Frequently Questions & Answers (Kenya e-Visa)
What is an e-Visa?
An e-Visa is an official document permitting entry into and
travel within Kenya.
The e-Visa is an alternative to visas issued at
Kenya missions and at the ports of entry.
Applicants obtain their visas electronically after
entering required information and making payments by a credit or
debit card (Master or Visa card).
What type of Visa can I apply online?
You can a Single entry visa, Transit visa or Courtesy visa to Kenya and pay securely using your VISA card or Mastercard.
Do I need an e-visa to visit Kenya ?
All foreign citizens wishing to travel to Kenya will need an evisa, except citizens from countries who are exempt. Click
for a list of exempted countries
Who needs to obtain an e-visa?
The e-visa is only available to passport holders from 148 evisa eligible countries. Click HERE
for a list of eligible nationalities.
What types of visas are available for those visiting the Republic of Kenya?
There are three
e-visa types for people
traveling to the Republic of Kenya temporarily.
Single Entry visa
Issued for single entry to persons whose nationalities
require a visa to enter Kenya either for business,
tourism or medical reasons.
Issued to persons connecting through Kenya to other
destinations for a period not exceeding 72 hours. Those
connecting flights directly without leaving the airport
dont need to apply for Transit visas.
Issued to Diplomatic, Official and Service passport
holders coming into the country on official duties, or
transiting through Kenya to a third country for official
business or duties. It is also issued to government
officials and dignitaries on official duties but holding
ordinary passports. It is issued free of charge /
How much is the e-visa?
Single entry visa USD $120.
Transit visa USD $100.
Courtesy visa No Charge.
Who DOES NOT qualify to apply for an evisa?
If you are a passport holder of the
CATEGORY THREE COUNTRIES
, you will be required to submit a paper based application for a visa to the Department of Immigration services.
How long does it take to get an e-Visa for Kenya?
The processing time is 2 business days.
What should I do after I apply for my e-Visa?
Once the it is approved, the evisa will be made available to your evisa account. You must print a copy to carry with your passport and bring it along when you travel to Kenya. When you arrive in Kenya, you must have your evisa printout with your passport.
When will my eVisa expire?
An evisa to Kenya once issued is valid for 3 months before you travel. Once you present yourself to immigration control at the port of entry, you may be issued with a stay period not exceeding 90 days, which may be renewed for a further 90 days at the immigration headquarters. The maximum number of days a visitor may stay in Kenya is 6 months
If my e-Visa application is denied by the Kenyan government will my fees be refunded?
No, once the application has been submitted to the Kenyan government, the e-Visa application fees are non-refundable.
I have already visited Kenya one time using my single entry visa, do I need to apply for another e-Visa?
Yes, when your visa is used or expired you need to apply for another visa in order to travel to Kenya again.
Can i extend my stay in Kenya?
After the initial days allocated by the immigration control at the port of entry have elapsed, you renew your visa at the immigration headquarters in Nairobi. The maximum number of days a visitor may stay in Kenya is 6 months.
If I cancel my online order will my fees be refunded?
Once the application is in process, the e-Visa application fees are non-refundable.
Is my personal information secure to submit online?
Yes, when you complete your application for a Kenyan e-Visa, your information is secure and is submitted directly to the Kenyan government. Your personal information will be processed only for the purpose of making a decision on your visa application. Protection of the personal data provided in the application form will be the responsibility of the Kenyan government.