Who Requires a Visa to Kenya?
A citizen of a foreign country listed below, wishing to enter The Republic of Kenya, must first obtain an evisa via www.ecitizen.go.ke.
|Angola||Antigua and Bermuda||Argentina|
|Cape Verde||Central African Republic||Chad|
|Chile (Nationalist)||China (China P.R.)||Columbia|
|Comoros||Congo (Brazzaville)||Costa Rica|
|Cote de voire||Croatia||Cuba|
|Dominican Republic||DRC||East Timor|
|Honduras||Hong Kong (Holders of Hong Kong special administrative region)||Hungary|
|Morocco||Mozambique||Myanmar (Formerly Burma)|
|Palau Pacific Isles||Panama||Paraguay|
|Sao Tome and Principe||Saudi Arabia||Serbia|
|Spain||Sri Lanka||St. Christopher Cape|
Nationals from which countries are exempt from requiring a visa to enter Kenya?
|Barbados||Malawi||St. Vincent and the Grenadines|
|Belize||Malaysia (For less than 30 days stay)||St.Kitts and Nevis|
|Cyprus||New Guinea||The Bahamas|
|Lesotho||South Africa (For less than 30 days stay)||Zimbabwe|
Nationals from the following countries cannot apply for eVisas on eCitizen.go.ke:
These Nationals of these countries require Referred Visas. The VISA applications are referred to the Director of Immigration services for processing and approval.
|Cameroon||Democratic People’s Republic of Korea (Formerly North Korea)||Eritrea|
Can I get a visa on arrival in Kenya?
Sorry, no you cannot. From September 1, 2015, it will not be possible to get visa on arrival upon landing in Kenya. Nationals that require visas must get it online via www.ecitizen.go.ke. The steps for this process are given below. Till September 1, 2015 there is a grace period.
What are the different types of visas to Kenya?
Currently there are two types of visas available on eCitizen.go.ke:
Single Journey Visa: Issued for Single or Multiple entries to persons whose nationalities require visas to enter Kenya. This is the most common visa for tourism purposes and costs US $51.
Transit Visa: Issued for periods not exceeding three days to persons whose nationalities require visas to enter Kenya and who intend to transit through Kenya to a different destination. The Kenya transit visa costs US $21.
What documents do I need before I start my eVisa application?
You will need the following documents:
– Recent colour photo sized 5.5 cm x 5.5 cm with white background. You will have to attach the photo to your eVisa application online. See all photo guidelines here: https://immigration.ecitizen.go.ke/index.php?id=9
– Passport Valid for at least Six Months. You will have to attach a scanned copy of your passport’s biodata page to the application. There must be at least One Blank page in the holders passport.
– Return ticket
– Travel itinerary
– Supporting letter e.g. letter from company or Invitation letter for business visits/family visits, or Hotel bookings/details about places to visit if going as tourist. You will have to upload additional Documents e.g Invitation letter, Hotel Booking or travel Itinerary, to your eVisa application.
– You require an onward Ticket to apply for a Transit Visa
What documents do I need to carry with me on arrival in Kenya for entry?
You will need the following documents on arrival in Kenya:
– Passport Valid for at least Six Months with at least one blank page
– Return ticket
– eVisa Printout from www.eCitizen.go.ke
– Travel itinerary
– Supporting letter e.g. letter from company or Invitation letter for business visits/family visits or hotel bookings/details about places to visit if going as tourist.
– Onward Ticket to apply for a Transit Visa
How do I apply for my child’s eVisa to Kenya?
Each adult visitor to the Republic of Kenya is required to submit eVisa applications in their personal eCitizen account. Parents can apply for their children in the parent’s eCitizen account.
How do I apply for an eVisa to Kenya?
You will need to create an eCitizen account on www.ecitizen.go.ke following the steps below. Once the account is created and verified, you will have to start a new application for a Kenyan visa.
Steps to apply for an eVisa to Kenya
1. Register for an eCitizen account. Click register on https://account.ecitizen.go.ke/register
2. Under Visitors, Click on “Create an account”
3. Fill up relevant details like email address, name, etc.
4. Tick the ‘I agree to terms and condition” and click on “Continue” button
5. Check you email for account verification
6. Once account is verified, click on the ‘Next’ button
7. Upload a passport size photo
Adjust the picture frame so that your face is clearly visible
8. You will then be taken to an eCitizen dashboard
9. Click on Department of Immigration Services “Get Service Now” button
10. Select ‘Submit Application’
11. Select Kenyan Visa
12. Click on the relevant visa application. Generally this will be ‘Apply for a Single Entry Visa’
13. Read all the instructions and disclaimers carefully
14. Fill up the application form carefully
15. Make sure you upload all the relevant documents
16. Press continue and progress to the payment page.
17. Your eVisa should now be under processing.