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Kenya Visa Types

Before you apply for a Kenyan visa, you need to know the different types of visas available and their purpose so you can make the right choice. You can apply for different e-visa like tourism, business or transit depending on the one you need. VisaHQ provides you with the opportunity to apply for any online visa to Kenya of your choice, and below, we review the features of each one.

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    Tourist E-visa ETA
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    Business E-visa ETA
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    Conference E-visa ETA
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    Courtesy E-visa
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    Crew E-visa ETA
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    Medical Treatment E-visa ETA
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    Religious E-visa ETA
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    Seaman E-visa ETA
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    Transit E-visa
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    Transit E-visa ETA
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    Work E-visa ETA
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    Visitor E-visa ETA
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    Student E-visa ETA
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A visa is required for this destination.

Kenya e Visa for Tourism

The Kenyan e-visa for tourism is a single-entry or multiple-entry visa for tourism, family visits, safaris tours, and any leisure activity that will not last more than 90 days. This e-visa is also valid for 90 days after it is issued, and it was introduced in 2015 to simplify the visa process for short-term visitors. The application is quick and easy, and visitors have an opportunity to extend it once if they wish to stay for much longer by an additional 90 days. However, citizens of some countries receive this visa for only one month.

There are two types of single entry e visas, namely the single entry visa, valid for three months, and the category 3 entry visa, valid for just one month from the issue date. If you are going to be a frequent visitor, you can opt for the multiple entry visa, and there are two types. The first is valid for 3-12 months of issue, while the other is valid for 5 years.

Port of Entry

These are the ports and border crossings travelers can use to enter Kenya with their e-visas.

Airports: Jomo Kenyatta International Airport, Wilson Port, Moi International Airport.

Seaports: Kisumu, Kuinga, Kilindini, Lamu, Muhuru Bay, Mbita Point, Old Port, Malindi, Shimoni, Vanga.

Border Crossings: Kenya – Tanzania Border, Kenya – Ethiopia Border, Kenya - South Sudan Border, Kenya – Somalia Border, Kenya – Uganda Border.

Kenya e Visa For Business

The business e-visa is for business professionals, entrepreneurs, Investors, professionals, and guests coming to Kenya for business activities. This e-visa is not the same as a work visa because while work visa holders are allowed to work, e-visa holders are denied such privileges. The e-visa for business is issued as a single or multiple-entry visa with different validity. You can use it to settle estates, Negotiate contracts, consult professionals, attend business events, seek out investment opportunities, etc.

To qualify for this visa, you must provide your itinerary, information about your host, and a cover letter explaining the purpose of your visit. The border agents may also demand a health certificate if you are coming from a high-risk region.

Port of Entry

These are the ports and border crossings travelers can use to enter Kenya with their e-visas.

Airports: Jomo Kenyatta International Airport, Wilson Port, Moi International Airport.

Seaports: Kisumu, Kuinga, Kilindini, Lamu, Muhuru Bay, Mbita Point, Old Port, Malindi, Shimoni, Vanga.

Border Crossings: Kenya – Tanzania Border, Kenya – Ethiopia Border, Kenya - South Sudan Border, Kenya – Somalia Border, Kenya – Uganda Border.

Kenya East Africa Visa

The East African e-visa is a special type of visa created under a joint arrangement by the governments of Kenya, Uganda, and Rwanda. This e-visa is valid in all three countries, and holders can enter and exit each of them. This visa is strictly for tourism, and no nationality restrictions mean that any citizen can apply for it. Furthermore, the visa is issued as a multiple entry visa but can only be extended up to the 90-day visit allowed. 

Additionally, holders are expected to enter the country that issued the visa before traveling to any other two countries.

Port of Entry

These are the ports and border crossings travelers can use to enter Kenya with this visa.

Airports: Jomo Kenyatta International Airport, Wilson Port, Moi International Airport.

Seaports: Kisumu, Kuinga, Kilindini, Lamu, Muhuru Bay, Mbita Point, Old Port, Malindi, Shimoni, Vanga.

Border Crossings: Kenya – Uganda Border.

Kenya e Visa For Transit

The Kenyan transit visa is for international travelers passing through Kenya to get to another country by air. This e-visa is only meant for visitors who intend to leave the airport and spend some time in the city before they return to continue their journey. This means that if you are an international traveler who will remain at the airport transit area and wait for your next flight, you will not need this visa.

Transit visas must be accompanied by an onward flight ticket to the next destination, and you must apply for it at least 72 hours before your arrival.

 Port Of Entry

The following airports can be used to enter Kenya with this E-visa.

Airports: Jomo Kenyatta International Airport, Wilson Port, Moi International Airport.

Effective March 17, 2020 Kenya halted the entry of foreigners from countries that have confirmed coronavirus cases for 30 days or until further notice. Only Kenyan citizens, and any foreigners with valid residence permits will be allowed to come in provided they proceed on self-quarantine or to a government designated quarantine facility.

Effective March 17, 2020 Kenya halted the entry of foreigners from countries that have confirmed coronavirus cases for 30 days or until further notice. Only Kenyan citizens, and any foreigners with valid residence permits will be allowed to come in provided they proceed on self-quarantine or to a government designated quarantine facility.

All passengers traveling to Kenya MUST complete a Health declaration form within the 72 hours prior to the flight. Passengers will be required to display the corresponding QR codes to port health officials for them to be allowed to proceed to arrival immigration. You can apply for this Health declaration E-Form using our website.

Please upload all documents upon completion of your order.

Kenyan Multiple Entry Evisa is not available at the moment.

All passengers traveling to Kenya MUST complete a Health declaration form within the 72 hours prior to the flight. Passengers will be required to display the corresponding QR codes to port health officials for them to be allowed to proceed to arrival immigration. Please complete Health Declaration form here.

Please upload all documents upon completion of your order.

All passengers traveling to Kenya MUST complete a Health declaration form within the 72 hours prior to the flight. Passengers will be required to display the corresponding QR codes to port health officials for them to be allowed to proceed to arrival immigration. You can apply for this Health declaration E-Form using our website.

Please upload all documents upon completion of your order.

All passengers traveling to Kenya MUST complete a Health declaration form within the 72 hours prior to the flight. Passengers will be required to display the corresponding QR codes to port health officials for them to be allowed to proceed to arrival immigration. You can apply for this Health declaration E-Form using our website.

Please upload all documents upon completion of your order.

Effective March 17, 2020 Kenya halted the entry of foreigners from countries that have confirmed coronavirus cases for 30 days or until further notice. Only Kenyan citizens, and any foreigners with valid residence permits will be allowed to come in provided they proceed on self-quarantine or to a government designated quarantine facility.

Kenyan Multiple Entry Evisa is not available at the moment.

All passengers traveling to Kenya MUST complete a Health declaration form within the 72 hours prior to the flight. Passengers will be required to display the corresponding QR codes to port health officials for them to be allowed to proceed to arrival immigration. Please complete Health Declaration form here.

Please upload all documents upon completion of your order.

All passengers traveling to Kenya MUST complete a Health declaration form within the 72 hours prior to the flight. Passengers will be required to display the corresponding QR codes to port health officials for them to be allowed to proceed to arrival immigration. You can apply for this Health declaration E-Form using our website.

Please upload all documents upon completion of your order.

All passengers traveling to Kenya MUST complete a Health declaration form within the 72 hours prior to the flight. Passengers will be required to display the corresponding QR codes to port health officials for them to be allowed to proceed to arrival immigration. Please complete Health Declaration form here.

Please upload all documents upon completion of your order.

All passengers traveling to Kenya MUST complete a Health declaration form within the 72 hours prior to the flight. Passengers will be required to display the corresponding QR codes to port health officials for them to be allowed to proceed to arrival immigration. You can apply for this Health declaration E-Form using our website.

Please upload all documents upon completion of your order.

Effective March 17, 2020 Kenya halted the entry of foreigners from countries that have confirmed coronavirus cases for 30 days or until further notice. Only Kenyan citizens, and any foreigners with valid residence permits will be allowed to come in provided they proceed on self-quarantine or to a government designated quarantine facility.

Effective March 17, 2020 Kenya halted the entry of foreigners from countries that have confirmed coronavirus cases for 30 days or until further notice. Only Kenyan citizens, and any foreigners with valid residence permits will be allowed to come in provided they proceed on self-quarantine or to a government designated quarantine facility.

All passengers traveling to Kenya MUST complete a Health declaration form within the 72 hours prior to the flight. Passengers will be required to display the corresponding QR codes to port health officials for them to be allowed to proceed to arrival immigration. You can apply for this Health declaration E-Form using our website.

Please upload all documents upon completion of your order.

All passengers traveling to Kenya MUST complete a Health declaration form within the 72 hours prior to the flight. Passengers will be required to display the corresponding QR codes to port health officials for them to be allowed to proceed to arrival immigration.

Fill out Kenya Tourist E-visa ETA application form online

and provide digital copies of the following documents:
  • Passport copy. A clear scan of the information page of your valid, signed passport. Copy of passport front cover.

  • Passport-type photograph. A digital passport-type photograph taken within the last 6 months. This may be taken using a cell phone against a white wall provided if it meets the standards of a passport-type photograph.

  • Proof of accommodation. A copy of hotel reservations or other lodgings for the duration of the trip. The applicant's name must be on the reservation. If you're visiting friends and family, provide the name, ID or passport number, and mobile phone number of the host.

  • Itinerary. A copy of round trip tickets or detailed itinerary for the duration of the trip. The applicant's name must be on itinerary.

  • Identity card. Copy of Identity Card. If visiting a friend/family, please upload the front and back of the Kenyan ID Card of the friend or family member.

  • Passport copy. A clear scan of the information page of your valid, signed passport. Copy of passport front cover.

  • Passport-type photograph. A digital passport-type photograph taken within the last 6 months. This may be taken using a cell phone against a white wall provided if it meets the standards of a passport-type photograph.

  • Proof of accommodation. A copy of hotel reservations or other lodgings for the duration of the trip. The applicant's name must be on the reservation. If you're visiting friends and family, provide the name, ID or passport number, and mobile phone number of the host.

  • Itinerary. A copy of round trip tickets or detailed itinerary for the duration of the trip. The applicant's name must be on itinerary.

  • Employment letter. An agency, company or employer correspondence justifying your presence in Kenya, confirming your employment status and contact information of the host firm, if any.

  • Business invitation. An official letter of invitation from the Country of Origin/Organisation/Foreign Affairs justifying your presence in Kenya.

  • ID Card. An identity document of the person counter-signing your invitation letter. This could be a Staff ID or passport bio page. Note: if uploading a passport bio page, you must also provide the passport immigration status page.

  • Passport copy. A clear scan of the information page of your valid, signed passport. Copy of passport front cover.

  • Passport-type photograph. A digital passport-type photograph taken within the last 6 months. This may be taken using a cell phone against a white wall provided if it meets the standards of a passport-type photograph.

  • Proof of accommodation. A copy of hotel reservations or other lodgings for the duration of the trip. The applicant's name must be on the reservation. If you're visiting friends and family, provide the name, ID or passport number, and mobile phone number of the host.

  • Itinerary. A copy of round trip tickets or detailed itinerary for the duration of the trip. The applicant's name must be on itinerary.

  • Identity card. Copy of Identity Card. If visiting a friend/family, please upload the front and back of the Kenyan ID Card of the friend or family member.

  • Passport copy. A clear scan of the information page of your valid, signed passport. Copy of passport front cover.

  • Passport-type photograph. A digital passport-type photograph taken within the last 6 months. This may be taken using a cell phone against a white wall provided if it meets the standards of a passport-type photograph.

  • Proof of accommodation. A copy of hotel reservations or other lodgings for the duration of the trip. The applicant's name must be on the reservation. If you're visiting friends and family, provide the name, ID or passport number, and mobile phone number of the host.

  • Itinerary. A copy of round trip tickets or detailed itinerary for the duration of the trip. The applicant's name must be on itinerary.

  • Employment letter. An agency, company or employer correspondence justifying your presence in Kenya, confirming your employment status and contact information of the host firm, if any.

  • Business invitation. An official letter of invitation from the Country of Origin/Organisation/Foreign Affairs justifying your presence in Kenya.

  • ID Card. An identity document of the person counter-signing your invitation letter. This could be a Staff ID or passport bio page. Note: if uploading a passport bio page, you must also provide the passport immigration status page.

  • Passport copy. A clear scan of the information pages of your valid, signed passport. Copy of passport front cover.

  • Passport-type photograph. A digital passport-type photograph taken within the last 6 months. This may be taken using a cell phone against a white wall provided if it meets the standards of a passport-type photograph.

  • Proof of accommodation. Booking confirmation(s) for your place of stay. This must include the name of the hotel/guesthouse. If you’re visiting friends and family, provide the name, ID or passport number, and mobile phone number of your host.

  • Itinerary. A copy of round trip tickets or detailed itinerary for the duration of the trip. The applicant's name must be on itinerary.

  • Flight or cruise tickets. Airline/cruise booking confirmation(s) which clearly shows your name and arrival/departure details.

  • Invitation letter. An official letter of invitation from the Country of Origin/Organisation/Foreign Affairs justifying your presence in Kenya.

  • Identity card. An identity document of the person counter-signing your invitation letter. This could be a Staff ID or passport bio page. Note: if uploading a passport bio page, you must also provide the passport immigration status page.

  • Passport copy. A clear scan of the information page of your valid, signed passport. Copy of passport front cover.

  • Passport-type photograph. A digital passport-type photograph taken within the last 6 months. This may be taken using a cell phone against a white wall provided if it meets the standards of a passport-type photograph.

  • Proof of accommodation. A copy of hotel reservations or other lodgings for the duration of the trip. The applicant's name must be on the reservation. If you're visiting friends and family, provide the name, ID or passport number, and mobile phone number of the host.

  • Itinerary. A copy of round trip tickets or detailed itinerary for the duration of the trip. The applicant's name must be on itinerary.

  • Identity card. Copy of Identity Card. If visiting a friend/family, please upload the front and back of the Kenyan ID Card of the friend or family member.

  • Passport copy. A clear scan of the information page of your valid, signed passport. Copy of passport front cover.

  • Passport-type photograph. A digital passport-type photograph taken within the last 6 months. This may be taken using a cell phone against a white wall provided if it meets the standards of a passport-type photograph.

  • Proof of accommodation. A copy of hotel reservations or other lodgings for the duration of the trip. The applicant's name must be on the reservation. If you're visiting friends and family, provide the name, ID or passport number, and mobile phone number of the host.

  • Itinerary. A copy of round trip tickets or detailed itinerary for the duration of the trip. The applicant's name must be on itinerary.

  • Employment letter. An agency, company or employer correspondence justifying your presence in Kenya, confirming your employment status and contact information of the host firm, if any.

  • Business invitation. An official letter of invitation from the Country of Origin/Organisation/Foreign Affairs justifying your presence in Kenya.

  • ID Card. An identity document of the person counter-signing your invitation letter. This could be a Staff ID or passport bio page. Note: if uploading a passport bio page, you must also provide the passport immigration status page.

  • Passport copy. A clear scan of the information page of your valid, signed passport. Copy of passport front cover.

  • Passport-type photograph. A digital passport-type photograph taken within the last 6 months. This may be taken using a cell phone against a white wall provided if it meets the standards of a passport-type photograph.

  • Proof of accommodation. A copy of hotel reservations or other lodgings for the duration of the trip. The applicant's name must be on the reservation. If you're visiting friends and family, provide the name, ID or passport number, and mobile phone number of the host.

  • Itinerary. A copy of round trip tickets or detailed itinerary for the duration of the trip. The applicant's name must be on itinerary.

  • Identity card. Copy of Identity Card. If visiting a friend/family, please upload the front and back of the Kenyan ID Card of the friend or family member.

  • Passport copy. A clear scan of the information page of your valid, signed passport. Copy of passport front cover.

  • Passport-type photograph. A digital passport-type photograph taken within the last 6 months. This may be taken using a cell phone against a white wall provided if it meets the standards of a passport-type photograph.

  • Proof of accommodation. A copy of hotel reservations or other lodgings for the duration of the trip. The applicant's name must be on the reservation. If you're visiting friends and family, provide the name, ID or passport number, and mobile phone number of the host.

  • Itinerary. A copy of round trip tickets or detailed itinerary for the duration of the trip. The applicant's name must be on itinerary.

  • Employment letter. An agency, company or employer correspondence justifying your presence in Kenya, confirming your employment status and contact information of the host firm, if any.

  • Business invitation. An official letter of invitation from the Country of Origin/Organisation/Foreign Affairs justifying your presence in Kenya.

  • ID Card. An identity document of the person counter-signing your invitation letter. This could be a Staff ID or passport bio page. Note: if uploading a passport bio page, you must also provide the passport immigration status page.

  • Passport copy. A clear scan of the information pages of your valid, signed passport. Copy of passport front cover.

  • Passport-type photograph. A digital passport-type photograph taken within the last 6 months. This may be taken using a cell phone against a white wall provided if it meets the standards of a passport-type photograph.

  • Proof of accommodation. Booking confirmation(s) for your place of stay. This must include the name of the hotel/guesthouse. If you’re visiting friends and family, provide the name, ID or passport number, and mobile phone number of your host.

  • Itinerary. A copy of round trip tickets or detailed itinerary for the duration of the trip. The applicant's name must be on itinerary.

  • Flight or cruise tickets. Airline/cruise booking confirmation(s) which clearly shows your name and arrival/departure details.

  • Invitation letter. An official letter of invitation from the Country of Origin/Organisation/Foreign Affairs justifying your presence in Kenya.

  • Identity card. An identity document of the person counter-signing your invitation letter. This could be a Staff ID or passport bio page. Note: if uploading a passport bio page, you must also provide the passport immigration status page.

  • Passport copy. A clear scan of the information page of your valid, signed passport. Copy of passport front cover.

  • Passport-type photograph. A digital passport-type photograph taken within the last 6 months. This may be taken using a cell phone against a white wall provided if it meets the standards of a passport-type photograph.

  • Proof of accommodation. A copy of hotel reservations or other lodgings for the duration of the trip. The applicant's name must be on the reservation. If you're visiting friends and family, provide the name, ID or passport number, and mobile phone number of the host.

  • Itinerary. A copy of round trip tickets or detailed itinerary for the duration of the trip. The applicant's name must be on itinerary.

  • Identity card. Copy of Identity Card. If visiting a friend/family, please upload the front and back of the Kenyan ID Card of the friend or family member.

  • Passport copy. A clear scan of the information page of your valid, signed passport. Copy of passport front cover.

  • Passport-type photograph. A digital passport-type photograph taken within the last 6 months. This may be taken using a cell phone against a white wall provided if it meets the standards of a passport-type photograph.

  • Proof of accommodation. A copy of hotel reservations or other lodgings for the duration of the trip. The applicant's name must be on the reservation. If you're visiting friends and family, provide the name, ID or passport number, and mobile phone number of the host.

  • Itinerary. A copy of round trip tickets or detailed itinerary for the duration of the trip. The applicant's name must be on itinerary.

  • Employment letter. An agency, company or employer correspondence justifying your presence in Kenya, confirming your employment status and contact information of the host firm, if any.

  • Business invitation. An official letter of invitation from the Country of Origin/Organisation/Foreign Affairs justifying your presence in Kenya.

  • ID Card. An identity document of the person counter-signing your invitation letter. This could be a Staff ID or passport bio page. Note: if uploading a passport bio page, you must also provide the passport immigration status page.

  • Passport copy. A clear scan of the information page of your valid, signed passport. Copy of passport front cover.

  • Passport-type photograph. A digital passport-type photograph taken within the last 6 months. This may be taken using a cell phone against a white wall provided if it meets the standards of a passport-type photograph.

  • Proof of accommodation. A copy of hotel reservations or other lodgings for the duration of the trip. The applicant's name must be on the reservation. If you're visiting friends and family, provide the name, ID or passport number, and mobile phone number of the host.

  • Itinerary. A copy of round trip tickets or detailed itinerary for the duration of the trip. The applicant's name must be on itinerary.

  • Identity card. Copy of Identity Card. If visiting a friend/family, please upload the front and back of the Kenyan ID Card of the friend or family member.

  • Passport copy. A clear scan of the information page of your valid, signed passport. Copy of passport front cover.

  • Passport-type photograph. A digital passport-type photograph taken within the last 6 months. This may be taken using a cell phone against a white wall provided if it meets the standards of a passport-type photograph.

  • Proof of accommodation. A copy of hotel reservations or other lodgings for the duration of the trip. The applicant's name must be on the reservation. If you're visiting friends and family, provide the name, ID or passport number, and mobile phone number of the host.

  • Itinerary. A copy of round trip tickets or detailed itinerary for the duration of the trip. The applicant's name must be on itinerary.

  • Employment letter. An agency, company or employer correspondence justifying your presence in Kenya, confirming your employment status and contact information of the host firm, if any.

  • Business invitation. An official letter of invitation from the Country of Origin/Organisation/Foreign Affairs justifying your presence in Kenya.

  • ID Card. An identity document of the person counter-signing your invitation letter. This could be a Staff ID or passport bio page. Note: if uploading a passport bio page, you must also provide the passport immigration status page.

  • Passport copy. A clear scan of the information pages of your valid, signed passport. Copy of passport front cover.

  • Passport-type photograph. A digital passport-type photograph taken within the last 6 months. This may be taken using a cell phone against a white wall provided if it meets the standards of a passport-type photograph.

  • Proof of accommodation. Booking confirmation(s) for your place of stay. This must include the name of the hotel/guesthouse. If you’re visiting friends and family, provide the name, ID or passport number, and mobile phone number of your host.

  • Itinerary. A copy of round trip tickets or detailed itinerary for the duration of the trip. The applicant's name must be on itinerary.

  • Flight or cruise tickets. Airline/cruise booking confirmation(s) which clearly shows your name and arrival/departure details.

  • Invitation letter. An official letter of invitation from the Country of Origin/Organisation/Foreign Affairs justifying your presence in Kenya.

  • Identity card. An identity document of the person counter-signing your invitation letter. This could be a Staff ID or passport bio page. Note: if uploading a passport bio page, you must also provide the passport immigration status page.

  • Passport copy. A clear scan of the information page of your valid, signed passport. Copy of passport front cover.

  • Passport-type photograph. A digital passport-type photograph taken within the last 6 months. This may be taken using a cell phone against a white wall provided if it meets the standards of a passport-type photograph.

  • Proof of accommodation. A copy of hotel reservations or other lodgings for the duration of the trip. The applicant's name must be on the reservation. If you're visiting friends and family, provide the name, ID or passport number, and mobile phone number of the host.

  • Itinerary. A copy of round trip tickets or detailed itinerary for the duration of the trip. The applicant's name must be on itinerary.

  • Identity card. Copy of Identity Card. If visiting a friend/family, please upload the front and back of the Kenyan ID Card of the friend or family member.

  • Passport copy. A clear scan of the information page of your valid, signed passport. Copy of passport front cover.

  • Passport-type photograph. A digital passport-type photograph taken within the last 6 months. This may be taken using a cell phone against a white wall provided if it meets the standards of a passport-type photograph.

  • Proof of accommodation. A copy of hotel reservations or other lodgings for the duration of the trip. The applicant's name must be on the reservation. If you're visiting friends and family, provide the name, ID or passport number, and mobile phone number of the host.

  • Itinerary. A copy of round trip tickets or detailed itinerary for the duration of the trip. The applicant's name must be on itinerary.

  • Employment letter. An agency, company or employer correspondence justifying your presence in Kenya, confirming your employment status and contact information of the host firm, if any.

  • Business invitation. An official letter of invitation from the Country of Origin/Organisation/Foreign Affairs justifying your presence in Kenya.

  • ID Card. An identity document of the person counter-signing your invitation letter. This could be a Staff ID or passport bio page. Note: if uploading a passport bio page, you must also provide the passport immigration status page.

  • Passport copy. A clear scan of the information page of your valid, signed passport. Copy of passport front cover.

  • Passport-type photograph. A digital passport-type photograph taken within the last 6 months. This may be taken using a cell phone against a white wall provided if it meets the standards of a passport-type photograph.

  • Proof of accommodation. A copy of hotel reservations or other lodgings for the duration of the trip. The applicant's name must be on the reservation. If you're visiting friends and family, provide the name, ID or passport number, and mobile phone number of the host.

  • Itinerary. A copy of round trip tickets or detailed itinerary for the duration of the trip. The applicant's name must be on itinerary.

  • Identity card. Copy of Identity Card. If visiting a friend/family, please upload the front and back of the Kenyan ID Card of the friend or family member.

  • Passport copy. A clear scan of the information page of your valid, signed passport. Copy of passport front cover.

  • Passport-type photograph. A digital passport-type photograph taken within the last 6 months. This may be taken using a cell phone against a white wall provided if it meets the standards of a passport-type photograph.

  • Proof of accommodation. A copy of hotel reservations or other lodgings for the duration of the trip. The applicant's name must be on the reservation. If you're visiting friends and family, provide the name, ID or passport number, and mobile phone number of the host.

  • Itinerary. A copy of round trip tickets or detailed itinerary for the duration of the trip. The applicant's name must be on itinerary.

  • Employment letter. An agency, company or employer correspondence justifying your presence in Kenya, confirming your employment status and contact information of the host firm, if any.

  • Business invitation. An official letter of invitation from the Country of Origin/Organisation/Foreign Affairs justifying your presence in Kenya.

  • ID Card. An identity document of the person counter-signing your invitation letter. This could be a Staff ID or passport bio page. Note: if uploading a passport bio page, you must also provide the passport immigration status page.

  • Passport copy. A clear scan of the information pages of your valid, signed passport. Copy of passport front cover.

  • Passport-type photograph. A digital passport-type photograph taken within the last 6 months. This may be taken using a cell phone against a white wall provided if it meets the standards of a passport-type photograph.

  • Proof of accommodation. Booking confirmation(s) for your place of stay. This must include the name of the hotel/guesthouse. If you’re visiting friends and family, provide the name, ID or passport number, and mobile phone number of your host.

  • Itinerary. A copy of round trip tickets or detailed itinerary for the duration of the trip. The applicant's name must be on itinerary.

  • Flight or cruise tickets. Airline/cruise booking confirmation(s) which clearly shows your name and arrival/departure details.

  • Invitation letter. An official letter of invitation from the Country of Origin/Organisation/Foreign Affairs justifying your presence in Kenya.

  • Identity card. An identity document of the person counter-signing your invitation letter. This could be a Staff ID or passport bio page. Note: if uploading a passport bio page, you must also provide the passport immigration status page.

Unfortunately, at this time VisaHQ does not provide service for

A visa is not required for this destination.

Additional information
  • Children under 16 years old are exempted from requiring a Kenyan tourist visa and are not required to submit an application.
  • Children under 16 years old are exempted from requiring a Kenyan tourist visa and are not required to submit an application.
  • 5-year visas require a clearance from Nairobi, which will extend processing times.
  • 5-year visas require a clearance from Nairobi, which will extend processing times.
  • Children under 16 years old are exempted from requiring a Kenyan tourist visa and are not required to submit an application.
  • For minor applicants, please provide a copy of a parent's passport bio-data page.
  • Children under 16 years old are exempted from requiring a Kenyan tourist visa and are not required to submit an application.
  • For minor applicants, please provide a copy of a parent's passport bio-data page.
  • Please provide the following documents from the person countersigning the invitation letter
    Staff ID;
    Kenyan ID;
    Passport Bio Data Page;
    Passport immigration status Page.
  • Please provide the following documents from the person countersigning the invitation letter
    Staff ID;
    Kenyan ID;
    Passport Bio Data Page;
    Passport immigration status Page.
  • Children under 16 years old are exempted from requiring a Kenyan tourist visa and are not required to submit an application.
  • For minor applicants, please provide a copy of a parent's passport bio-data page.
  • Please provide the following documents from the person countersigning the invitation letter
    Staff ID;
    Kenyan ID;
    Passport Bio Data Page;
    Passport immigration status Page.
  • As long as the test is produced, quarantine will not be required from most arrivals. A complete list of countries with no quarantine on arrival.
  • All passengers must also complete the Travellers Health Surveillance Form online before arrival.
  • This visa is entirely electronic. No documents need to be attached online or mailed to VisaHQ for processing. You will receive your electronic visa via e-mail.
  • For minor applicants, please provide a copy of a parent's passport bio-data page.
  • Photo requirements:
    DO NOT take photograph of or scan the photo in your passport.
    Must be taken within the past 6 months, showing your current appearance.
    Must be in color.
    Must show your full face, front view with a plain white or off-white background
    Do not wear a hat or headgear that obscures the hair or hairline.
    If you normally wear prescription glasses, a hearing device, wig or similar articles, they should be worn for your picture.
    Must be taken in normal street attire. Uniforms should NOT BE worn in photographs except religious attire that is worn daily.
    Dark glasses or nonprescription glasses with tinted lenses are not acceptable unless you need them for medical reasons. A medical certificate may be required.
  • For minor applicants, please provide a copy of a parent's passport bio-data page.
  • If you are planning to visit other EAC countries for tourist purposes, you can use your ETA for multiple entries into Kenya if the following conditions are met:
    you visit one of the following East African Community (EAC) Partner States: Burundi, Democratic Republic of Congo, Rwanda, South Sudan, Tanzania, and Uganda
    you do not visit any other country
    your ETA has not expired (90 days from issuance)
    Please make sure that you comply with all above conditions to use your ETA for entering EAC states.
  • If you are planning to visit other EAC countries for tourist purposes, you can use your ETA for multiple entries into Kenya if the following conditions are met:
    you visit one of the following East African Community (EAC) Partner States: Burundi, Democratic Republic of Congo, Rwanda, South Sudan, Tanzania, and Uganda
    you do not visit any other country
    your ETA has not expired (90 days from issuance)
    Please make sure that you comply with all above conditions to use your ETA for entering EAC states.
  • 5-year visas require a clearance from Nairobi, which will extend processing times.
  • The East African visa allows entry to the Republic of Kenya, the Republic of Rwanda, and the Republic of Uganda for tourism over a period of 90 days. Traveller must enter the region from the country that issued the visa and move within the two other countries.
  • For minor applicants, please provide a copy of a parent's passport bio-data page.
  • For minor applicants, please provide a copy of a parent's passport bio-data page.

Kenya Tourist E-visa ETA fees for citizens of United States of America

Type of visaValidity
Maximum validity refers to the period over which you are allowed to enter a given country. Validity of visa starts from the date of issuance of visa.
Processing
Processing times start on the next business day following submission and serve as indications of processing times under normal circumstances only.
Embassy feeService feeTaxTotal cost
Single entry (90 days stay)
Maximum validity refers to the period over which you are allowed to enter a given country. Validity of visa starts from the date of issuance of visa.
Up to 90 days
Processing times start on the next business day following submission and serve as indications of processing times under normal circumstances only.
2-3 business days
Embassy fee:$0.00
Service fee:$59.00
Tax:$0.00
Total cost:$59.00
$59.00
Single entry (90 days stay)
Maximum validity refers to the period over which you are allowed to enter a given country. Validity of visa starts from the date of issuance of visa.
Up to 90 days
Processing times start on the next business day following submission and serve as indications of processing times under normal circumstances only.
2-3 business days
Embassy fee:$0.00
Service fee:$59.00
Tax:$0.00
Total cost:$59.00
$59.00
Single entry (90 days stay)
Maximum validity refers to the period over which you are allowed to enter a given country. Validity of visa starts from the date of issuance of visa.
Up to 90 days
Processing times start on the next business day following submission and serve as indications of processing times under normal circumstances only.
2-3 business days
Embassy fee:$0.00
Service fee:$59.00
Tax:$0.00
Total cost:$59.00
$59.00
Single entry (90 days stay)
Maximum validity refers to the period over which you are allowed to enter a given country. Validity of visa starts from the date of issuance of visa.
Up to 90 days
Processing times start on the next business day following submission and serve as indications of processing times under normal circumstances only.
2-3 business days
Embassy fee:$0.00
Service fee:$59.00
Tax:$0.00
Total cost:$59.00
$59.00
Single entry (90 days stay)
Maximum validity refers to the period over which you are allowed to enter a given country. Validity of visa starts from the date of issuance of visa.
Up to 90 days
Processing times start on the next business day following submission and serve as indications of processing times under normal circumstances only.
2-3 business days
Embassy fee:$35.00
Service fee:$59.00
Tax:$0.00
Total cost:$94.00
$94.00
Single entry (90 days stay)
Maximum validity refers to the period over which you are allowed to enter a given country. Validity of visa starts from the date of issuance of visa.
Up to 90 days
Processing times start on the next business day following submission and serve as indications of processing times under normal circumstances only.
2-3 business days
Embassy fee:$35.00
Service fee:$59.00
Tax:$0.00
Total cost:$94.00
$94.00
Single entry (90 days stay)
Maximum validity refers to the period over which you are allowed to enter a given country. Validity of visa starts from the date of issuance of visa.
Up to 90 days
Processing times start on the next business day following submission and serve as indications of processing times under normal circumstances only.
2-3 business days
Embassy fee:$35.00
Service fee:$59.00
Tax:$0.00
Total cost:$94.00
$94.00
Single entry (90 days stay)
Maximum validity refers to the period over which you are allowed to enter a given country. Validity of visa starts from the date of issuance of visa.
Up to 90 days
Processing times start on the next business day following submission and serve as indications of processing times under normal circumstances only.
2-3 business days
Embassy fee:$35.00
Service fee:$59.00
Tax:$0.00
Total cost:$94.00
$94.00
Single entry (3 days stay)
Maximum validity refers to the period over which you are allowed to enter a given country. Validity of visa starts from the date of issuance of visa.
Up to 90 days
Processing times start on the next business day following submission and serve as indications of processing times under normal circumstances only.
2-3 business days
Embassy fee:$21.00
Service fee:$89.00
Tax:$0.00
Total cost:$110.00
$110.00
Single entry (3 days stay)
Maximum validity refers to the period over which you are allowed to enter a given country. Validity of visa starts from the date of issuance of visa.
Up to 90 days
Processing times start on the next business day following submission and serve as indications of processing times under normal circumstances only.
2-3 business days
Embassy fee:$21.00
Service fee:$89.00
Tax:$0.00
Total cost:$110.00
$110.00
Single entry (3 days stay)
Maximum validity refers to the period over which you are allowed to enter a given country. Validity of visa starts from the date of issuance of visa.
Up to 90 days
Processing times start on the next business day following submission and serve as indications of processing times under normal circumstances only.
2-3 business days
Embassy fee:$21.00
Service fee:$89.00
Tax:$0.00
Total cost:$110.00
$110.00
Single entry (3 days stay)
Maximum validity refers to the period over which you are allowed to enter a given country. Validity of visa starts from the date of issuance of visa.
Up to 90 days
Processing times start on the next business day following submission and serve as indications of processing times under normal circumstances only.
2-3 business days
Embassy fee:$21.00
Service fee:$89.00
Tax:$0.00
Total cost:$110.00
$110.00
Single entry (90 days stay)
Maximum validity refers to the period over which you are allowed to enter a given country. Validity of visa starts from the date of issuance of visa.
Up to 90 days
Processing times start on the next business day following submission and serve as indications of processing times under normal circumstances only.
2-3 business days
Embassy fee:$35.00
Service fee:$89.00
Tax:$0.00
Total cost:$124.00
$124.00
Single entry (90 days stay)
Maximum validity refers to the period over which you are allowed to enter a given country. Validity of visa starts from the date of issuance of visa.
Up to 90 days
Processing times start on the next business day following submission and serve as indications of processing times under normal circumstances only.
2-3 business days
Embassy fee:$35.00
Service fee:$89.00
Tax:$0.00
Total cost:$124.00
$124.00
Single entry (90 days stay)
Maximum validity refers to the period over which you are allowed to enter a given country. Validity of visa starts from the date of issuance of visa.
Up to 90 days
Processing times start on the next business day following submission and serve as indications of processing times under normal circumstances only.
2-3 business days
Embassy fee:$35.00
Service fee:$89.00
Tax:$0.00
Total cost:$124.00
$124.00
Single entry (90 days stay)
Maximum validity refers to the period over which you are allowed to enter a given country. Validity of visa starts from the date of issuance of visa.
Up to 90 days
Processing times start on the next business day following submission and serve as indications of processing times under normal circumstances only.
2-3 business days
Embassy fee:$35.00
Service fee:$89.00
Tax:$0.00
Total cost:$124.00
$124.00
Single entry (90 days stay)
Maximum validity refers to the period over which you are allowed to enter a given country. Validity of visa starts from the date of issuance of visa.
Up to 90 days
Processing times start on the next business day following submission and serve as indications of processing times under normal circumstances only.
2-3 business days
Embassy fee:$35.00
Service fee:$89.00
Tax:$0.00
Total cost:$124.00
$124.00
Single entry (90 days stay)
Maximum validity refers to the period over which you are allowed to enter a given country. Validity of visa starts from the date of issuance of visa.
Up to 90 days
Processing times start on the next business day following submission and serve as indications of processing times under normal circumstances only.
2-3 business days
Embassy fee:$35.00
Service fee:$89.00
Tax:$0.00
Total cost:$124.00
$124.00
Single entry (90 days stay)
Maximum validity refers to the period over which you are allowed to enter a given country. Validity of visa starts from the date of issuance of visa.
Up to 90 days
Processing times start on the next business day following submission and serve as indications of processing times under normal circumstances only.
2-3 business days
Embassy fee:$35.00
Service fee:$89.00
Tax:$0.00
Total cost:$124.00
$124.00
Single entry (90 days stay)
Maximum validity refers to the period over which you are allowed to enter a given country. Validity of visa starts from the date of issuance of visa.
Up to 90 days
Processing times start on the next business day following submission and serve as indications of processing times under normal circumstances only.
2-3 business days
Embassy fee:$35.00
Service fee:$89.00
Tax:$0.00
Total cost:$124.00
$124.00
Single entry (90 days stay)
Maximum validity refers to the period over which you are allowed to enter a given country. Validity of visa starts from the date of issuance of visa.
Up to 90 days
Processing times start on the next business day following submission and serve as indications of processing times under normal circumstances only.
2-3 business days
Embassy fee:$35.00
Service fee:$89.00
Tax:$0.00
Total cost:$124.00
$124.00
Single entry (90 days stay)
Maximum validity refers to the period over which you are allowed to enter a given country. Validity of visa starts from the date of issuance of visa.
Up to 90 days
Processing times start on the next business day following submission and serve as indications of processing times under normal circumstances only.
2-3 business days
Embassy fee:$35.00
Service fee:$89.00
Tax:$0.00
Total cost:$124.00
$124.00
Single entry (90 days stay)
Maximum validity refers to the period over which you are allowed to enter a given country. Validity of visa starts from the date of issuance of visa.
Up to 90 days
Processing times start on the next business day following submission and serve as indications of processing times under normal circumstances only.
2-3 business days
Embassy fee:$35.00
Service fee:$89.00
Tax:$0.00
Total cost:$124.00
$124.00
Single entry (90 days stay)
Maximum validity refers to the period over which you are allowed to enter a given country. Validity of visa starts from the date of issuance of visa.
Up to 90 days
Processing times start on the next business day following submission and serve as indications of processing times under normal circumstances only.
2-3 business days
Embassy fee:$35.00
Service fee:$89.00
Tax:$0.00
Total cost:$124.00
$124.00
Single entry (90 days stay)
Maximum validity refers to the period over which you are allowed to enter a given country. Validity of visa starts from the date of issuance of visa.
Up to 90 days
Processing times start on the next business day following submission and serve as indications of processing times under normal circumstances only.
2-3 business days
Embassy fee:$35.00
Service fee:$89.00
Tax:$0.00
Total cost:$124.00
$124.00
Single entry (90 days stay)
Maximum validity refers to the period over which you are allowed to enter a given country. Validity of visa starts from the date of issuance of visa.
Up to 90 days
Processing times start on the next business day following submission and serve as indications of processing times under normal circumstances only.
2-3 business days
Embassy fee:$35.00
Service fee:$89.00
Tax:$0.00
Total cost:$124.00
$124.00
Single entry (90 days stay)
Maximum validity refers to the period over which you are allowed to enter a given country. Validity of visa starts from the date of issuance of visa.
Up to 90 days
Processing times start on the next business day following submission and serve as indications of processing times under normal circumstances only.
2-3 business days
Embassy fee:$35.00
Service fee:$89.00
Tax:$0.00
Total cost:$124.00
$124.00
Single entry (90 days stay)
Maximum validity refers to the period over which you are allowed to enter a given country. Validity of visa starts from the date of issuance of visa.
Up to 90 days
Processing times start on the next business day following submission and serve as indications of processing times under normal circumstances only.
2-3 business days
Embassy fee:$35.00
Service fee:$89.00
Tax:$0.00
Total cost:$124.00
$124.00
Single entry (90 days stay)
Maximum validity refers to the period over which you are allowed to enter a given country. Validity of visa starts from the date of issuance of visa.
Up to 90 days
Processing times start on the next business day following submission and serve as indications of processing times under normal circumstances only.
2-3 business days
Embassy fee:$35.00
Service fee:$89.00
Tax:$0.00
Total cost:$124.00
$124.00
Single entry (90 days stay)
Maximum validity refers to the period over which you are allowed to enter a given country. Validity of visa starts from the date of issuance of visa.
Up to 90 days
Processing times start on the next business day following submission and serve as indications of processing times under normal circumstances only.
2-3 business days
Embassy fee:$35.00
Service fee:$89.00
Tax:$0.00
Total cost:$124.00
$124.00
Single entry (90 days stay)
Maximum validity refers to the period over which you are allowed to enter a given country. Validity of visa starts from the date of issuance of visa.
Up to 90 days
Processing times start on the next business day following submission and serve as indications of processing times under normal circumstances only.
2-3 business days
Embassy fee:$35.00
Service fee:$89.00
Tax:$0.00
Total cost:$124.00
$124.00
Single entry (90 days stay)
Maximum validity refers to the period over which you are allowed to enter a given country. Validity of visa starts from the date of issuance of visa.
Up to 90 days
Processing times start on the next business day following submission and serve as indications of processing times under normal circumstances only.
2-3 business days
Embassy fee:$35.00
Service fee:$89.00
Tax:$0.00
Total cost:$124.00
$124.00
Single entry (90 days stay)
Maximum validity refers to the period over which you are allowed to enter a given country. Validity of visa starts from the date of issuance of visa.
Up to 90 days
Processing times start on the next business day following submission and serve as indications of processing times under normal circumstances only.
2-3 business days
Embassy fee:$35.00
Service fee:$89.00
Tax:$0.00
Total cost:$124.00
$124.00
Single entry (90 days stay)
Maximum validity refers to the period over which you are allowed to enter a given country. Validity of visa starts from the date of issuance of visa.
Up to 90 days
Processing times start on the next business day following submission and serve as indications of processing times under normal circumstances only.
2-3 business days
Embassy fee:$35.00
Service fee:$89.00
Tax:$0.00
Total cost:$124.00
$124.00
Single entry (90 days stay)
Maximum validity refers to the period over which you are allowed to enter a given country. Validity of visa starts from the date of issuance of visa.
Up to 90 days
Processing times start on the next business day following submission and serve as indications of processing times under normal circumstances only.
2-3 business days
Embassy fee:$35.00
Service fee:$89.00
Tax:$0.00
Total cost:$124.00
$124.00
Single entry (90 days stay)
Maximum validity refers to the period over which you are allowed to enter a given country. Validity of visa starts from the date of issuance of visa.
Up to 90 days
Processing times start on the next business day following submission and serve as indications of processing times under normal circumstances only.
2-3 business days
Embassy fee:$35.00
Service fee:$89.00
Tax:$0.00
Total cost:$124.00
$124.00
Single entry (90 days stay)
Maximum validity refers to the period over which you are allowed to enter a given country. Validity of visa starts from the date of issuance of visa.
Up to 90 days
Processing times start on the next business day following submission and serve as indications of processing times under normal circumstances only.
2-3 business days
Embassy fee:$35.00
Service fee:$89.00
Tax:$0.00
Total cost:$124.00
$124.00
Single entry (90 days stay)
Maximum validity refers to the period over which you are allowed to enter a given country. Validity of visa starts from the date of issuance of visa.
Up to 90 days
Processing times start on the next business day following submission and serve as indications of processing times under normal circumstances only.
2-3 business days
Embassy fee:$35.00
Service fee:$89.00
Tax:$0.00
Total cost:$124.00
$124.00
Single entry (90 days stay)
Maximum validity refers to the period over which you are allowed to enter a given country. Validity of visa starts from the date of issuance of visa.
Up to 90 days
Processing times start on the next business day following submission and serve as indications of processing times under normal circumstances only.
2-3 business days
Embassy fee:$35.00
Service fee:$89.00
Tax:$0.00
Total cost:$124.00
$124.00
Single entry (90 days stay)
Maximum validity refers to the period over which you are allowed to enter a given country. Validity of visa starts from the date of issuance of visa.
Up to 90 days
Processing times start on the next business day following submission and serve as indications of processing times under normal circumstances only.
2-3 business days
Embassy fee:$35.00
Service fee:$89.00
Tax:$0.00
Total cost:$124.00
$124.00
Single entry (90 days stay)
Maximum validity refers to the period over which you are allowed to enter a given country. Validity of visa starts from the date of issuance of visa.
Up to 90 days
Processing times start on the next business day following submission and serve as indications of processing times under normal circumstances only.
2-3 business days
Embassy fee:$35.00
Service fee:$89.00
Tax:$0.00
Total cost:$124.00
$124.00
Single entry (90 days stay)
Maximum validity refers to the period over which you are allowed to enter a given country. Validity of visa starts from the date of issuance of visa.
Up to 90 days
Processing times start on the next business day following submission and serve as indications of processing times under normal circumstances only.
2-3 business days
Embassy fee:$35.00
Service fee:$89.00
Tax:$0.00
Total cost:$124.00
$124.00
Single entry (90 days stay)
Maximum validity refers to the period over which you are allowed to enter a given country. Validity of visa starts from the date of issuance of visa.
Up to 90 days
Processing times start on the next business day following submission and serve as indications of processing times under normal circumstances only.
2-3 business days
Embassy fee:$35.00
Service fee:$89.00
Tax:$0.00
Total cost:$124.00
$124.00
Single entry (90 days stay)
Maximum validity refers to the period over which you are allowed to enter a given country. Validity of visa starts from the date of issuance of visa.
Up to 90 days
Processing times start on the next business day following submission and serve as indications of processing times under normal circumstances only.
2-3 business days
Embassy fee:$35.00
Service fee:$89.00
Tax:$0.00
Total cost:$124.00
$124.00
Single entry (90 days stay)
Maximum validity refers to the period over which you are allowed to enter a given country. Validity of visa starts from the date of issuance of visa.
Up to 90 days
Processing times start on the next business day following submission and serve as indications of processing times under normal circumstances only.
2-3 business days
Embassy fee:$35.00
Service fee:$89.00
Tax:$0.00
Total cost:$124.00
$124.00
Single entry (90 days stay)
Maximum validity refers to the period over which you are allowed to enter a given country. Validity of visa starts from the date of issuance of visa.
Up to 90 days
Processing times start on the next business day following submission and serve as indications of processing times under normal circumstances only.
2-3 business days
Embassy fee:$35.00
Service fee:$89.00
Tax:$0.00
Total cost:$124.00
$124.00
Single entry (90 days stay)
Maximum validity refers to the period over which you are allowed to enter a given country. Validity of visa starts from the date of issuance of visa.
Up to 90 days
Processing times start on the next business day following submission and serve as indications of processing times under normal circumstances only.
2-3 business days
Embassy fee:$35.00
Service fee:$89.00
Tax:$0.00
Total cost:$124.00
$124.00
Single entry (90 days stay)
Maximum validity refers to the period over which you are allowed to enter a given country. Validity of visa starts from the date of issuance of visa.
Up to 90 days
Processing times start on the next business day following submission and serve as indications of processing times under normal circumstances only.
2-3 business days
Embassy fee:$35.00
Service fee:$89.00
Tax:$0.00
Total cost:$124.00
$124.00
Multiple entry (90 days stay)
Maximum validity refers to the period over which you are allowed to enter a given country. Validity of visa starts from the date of issuance of visa.
Up to 5 years
Processing times start on the next business day following submission and serve as indications of processing times under normal circumstances only.
2-3 business days
Embassy fee:$160.00
Service fee:$59.00
Tax:$0.00
Total cost:$219.00
$219.00
Multiple entry (90 days stay)
Maximum validity refers to the period over which you are allowed to enter a given country. Validity of visa starts from the date of issuance of visa.
Up to 5 years
Processing times start on the next business day following submission and serve as indications of processing times under normal circumstances only.
2-3 business days
Embassy fee:$160.00
Service fee:$59.00
Tax:$0.00
Total cost:$219.00
$219.00
Multiple entry (90 days stay)
Maximum validity refers to the period over which you are allowed to enter a given country. Validity of visa starts from the date of issuance of visa.
Up to 5 years
Processing times start on the next business day following submission and serve as indications of processing times under normal circumstances only.
2-3 business days
Embassy fee:$160.00
Service fee:$59.00
Tax:$0.00
Total cost:$219.00
$219.00
Multiple entry (90 days stay)
Maximum validity refers to the period over which you are allowed to enter a given country. Validity of visa starts from the date of issuance of visa.
Up to 5 years
Processing times start on the next business day following submission and serve as indications of processing times under normal circumstances only.
2-3 business days
Embassy fee:$160.00
Service fee:$59.00
Tax:$0.00
Total cost:$219.00
$219.00
Multiple entry (90 days stay)
Maximum validity refers to the period over which you are allowed to enter a given country. Validity of visa starts from the date of issuance of visa.
Up to 5 years
Processing times start on the next business day following submission and serve as indications of processing times under normal circumstances only.
2-3 business days
Embassy fee:$160.00
Service fee:$89.00
Tax:$0.00
Total cost:$249.00
$249.00
Multiple entry (90 days stay)
Maximum validity refers to the period over which you are allowed to enter a given country. Validity of visa starts from the date of issuance of visa.
Up to 5 years
Processing times start on the next business day following submission and serve as indications of processing times under normal circumstances only.
2-3 business days
Embassy fee:$160.00
Service fee:$89.00
Tax:$0.00
Total cost:$249.00
$249.00
Multiple entry (90 days stay)
Maximum validity refers to the period over which you are allowed to enter a given country. Validity of visa starts from the date of issuance of visa.
Up to 5 years
Processing times start on the next business day following submission and serve as indications of processing times under normal circumstances only.
2-3 business days
Embassy fee:$160.00
Service fee:$89.00
Tax:$0.00
Total cost:$249.00
$249.00
Multiple entry (90 days stay)
Maximum validity refers to the period over which you are allowed to enter a given country. Validity of visa starts from the date of issuance of visa.
Up to 5 years
Processing times start on the next business day following submission and serve as indications of processing times under normal circumstances only.
2-3 business days
Embassy fee:$160.00
Service fee:$89.00
Tax:$0.00
Total cost:$249.00
$249.00
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Kenya Visa Policy

Kenya has an updated visa policy backed by immigration laws that expect every visitor to hold a valid visa unless they are from any of the visa-exempt countries on the exempt list. 

This list contains countries whose citizens can visit without visas for up to 90 days unless in special cases. Visitors who qualify for visa waiver can only visit for non economic purposes.

Kenya Electronic Visa (E Visa)

The electronic visa of Kenya is an online travel document issued to visitors from selected countries who may wish to visit Kenya for a short time. This visa doesn't require the applicant's presence at the Kenyan embassy; they can apply for it using their smartphone as long as they have an internet connection.  E Visa applications take a few minutes to complete and the processing takes only a few days lasting not more than 72 hours. If your application is successful, the visa will be forwarded to your email address from where you can print a copy.

E Visa visitors are not allowed to stay in Kenya for long nor can they seek employment in the country.  It is solely for short term visitors from eligible countries.

Key Information About The Kenyan Online Visa

The East African Visa: The East African visa is only recognized by the Kenyan, Uganda, and Rwandan governments. You can't enter any other African country that is not part of the visa agreement. Also, the total number of days you are allowed to stay combined if you choose to visit two or all three countries is 90 days. The days start counting from the first day you set your foot in Kenya before traveling to the others. Lastly, the passport you travel with must remain valid throughout your trip and must be the same passport used for the application.

Application Fee: There is an application fee attached to the process which must be paid with a credit or debit card.  This fee is not a guarantee that the visa will be issued if you don't meet the conditions.

Non Convertible Visa: You should know that this visa is non convertible once it is approved. For instance, if you apply for a single entry visa and it is approved, you can't change it to a multiple entry visa; the only way to change your visa is to apply for a new one. When you do that the old visa becomes invalid.

Yellow Fever Vaccination: Yellow Fever vaccination is mandatory depending on your region. Visitors who have taken the vaccine must provide proof by showing a yellow fever Vaccination certificate.  Visitors who should be vaccinated but have not may get the shot at the airport but must pay for it.

Extension: An e visa can be extended under two conditions. Firstly, the applicant must apply for it before their current visa expires.  Secondly, they must submit their application to the nearest immigration office in the city they reside explaining why they need the extension. A few will also be charged for the application and the officer in charge will decide on the number of days or weeks to extend their stay.

Not for Work Or Study: The Kenyan e visa is not for work or study but for tourism, business and transit. Attempting to use it for any other purpose will be a violation. Violators will be fined and deported. Worse offenders will receive a travel ban for a period of time depending on the severity of their offense.

Kenya Visa Online – Get your Kenya e-Visa with VisaHQ

Are you a tourist or business professional, or entrepreneur looking to visit Kenya anytime soon? You may not need to apply for a consular visa at the Kenyan embassy. You can apply for it from the comfort of your home through VisaHQ. VisaHQ offers you the perfect opportunity to apply for an e-visa to Kenya for a short trip in record time and without stress.

How To Apply For A Visa With VisaHQ

You can submit your application for any of the above Kenyan visas within minutes through VisaHQ if you are eligible for them and have the required documents to back up your application. 

It takes only a few steps to complete the application. Here is what you need to do.

Complete the application: Visit the VisaHQ application portal, pick the visa you want, and fill out the form. There are sections for travel, passport, and personal information. Make sure you provide only accurate information.

Attach your documents: The next stage is to attach soft copies of the documents required for the specific visa you chose. Ensure that your documents are valid. Once you are done, submit the application for approval.

Get your e-visa: After 24-72 hours, the e-visa will be delivered to your email. Make sure to print it out and bring it on your trip to Kenya, as border agents will ask for it as proof.

Why Choose VisaHQ?

If you are looking for a platform you can trust for your online visas, VisaHQ is definitely one of the best platforms for all your applications for the following reasons:

  • The fast and simple application process
  • User friendly platform that is easy to use and navigate
  • Experienced experts to provide you with technical support when necessary
  • Safe and secure application portal
  • Track your application at any time of the day
  • Apply for multiple visas at once

There's so much to gain when you leverage our network and platform to submit your application to the Kenyan authorities for online visas. Visit the application page now to get started.

Kenya COVID-19 travel restrictions

  • Entry is open
    Travelers to Kenya are allowed to enter. International flights to Kenya have resumed, and some land borders are open. All arrivals must be fully vaccinated.
    Prior to arrival requirements
    Valid passport. Valid national passport with at least 6 month remaining validity after the date of departure.
    Valid visa. Please see the instructions above if visa is needed and apply.
    Negative COVID-19 test. All travelers are required to show proof of either COVID-19 vaccination or a negative COVID-19 PCR test conducted not more than 72 hours before departure (vaccination means having received the prescribed doses of specific vaccine latest shot at least fourteen (14) days before arrival (not including the day of vaccination).
    📝Health form is required is required for all travelers. The form can be found on our site.

    In addition, any traveler arriving at any port of entry into Kenya with flu-like symptoms will be required
    to fill the passenger locator form on the "Jitenge" platform and to undergo rapid antigen test at own cost regardless of age or vaccination status. If positive on antigen test they will be required to undergo a COVID-19 PCR test own cost.
    Upon arrival restrictions
    🏠Quarantine might be required for anyone entering Kenya based on the results of health screening. Arrivals who are showing symptoms must quarantine in a government-approved facility for 14 days, at their own expense.

    😷Masks are required in public spaces and transport.
    Negative COVID-19 test upon arrival. Anyone entering Kenya will be screened for COVID-19 and might be required to quarantine, based on the results.

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    VisaHQ.com Inc.
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    Washington, DC 20036
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Frequently Asked Questions about Kenya visa

  • How long does it take to get a visa?
    The processing time is 2 business days.
  • How long is a visa valid for?
    An evisa to Kenya once issued is valid for 3 months before you travel. Once you present yourself to immigration control at the port of entry, you may be issued with a stay period not exceeding 90 days, which may be renewed for a further 90 days at the immigration headquarters. The maximum number of days a visitor may stay in Kenya is 6 months.
  • What should I do after I apply for my e-Visa?
    Once the application is approved, the evisa will be made available to your evisa account. You must print a copy to carry with your passport and bring it along when you travel. When you arrive, you must have your evisa printout with your passport.
  • If my e-Visa application is denied, will my fees be refunded?
    No, once the application has been submitted to the Kenyan government, the e-Visa application fees are non-refundable.
  • I have already visited the destination country, do I need to apply for another e-Visa?
    Yes, when your visa is used or expired you need to apply for another visa in order to travel to Kenya again.
  • Can i extend my stay in destination country?
    After the initial days allocated by the immigration control at the port of entry have elapsed, you renew your visa at the immigration headquarters in Nairobi. The maximum number of days a visitor may stay in Kenya is 6 months.
  • If I cancel my online order will my fees be refunded?
    Once the application is in process, the e-Visa application fees are non-refundable.
  • Can I apply for a fresh visa while being in the destination country?
    Yes, when you complete your application for a Kenyan e-Visa, your information is secure and is submitted directly to the Kenyan government. Your personal information will be processed only for the purpose of making a decision on your visa application. Protection of the personal data provided in the application form will be the responsibility of the Kenyan government.

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    Kenya Customs

    Import Regulations Export Regulations Health and Security Contact Customs Authorities
    Allowed
    • Tobacco products200 cigarettes or 50 cigars or 227 grammes of tobacco
    • Alcoholic beverages1 bottle of alcohol
    • Perfume1 pint of perfume
    • CurrencyThere is currently no limit on the amount of local and foreign currency that travellers can import into the country. Residents of Kenya are free to import up to 500,000 Kenyan Shillings and an unlimited amount of foreign currency. The same rules apply for both locals and visitors if exporting currency out of the country although sums equal to USD 500 will need to be declared at the customs department.
    Restricted
    • Pets and animalsAny animals being imported into the country can only travel as cargo. Cats and dogs will need a general good health certificate from the country of origin and an additional certificate less than a month old clearing the pets of Rabies. Wild birds being imported from countries currently suffering from bird flu will need a sanitary import permit to be issued by the Director of Veterinary Services.
    • Arms and ammunitionAll arms, explosives and ammunition are currently banned from entering the country unless a prior police permit has been obtained.
    • Plant and plant productsA special Plant Import Permit will be required in order to import any plant or plant products into the country.
    • Meat and dairy productsMeat and meat products must be declared at customs and will not be permitted entry.
    • OtherOther restricted items include various forms of unprepared ivory, precious metal and stones, historical artefacts, imitation firearms, children’s toys and fruit.
    Prohibited
    • Firearms and military ammunitions
    • Drugs
    • Meat and dairy products
    • Radioactive substances
    • Hunting weaponsKnives and dangerous hunting weapons
    • Plant and plant products
    • Soil
    • Counterfeit money
    • Pornographic material
    Allowed
    • Tobacco productsExport of a reasonable quantity of tobacco products
    • Alcoholic beveragesExport of a reasonable quantity of alcoholic beverages.
    • CurrencyResidents may export up to KES 500,000.- (Kenya Shilling-KES) to cover expenses upon re-entry into Kenya. No restrictions apply to foreign currencies. Non-residents may export local and foreign currency without restrictions. However, for amounts equivalent to USD 5,000.- and more residents and non-residents need to hold documents indicating the source and the purpose of this amount.
    Restricted
    • Gold and diamondsRestricted items include gold and diamonds and skin or game trophies, which are not obtained from the authorized personnel of the Government of Kenya.
    Prohibited
    • Drugs
    • Firearms and military ammunitions
    • Knives and dangerous hunting weapons
    • Meat and dairy products
    • Plant and plant products
    • Soil
    • Counterfeit money
    • Pornographic material
    • Hazardous materials
    Basic health information for travelers to Kenya
    • A yellow fever vaccination is required from all travellers coming from an infected region. Travellers from other countries are strongly advised to consider obtaining vaccination against the disease prior to entering the country and may not be admitted without one.
    • Tap and other local water sources should be considered contaminated and thoroughly boiled before being drunk. Travellers are advised to stick to bottled water whenever possible throughout their stay inside the country. Milk and dairy products might be unpasteurised and should be avoided for safety reasons. All meat, fish and vegetables should be well cooked and served boiling hot whilst fruit should be peeled prior to consumption.
    • Multiple outbreaks of Cholera have been reported throughout Nyanza, Western, Rift Valley, Eastern and North Eastern provinces and travellers should make sure that all water used for personal use is safe from infection. Travellers to Kenya are strongly urged to obtain vaccinations against a wide variety of food and water based diseases including Hepatitis A and E, Polio and Typhoid. Bilharzia (schistosomiasis) is present and all visitors are advised against swimming in any native lakes or other unclean bodies of water.
    • Malaria has been reported in several sections of the country under 2500m but travellers sticking to Nairobi and the highlands of Central, Eastern, Nyanza, Rift Valley, and Western Provinces should be relatively safe. Malaria is a year round threat but most cases are reported during the countries rainy season. All travellers to the country are strongly advised to obtain appropriate defences against infection and should immediately seek out medical assistance if symptoms develop. Visitors travelling far into the country maybe some distance from the nearest healthcare facility and are recommended to take an extra medical kit in the event of an emergency.
    • Additional insect based infections present throughout Kenya include visceral leishmaniasis from female sand flies and Rift Valley, Chikungunya and Dengue fever from mosquitoes. Visitors to all sections of the country should obtain all necessary vaccinations prior to entering the country and should wear plenty of insect repellent and tight clothing for protection. Emergency medical assistance in the event of serious symptom developing is advised.
    • Blood related diseases including HIV and Hepatitis B are endemic to the region and all travellers to the country should exercise great care when dealing with bloody or dirty needles or when engaging in sexual activity during their visit. All travellers staying in the country longer than three months will automatically be required to undergo a HIV test.
    • Travellers to the country are advised against any contact with wild dogs or other animals whose bites might contain Rabies. If bitten, travellers should immediately clean the wound and seek out medical assistance to check for any signs of infection.
    • Much of the country is located at a high altitude which could potentially cause health and respiratory problems for travellers unused to these conditions. All visitors to these regions should exercise considerable caution and should slowly move towards a lower altitude if feeling persistently dizzy or light headed and seek out medical assistance if symptoms develop. Sunburn and dehydration are serious dangers in this country and travellers should obtain plenty of bottled water and sunscreen for protection against the often intense heat.
    • The standard of healthcare is considerably varied throughout the country with decent facilities available in Nairobi and Mombasa but very limited in more remote and poorer regions. Public hospitals may not measure up to their western equivalents and private health facilities are recommended although doctors are likely to demand upfront payment for services rendered.
    • For a small fee visitors can enjoy membership of the flying doctors’ society. This entitles an injured or seriously ill person to free emergency evacuation by air from any part of Kenya to Nairobi and may be useful in the event of an unexpected medical crisis occurring far from any local hospitals. Medicines may be expensive or hard to obtain in this country so all travellers are advised to keep an emergency medical kit with them at all times containing emergency medicines and supplies.
    • Complete health and travel insurance is strongly recommended and emergency evacuation to a nearby country may be required in the event of a serious accident or illness.
    Basic security information for travelers to Kenya
    • Owing to the higher than average potential for violence from Al-Qaida and other dangerous factions, all travellers to the country are strongly advised to take maximum care throughout their visit and to keep updated regarding any changes to the current social and political situation both inside the country and in the surrounding region. Additionally, the recent political turmoil inside the country has resulted in substantial loss of life and high levels of unemployment and street crime so travellers should keep a close eye on their belongings at all times throughout their visit.
    • Since April 2011, the Kenyan authorities have moved to a heightened state of alert with visible signs or armed security at many public and important locations throughout the country. Al-Qaida and other terrorist groups have warned of potential attacks against the country and all foreigners staying in popular tourist locations should exercise a high degree of caution at all times throughout their visit. Kidnappings and random bomb attacks are not unheard of throughout Kenya. Travellers should be particularly vigilant in the lead-up to and during religious festivals and days of national significance as militants have used such occasions to mount attacks.
    • Violent crime and theft are a serious risk inside this country and travellers should take great care when visiting this country. All passports and valuable items should be kept in a safe location at all times and obvious displays of wealth could serve to attract unwanted attention and could lead to trouble. Female travellers in particular should avoid walking alone after dark down badly lit streets and all travellers should avoid shantytowns or other poor sections of the country where violence may be rife. Incidents of drugging and kidnappings have been recorded and all foreign visitors should refuse random drinks bought from them and remain cautious at all times during their visit.
    • Travel to the border with Somalia is strongly advised against due to recent fighting between the government and Somali based militants who have declared a jihad against Somalia and other local countries throughout the region.
    • Following recent parliamentary and presidential elections, ethnic and politically based violence erupted throughout the entire country with over one thousand people being killed and more than 300,000 displaced from their homes. Although the political situation has been officially resolved, tensions remain high and the potential for renewed hostilities is considerable. All visitors to the country should avoid any large protests or gatherings which could quickly turn unpredictable and violent without warning and should remain updated regarding the countries current political situation both prior to and throughout the course of their visit.
    • Foreign visitors planning on driving throughout Kenya can do so on a clean UK driving licence for up to three months but will need to obtain a local one for longer stays. Local road conditions are considered poor outside the major cities and all travel after dark is not advised owing to the often poorly lit roads and less than excellent standards of the roads. Carjacking and banditry are common crimes throughout Kenya and travellers should keep their car locked and secure at all times and keep a copy of their passport with them in the event of an accident or emergency.
    • According to the UK Foreign Commonwealth Office, “Rural areas, and in particular the arid north and north eastern parts of Kenya experience sporadic cattle rustling, banditry and ethnic clashes which regularly cause fatalities. Whilst foreigners are not usually the targets of localised violence and banditry, travel in the north and north east should only be undertaken with care and after seeking the advice of the police and in convoy with at least two vehicles to ensure back-up”. Inhabitants living in Rural areas maybe generally distrusting of all foreign visitors who should take great pains to avoid committing any crime or indiscretion which could lead to trouble.
    • Heavy rain may cause many roads to become hazardous or impassable and all travellers visiting the country during this period should check with local authorities that their intended route is still safe and open.
    • Any visitors planning on visiting the countries national parks should exercise considerable caution around the wild animals, many of which are capable of maiming or killing unwary travellers with ease. All animal bites should immediately be checked for signs of Rabies and swimming in local water should not be attempted thanks to the high number of water based diseases present throughout the entire country.
    • Kenya is in a seismically active zone and travellers should immediately contact their nearest embassy in the event of a serious Earthquake occurring during their visit. Flash flooding is common during the countries rainy seasons which usually last between October and November and from March to June. All foreign visitors should check the countries predicted weather conditions whilst inside the country and plan their visit accordingly.
    • Photos of important government, military and religious sites are banned and can be legally removed by the security services. Pictures taken of local everyday inhabitants may cause unease and permission should always be requested beforehand out of common decency.
    • Kenya is a largely traditional Muslim country and overt displays of affection in public are not encouraged. All visitors to the region should dress respectfully at all times and women in particular should wear conservative clothing in public. Foreign visitors inside the country during Ramadan are urged to avoid drink or eating in public throughout the day. Drug related crimes are heavily punished in Kenya and local prisons may be harsher than some travellers are used to. Smoking in public places and Homosexuality are both illegal in this country.
    Kenyan Customs contact information
    For further assistance please contact the Kenyan Customs authorities directly. They will provide the latest information about customs regulations and export-import procedures.

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    For additional information about travel restrictions, security warnings, political updates, and basic travel guidelines, please contact the nearest Kenyan Embassy.

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