Applicants are those states that have expressed their commitment to the Kimberley Process but have yet to meet the minimum requirements of the KPCS.

What does a country need to do in order to be accepted in the Kimberley Process?
Read more in the document below.

If you represent a country that is interested in joining the KP, please contact the office of the Chair (

Expressed interest:

  • Qatar
  • Suriname
  • Republic of Kenya
  • Republic of Kyrgyzstan