Kenya eVisa for Sri Lankan Citizens

The Government of Kenya decided to ease the procedures of entering this country by introducing an eVisa system available for numerous countries worldwide. Kenyan eVisa is now required of Sri Lanka citizens who plan on visiting Kenya.

Kenya eVisa is an electronic travel authorization issued by the Kenyan Government. Sri Lankan citizens can use their issued electronic visas for trips taken for tourism, business, or transit.Citizens of Sri Lanka can apply for their Kenyan visas online in a few easy steps by simply filling out an online form.

Kenya visa application online allows saving plenty of time as no Embassy visits are required. Moreover, applicants do not need to waste time arranging Embassy appointments, getting there, and going through extensive paperwork.

How to apply for a Kenya eVisa from Sri Lanka?

Click on the'Apply Online' button. Next, you will need to go through the following 3 intuitive steps:

  1. Fill out the online form: enter standard personal data and details of your Kenyan trip. Double-check if all the data provided is correct and attach the necessary documents.
  2. Pay the eVisa fee: use one of the available methods of online payment. Once it is registered, the confirmation number will be sent to your inbox.
  3. Go to your email inbox: download your approved eVisa to Kenya that will arrive in PDF form to your email address. Don't forget to print it out and take a copy for your trip to Kenya!

Should you encounter any problems at any stage of your application, feel free to contact our support team.

Kenya eVisa processing time and fees for Sri Lankan citizens


The standard time needed to process an application for an eVisa to Keya is 72 business hours. A Sri Lankan applicant should make sure that their online form is error-free to minimize the chances of any potential delays. On average, our customers can receive approval within 69 hours from the moment of applying.


A single-entry business, transit, and tourist eVisa to Kenya cost 99 Euro, while those who want to obtain a multiple-entry East Africa eVisa need to pay 149 Euro. Citizens of Sri Lanka can select from various secure means of online payment.

How long can Sri Lankan citizens stay in Kenya with an eVisa?

There are 4 types of online visas to Kenya. Each type serves a different travel purpose and has various rules regarding the period of time its holder is allowed to stay in Kenya. The available types of eVisa to Kenya are as follows:

  • Tourist eVisa: a single-entry visa that serves only tourism-related trips, including sightseeing, visiting relatives and friends, etc. Tourist eVisa stays effective for 3 months from its issuance, and its holder is allowed a90-day stay in Kenya upon one single entry.
  • Business eVisa: a single-entry permit dedicated to business travelers. Similarly, like a tourist visa, it is issued for 3 months, and its holder can stay in Kenya for up to 90 days upon one allowed entry.
  • Transit eVisa: asingle-entry authorization for a transit stop in the Republic of Kenya when traveling to another country. The online transit visa remains valid only for 72 hours from the intended date of entry to Kenya.
  • East Africa eVisa: a multiple-entry permit dedicated to tourists who want to explore Rwanda and Uganda apart from Kenya. East Africa online visa serves only tourist trips. Its holder can re-enter these 3 countries many times as long as their eVisa remains valid (3 months from its issuance date).

Requirements for a Kenya eVisa from Sri Lanka

When making an online visa application from Sri Lanka, applicants will need to attach a few supporting documents. These documents can differ according to the type of eVisa one wants to apply for, and can be classified as follows:

Tourist eVisa and East Africa eVisa

  • bio-data page of an applicant's passport (digital copy)
  • digital photo of an applicant's face - you can use your mobile phone or PC camera
  • hotel booking confirmation
  • return ticket copy

Business eVisa

  • a bio-data page of the applicant's passport (digital copy)
  • a digital photo of the applicant's face - you can use your mobile phone or PC camera
  • a registration certificate of your company (copy)
  • the inviter's or representative's staff ID
  • the inviter's or representative's Kenyan ID
  • a bio-data page of the inviter's or representative's passport (digital copy)
  • a passport page of the inviter or representative immigration status

Tip: If you plan to attend any business event in Kenya, you should consider making an online application for the tourist eVisa, which requires fewer supporting documents to be attached.

Transit eVisa

  • bio-data page of an applicant's passport (digital copy)
  • digital photo of an applicant's face - you can use your mobile phone or PC camera
  • onward ticket copy
  • hotel booking confirmation

Is it safe to use Evisa Express to get a Kenya eVisa?

  • 99% of Kenya eVisa applications get approval
  • only 3 simple and intuitive steps to link every applicant with their approved eVisa to Kenya
  • professional assistance of eVisa experts throughout the entire application process
  • double-checking every application form before sending it further to the Kenyan Government
  • money refund in case of the visa application's failure (check our Terms of Service)
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