Visa Services

 

EXEMPTION OF VISA FEES FOR CHILDREN UNDER 16 YEARS

Effective 1st February ,2016 children under 16 years of age accompanying their parent(s) to Kenya will be exempted from paying visa fees.

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EXTENSION OF VISA VALIDITY FOR USA VISA APPLICANTS


The Republic of Kenya will beginning September 22 2015 increase the validity of short term business/tourist visas for United States applicants.


Applications for the 5 year business/ tourist visas will be channeled through the Embassy of the Republic of Kenya in Washington DC for processing at the Immigration headquarters in Nairobi.


The visa processing fee of $200 is to be paid on application.


Student visa applicants will first obtain entry visas from outside the country and thereafter apply for student’s pass whilst in the country.

 

Requirements:

- $200 Money order / Cashier's cheque only ( Payable to Embassy of The Republic of Kenya)

- 2 (Two) Passport size pictures

- Application letter ( in duplicate)

- Duly filled visa application form - Click for form

- Copy of biodata page of the applicant passport

 

Note : Please DO NOT send your original passport. Once the visa is approved ,the applicant will be called to avail their original passport for visa issuance.

 

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NOTICE:

The online e-Visa and the manual Visa applications will continue to run concurrently.

 

VISA fees

a) Single entry Visa $50.00
b) Multiple entry Visa $100.00

c) East Africa Visa $100.00 - allow travel between Kenya, Rwanda and Uganda with the same multiple entry visa.The holder of the East Africa Tourist Visa shall enter the region from the country that issued the visa and move within the two other countries without applying for another visa or paying another visa fee.
d) Transit Visa $20.00
e) Administrative fee for referred visa $10.00

Persons aged 16 years and below will require a visa to enter Kenya.

Diplomatic, Official, Service and Courtesy visas will continue to be issued Gratis.

 

Please submit your application with the correct fee as stated above depending on your travel plans to avoid delay in processing your visa.

 

Nationals (Passport holders) of the following countries do not require visas to enter Kenya click for details

 

Nationals (Passport holders) of the following countries require visas to enter Kenya click for details

 

Nationals of following Countries, Classes and Categories Of Persons shall have their visa applications referred to the Director of Immigration Services, Nairobi for approval. click for details

 

 

VISA APPLICATION WASHINGTON, DC

 

VISA APPLICATION NEWYORK CONSULATE

 

REFERRED VISA APPLICATION ,WASHINGTON ,DC

 

REFERRED VISA APPLICATION NEWYORK CONSULATE

 

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EVisa

 

Visa applications (except East Africa Tourist Visa) can be processed through the new electronic visa processing system eVisa (www.evisa.go.ke).

 

Eligibility. Do you qualify to apply? click here

Applicants who need to apply to the Director of Immigration services kindly read the section on "Referred Visa " above.

 

TYPES OF VISAS :

1. Single Entry

2. Transit Visa

3. Courtesy / Diplomatic

 

 

How do I Apply

 

1. Go to www.evisa.go.ke and click on create eVisa account
2. Once Logged in, Select Deparment of Immigration services.
3. Select submit Appplication.
4. Select Kenyan Visa.
5. Select the type of Visa and read the Instructions Carefully.
6. Fill in the application form.
7. Pay Using visa card, Mastercard and other debit cards.
8. Await approval via email, then download and print the eVisa from your eCitizen account.
9. Present your printed eVisa to the immigration officer at the port of entry.

 

Points to Note

 

1. Visa processing fee is non refundable.
2. Incomplete applications will be rejected.
3. The possesion of an eVisa is not the final Authority to enter The Republic of Kenya.
4. Engaging in any form of business or employment without a requisite permit or pass is an offence.
5. A visa is required prior to entry into The Republic of Kenya.
6. The e-Visa printout must be presented at the port of entry.

 

 

 

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