Directorate Of Immigration And Citizen Service   

eVisa Application

1. Kenya eVisa Application Information

 

Issued to persons whose nationalities require a visa to enter Kenya either for Tourism, Visit, Medical, Business or Work. Before travelling to Kenya, you should have a clear idea of the Visa types, available payment methods, Visa policies, requirements and some other important notes. But do not worry, we are here with an overall guideline on how to apply for a Kenyan Visa and all the other things that you need to know!

Requirements for Kenyan EVisa

  1. Valid travel document not less than six months.
  2. A complete visa application form (with $1 Service Charge)
  3. At least three blank pages in the holders’ passport
  4. A return ticket.
  5. The Visa processing fee (non-refundable)

Important Notes

  1. Incomplete applications will be rejected.
  2. The Republic of Kenya is not the final authority of the possession of a visa.
  3. Engaging in any form of business or employment without a requisite permit or pass is an offence.
  4. Please note that a visa is required before entering into Kenya.
  5. Please note that children of sixteen(16) years and below are exempted from visa payment and are not expected to make a visa application.
  6. Provision of false information will lead to automatic rejection of visa.
  7. The validity of Multiple Entry Visas (MEV) will range from three to twelve (3-12) months.
  8. Possession of a Multiple Entry Visas (MEV) does not confer residency.
  9. In the event of lapse during payment please do not re-apply, contact the administrator on dis@immigration.go.ke.
  10. Inappropriate document uploads will lead to automatic rejection of the visa.
  11. Upload recent colour passport size photo with a clear background.
  12. Holders of Diplomatic and Service Passports coming on official duty are qualified for a Courtesy Visa.

Visa Policy of Kenya

The citizens of the following countries do not require a visa to travel to Kenya-

The citizens of Rwanda, Uganda and Kenya can move freely among these countries with their National Identity Card only.

Types of Visa

According to the Kenya Visa Regulations, types of visa are based on the purpose of travel. They are:

 

  1. Transit Visa

    Applicable for foreigners who transit through Kenya to a different terminus.


  2. Courtesy/Official Visa

    Applies to foreigners who are on Official visit with Service passports and are not entitled to a Diplomatic Visa.


  3. Single Journey Visa

    Appropriate for the visitor whose nationality needs a visa to enter into Kenya’s territory with Single or Multiple entries.


  4. East Africa Tourist Visa

    This is basically a tourist visa issued upon travelling to and within the Republic of Kenya, the Republic of Rwanda and the Republic of Uganda.


  5. Diplomatic Visa

    This is for the holders of Diplomatic passports who are on Official duty.

Methods to apply for a Kenyan Visa

A Kenyan Visa can be applied through multiple methods. Those are named and described below

 

  1. E-Visa

    E-Visa system in Kenya was established in 2015. It allows visitors to stay up to 90 days and the application must be submitted at least 7 days in advance.


  2. Visa on Arrival

    The validity is the same as E-Visa. The applicant can apply for a Visa after arriving in Kenya instantly.


  3. Consular Visa

    The citizens of the following countries are to apply for a visa through the Embassy. E-Visa system for these countries has not been initiated yet.


Visa Fees

Visa Type

Visa Fees

SINGLE ENTRY VISA + Service Charge

US$51.00

TRANSIT ENTRY VISA + Service Charge

US$21.00

COURTESY ENTRY VISA + Service Charge

US$0.00

EAST AFRICAN TOURIST VISA + Service Charge

US$101.00

MULTIPLE ENTRY VISA + Service Charge

US$101.00

5yr MULTIPLE ENTRY VISA + Service Charge

US$201.00

Fast Tracked Visa Fees

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Special Note

VISA PROCESSING FEE IS NON-REFUNDABLE

PRINT VISA AUTHORITY IN COLOUR AND PRESENT IT AT THE AIRPORT OR POINT OF ENTRY ON ARRIVAL

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2. Nationality and Residence

Enter the following information about your nationality and residence as mentioned. The star marked fields are mandatory to fill in. If not entered, there might be a delay in the processing of your Visa.

A. Applicant’s Nationality at Birth *    Choose....

Choose your nationality at birth from the following options.

B. Applicant’s Present Nationality, if Different *  Choose....

Choose your nationality at present from the following options, in case it has changed now.

C. Applicants Continent of Residence Choose....

Choose your continent of residence from the following options.

D. Applicants Country of Residence * Choose....

Choose your Country of residence from the following options.

E. Applicants Physical address *

Enter the address where you reside at present.

F. Applicants Phone Number *

Enter your phone number here.

G. Applicants City / Town *

Enter the name of City or Town where you reside at present

H. Applicants Email *

Enter your Email address. A confirmation email might be sent to you after you submit the form.

3. Passport Information

Enter the necessary information including your travel document (passport). The star marked fields are mandatory to fill in. If not entered, there might be a delay in the processing of your Visa.

A. Travel Document * Choose...

Choose the type of travel document you want to be issued upon.

B. Passport Number *

Enter your passport number here.

C. Passport Place of issue *

Enter the place of issue of your passport.

D. Passport Date of Issue *

Enter the date of issue of your passport.

E. Passport Expiry date *

Enter the expiry date of your passport.

F. Passport Issued by *

Enter the name of the authority who issued your passport.

4. Travelling Informations

A. Previous visits to Kenya *

Choose the option that suits you the best.

B. Are You A *

Choose the option that suits you the best.

5. Visa Details

Choose the type of your Visa from the following options. The star marked fields are mandatory to fill in. If not entered, there might be a delay in the processing of your Visa.

A. Type Of Visa *

6. Applicants Information

Enter the following details about you. The star marked fields are mandatory to fill in. If not entered, there might be a delay in the processing of your Visa

A. Applicants Surname / Family Name *

Enter your surname or family name here

B. Applicants Other Names in Full *

Enter any other name you have in full (If any).

C. Applicants Gender * Choose...

Choose your gender from the following.

D. Applicants Marital Status *

Enter your marital status.

E. Applicant Date Of Birth *

Enter your date of birth, as mentioned in your travel documents.

F. Applicants Place of Birth *

Enter your place of birth, as mentioned in your travel documents.

G. Applicants Country of Birth * Choose...

Choose your country of birth from the following options.

H. Applicants Current Occupation *

Enter your current occupation/profession.

Applicants Father Details

I. Applicants Father Details *

Choose the type of details you want to enter and type out the necessary information.

Enter your current occupation/profession.

Applicants Mothers Details

J. Applicants Mothers Details *

Choose the type of details you want to enter and type out the necessary information.

K. Applicant’s Next of Kin Details

Next of Kin Name *

Enter the name of your next of kin here.

Next of Kin Phone Number *

Enter the phone number of your next of kin here.

7. Travel Information

Enter the necessary travel information below. The star marked fields are mandatory to fill in. If not entered, there might be a delay in the processing of your Visa.

A. Applicants Reason For Travel * Choose...

Choose the option that describes your situation the best.

B. Applicants Proposed Date of Entry *

Enter the date of Entry to Kenya that you proposed.

C. Applicants Proposed Date of Departure from Kenya *

Enter the date of Departure from Kenya that you proposed.

D. Host Details * Choose...

Choose the option that suits you the best

E. Full names and Physical Address of the Host *

Enter the full name of your host and his/her present address (of residence).

F. Host Telephone Number *

Enter the present telephone number of your host.

G. Host Email *

Enter the present email address of your host.

H. Applicant Arrives by * Choose...

Select the date of your arrival.

I. Select Point of Entry * Choose…

Select the Entry point/port on your arrival.

8. Travel History

Enter the necessary travel history information below. The star marked fields are mandatory to fill in. If not entered, there might be a delay in the processing of your Visa.

A. Recent visits to Other countries in the last 3 months * Choose...

If you have visited any country other than Kenya in the past 3 months, select them from the options below.

B. Will you be returning to your Country of Residence? * Choose...

C. Have you been previously denied entry into Kenya? * Choose...

D. Have you been previously denied entry into another Country? * Choose...

E. Have you ever been convicted of any offence under any system of law? *

9. Uploads

Please upload the documents stated below. The star marked fields are mandatory to fill in. If not uploaded, there might be a delay in the processing of your Visa.

A. Recent Passport Size Photo *

Upload a passport-size photo of yours. The photo must be taken against a plain white background, and should not be more than 6 months old.

Passport Copy

Upload the front cover on your updated passport.

B. Passport Front Cover *

Upload the front cover on your updated passport.

C. Passport Bio-Data Page *

Upload the biodata page of your updated passport.

D. Hotel Reservations *

Upload proof of hotel reservation during your stay in Kenya.

E. InComing And Onward Ticket *

Upload incoming and Onward tickets.

F. Upload Additional Document

Upload your additional documents (If any).

Additional Document

10. Review Application

APPLICANT'S INFORMATION

Colour-print the Visa Authority and the application preview, and present it at the port of entry on arrival.

A. Declaration *

 I hereby confirm that I have provided all the information as required in regard to this application