Kenya's Ministry of Interior launched its electronic visa (e-visa) service in 2015. The new visa system was launched to help eligible travelers from countries entitled to apply for a Kenya e-visa can apply online. Electronic visas make obtaining a visa convenient for travelers from around the world wishing to enter Kenya for tourism, business, medical treatment, courtesy purposes, and meeting family members. The process is very straightforward and fast-paced. It just takes less than fifteen minutes to complete the application process. And the best thing is that there's no involvement in visiting the Kenyan embassy/consulate, printing documents, and searching for banks to pay visa fees.
However, since this system is a relatively new offering, many travelers are unaware of the process of applying for the e-visa and what are its salient requirements. It is important to note that the requirements for Kenya e-visa vary per visa type and category. That's why it is necessary to understand the requirements. You will get all the information about Kenya visa requirements on this page.
Please note that every traveler will separately apply for an e-visa and upload the required set of documents in PDF, JPEG, or Word format. Scanned images of the documents should be uploaded when applying for the visa. Here is a list of documents required to apply for a Kenya e-visa.
A Bio page of a valid passport or alternative travel document.
A scanned image of the front page cover
A scanned image of a recently taken color, passport-sized photograph. The size of the photograph should be 35mmx45mm. It must be taken against a plain white background with a full front view.
1. The traveler will upload an invitation letter from the employer/company/organization. It should specify the purpose of business-related travel.
2. Copies of the company's registration documents.
3. The staff ID and Kenyan ID of the person countersigning the invitation letter..
1. An invitation letter from the host in Kenya.
2. Company Registration Certificate copy.
3. Staff ID and Kenyan ID of the person countersigning the invitation letter.
4. Applicant letter for visa or company letter and copy of visas issued within the last one year if applying for a multiple-entry visa.
It is important to note that any gear that can hide or alter your appearance is prohibited from submission for a visa application. Unless it is a religious obligation, you should avoid uploading a photo wearing a cap, scarf, etc. Remember that the hairline should be visible in the photo.
The tourist visa to Kenya is a single-entry travel permit issued to travelers from eligible countries. This means people from countries are do not enjoy visa exemption should apply for the visa. It is valid for a maximum duration of 90 days, and the traveler can stay for a maximum duration of 90 days as well.
Yes, indeed. The Kenya electronic visa is extendable for at least three months and a maximum duration of six months. The process of extension is straightforward. However, it is worth noting that you can apply for a visa extension while staying in the country and before your current, valid visa expires.
A transit visa is issued to travelers who need to board a connecting flight. This visa is valid for a maximum duration of 72 hours. Please ensure you have an onward ticket and boarding pass for your next destination after arriving in Kenya.