VISA APPLICATION

VISA APPLICATION

The Government of Kenya has fully automated the issuance of visas with effect from January 1, 2021.  In this regard, all passengers travelling to Kenya from countries that require a visa to enter Kenya shall be required to obtain  an e-visa before boarding an aircraft as  visas are not  issued on arrival.

Visa applications are processed through the new electronic visa processing system evisa www.evisa.go.ke

The following exemptions apply:

  • Children 16 years and below ( Note this exemption does not apply to East Africa tourist Visa)
  • Persons whose passport is endorsed with a valid Kenyan work permit or re-entry pass
  • Holders of Laissez-Passeer issued by the UN, IMF and World Bank while travelling on official business for the organization.

Eligibility: Do you qualify to apply? Click here www.evisa.go.ke

TYPES OF VISAS

  • Single Entry Visa
  • Multiple Entry Visa
  • Courtesy/Diplomatic Visa
  • Transit Visa
  • East Africa Visa
  • Five(5)Year Visa
  • Referred Visa

HOW DO I APPLY FOR A VISA

Go to www.evisa.go.ke and click on create eVisa account.

  • Once logged in, select Department of Immigration Services.
  • Select submit Application
  • Select Kenyan Visa
  • Select type of visa and read the instructions carefully
  • Fill in application form
  • Pay using visa card, Master card or other debit cards
  • Await approval via email, then download and print eVisa from your eCitizen account
  • Present your printed eVisa to the immigration officer at the port of entry.

Note:

  • Visa processing fee are non refundable
  • Incomplete applications will be rejected
  • The possession of an eVisa is not final authority to enter the Republic of Kenya
  • Engaging in any form of employment or business without a requisite permit or pass is an offense
  • An eVisa is required prior to entry into the Republic of Kenya
  • An eVisa print out must be presented at the port of entry.
  • For any questions, contact: visasection@immigration.go.ke.