or Passport, your High School Certificate, Degree (if you have one), and KRA PIN Certificate to both copies

Step 2 : Commission the Form

  • Take the two copies with you to a lawyer or advocate.
  • The lawyer will fill the Oath & Affirmation page and ask you to put your signature in his/her presence. After this, the two copies will be stamped on the same page.

Note that this commissioning is not done for free (not unless the lawyer in question is a relative or friend). The cost will ultimately depend on the lawyer/law firm in question however generally speaking it’s between Ksh.200 and Ksh.500.

Step 3: Submit the Commissioned Form

You can submit the commissioned form either to:

  • EACC Office, or
  • Huduma Centre.

On submission you’ll be left with one copy while the other will go to EACC. Use the remaining copy when going to the job interview or where the clearance was requested. EACC will provide details of your clearance to the office where the clearance was requested therefore no certificate is issued.

To submit to an EACC Office, drop the form at the Head EACC Office located at Integrity Centre in Nairobi or at any of the EACC Regional Offices in Mombasa, Kisumu, Nyeri, Eldoret, and Garissa.

To submit at a Huduma Centre, just go to one near you however note that not all may support EACC Clearance. As such you may want to confirm in advance with Huduma Care by calling 020 690 0020 or @HudumaKenya on Twitter. If you’re within Nairobi, you can submit your form at the GPO Huduma Centre.

And thats’ how you apply and get EACC clearance certificate in Kenya. Still asking how to apply for EACC clearance certificate?

Now you know.

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Written by Maishah Marsden

Maishah Marsden is the founder of ShopaXo (ShopInKenya.Com) and Maishah.Co.Ke . He is a top Kenyan blogger casually called by his peers as "Life'. If he is not writing your favorite articles, he is with his family. He loves sport and won't mind going on Safari anytime.


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