As an Indian citizen, you need a Kenya Transit visa if you are connecting through Kenya and do not plan to stay in the country for more than 72 hours. However, if you do not wish to leave the airport, you are not required to apply for such a document.
But if you plan to stay in Kenya for more than 72 hours, you should consider applying for a Kenya eVisa, which is available at iVisa. At this moment, we are not offering transit visas, but we can help you get this document by answering some related questions or concerns so you feel ready to apply as soon as the visa is available on our website.
I'm from India, do I need a visa to travel to Kenya?
Yes, all citizens from India need a visa if they plan to visit this country. What you can have is simply an electronic visa, which is simpler to obtain.
What is a Kenyan eVisa?
The Kenyan Electronic Visa is a type of document that permits travelers to visit this country for tourism purposes. It is electronic because it works with an online system.
Do I need a transit electronic visa if I have an onwards international connecting flight from Kenya without leaving the airport?
The Kenyan Transit Visa is required to persons with connected flies from Kenya to other places, as long as the period doesn't exceed 72 hours. However, if your fly connects directly without leaving the airport then you don't need to apply for this visa.
Do iVisa offers Kenyan Transit Visas?
In iVisa we do not offer Kenyan Transit Visas at the moment, but we'll probably have this option in the future. However, we recommend you to keep reading this article so you can get proper information related to this visa and other products we offer.
How long can Indian citizens remain in Kenya?
If you apply for a Kenyan eVisa, you are able to be inside of the country for 90 days in Total.
What are the requirements for the Indian Citizens?
This online application process may be less demanding than going to an embassy, but you still will require to fulfill a few documents. However, you should have no problem with the process. Keep in mind that these documents are probably the same in case you want a transit eVisa:
- A 6-month valid passport
- A scan of your passport info page
- Digital passport photo
- Return flight ticket
- Proof of accommodation
- Travel itinerary
- Email address
- Means of payment
How long does it take the process and how much cost to get the Kenyan Electronic visa?
The total price of your Kenyan eVisa it will depend on how soon you want it. We have some alternatives, so keep in mind that the option you choose dictates the cost of your Kenya visa. Also consider that these prices are for the eVisa, not the transit visa, but these are an average of what could be the total cost of a transit visa. You can opt for one of the following options:
- Standard processing (5 Business Days) - USD 93.00.
- Rush processing (2 Business Days) -USD 123.00.
- Super Rush processing (5 hours) -USD 158.00.
Do I need to spend a lot of time to apply?
If you apply with iVisa, you won't need to waste to much time in the application form.
How do Indian citizens can apply for this eVisa?
After you notice that you have everything that's required, you can proceed to fill in the application form. It should not take you more than 20 minutes, but if you find yourself in need of assistance, iVisa counts with a fantastic customer support. The service is free of charge and available 24/7.
You need to step through three easy steps.
The first one will require you to provide your personal information such as name, address, passport info, date of birth, and so on. The form also asks you to select a processing time at this point but you need to remember that your selection determines the cost of your Kenya Transit visa. Remember that since the transit visa is not yet available we cannot give you the costs for each option, except for the ones shown before that can help you to get an idea. However, we can guarantee that iVisa ensures affordable fees.
The second step wants you to make the payment and revise the application form. It is absolutely essential that your form does not contain typos. Otherwise, you will receive an invalid visa, and that only compels you to repeat the process. Plus, corrections are impossible to make once the application reaches the processing stage.
Lastly, the third step is all about document upload. The application needs its supporting documents. For instance, this step will require you to scan your passport’s information page. iVisa will let you know if additional documentation is needed.
Once you are done with that last step as well, all that is left for you to do is to submit your application and wait. iVisa will take over from that point on.
The bottom line is that once it goes live, a Kenya Transit visa for Indian citizens will be easy to obtain. Your effort will be minimal, and iVisa will be by your side every step of the way.
After I finish the form what should I do?
These application forms are easy, so after you finish them, you'll get your Kenyan e-Visa on an e-mail according to the processing time you preferred. You don't have to go to the embassy.
As an Indian citizen how many entries am I allowed to have with the eVisa?
We cannot give you a number of entries to the transit visa, but you can have a Single Entry with a Kenyan eVisa. This means that you can access Kenya one time.
I'm traveling with my kids, what should I do?
You have to apply for them separately, regardless of the type of visa. Everyone must get their own visa and pay the corresponding fee for it.
Do I need to get a vaccine before the trip?
Yes, you probably need a Yellow Fever Vaccination Certificate. You can check that info here: https://wwwnc.cdc.gov/travel/destinations/traveler/none/kenya.
My friends and family want to apply, how can I do?
You can apply for them, but always remembering that they must be from India too, or from any other country that has eligibility to apply for the eVisa. Do not forget to gather all their documents to apply online.
Can I trust on the services iVisa provides?
Yes, you can. We provide total safety for your data privacy, confidentiality, and we work a lot in our data system to don't expose your privacy. You can check what hundreds of happy customers say about us here, proving that we've made sure to offer you just the best.
Where can I read more about Kenya and its eVisa?
Even when we're not offering the transit visa yet, we're ready to let you know when this document is ready for us giving you the best advice for it. We invite you to keep checking our website so you can get ready when this visa is available!