TSC Online Leave Application Portal — Apply Now!

TSC Online Leave Application Portal — Apply Now!

Whether you're a seasoned educator or new to the teaching profession in Kenya, you've probably heard about the Teacher Service Commission's (TSC) online leave application portal. Implemented from 1st December 2021, the portal has transformed how teachers apply for leave, making the process faster, easier, and more efficient.

So, what exactly is this TSC online leave application portal? How can you use it? What are the requirements? This article answers these questions and more. We'll walk you through a step-by-step guide, offering a comprehensive overview of the entire process and providing you with the tools to navigate the portal seamlessly.

The TSC portal isn't just a convenience; it's a revolution in the administration of teachers' leave in Kenya. The portal allows for various leave applications, from maternity to annual leave. We'll delve into the specifics, ensuring you're well-prepared to utilize this tool. So, without further ado, let's get started.

What is the TSC Online Leave Application Portal?

The TSC Online Leave Application portal is an online platform that enables teachers to submit leave applications. After submission, the relevant official reviews the application and either approves or rejects it. The portal provides for the following types of leave applications:

  • Paternity Leave

A male teacher can apply for paternity leave of up to 10 days within the period of spouse’s maternity leave. Where a teacher has more than one wife, he will be entitled to the leave in respect to the one whose name appears in the National Health Insurance Fund (NHIF) Card. The application for leave should be submitted to the DEO/MEO/DCE through the head of institution attaching a letter of the spouse’s confinement.

  • Maternity Leave

A female teacher is entitled to 90 calendar days maternity leave from the date of confinement. This leave is exclusive of annual leave. The application for leave should be submitted to the DEO/MEO/DCE through the head of institution at least one month before the leave is due and must have supporting medical documents.

  • Spouse of Diplomat

A teacher whose spouse is a diplomat will qualify for unpaid leave during the period of the spouse’s assignment of duty outside Kenya. Application for the leave should be accompanied by the letter of spouses posting.

  • Study Leave

Study leave will be granted in line with the policy existing from time to time.

Procedure of applying for study leave

  1. The application should be forwarded to the Commission at least one month before the commencement date.
  2. An application should be accompanied by the admission letter.
  3. A teacher should not proceed on leave before approval and formal release.
  4. Once granted, leave should be utilized for the approved purpose failure to which disciplinary action will be taken.
  5. Teachers should report for posting 30 days before expiry of the leave and provide evidence of having undertaken studies.
  6. Those on study leave lasting less than six months should report back to their stations for allocation of duties. Their heads of institutions should inform the Commission immediately.


Teachers who are granted study leave with pay will be bonded to work for the commission as follows:

  1. For courses lasting six months but less than one year will be bonded for a period of one year.
  2. For courses lasting less than two years will be bonded for two year.
  3. Those attending courses lasting two years or more will be bonded for three years.

Where a teacher under bond obligation chooses to terminate his/her service, he/she will be required to pay in full the total cost of training, the salaries and allowances paid to him/her while on study leave.

Self-sponsored teachers will be required to repay an amount equivalent to the salaries and allowances paid to them while on study leave. The bond will not be applicable to those who have proceeded on unpaid study leave.

  • Sick Leave
  • Annual Leave

A teacher is entitled to 42 days annual leave, which should be taken during school holidays. A teacher who is not on annual leave is assumed to be on duty even during school holidays.

  • Compassionate Leave

A teacher is allowed a maximum of 15 days compassionate leave in one calendar year to attend to special needs such as bereavement, sickness or hospitalization of dependants. Teachers should apply to the head of institution or agent for approval.

  • Special Leave

The Commission may grant special leave with pay to a teacher who has been selected to attend a meeting, conference or seminar of short duration which is of national interest or relevant to the teachers’ duties.

The Commission may also grant special leave without pay to an officer who is obliged to be away from duty station.

Teachers applying for special leave should do so in writing attaching relevant documents. Teachers should not leave the station before leave is approved.

  • Adoption Leave
  • Official Duty

Requirements for Accessing the Portal

To access the online system, the following details are required:

  1. TSC Number
  2. ID Number
  3. Registered Mobile Number
  4. Auth Code

Navigating the TSC Leave Portal: A Step-by-Step Guide

How to Log into the TSC Leave Portal

Here is a step-by-step guide on how to access the TSC Leave Application Portal:

  1. Visit the TSC Leave Application Portal at https://hrmis.tsc.go.ke/tm-app/apply_leave.
  2. Enter your TSC Number, ID number, and Registered Mobile Number.
  3. Click on the "Login Button."
  4. You will receive an Auth Code on your registered mobile number.
  5. Enter the Auth Code to complete the login process.
  6. After successful login, you are redirected to the online application page.

How to Apply for Leave

No matter which leaves you to seek, the application process remains the same:

  1. Make sure you are logged into the TSC leave application portal.
  2. Click the '+' sign on the dashboard to start the application.
  3. From the dropdown, select the leave you seek.
  4. Choose the starting and end dates for your leave.
  5. Specify any critical details in the "Remarks" section.
  6. If necessary, upload relevant attachments by clicking on the attachments icon.

Checking Your TSC Leave Application Status

After you apply, you can track the status of your application on the dashboard. Keep checking this section from time to time to monitor the status of your leave application.

Applying for Maternity Leave via the TSC Portal

Maternity Leave TSC Application

The process remains the same for maternity leave, with a few specifics to consider. Here's your step-by-step guide:

  1. Log in to the TSC online leave application portal.
  2. Click on the plus icon to display various options, including the type of leave.
  3. Select 'Maternity Leave' from the leave options.
  4. Fill in the TSC maternity leave form with correct and honest details.
  5. Click on submit to complete the online maternity leave application process.
  6. Log out after receiving confirmation of your application submission.
  7. Remember, ensuring you provide accurate information is vital to a successful application.

 Documents Required for Maternity Leave

During your maternity leave application process, you will need the following documents:

  1. Family declaration.
  2. Certificate regarding the birth of a child.
  3. Duly filled TSC online leave application form.
  4. A doctor's certificate should be presented 15 days before leaving.
  5. Ensure you have these documents readily available to make the process smooth and seamless.

Other Key Information on TSC Online Leave Applications

Duration of Maternity Leave

One common question is how long is the maternity leave for teachers in Kenya. The answer is simple: teachers are given three months to care for the new baby before returning to work. And the best part? You can now apply for this leave from the comfort of your seat through the TSC online portal!

TSC's Other Online Services

Besides the leave application portal, TSC provides other online services to enhance efficiency and convenience. These include the TSC Wealth Declaration Form, TSC Recruitment Portal, and TSC Payslip Login. Explore the TSC portal to discover these resources and streamline your professional journey.


The TSC online leave application portal is an invaluable tool for teachers in Kenya, offering a seamless, efficient, and convenient platform for leave applications. It covers various leave types, from maternity to annual and beyond. The platform provides an easy-to-navigate interface, which, with our comprehensive guide, should make your leave application process a breeze.

Providing accurate information and all necessary documents is critical to a successful application. The TSC portal is not just about convenience—it's a revolution in managing teachers' leave in Kenya. So, why wait? Start using the portal today and experience the ease it brings to your professional life.

Frequently Asked Questions

 What is the TSC Online Leave Application Portal?

The TSC Online Leave Application portal, created by the Teachers Service Commission, allows teachers to submit leave applications. After submission, an official reviews the application and either approves or rejects it.

 What types of leave can I apply for on the TSC portal?

The TSC portal provides for a wide range of leave applications, including paternity, maternity, spouse of diplomat, examination, sick, annual, compassionate, special, adoption, and official duty leave.

 What are the requirements to access the TSC Online Leave Application portal?

You need your TSC Number, ID Number, Registered Mobile Number, and Auth Code to access the online system.

How can I check the status of my leave application?

You can track your application's status on the TSC portal dashboard. This section gets updated as your application progresses, so check it regularly.

How long is the maternity leave for teachers in Kenya?

The maternity leave for teachers in Kenya is three months. This leave can be applied for through the TSC online leave application portal.

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