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 e-Visa, 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 want to travel to this country. What you can have is simply an electronic visa, which is simpler to obtain.
What is a Kenyan e-Visa?
The Kenyan Electronic Visa is a type of document that allows you to enter the country just like a regular visa, but with an automated 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 stay in Kenya with an e-Visa?
If you apply for a Kenyan e-Visa, you can stay in Kenya for 90 days 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 e-Visa. Here is what you need:
- Valid passport – you cannot complete the online application process to obtain a Kenya visa unless you have a valid passport that maintains its status for at least another 6 months once you arrive there.
- A scan of your passport’s information page – iVisa will require you to upload it when you complete in the application form.
- Digital passport photo – please note that the picture must be taken recently and that it follows all the other guidelines for a valid passport photo.
- Return flight ticket – this is just to prove that you plan to go back to your country of origin before your visa expires.
- Proof of accommodation – a hotel reservation confirmation is enough.
- Travel itinerary
- E-mail address- after you apply online, you receive your visa via e-mail in PDF format. Remember to print out at least one physical copy.
- Means of payment – iVisa asks you to cover the costs during the application. You can use one of the multiple available methods of payment, such as credit/debit card or even Paypal.
What are the processing times and fees to get the Kenyan Electronic visa?
The total price of your Kenyan e-Visa it will depend on how soon you want it. iVisa has three options for you, so keep in mind that the option you choose dictates the cost of your Kenya visa. Also consider that these prices are for the e-Visa, 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 – this option you have at hand is the slowest and also the cheapest. You receive your Kenya visa within 5 business days, but you only need to pay USD 88.00.
- Rush processing – things move faster if you choose this alternative. Your application is processed within 2 business days, but you will pay USD 118.00.
- Super Rush processing – this is the most expensive option you have at hand, but is the fastest too. Your travel document is ready within just 2 hours, but you'll be charged USD 153.00 for it.
How much time do I need to apply with iVisa?
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 e-Visa?
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 your 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.
What should I do once I complete the application form?
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.
How many entries does the Kenyan e-Visa allow to Indian citizens?
We cannot give you a number of entries to the transit visa, but you can have a Single Entry with a Kenyan e-Visa. This means that you can enter the country only once.
I'm traveling with my kids, what should I do?
You have to apply for them separately, regardless of the type of visa. In Kenya, every person who is from a country that requires a visa is obligated to pay the visa fee and process.
Are there any vaccinations required to visit Kenya?
Yes, you probably need the Yellow Fever Vaccination Certificate. You can check that info here: https://wwwnc.cdc.gov/travel/destinations/traveler/none/kenya.
Can I apply for my family or friends?
You can apply for them, but always remembering that they must be from India too or from a country that has this visa available to enter Kenya. If that's the case, all you need is their documents to begin the application form.
Is it safe to use iVisa to apply for these visas?
Yes, it is. We always work to offer you maximum safety for your personal data, and we also invest a lot in security for our database. 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 e-Visa?
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!