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Visa for Kenya

 

eVisa to Kenya: Basic Information

An electronic visa is a document that allows you to enter Kenya for tourist, business or transit purposes. Obtaining an e-visa electronically is possible for citizens of visa-exempt countries only. Travelers eligible for e-visa need to submit an online application to enter Kenya.

An e-visa to Kenya costs 99 Euro, and the processing application time usually takes 14 days.

  • Types of eVisa

    There are three types of eVisa to Kenya:

    Tourist eVisa – a single entry visa, used for tourist purposes (holidays, visiting friends or relatives, etc.). It is valid for 90 days from the date of approval.

    Business eVisa – a single entry visa for business purposes (participation in a conference, negotiating a business contract, etc.). It allows a 90-day stay and it is valid for 90 days from the date of issue of the document.

    Transit eVisa – allows transit through Kenya to the target destination. The maximum stay in Kenya is 72 hours.

  • List of eligible countries

    Citizens from the countries listed below must apply for an eVisa in order to travel to Kenya:

    Albania
    Algeria
    Andorra
    Angola
    Antigua and Bermuda
    Argentina
    Australia
    Austria
    Bahrain
    Bangladesh
    Belarus
    Belgium
    Benin
    Bhutan
    Bolivia
    Bosnia
    Brazil
    Bulgaria
    Burkina Faso
    Cambodia
    Canada
    Cape Verde
    Central African Republic
    Chad
    Chile
    China
    Columbia
    Comoros
    Congo
    Congo Democratic Republic
    Costa Rica
    Cote de voire
    Croatia
    Cuba
    Czech Republic
    Denmark
    Djibouti
    Dominican Republic
    East Timor
    Ecuador
    Egypt
    El Salvador
    Equatorial Guinea
    Estonia
    Finland
    France
    French Guyana
    Gabon
    Georgia
    Germany
    Greece
    Greenland
    Guatemala
    Guinea
    Guinea Bissau
    Haiti
    Herzegovina
    Honduras
    Hong Kong SAR
    Hungary
    Iceland
    India
    Indonesia
    Iran
    Ireland
    Israel
    Italy
    Japan
    Jordan
    Kazakhstan
    Kirghizstan
    Kuwait
    Laos
    Latvia
    Liberia
    Liechtenstein
    Lithuania
    Luxembourg
    Macedonia
    Madagascar
    Malta
    Marshall Islands
    Mauritania
    Mexico
    Micronesia
    Moldavia
    Monaco
    Mongolia
    Montenegro
    Morocco
    Mozambique
    Myanmar
    Nepal
    Netherlands
    New Zealand
    Nicaragua
    Niger
    Nigeria
    Norway   
    Oman
    Pakistan
    Palau
    Pacific Isles
    Panama
    Paraguay
    Peru
    Philippines
    Poland
    Portugal
    Qatar
    Romania
    Russia
    Russia
    Saint Christopher Cape
    Salvador
    Sao Tome and Principe
    Saudi Arabia
    Serbia
    Slovakia
    Slovenia
    South Korea
    Southern Sudan
    Spain
    Sri Lanka
    Sudan
    Suriname
    Sweden
    Switzerland
    Taiwan
    Thailand
    Timor East
    Togo
    Tunisia
    Turkey
    Turkmenistan
    UAE
    Ukraine
    United Kingdom
    Uruguay
    USA
    Uzbekistan
    Vatican City
    Venezuela
    Vietna

    If your country of citizenship is not listed, it is necessary to apply for a standard embassy visa in order to visit Kenya.

    Bearers of an eVisa to Kenya may enter the country at any of the following points:
    Airports:

    ELDORET International Airport
    GARISA Airport
    JOMO KENYATTA AAirport – Nairobi
    KISUMU Airport
    LAMU Airport
    LOKICHOGIO Airport
    MALINDI Airport
    MOI Airport – Mombasa
    WAJIR International Airport
    WILSON Airport – Nairobi

    Border crossings:

    Busia
    Isebania
    Liboi
    Loitokitok
    Lungalunga
    Malaba
    Mandera
    Moyale
    Nadapal
    Namanga
    Taveta

    Seaports:

    Busia
    Kilindini Seaport
    Kisumu
    Kuinga
    Lamu
    Malindi
    Mbita
    Muhuru Bay
    Old Port
    Shimoni
    Vanga
  • eVisa to Kenya Application Form

    To complete your application for an electronic visa to Kenya, you will be required to provide personal data and travel information, such as your planned date of arrival in Kenya, the date of leaving the country and the address of accommodation in Kenya. When it comes to a tourist destination, you are required to attach a copy of the passport and photo of the applicant. In case of a business e-visa, an additional document confirming the business nature of the trip should be attached to the application – for instance, an invitation letter issued by a Kenyan company. In the case of transit entry, it is necessary to send an air ticket confirming the onward journey to the destination country.

    After completing all the fields required and attaching the relevant documents, all you have to do is submit the application. The confirmation will be sent to the email address that you provided. The total processing time for an electronic visa application depends on the operation of the immigration office in Kenya but usually, it takes up to 14 days. The result of your e-visa process will be sent to you electronically. It should be printed and carried along with the passport. You will be required to show this document when entering Kenya.

    To complete the application, please use the panel on the left. Choose the type of trip: single or multiple entries (30 or 90 days), and enter your citizenship. Then click "Apply online" and fill out the form.

  • eVisa Validity Period

    The validity of an electronic visa depends on the type chosen:

    Tourist and business eVisa - valid for 90 days from the date of issue of the document. It allows one-time entry with a maximum stay of up to 90 days. This means that you will have to leave the country on the last day of your e-visa validity.

    Transit eVisa - valid for 72 hours from the planned date of entry into Kenya. At the same time, the maximum duration of stay in Kenya is also 72 hours.

  • eVisa Transit Information

    As mentioned above, in the case of transit through Kenya, you have to apply for an e-visa. This e-visa is issued specifically for transit travel.

    The possibility of applying for an e-visa applies only to citizens of visa-free travel countries. The list of these countries is available here. If the country is not listed , the citizen has to go to the embassy to obtain a regular visa.

  • Requirements on Arrival

    You must have a valid passport and a printed e-visa to enter Kenya. The document can be printed in black and white. Your e-visa and passport will be verified by customs officials on arrival in Kenya.

 

Required documents

  • Tourism eVisa

    Citizens of eligible countries must provide:

    – Scan or digital photo of the bio-data page of the applicant's passport
    – Photograph of the applicant (digital) which meets passport photo standards

  • Business eVisa

    Citizens of eligible countries must provide:

    – Scan or digital photo of the bio-data page of the applicant's passport
    – Photograph of the applicant (digital) which meets passport photo standards
    – Letter of invitation from a Kenyan company, or copy of registration of the company of the applicant

  • Transit eVisa

    Citizens of eligible countries must provide:

    – Scan or digital photo of the bio-data page of the applicant's passport
    – Photograph of the applicant (digital) which meets passport photo standards
    – Onward ticket

 

Important Information

  • An e-visa is not required for persons under 17 years of age. A valid passport is mandatory.
  • The passport must be valid for the entire duration of your stay in Kenya.
  • Extension of stay is possible on arrival in Kenya however there will be a charge for an additional days.
  • For e-visa holders, undertaking commercial activities is not allowed; An e-visa is only valid for business or tourist trips.
  • It is possible to entercontry Kenya through another port than the one indicated but still it has to be on the list accepting electronic visas.
  • As e-visa is electronically assigned to the passport so if the document expires or is lost, the e-visa will be not valid correspondingly. If your passport has expired and you get a new document, you are required to apply for a new e-visa.
 

Benefits of Evisa Express

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    Easy application processThere are three easy steps to get your eVisa to Kenya. Any issues during the application process can be addressed by contacting our support team
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    Qualified team of expertsA qualified team oversees the processing of each and every application
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    Guarantee of serviceIf an application is unable to be processed, reimbursement is provided according to the conditions set out by our Terms of Service

Evisa Express is an independent company that offers efficient and professional assistance in obtaining visas. We are not associated with any governmental agency. See Privacy Policy and Terms of Service.

 

Three easy steps to get your eVisa

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    Apply onlineFill out basic information on your citizenship and purpose for travel
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    Fill out remaining required information and make online paymentWe accept both credit and debit cards and other convenient methods of payment.
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    Check your emailOnce your payment is confirmed, the eVisa will be sent to the email address you provided on your application
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