Kenya Online Visa Application Procedure - Everything you Need to Know
Kenya’s Department of Immigration has introduced electronic visa (eVisa) applications for visitors to Kenya.
From July 1, 2015 to September 1, 2015, the electronic visas will be issued concurrently with the manual application system at the port of entry.
After September 1, 2015 only electronic visas will be issued.
Things you will need to apply for the Kenyan eVisa
- A Digital Passport Photo of 500px x 500px max.
- Know the type of Visa you need.
- Scanned copy or photo of the biodata page on your passport (the page with your photo, name and biographical data).
- A credit card for online payment (Visa or MasterCard Credit or Debit card).
- Additional Documents e.g. Invitation letter, Hotel Booking or travel Itinerary.
Types of Visas for Visiting Kenya
The type of visa you must have is defined by the Kenyan and Visa Regulations, and relates to the purpose of your travel.
- Single Journey Visa : Issued for Single or Multiple entries to persons whose nationalities require visas to enter Kenya. Used for both business and tourism.
- 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.
- Diplomatic Visa : Issued for Single or Multiple entries to holders of Diplomatic passports who are on official duty. Coming Soon...
- Courtesy / Official Visa : Issued to persons holding Official or Service passports on Official duty and to Ordinary passport holders who are not entitled to a Diplomatic visa; but where it is considered by the Director to be desirable on the grounds of international courtesy. Coming Soon...
- East Africa Tourist Visa : This is a joint tourist visa that entitles holders to travel to and within the Republic of Kenya, Republic of Rwanda and Republic of Uganda for the purpose of tourism. Validity of East Africa Tourist Visa: 90 (Ninety days) Multiple Entry. Coming Soon ...
Costs of Kenyan Visas
|Single entry visa (Business or Tourism)||$51|
|Single entry visa (Business or Tourism)||$21|
|East Africa Tourist Visa Coming Soon||$101|
|Courtesy Visa Coming Soon||N/A|
How to apply for an Kenyan eVisa online
- Visit https://www.ecitizen.go.ke/
- Click on the Register.