About Tax Agents

How do I Become a Customs Agent?

To become an acknowledged customs agent, you will need to apply for a licence.

Prerequisite Documents for a Customs Agent License

  1. Valid certificate of registration - CR12/partnership deed
  2. Form C20 (application form) fully completed
  3. Previous license where applicable (for renewals)
  4. Authorization of applicant fee payment
  5. Receipt for application fee paid
  6. Valid copy of Certificate of Bonds & Debt clearance for the year of application (for renewals),
  7. Proof of affiliation/membership with KIFWA - certificate for the year of application, payment receipt or letter
  8. Valid Tax Compliance Certificate for the company
  9. Valid Tax Compliance Certificate for the Director(s) or Partners
  10. Employee professional certificate in Customs Procedures and operations (at least 2)
  11. Company's audited accounts for the last 3 years
  12. Letters of Identification from all banking institutions where they hold accounts
  13. Any other information that may be required by Vetting Committee
  14. For new applicants, they shall provide the following additional documents
  • Passport size photos of Directors or/and Partners duly certified by Notary Public or a Commissioner of Oaths,
  • Copies of Identity cards or passport for all directors
  • Copies of the Certificate of Good Conduct for all directors
  • PIN Certificate for the company and all directors
  • Lease/Title deed for the office


The Stakeholder Bio data form is to be filled together with the C20 form.