Kenya eVisa for Nigerian Citizens

Kenya eVisa for Nigerian citizens was introduced in 2015 to make it easier for all Nigerians to enter Kenya. The online visa functions as a travel authorization allowing a short-term stay in the Republic of Kenya.

Its holders can use it for business, tourism, or transit reasons. Many travelers now choose the more convenient way to obtain the obligatory visa to Kenya by applying for their visa online.

The application for an eVisa is an entirely online process that requires no Embassy visits. The process of completing the Kenya visa application form should maximally take 15 minutes requiring basic necessities, including access to an Internet-connected electronic device or having an active email address.

Types of Kenya eVisa for Nigerian citizens

Nigeria citizens may select from the following four available types of online visas to Kenya:

  • Kenya Tourist eVisa: asingle-entry visa that enables making tourism-related trips; only one entry is allowed, and the stay cannot exceed 90 days; Tourist eVisa is issued for 3 months.
  • Kenya Transit eVisa: a transit visa that enables a 72-hour transit stop on the way to the country of the final destination.
  • Kenya Business eVisa: a single-entry authorization for business trips not exceeding 90 days; Business eVisa is issued for 3 months.
  • East Africa eVisa: a multiple-entry visa issued for tourism purposes to travel to three East African countries: Uganda, Rwanda, and Kenya. East Africa eVisa is issued for 90 days and allows numerous entries to these 3 countries.

How to apply for an electronic Kenya visa from Nigeria?

To start an online application, all applicants need to grab a working device, check the Internet connection, and click on the 'Apply Online' button. Next, you will need to follow 3 more steps to submit your application:

  1. Provide the required data in the eVisa form: enter all requested personal information, travel details, email address, etc. Check twice all the provided details before you decide to move on to the second step.
  2. Pay the eVisa fee: once you have made sure that the form is filled out with the correct data, cover the visa processing fee.
  3. Go to your email inbox: after making the payment, you should check if the confirmation number was delivered to your email. This number may be used for checking the application status. Moreover, the approved online visa is to be also sent to your email address provided in the online form. Check your inbox for those two essential messages and download a PDF file with your electronic visa.

Kenya eVisa processing time and fees for Nigerian citizens


69 business hours is the average time to process the majority of Kenya eVisa applications. However, the standard processing time is 3 business days. Submit your application a minimum of 72 business hours ahead of your planned trip to Kenya.

An error-free online form can help you avoid unnecessary delays in your eVisa approval. In turn, any mistake can extend the processing time. Check your application twice and enjoy your approved eVisa as soon as possible!


All single-entry online visas to Kenya require covering the processing fee of 99 Euro, while those applying for East Africa eVisa need to pay 149 Euro.

There are several means of online payment that all Nigerians can choose from to cover the fee.

Kenya eVisa requirements for Nigerian citizens


The online Kenya visa requirements for Nigerian citizens are standard ones, e.g., a valid passport. Nevertheless, you will need to submit a few supporting documents depending on the type of eVisa you decide to apply for:

East Africa/Tranist/Tourist eVisa

  • a face photograph (PC camera photos or pictures taken with a mobile phone will be accepted)
  • a passport of a Nigerian applicant (the passport's bio-data page scan)
  • hotel accommodation confirmation
  • return ticket (copy)
  • ticket for the onward trip (copy)*

*Only applies for the Transit eVisa.

Business eVisa

  • a face photograph(PC camera photos or pictures taken with a mobile will be accepted)
  • a passport of a Nigerian applicant (the passport's bio-data page scan)
  • a Nigerian applicant's company registration certificate (copy)
  • a staff ID and ID of a person inviting or representing a company in Kenya
  • an inviter's or representant's from a Kenyan company valid passport (bio-data page scan)
  • a passport page of the immigration status of an inviter or representant of a company in Kenya

Please note: When going to Kenya for business reasons, applicants should consider making a tourist eVisa application to reduce the number of documentation to be attached to the online application form.

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