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Can I get a transit visa for Kenya at Nairobi Airport?

Can I get a transit visa for Kenya at Nairobi Airport?
iVisa | Updated on Jan 10, 2023

Are you planning a trip and you have a connecting flight in Kenya? You need a transit visa if you plan to leave the airport but not exceed a stay of 72 hours. If leaving the airport is not something you want to do, then a Kenya transit visa is not necessary. But keep in mind that a transit visa is nothing like a visa on arrival. You cannot obtain a transit visa for Kenya at Nairobi Airport. Instead, you can apply online for one, and iVisa will be able to help you.


At the moment, you cannot find the Kenya Transit visa available on iVisa, but we are making all the preparation so that you can in the future. Until then, we wish to inform you about the online application process.

How to obtain a Kenya transit visa online?

You may not be able to get a transit visa for Kenya at the Nairobi Airport, but the online application process is much more convenient. However, before you fill in an online form, you need to make sure that you have everything that is necessary. Here is what you need to provide:

  • Passport – all applicants must hold a valid passport. Also, the document must maintain its validity for at least another 6 months from the date of arrival in Kenya. Ensure that the passport has at least one blank page.

  • Photo – make sure that the picture is as recent as possible, preferably taken in the last 6 months.

  • Onward ticket – this proves that you are just connecting through Kenya.

  • E-mail address – since iVisa will send you the Kenya Transit visa via e-mail, you need to provide us with an address which you have access to.

  • Means of payment – the payment must be made online, but iVisa accepts multiple methods. Credit or debit cards are allowed, but feel free to use PayPal.

As soon as you put together all of the above, you will be able to fill in the application form. That should not prove to be a difficult task since iVisa’s forms are always accessible. However, in case you will need help, our customer support will be at your disposal 24/7.

So, while you cannot get a transit visa for Kenya at the Nairobi Airport, the online alternative is much better. There are no lines you need to stand in, and no time to waste. As soon as the visa goes live on iVisa, we will be able to help you to the best of our abilities.

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