eVisa Information

Electronic Kenyan visa system enables visitors from countries included in the visa-exempt program to apply for a government-approved travel authorization. Those eligible to apply for an eVisa, don’t need to make an appointment with the closest Embassy or consulates since the entire process can be completed online.

The process of applying for an eVisa is quick and effortless. All that needs to be done is for the application form to be completed with essential data, and for the crucial documents that need to be attached. The maximum processing time doesn’t exceed 10 days, and the eVisa once granted will be sent to the email address provided in the application automatically. Once you receive your approved eVisa, you are compelled to print it out and carry it with you to the airport with the passport that has been used in the application process. At the Kenyan border, the documents mentioned above will be verified by the customs official.

Types of eVisa’s

Depending on the purpose of your stay in Kenya, there are 3 types of electronic visas:

Tourist - it entitles entry to Kenya for tourism purposes, such as holidaying, visiting family, or friends. It remains valid for 90 days from the issuance date of the document and authorizes a single stay in the country territory for a maximum period of 90 days. This means that an applicant is compelled to leave Kenya the latest on the eVisa expiry date.

Business - those who plan on attending business meetings, contract negotiations, or attend conferences, should apply for a business eVisa. It’s being issued for a single entry and remains valid for 90 days from the date in which the government grants the eVisa. As in the case of tourist eVisa, it authorizes a stay for a maximum period of 90 days.

Transit- It’s enabling transiting through the territory of Kenya. It remains valid for three days from the intended arrival date to Kenya, which each applicant is requested to provide in the application form.

We inform you that even if you do not have an upcoming departure date, you can apply for an eVisa now. Our specialists will process it right away so you will receive your visa and will be able to travel to your destination with a valid document.

List of nationalities eligible to apply for an electronic visa online:

Albania
Algeria
Andorra
Angola
Antigua and Barbuda
Argentina
Australia
Austria
Bahrain
Bangladesh
Belarus
Belgium
Benin
Bhutan
Bolivia
Bosnia and Herzegovina
Brazil
Bulgaria
Burkina Faso
Cambodia
Canada
Cape Verde
Central African Republic
Chad
Chile
China
Colombia
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
Estonia
Finland
France
French Guiana (FR)
Gabon
Georgia
Germany
Greece
Greenland (DK)
Guatemala
Guinea
Guinea-Bissau
Guyana
Haiti
Honduras
Hong Kong (SAR)
Hungary
Iceland
India
Indonesia
Iran
Ireland
Israel
Italy
Japan
Jordan
Kazakhstan
Korea, South
Kuwait
Kyrgyzstan
Laos
Latvia
Liberia
Liechtenstein
Lithuania
Luxembourg
Macedonia (North)
Madagascar
Malta
Marshall Islands
Mauritania
Mexico
Micronesia
Moldova
Monaco
Mongolia
Montenegro
Morocco
Mozambique
Myanmar (Burma)
Nepal
Netherlands
New Zealand
Nicaragua
Niger
Nigeria
Norway
Oman
Pakistan
Palau
Panama
Paraguay
Peru
Philippines
Poland
Portugal
Qatar
Reunion (FR)
Romania
Russian Federation
Sao Tome and Principe
Saudi Arabia
Serbia
Slovakia
Slovenia
South Sudan
Spain
Sri Lanka
Sudan
Suriname
Sweden
Switzerland
Taiwan
Thailand
Togo
Tunisia
Turkey
Turkmenistan
Ukraine
United Arab Emirates
United Kingdom
United States of America
Uruguay
Uzbekistan
Vatican City (Holy See)
Venezuela
Vietnam

Ports of entry

An eVisa will be accepted only on the following border crossings:

Airports:

  • Eldoret International Airport
  • Garisa Airport
  • Jomo Kenyatta Airport – Nairobi
  • Kisumu Airport
  • Lamu Airport
  • Lokichogio Airport
  • Malindi Airport
  • Moi Airport – Mombasa
  • Wajir International Airport
  • Wilson Airport – Nairobi

Land crossings:

  • Busia
  • Isebania
  • Liboi
  • Loitokitok
  • Lungalunga
  • Malaba
  • Mandera
  • Moyale
  • Nadapal
  • Namanga
  • Taveta

Sea ports:

  • Kilindini Sea Port
  • Kisumu
  • Kuinga
  • Lamu
  • Malindi
  • Mbita
  • Muhuru bay
  • Old port
  • Shimoni
  • Vanga

Visa requirements

Tourist eVisa

  • A photograph of an applicant; it doesn’t need to be a professional photograph; it can also be a selfie.
  • A photograph or a scan of applicant passport (the biodata page)

Business eVisa

  • A photograph of an applicant; it doesn’t need to be a professional photograph; it can also be a selfie.
  • A photograph or a scan of applicant passport (the biodata page)
  • An invitation letter issued by a company located in Kenya or a company registration certificate from Kenya

Transit eVisa

  • A photograph of an applicant; it doesn’t need to be a professional photograph; it can also be a selfie.
  • A photograph or a scan of applicant passport (the biodata page)
  • Onward ticket

All minors under the age of 16, including the 16-year-olds, do not need to apply for an eVisa. The Kenyan government requires neither an electronic visa nor any other document for them to enter the country territory. In such a case, the customs officials at the airport will only request a passport, which has to remain valid for the entire planned stay in Kenya.


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