Eligibility / Refugee Status Determination (RSD)

RSD Processing takes place at the DRS Data and Processing Centre in Kakuma 4; The following activities are under undertaken:

RSD interviews

  • Since end of January 2021 RSD Interviews conducted have resumed and are conducted at the DRS Processing Centre in Kakuma on Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays
  • Due to vandalism of the noticeboards in the camps, interview notices are not posted.
  • Upon being scheduled for an RSD Interview, you will receive a call from DRS on your mobile phone notifying you of the date of interview. You will also receive a message on your mobile phone with the interview dates specified.

Decision Letters

  • Decision letters are issued on a weekly basis, every Friday.
  • You will receive a call from DRS and an SMS on your mobile phone notifying you the date to collect your decision letter.

RSD/Eligibility Counselling

  • Counselling on general RSD matters is also done every Friday, appointment is not necessary for this activity, walk ins are allowed.


  • Persons with negative RSD decisions/rejection letters may submit their appeal application via the Refugee Appeals Board email address ([email protected]) within 30 days since issuance of a rejection letter.
  • RCK helps with guidance on how to file and submit appeals. Please see here on how to contact RCK.

See also

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