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Kenya e-Visa Application

Kenya e-Visa: Basic information

The Kenya eVisa is an online visa, introduced by the Government of Kenya in 2005, that allows tourists from eligible countries to visit Kenya for tourism, business and transit purposes.
 
There are three types of eVisa Kenya: tourist, business and transit visas.
Electronic tourist and business visas remain valid for 90 days from the date of issuance, while transit visas remain valid for 72 hours.
 
Citizens of eligible countries can apply for eVisa Kenya online by filling out the application form on our website.
The approved document will then be sent to the candidate's email inbox.
eVisa was introduced by the Kenyan government to help travelers manage necessary travel authorization documents in the simplest way possible.
 
The Kenya e-visa is a single entry visa with a validity period of 3 months (and the same period of authorized stay) from the date of issue.
It costs 99 euros, while the East Africa visa price is 149 euros.
 
Processing time may take several days; therefore, travelers must apply at least three business days before the planned trip.
The Republic of Kenya offers three types of eVisa, each serving a different purpose.
 
Please note that each online Kenya visa requires a unique entry permit.
You can only enter and exit Kenya once during the validity period.
To return, apply for a new entry permit.
 
Additionally, the Kenya eVisa remains valid for 90 days from the date of issue and you are also allowed to stay on your approved visa for up to 90 days.
Remember that you should not apply for a visa too early before your planned trip.
 
Tourist visa designed for use by tourists.
This includes travel related trips as well as visits to relatives or friends.
It is valid for 90 days from the date of approval and you can stay in Kenya for a maximum of 90 consecutive days.
 
Business eVisa dedicated to all businessmen wishing to carry out professional functions in Kenya.
It is valid for 90 days from the date of approval and your visit can last up to 90 consecutive days.
 
Transit eVisa allows travelers to transit through the Republic of Kenya before traveling to their target destination.
This online visa is valid for 72 hours from the date you intend to enter Kenya.
 
East Africa Visa allows you to enter Kenya, Rwanda and Uganda for tourism purposes.
Additionally, it is valid for 90 days and allows multiple visits to all three countries.
Important note:
 
As a single entry Kenya eVisa holder, you are allowed to re-enter Kenya from Uganda or Tanzania.
However, if you want to enter Kenya from another country, you will need to apply for another visa.
 
ADVICE!
Are you coming to Kenya to attend a professional event, a conference or simply a meeting?
Consider applying for a tourist eVisa to avoid downloading too many supporting documents!

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

Airports:

ELDORET International Airport
GARISSA Airport
JOMO KENYATTA airport – Nairobi
KISUMU Airport
LAMU Airport
LOKICHOGIO Airport
MALINDI Airport
MOI Airport – Mombasa
WAJIR International Airport
WILSON Airport – Nairobi
 

Border crossings:

Busia
Isebania
Liboi
Loitokitok
Lungalunga
Malaba
Mandera
Moyale
Nadapal
Namanga
Taveta
 

Seaports:

Busia
Kilindini Seaport
Kisumu
Kuinga
Lamu
Malindi
Mbita
Muhuru Bay
Old Port
Shimoni
Vanga
The first thing to do is make sure you have all your documents with you.For a complete list of supporting documents, see the “Required Documents” section.

Once you’re ready to start your application, Begin by clicking on the “Login” button, which can be found in the menu on the right side of the screen.
If you haven’t registered yet, please register yourself first. After registering, proceed to log in to the panel.
Once you are logged in, navigate to the menu on the left side of the panel.
Select the “Visa Application Form” option from the menu.Next, follow these simple steps:

  1. Fill the application form: provide your data and travel information. Make sure everything is correct and upload the supporting documents.
  2. Cover the fees using the most convenient to you method of online payment and receive a confirmation number at your email address.
  3. The approved online visa to Kenya will be delivered directly to your email box in PDF form!
Please ensure that your passport will be valid for at least 6 months from your intended date of travel.
 
Our support team is ready to help any candidates who need additional assistance.
If you have any questions or doubts, please contact us via email or phone!
As required by Kenya’s online visa policy, validity period depends on whether you have a tourist, business or transit eVisa.
 
Both tourist and business eVisas are valid for 90 days after being issued.
Each of these e-visas is a unique entry permit that allows you to enter the country once.
The maximum stay in Kenya is 90 days and you must depart before the last day of the validity period.
 
Tansit e-visa valid for 72 hours from the intended date of entry into the Republic of Kenya and the maximum entry period is 3 days.
The East Africa visa is valid for 90 days from the date the document is issued.
This online visa allows extensive travel to and within Kenya, Rwanda and Uganda.
What if you come to Kenya not to stay but to catch a connecting flight, boat, bus or train elsewhere?
This is called transit and as with other reasons to visit, it also requires an online visa.
 
Transit visas are issued to people connecting through Kenya to other destinations for a period not exceeding 72 hours.
Direct connecting flights without leaving the airport do not require a transit visa.
 
If you see your nationality in the “List of Eligible Countries” above, you need a Kenya e-Visa to transit through that country.

According to entry requirements into the Republic of Kenya, you must carry the following documents when crossing the border:

– a valid passport

– a printed Kenya eVisa

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

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

Kenya eVisa

 

List of eligible countries

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

  • Afghanistan
  • Albania
  • Algeria
  • Andorra
  • Angola
  • Antigua and Bermuda
  • Argentina
  • Australia
  • Austria
  • Azerbaijan
  • Bahrain
  • Bangladesh
  • Belarus
  • Belgium
  • Benin
  • Bhutan
  • Bolivia
  • Bosnia
  • Brazil
  • Bulgaria
  • Burkina Faso
  • Cambodia
  • Cameroon
  • Canada
  • Cape Verde
  • Central African Republic
  • Chad
  • Chile
  • China
  • Columbia
  • Comoros
  • Congo
  • Congo Democratic Republic
  • Costa Rica
  • Cote d’Ivoire (Ivory Coast)
  • Croatia
  • Cuba
  • Czech Republic
  • Denmark
  • Djibouti
  • Dominican Republic
  • East Timor
  • Ecuador
  • Egypt
  • El Salvador
  • Equatorial Guinea
  • Eritrea
  • Estonia
  • Finland
  • France
  • French Guyana
  • Gabon
  • Georgia
  • Germany
  • Greece
  • Greenland
  • Guatemala
  • Guinea
  • Guinea Bissau
  • Haiti
  • Herzegovina
  • Honduras
  • Hong Kong SAR
  • Hungary
  • Iceland
  • India
  • Indonesia
  • Iran
  • Iraq
  • Ireland
  • Israel
  • Italy
  • Japan
  • Jordan
  • Kazakhstan
  • Kirghizstan
  • Korea, North (DPR)
  • Korea, South
  • Kosovo
  • Kuwait
  • Laos
  • Latvia
  • Lebanon
  • Liberia
  • Libya
  • Liechtenstein
  • Lithuania
  • Luxembourg
  • Macedonia
  • Madagascar
  • Mali
  • Malta
  • Marshall Islands
  • Mauritania
  • Mexico
  • Micronesia
  • Moldavia
  • Monaco
  • Mongolia
  • Montenegro
  • Morocco
  • Mozambique
  • Myanmar
  • Nepal
  • Netherlands
  • New Zealand
  • Nicaragua
  • Niger
  • Nigeria
  • Norway
  • Oman
  • Pakistan
  • Palau
  • Palestinian Territories
  • Pacific Isles
  • Panama
  • Paraguay
  • Peru
  • Philippines
  • Poland
  • Portugal
  • Qatar
  • Romania
  • Russia
  • Russia
  • Saint Christopher Cape
  • Salvador
  • Sao Tome and Principe
  • Saudi Arabia
  • Senegal
  • Serbia
  • Slovakia
  • Slovenia
  • Somalia
  • Southern Sudan
  • Spain
  • Sri Lanka
  • Sudan
  • Suriname
  • Sweden
  • Switzerland
  • Syria
  • Tajikistan
  • Taiwan
  • Thailand
  • Timor East
  • Togo
  • Tonga
  • Tunisia
  • Turkey
  • Turkmenistan
  • UAE
  • Ukraine
  • United Kingdom
  • Uruguay
  • USA
  • Uzbekistan
  • Vatican City
  • Venezuela
  • Vietnam
  • Yemen
If you do not see your country in the list above, you are not eligible for a Kenya e-visa.Ineligible visitors must apply for a traditional paper visa at the nearest Kenyan embassy.

Required documents for e-Visa

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

East Africa Tourist Visa

Citizens of the eligible countries must provide:

  • a digital photograph of the applicant's passport data page
  • photo of the candidate's face (digital) - can be taken with a phone camera or PC
  • book hotel room
  • A round-trip ticket

 

Business eVisa

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

  • a digital photograph of the applicant's passport data page
  • photo of applicant's face (digital):

 

  • can be captured with a phone or PC camera
  • a copy of your business registration certificate
  • Employee ID of the inviter or representative
  • Kenyan ID card of the inviting person or representative
  • Passport information page of the inviter or representative
  • Immigration status page on the inviter's or representative's passport
Please note!
If you are traveling to Kenya simply to attend an event, business meeting or to inquire about a  seminar/conference, consider applying for an eTourist Visa for a simpler application process.
 

Transit eVisa

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

  • a digital photograph of the applicant's passport data page
  • a photo of the applicant's face:
  • can be captured with a phone or PC camera
  • book hotel room
  • A round-trip ticket
  • tickets continue

 

For Family Visits

  • Invitation letters from family.
  • Identity card / Passport / Alien card / Entry permit of the host.

Entry Ports for Kenya With the e-Visa

The Kenyan government has provided a list of entry points that travelers can use to enter the country if they have applied for an e-visa.

International Airports

  • Jomo Kenyatta International Airport.
  • Moi International Airport.
  • Wilson Airport.
  • Seaports
  • Kilindini
  • Kisumu
  • Kuinga
  • Lamu
  • Mbita Point
  • Muhuru Bay
  • Old Port
  • Shimoni
  • Malindi
  • Vanga

Kenya Land Border Crossings

Kenya shares borders with Ethiopia, Tanzania, Somalia, South Sudan and Uganda.
However, the border authorities of South Sudan and Ethiopia do NOT accept e-visas.

Which Countries Are Exempt From a Kenya e-Visa?

Nationals of the following countries do not need to apply for a visa to visit Kenya for short visits, such as tourism, business, and medical purposes.

  • Bahamas
  • Barbados
  • Belize
  • Botswana
  • Brunei
  • Burundi
  • Cyprus
  • Dominica
  • Ethiopia
  • Fiji
  • Gambia
  • Gambia
  • Ghana
  • Grenada
  • Jamaica
  • Kiribati
  • Lesotho
  • Malawi
  • Malaysia
  • Maldives
  • Mauritius
  • Namibia
  • Namibia
  • Nauru
  • Papua New Guinea
  • Rwanda
  • Saint Kitts and Nevis
  • Saint Lucia
  • Saint Vincent and the Grenadines
  • Samoa
  • San Marino
  • Seychelles
  • Sierra Leone
  • Sierra Leone
  • Singapore
  • Solomon Islands
  • South Africa
  • Swaziland
  • Tanzania
  • Tonga
  • Tuvalu
  • Uganda
  • Vanuatu
  • Zambia
  • Zimbabwe

Important Information

  • Not all travelers under 16 years of age are required to have an eVisa to enter Kenya.
  • However, a valid
  • passport is still required.
  • It is possible to renew your Kenya visa online while your trip is still underway.
  • Applicants will be charged for additional days beyond the first 90 days of validity.
  • All applicants wishing to enter Kenya must have a passport valid for at least 6 months beyond their intended date of arrival.
  • Any changes to your passport or loss of this document will result in the eVisa being invalidated.
  • It is possible to extend your stay upon arrival in Kenya, but fees will apply for subsequent days.
  • eVisa holders cannot undertake employment in Kenya; Online visas are only valid for business, transport or tourism purposes.
  • It is possible to enter Kenya through a port other than the designated port but that port must be on the list of ports accepting e-visas!

 

FAQ about the Kenya e-Visa

The Kenya e-visa for tourism, business and transit costs 99 euros, while the East Africa visa costs 149 euros.
All applicants can choose between several online payment methods to cover fees.
Once your payment has registered, you will receive a confirmation number in your email inbox.
Kenya e-Visa application processing time can take up to several days.
Please check your form carefully for errors to avoid any delays.
The average approval time when using our service is only 69 hours.
Plus, 99% of submitted applications are positively approved!
 
The type of eVisa Kenya to choose depends on the traveler’s needs.
If you want to explore the country or visit friends and family, choose an electronic tourist visa.
The business category has been designed for all entrepreneurs who intend to conduct business activities in the country.
There is also a Transit Entry Permit which is valid for 72 hours and allows the permit holder to pass through Kenya en route to another place.
For travelers who want to visit not only Kenya but also Rwanda and Uganda, there is an East Africa visa.
Applying for a Kenyan visa online takes just a few minutes and can be done on any work device with an internet connection.
Choose the purpose of your trip, fill in the form with the necessary data, pay the fee and wait for the approved entry permit to be sent to your email inbox!
 
Yes, a single-entry e-visa to Kenya is issued upon arrival.
However, Kenya plans to abandon them in the near future.
It is much safer to register online at least 3 business days before your trip to ensure successful entry.
Visas on arrival are issued at the time of entry into Kenya, while e-Visas are issued through an online process before your trip.
When you apply online with Evisa Express, we check each applicant’s application form for accuracy, resulting in a 99% successful application approval rate.
Visa upon arrival is not guaranteed.
All citizens of countries other than Kenya need an online visa to travel there.
Citizens of eligible countries can apply for eVisa!
Use any enabled device, even your phone, and submit your application from the comfort of your home in just a few minutes.
Approved entry permits will be sent as PDF to your email inbox.
All three types of eVisa Kenya (tourist, business and transit) serve as single entry permits.
However, if you need a multiple entry permit, apply for an East Africa visa allowing travel to and between Kenya, Rwanda and Uganda.
With EAV, travelers can visit these countries multiple times during the validity period.
The two most important documents when applying for each type of eVisa Kenya are a valid passport, not expired for at least 6 months from the expected arrival date, and a facial photograph of the applicant.
Photos can be taken with a phone or PC camera.
Please note that additional supporting documents may be required depending on the type of entry permit chosen.
Online Kenya visa is not stamped in the passport.
It is digitally linked to your travel documents.
You’ll also receive a PDF copy in your email inbox.
Please note!
Any changes to the applicant’s passport (including modification of data in it, expiration or loss of this document) will result in the invalidation of the electronic visa.
Yes, you need to print your Kenya eVisa.
When you use our service, your approved entry permit will arrive in your email box within 3 business days.
Print documents to show to customs officials when you arrive.
If you have a single-entry eVisa for Kenya and want to re-enter Kenya from Tanzania or Uganda, you can use the same visa without having to apply for a multiple-entry eVisa.
However, if you return to Kenya from another country, you will need to apply for another visa.

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