- Important Notice for Applications & Inquiries
- How to make an on-line application for an e-visa.
- Confirming whether the Visa has been issued or not.
- Entry Requirements (On Arrival) in Kenya
- Who requires a visa to enter the Republic of Kenya?
- Referred Visa
- Register on www.ecitizen.go.ke (click here)
- Select Register as a Visitor.
- Once Logged in, Select Department of Immigration services.
- Select submit Appplication.
- Select Kenyan Visa.
- Select the type of Visa and read the Instructions Carefully.
- Fill in the application form.
- Pay Using visa card, MasterCard and other debit cards.
- Await approval via email, then download and print the eVisa from your eCitizen account.
- Present your printed eVisa to the immigration officer at the port of entry.
- Log into your account (which you created in order to start the application
process). This account can only be accessed by the individual creator.
- You should be able to see the visa application reference number starting
- Check your profile page which should indicate the status of the application.
- Go to the dash board, down load the visa and print it out.
- Carry the visa and present it to the immigration officer at the port of arrival in Kenya.
- In case of difficulties, contact the Consular office.
- Passport Valid for at least Six Months
- eVisa Printout from www.eCitizen.go.ke
- Travel itinerary
- Supporting letter e.g. letter from company or Invitation letter for business visits/family visits. or
- Hotel bookings/details about places to visit if going as tourist.
A citizen of a foreign country, wishing to enter the Republic of Kenya, generally must first obtain an e-Visa via www.ecitizen.go.ke.
The Government Of Kenya has waived visa fees for all children aged 16 years and below who are accompanying their parents to Kenya. Effective Date 1st February 2016.
Persons who are not citizens of Kenya may apply for various types of visas in order to be considered for entry depending on prevailing visa regulations.
Some nationalities may not require visas to enter Kenya depending on existing bilateral agreements. The reasons for entry may include business, family visits, visit to friends, holiday, tourism, settlement, work including voluntary work, conferences/meetings, sports, medical reasons, studies, religious reasons, cultural exchanges, etc.
In each case, the applicant should ask for the requisite visa as spelt in the prevailing visa regulations which undergo revision from time to time as such applicants should seek the latest information regarding specific cases (see the latest version of the visa regulations).
Holders of all types of visas for entry to Kenya are not allowed recourse to work, engagement in paid or voluntary employment or the use of public funds during the period of their stay without first obtaining the necessary licences and work permit from the Department of Immigration Services, actions that are punishable by law and may lead to removal.
Visa applications from nationals of the following countries may be made directly to the office of the Director of Immigration Services in Nairobi. Applications may be received at the Mission before being referred to the Director of Immigration Services in Nairobi for approval:
Applications received from Stateless persons (holders of refugee travel documents) are also referred to the Director of Immigration Services in Nairobi. Referred visa applications are by appointment only, as the applicant has to be interviewed by the Mission Visa Approving Committee, which will formulate a recommendation for the Director of Immigration Services. The interview shall be conducted in the English or Kiswahili languages.
- The possession of an e-Visa is not the final authority to enter the Republic of Kenya. The final authority to enter Kenya vests in the Immigration officer at the port of arrival who will ascertain the eligibility for entry based on the prevailing conditions for entry.
- Visa fee is non-refundable.
- Incomplete applications will be rejected.
- Engaging in any form of business or employment without a requisite permit or
pass is an offence punishable under the laws of Kenya.
- A visa is required prior to entry into the Republic of Kenya.
- The e-Visa printout must be presented at the port of entry.
- It will take at least 5 working days to get your e-Visa.
- Each adult visitor to the Republic of Kenya is required to submit e-Visa
applications in their personal e-citizen account. Parents can apply for their
children in the parents account. Children up to the age of 16 years who are
travelling in the company of their parents for holiday in Kenya DO NOT
The Embassy wishes to alert all potential e-visa applicants to Kenya of the existence of scam sites;
As of January 2021, The Government of Kenya has fully automated the issuance of most visas through the official Government website – https://evisa.go.ke/evisa.html
The Government of Kenya will not be responsible for any loss or extra charges occasioned through the use of these unofficial sites.
- Scam Websites