Visa Services

 

EXEMPTION OF VISA FEES FOR CHILDREN UNDER 16 YEARS

Effective 1st February ,2016 children under 16 years of age travelling to Kenya will be exempted from paying visa fees.

 

 

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 : 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.

 

c) East Africa Visa $100.00 - allow travel between Kenya, Rwanda and Uganda with the same multiple entry

 

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:

Barbados
Maldives
St. Lucia
Belize   Swaziland
Botswana Mauritius Seychelles
Brunei Darussalam Namibia The Gambia
Burundi Nauru Tanzania
Cyprus Papua New Guinea The Bahamas
Dominica Rwanda Tonga
Fiji Island   Trinidad and Tobago
Ghana Samoa Tuvalu
Grenada St. Kitts and Navis Uganda
Jamaica  Sierra Leona Vanuatu
Kiribati  Singapore Zambia
Lesotho  Solomon Islands Zimbabwe
Malawi South Africa (For less than 30 days stay) St. Vincent and the Grenadines
Malaysia (For less than 30 days stay)    

 

The following countries have concluded visa abolition agreement with Kenya:

 

 

 

Nationals of the following countries require a visa. click here

 

REFERRED VISA

Holders of U.S Refugee Travel Documents issued by the Department of Homeland Security (Greencard holders/Permanent residents) and Nationals (Passport holders) of the following countries shall have their visa applications referred to the Director of Immigration Services, Nairobi for approval. The processing varies from case to case. No expedited services for Referred visa applications.

Afghanistan   Senegal
Azerbaijan Kosovo Somalia
Armenia Lebanon Syria
Cameroon Libya Palestine
Eritrea Mali Tajikistan
Iraq Democratic Peoples Republic of Korea (Formerly North Korea)  

 

 

 

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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