If you plan to transit Kenya, then you may need to apply for a Kenya eVisa, but for that, you should always check first if you're eligible to apply for that visa.
And in case you plan to travel to another place from Kenya, and you have to stay less than 72 hours but you wish to leave the airport, then you should get a Kenya Transit visa, which is entirely different from a common e-Visa. For one thing, the Transit visa ensures a maximum 72-hour stay, while the e-Visa allows its holder to stay for up to 90 days in Total in Kenya.
Also, consider that for the moments, you're not able to apply online for a transit visa, for that you should first contact the Embassy so you can choose the proper procedure. But for the rest, we will explain to you in this post, all the information required to know what to do according to how you'll transit through Kenya.
Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)
Can I get a visa once I arrive in Kenya?
The most important thing you should remember is that there is no way to obtain a transit visa when you are already in the Kenyan airport.
You have another option to obtain the visa: one is online and is called ''eVisa'' (you must check if your nationality is eligible), and the other one is doing it through the Embassy. Especially the transit one, you will be required to attend the Embassy to process it.
What choices do I have then?
Since a Kenya transit visa on arrival is not available, you can go one of two ways, depending on your nationality.
One, you are not eligible for an online application process, which means that your only option is to visit the nearest Kenyan diplomatic mission and apply for a transit visa there. To find out the requirements, we recommend that you give the issuing authority a call or visit its website.
And two, you can apply online in case you're eligible for it and you want to stay out of the airport for some days.
The second choice is the most common since most nationalities are eligible for a Kenya eVisa. The application process is entirely online, and we can give a lot of information on this website.
When do I need to ask for a Kenyan Transit visa or other types of visa?
Remember to apply for these visas only if you're entering into Kenya to other destinations in less than 72 hours and you'll have to exit the airport. (Period not exceeding 72 hrs).
However, those connecting flights directly without leaving the airport (international connections) are not required to apply for a transit Kenya visa.
What requirements do I need to have?
When you process a Kenya eVisa, you do not need much. In fact, you will notice with iVisa how little effort is required of you. Nevertheless, you will need to provide the following:
- Valid passport – all applicants must have a passport. Moreover, the document must remain valid for at least another 6 months from the date of arrival in Kenya. Make sure that the passport has at least one blank page.
- Photo – the picture must be as recent as possible, preferably taken in the last 6 months.
- Onward ticket – this is proof that you are just transiting Kenya.
- Email address – since iVisa sends you the Kenya Transit visa via email, you must give us 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 if you prefer.
Of course, once you notice that you meet the requirements, you need to fill in an application form, but that will be available online as well. You do not have to download, fill in, and then upload it. You just need to fill in a few blanks and provide some attachments. All visa application processes are easy with iVisa. There is no reason why the one for a Kenya e-Visa will be any different. Even though, if you find something challenging, iVisa provides excellent customer support 24/7.
What are the prices for this Kenyan eVisa?
In case you decide to apply online for this e-Visa, then feel relief that iVisa has three options for you according to how fast you need your visa:
Standard processing (5 Business Days) - USD 93.00.
Rush processing (2 Business Days) - USD 123.00.
Super Rush processing time (5 hours) - USD 158.00.
Can I get a Kenya visa on arrival at the Nairobi Airport?
Yes, but not for long. Kenyan Immigration will be ending visas on arrival soon. Soon you will need to apply in for a visa in advance such as Kenya eVisa. The eVisa is available now for standard processing at USD 93.00 which includes all the fees.
How do I apply for my Kenyan electronic visa?
The entire process to get this Kenya eVisa is as easy as you might guess. iVisa can provide you a simple two-step application process, super easy to complete. Do not get stressed if you have some questions about it, because we have a team specialized in customer service that can attend you at any time.
Read on for full details of the process:
Give some person-related data and select one type of time processing.
Revise properly all the provided details you filled in. Be certain that all the information you offer is totally true. We mention this because after you send your request, you can not make any editions neither change information, so please be aware of the info you are providing us.
You can click here and apply for this Kenya eVisa now.
In case I need extra info of the other visas, how can I receive it?
Go here and start reading about the other visas we offer and the requirements of the Kenya eVisa.
The bottom line is that there is no such thing as a Kenya transit visa on arrival. It is either one or the other. But if you need a Kenya eVisa you can now easily apply for it with iVisa.