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VISA APPLICATION PROCESS

All visas (Single Journey, Multiple Journey, Referred, East African, Transit and Courtesy visas) will exclusively be processed, paid for and issued online on the official government website evisa.go.ke

The requirements for the different types of visas are stated below;

1. MULTIPLE JOURNEYS VISA (Valid from three to twelve months)

Multiple Entry Visas are processed and approved from office of the Director of Immigration Services, in Nairobi Kenya. The requirements for applications are;

  • Duly filled application form
  • Copy of passport with validity of not less than one year
  • Copies of passport pages showing visas and entry stamps of previous visits to Kenya
  • A passport size photograph
  • Letter of introduction and request for visa from host organisation in Kenya
  • Copy of host's passport (If Kenyan)
  • Copy of host's passport and work permit (If not a Kenyan)
  • Certificate of incorporation or Registration from sending organisation in Kenya
  • Letter of introduction and request for visa from sponsoring organisation /Company in the Netherlands
  • Fees: 101 US Dollars

2. REFERRED VISAS (please refer to list of countries in this category)

Holders of any Travel Documents/ Certificates of Identity and nationals of the countries listed below shall have their applications referred to the Director of Immigration Services, Nairobi Kenya, for approval. The applicants must follow the instructions online to apply for a visa. Requirements may include;

  • Duly filled application form
  • Copy of the passport with validity of not less than 6 months
  • A passport-size photograph
  • Copy of Dutch residence permit (front and back)
  • Letter from the sponsoring organization/individual host inviting and requesting for visa on behalf of applicant
  • Copy of passport/ID of the host in Kenya
  • Letter by applicant requesting for a single entry visa to Kenya
  • Original Passport with validity of not less than 6 months
  • A Single Entry Visa fee of Euros 40.00

 Note: Please do not procure tickets before authority to travel is issued

3. EAST AFRICAN TOURIST VISA

You can apply for an East African Tourist Visa online. For this visa, additional information may be required. These can include;

  • Duly filled application form
  • One passport-size photograph
  • Original and copy of passport
  • Fee: 101 US Dollars

 

 

The following Nationalities must obtain a referred visa before departure to Kenya

Afghanistan, Armenia, Democratic People's Republic of Korea, Iraq, Kosovo, Lebanon, Libya, Palestine, Somalia, Syria, and Tajikistan

 

General information regarding visas and Entry into Kenya

A visa is valid for entry within 90 days from the date of issue. The possession of a visa is not the final authority to enter the Republic of Kenya. The duration of the stay in Kenya is determined by a Visitors pass issued by the immigration officer on arrival and it can be issued valid for 90 days with possible extensions to 180 days

A Kenyan visa allows re-entry into Kenya within its validity from Uganda, Tanzania, Rwanda and Burundi.

Entry on a visa does not allow a visitor to engage in any work including charity/voluntary work, research and internship. Engaging in any form of business or employment without a requisite permit or pass is an offence. To engage in other activities not specified in the visa, please obtain necessary permits and passes from Immigration Department in Nairobi, Mombasa, Nakuru, Eldoret and Kisumu.

 

The following Nationalities do not require visa to enter Kenya

Barbados, Belize, Botswana, Brunei, Burundi, Cyprus, Dominica, Ethiopia** Fiji Island, Ghana, Grenada, Jamaica, Kiribati, Lesotho, Malawi, Malaysia*, Maldives, Mauritius, Namibia, Nauru, Papua New Guinea, Rwanda, Samoa, Sierra Leone, Singapore, Solomon Islands, South Africa*, St Kitts and Nevis, St Lucia, St Vincent and the Grenadines, San Marino**,Swaziland, Seychelles, Tanzania, The Bahamas, The Gambia, Tonga, Trinidad and Tobago, Tuvalu, Uganda, Vanuatu, Zambia and Zimbabwe.

 

All other Nationalities

All other nationalities require visas to enter Kenya. The visas can be obtained online on www.evisa.go.ke

 

HEALTH

Persons from Europe, North America, Canada and, Japan do not require yellow fever and cholera vaccination certificates to enter Kenya. Travelers from areas that are yellow fever and cholera prevalent, are required to have vaccination certificates. Malaria prevention is strongly recommended, and travelers are advised to bring along malaria prophylaxis, sun protection cream and mosquito and insect repellents.

 

Important Notice!!

The Kenyan Embassy in the Hague wishes to notify all e-Visa applicants of a scam e-Visa website namely http://www.kenya-evisa-online.com. This is a commercial website that is similar to our official Government e-visa website and is not working for the Government of Kenya.

In this portal e-Visa applicants are charged between US $ 100 – US $ 120 as opposed to the US $ 51 charged by the Government of Kenya.

Read more on the link below;

FRAUDULENT e-VISA APPLICATION WEBSITE

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