iVisa | Updated on Nov 07, 2019

If you plan to transit Kenya, then you may need to get a Kenya e-Visa, 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 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 you cannot get a transit visa when you arrive in Kenya.

It can only be obtained through an embassy, or you can apply for an e-Visa if you're one of the eligible nationalities for it. In case you aren't, then you also have to go to the nearest Embassy of Kenya.

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 e-visa. 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 connecting through 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) do not need to apply for Transit visas.

What requirements do I need to have?

When you apply online for a Kenya visa, 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 e-Visa?

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 – By choosing this your visa will be processed in 5 business days, and the fee you'll have to pay is USD 88.00.

  • Rush processing – you will get your Kenyan e-visa in just 2 business days, but the price goes up to USD USD 118.00.

  • Super Rush processing time – if you are in a rush, then you can choose this method and obtain your electronic visa in your inbox in as little as 2 hours. The cost obviously goes up to USD USD 153.00, but it worth it.

How do I apply for my Kenyan electronic visa?

The entire process to get this Tajikistan e-Visa is as easy as you might guess. iVisa can provide you a simple two-step application process that should be finished in just a few minutes of your routine. But don't stress out if you have some questions about it, you can contact our customer center 24/7, even on holidays and weekends.

These are the steps you have to follow:

  1. First, you'll have to give some personal information. In this part, you also must choose the processing time of your preference.

  2. Second, simply check and revise properly all the information you filled in before. Make sure that all the information you offer is completely right. Once the request is processed, corrections are not possible at all.

If you feel ready to start your application, then click here, you'll be done in just an instant.

Where can I find more info about Kenya and its visas?

Still looking for other answers? Then don't worry, you can check this page here to read more about its visas and other valuable information.

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 e-visa you can now easily apply for it with iVisa.

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