Kenya eVisa Application

Kenya eVisa: Basic Information

Kenya eVisa is an online visa, introduced in 2005 by the Government of Kenya, that allows travelers from eligible countries to visit Kenya for tourism, business, and transit purposes.

There are three types of eVisa to Kenya - tourist, business, and transit visa. The tourist and business eVisas stay valid for 90 days after the issue date, while the transit visa stays valid for 72 hours.

Citizens from eligible countries can apply for Kenya eVisa online by filling out an application form on our website. The approved document is then delivered to the applicant's email inbox.

eVisas have been introduced by the Kenyan Government to help travelers handle the necessary travel authorization documents in the easiest way possible.

Kenya eVisa is a single-entry visa with a validity period of 3 months (and the same length of stay permitted) from the issuing date. It costs 99 Euro.

The processing time may take a few days; thus, travelers should apply at least three business days before the planned trip.

Important Update!

Due to the ongoing Covid-19 pandemic, all incoming visitors to Kenya must have a completed Kenya Health Surveillance Form ready to be checked upon arrival.

The form requires travelers to provide travel, health, and contact details essential for the Kenyan authorities in regards to the pandemic.

Kenyan Health Surveillance Form is available online while its completion is followed by a QR code generated and send to each traveler via email.

  • Kenya eVisa types

    The Republic of Kenya offers three types of eVisa, each one serving a different purpose of usage.

    Please note that every type of online Kenya visa is a single entry permit. You can only enter and exit Kenya once within the validity period. To re-enter, apply for a new entry permit.

    Moreover, the Kenyan eVisa remains valid for 90 days from the date of issue and you are allowed to stay with your approved visa also for up to 90 days.

    Please remember then that you should not submit your visa application too much in advance of your planned journey. 

    • Tourist eVisa – designed for tourism usage. This includes travel related to sightseeing, as well as visiting relatives or friends. It remains valid for 90 days from the approval date, and you may stay in Kenya for up to 90 days in a row. The allowed stay of 90 days will be counted from the date of arrival in Kenya.
    • Business eVisa – dedicated to all business travelers who wish to conduct work duties in Kenya. It remains valid for 90 days from the approval date, and your visit may be up to 90 days in a row.
    • Transit eVisa – allows travelers to transit through the Republic of Kenya on their way to their target destination. This online visa is valid for 72 hours from your planned date of entry into Kenya.

    Important note: As a holder of a single-entry Kenya eVisa, you are allowed to re-enter Kenya from Tanzania. However, if you wish to re-enter the territory of Kenya from another country, you will need to apply for another visa.

    TIP! Are you going to Kenya to participate in a business event, conference, or just a meeting? Consider applying for the Tourist eVisa to avoid having to upload too many supporting documents!

    *FAST TRACK
    As the airports in Kenya may be very often busy and crowded, travelers can now choose the Kenya Fast Track for passing through immigration control much easier and faster.

    The Fast Track service includes the assistance of a person meeting the traveler at the terminal entrance.

    The greeter escorts a passenger through passport control and customs using the fast-track lane. The luggage assistance is also included in the price.

    **Kenya eVisa Emergency Rush Processing

    If your travel date is very close, you can choose the Emergency Rush Processing option to obtain the Kenya eVisa processed in around 1 business day

    To find out more about the Fast Track and Emergency Rush Processing, please contact our support team.

  • List of eligible countries

    Below is a list of the countries whose citizens must apply for a Kenya eVisa in order to travel there for tourism, business, or transit:

    • Afghanistan
    • Albania
    • Algeria
    • Andorra
    • Angola
    • Antigua and Bermuda
    • Argentina
    • Armenia
    • Australia
    • Austria
    • Azerbaijan
    • Bahrain
    • Bangladesh
    • Belarus
    • Belgium
    • Benin
    • Bhutan
    • Bolivia
    • Bosnia
    • Brazil
    • Bulgaria
    • Burkina Faso
    • Cambodia
    • Cameroon
    • Canada
    • Cape Verde
    • Central African Republic
    • Chad
    • Chile
    • China
    • Columbia
    • Comoros
    • Congo
    • Congo Democratic Republic
    • Costa Rica
    • Cote d'Ivoire (Ivory Coast)
    • Croatia
    • Cuba
    • Czech Republic
    • Denmark
    • Djibouti
    • Dominican Republic
    • East Timor
    • Ecuador
    • Egypt
    • El Salvador
    • Equatorial Guinea
    • Eritrea
    • 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
    • Iraq
    • Ireland
    • Israel
    • Italy
    • Japan
    • Jordan
    • Kazakhstan
    • Kirghizstan
    • Korea, North (DPR)
    • Korea, South
    • Kosovo
    • Kuwait
    • Laos
    • Latvia
    • Lebanon
    • Liberia
    • Libya
    • Liechtenstein
    • Lithuania
    • Luxembourg
    • Macedonia
    • Madagascar
    • Mali
    • Malta
    • Marshall Islands
    • Mauritania
    • Mexico
    • Micronesia
    • Moldavia
    • Monaco
    • Mongolia
    • Montenegro
    • Morocco
    • Mozambique
    • Myanmar
    • Nepal
    • Netherlands
    • New Zealand
    • Nicaragua
    • Niger
    • Nigeria
    • Norway
    • Oman
    • Pakistan
    • Palau
    • Palestinian Territories
    • Pacific Isles
    • Panama
    • Paraguay
    • Peru
    • Philippines
    • Poland
    • Portugal
    • Qatar
    • Romania
    • Russia
    • Russia
    • Saint Christopher Cape
    • Salvador
    • Sao Tome and Principe
    • Saudi Arabia
    • Senegal
    • Serbia
    • Slovakia
    • Slovenia
    • Somalia
    • Southern Sudan
    • Spain
    • Sri Lanka
    • Sudan
    • Suriname
    • Sweden
    • Switzerland
    • Syria
    • Tajikistan
    • Taiwan
    • Thailand
    • Timor East
    • Togo
    • Tonga
    • Tunisia
    • Turkey
    • Turkmenistan
    • UAE
    • Ukraine
    • United Kingdom
    • Uruguay
    • USA
    • Uzbekistan
    • Vatican City
    • Venezuela
    • Vietnam
    • Yemen

    If you don't see your country listed above, then you are not eligible for an electronic Kenya visa. Ineligible travelers must apply for traditional paper visas at the closest Kenyan Embassy.

  • List of eVisa entry points

    Where can you cross the Kenyan border with an eVisa? Here is a list of entry points where electronic entry permits are accepted:

    Airports:

    ELDORET International Airport
    GARISSA Airport
    JOMO KENYATTA airport – 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:

    Kilindini Seaport
    Kisumu
    Kuinga
    Lamu
    Malindi
    Mbita
    Muhuru Bay
    Old Port
    Shimoni
    Vanga
  • eVisa to Kenya application form

    The first thing you need to do is make sure that you have all your documentation with you. For a complete list of supporting documents, see the "Required Documents" section.

    Once you're ready to start your application, find the panel on the left-hand sidebar of this page. Select the purpose of your travel from the dropdown list. Then click "Apply Online." Next, follow these simple steps:

    1. Fill the application form: provide your data and travel information. Make sure everything is correct and upload the supporting documents.
    2. Cover the fees using the most convenient to you method of online payment and receive a confirmation number at your email address.
    3. The approved online visa to Kenya will be delivered directly to your email box in PDF form!

    Please make sure that your passport will stay valid for at least 6 months from the planned date of the trip.

    Our support team is ready to help every applicant that needs further assistance. Should you have any questions or doubts, do not hesitate to contact us via email or phone!

  • Validity period

    According to the Kenyan online visa policy requirements, the length of the validity period depends on whether you have a tourist, business, or transit eVisa.

    The Tourist and Business eVisa both stay valid for 90 days after they are issued. Each of these electronic visas is a single entry permit that allows you one entry. The maximum amount of time that you can stay in Kenya is 90 days, and you must leave by the last day of the validity period.

    The Transit eVisa - stays valid for 72 hours from your planned date of entry into the Republic of Kenya, and the maximum visit length is 3 days.

  • Transit information

    What if you are traveling to Kenya not to stay there, but to get on a connecting flight, boat, bus, or a train somewhere else? This is called transiting, and, just like with other reasons for visiting, it also needs an online visa.

    A Transit visa is issued to persons connecting through Kenya to other destinations for a period not exceeding 72 hours. Those connecting flights directly without leaving the airport don’t need to apply for Transit visas.

    If you see your citizenship on the "List of eligible countries," above, then you need a Kenya eVisa to transit through this country.

  • Requirements on arrival

    According to the requirements for entry into the Republic of Kenya, you must be carrying the following documents upon crossing the border:

    - a valid passport

    - a printed Kenya eVisa

    As soon as your online Kenya visa is approved, you will receive a PDF version of the necessary entry permit via email. Print it out and present it to the customs officials upon arrival.

  • Kenya eVisa Sample

    Is the application process already behind you? If you’re currently waiting for your entry permit to arrive, make sure to take a look at the Kenya eVisa sample below to get more information on how yours can look like!

    Kenya eVisa

Required Documents

You must attach the following supporting documents to your online visa application:

  • Business eVisa

    To apply for the online business visa to Kenya, please prepare:

    • a digital photo of the bio-data page of the applicant's passport
    • photograph of the applicant's face (digital): that can be taken using a phone or a PC camera
    • a copy of your company registration certificate
    • Staff ID or Kenyan ID of inviter or representative

    Please note! If you're visiting Kenya only to participate in a business event, meeting, or educate yourself on a seminar/conference, consider applying for the Tourist eVisa for an easier application process.

  • Transit eVisa

    To transit through Kenya with an online visa, you must attach the following documents:

    • a digital photo of the bio-data page of the applicant's passport
    • a photograph of the applicant's face: that can be taken using a phone or a PC camera
    • hotel reservations
    • return ticket
    • onward ticket
  • Additional documents

    You will need to provide a copy of your valid international yellow fever vaccination card with a valid vaccination against yellow fever if you are planning a trip through the following countries:  

    Rwanda, Uganda, Angola, Argentina, Benin, Brazil, Burkina Faso, Cameroon, Central African Republic, Chad, Colombia, Congo, DR Congo, Ivory Coast, Ecuador, Equatorial Guinea, Ethiopia, French Guiana, Gabon, Gambia, Ghana, Guinea, Guinea-Bissau, Guyana, Liberia, Mali, Mauritania, Niger, Nigeria, Panama, Paraguay, Peru, Senegal, Sierra Leone, South Sudan, Sudan, Togo, Venezuela

    Please note that the vaccination must have been administered within a minimum of 10 days prior to travel.

Important Information

  • All travelers, irrespective of their age, must apply for a Kenyan travel permit separately
  • It is possible to extend your online Kenya visa while your travel is still ongoing. Applicants will be charged for additional days extending past the original 90 days of validity.
  • All applicants who wish to enter Kenya must have a passport valid for at least 6 months beyond the date of planned arrival. Any changes to your passport or losing this document lead to eVisa invalidity.
  • Extension of stay is possible on arrival in Kenya however there will be a charge for additional days.
  • eVisa holders cannot undertake employment in Kenya; an online visa is only valid for business, trasnit, or tourist trips.
  • It is possible to enter Kenya through another port than the one indicated but it has to be on the list of ports accepting electronic visas.

Benefits of Evisa Express

  • 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
  • Qualified team of expertsA qualified team oversees the processing of each and every application
  • Guarantee of serviceIf an application is unable to be processed, reimbursement is provided according to the conditions set out by our Terms of Service

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FAQ about Kenya eVisa

  • How much is an eVisa for Kenya?

    Kenya eVisa for tourist, business, and transit costs 99 Euro. All applicants can choose between several online payment methods to cover the fees. Once your payment registers, you will receive a confirmation number at your email box.

  • How long does it take to get the Kenya visa online?

    Processing time for a Kenya eVisaapplication can take as long as a few days. Double-check if there are no errors in your form to avoid any delays. The average approval time when using our services is just 69 hours. Moreover, 99% of the submitted applications are positively approved!

  • What online visa do you need for Kenya?

    Kenya eVisa type to select depends on the traveler's needs. If you wish to explore the country or visit your friends and family, choose the electronic tourist visa. The business type was designed for all entrepreneurs that intend to conduct business activities in the country. There is also a transit entry permit that stays valid for 72 hours and allows its holders to pass through Kenya on their way somewhere else. 

  • How to apply for an online Kenya visa?

    Applying for the Kenya visa online takes only a few minutes and can be done on any working device with an internet connection. Choose the purpose of your travel, fill the application form with the necessary data, cover the fees, and wait for the approved entry permit to be delivered to your email box!

  • Can I get an electronic Kenya visa on arrival?

    Yes, single-entry electronic visas to Kenya are available on arrival. However, Kenya plans to discontinue them in the near future. It's far more secure to apply online at least 3 business days in advance of your travel to be sure that you will enter the country successfully.

  • What is the difference between an eVisa and a visa on arrival?

    Visa on arrival is granted at a point of entry into Kenya, whereas an eVisa is granted through an online process in advance of your trip. When you apply online with Evisa Express, we check every applicant's form for correctness, which results in a 99% rate of successfully approved applications. Visa on arrival is not guaranteed.

  • Who needs an online visa for Kenya?

    All citizens of countries outside of Kenya need an online visa to travel there. Citizens of the eligible countries may apply for an eVisa! Use any working device, even your phone, and submit your application within minutes from home. The approved entry permit will be sent in PDF form to your email box.

  • What is a multiple entry eVisa for Kenya?

    All three types of the Kenya eVisa (tourist, business, and transit) serve as single-entry permits. Currently, there is no option of getting a multiple-entry visa for Kenya.

  • What documents are required for an eVisa to Kenya?

    Two most important documents when applying for each Kenya eVisa type are a valid passport that will not expire for at least 6 months from the planned arrival date and the applicant's face photo. The photo can be taken using a phone or a PC camera. Please note that additional supporting documents may be required depending on the selected type of entry permit.

  • Is Kenya eVisa stamped on passport?

    Kenya online visa is not stamped on passport. It is digitally linked to your travel document. You will also receive a PDF copy in your email box. Please note! Any changes to the applicant's passport (including changing the data on it, it's expiry, or losing this document) lead to the electronic visa becoming invalid.

  • Do I need to print the electronic visa to Kenya?

    Yes, you do need to print your eVisa to Kenya. When you use our services, the approved entry permit arrives in your email box within 3 business days. Print out the document to show it to the customs officials upon your arrival.

  • Do I need to apply for a multiple-entry Kenya eVisa if I wish to re-enter Kenya after traveling to another country?

    If you are a holder of a single-entry Kenya eVisa and wish to re-enter Kenya from Tanzania, you can use the same visa without needing to apply for a multiple-entry eVisa. Nevertheless, if you are re-entering Kenya from any other country, you will need to obtain another visa.

Three easy steps to get your eVisa

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