Great news for Japanese Citizens who want to visit South Africa! You can now apply for a Kenyan eVisa online, so you don't need to go to the Kenyan embassy to get your visa. This is an excellent option for those who want to avoid a bureaucratic and tricky process.
While the eVisa is not as demanding as the consular counterpart, you still need to make sure that you have all the requirements to apply. This way, you'll get a successful application process. If you want to learn more about this document and the requirements you need to have, keep reading below.
Frequently Asked Questions / FAQs
Do I need a visa to visit Kenya?
Yes, Japanese Citizens require a visa to travel to this exotic country. But, as we mentioned above, if you're Japanese you can easily apply online with this formulary to get your eVisa faster.
What is the Kenyan eVisa for Japanese citizens?
It is a document that allows Japanese nationals to join Kenya legally. The system is electronic and the eVisa it is linked to your passport.
As a Japanese national, how many days do I have to remain in Kenya?
Japanese people can remain in Kenya for 90 days in Total.
What about the requirements?
The first requirement you need to have for the Kenyan eVisa is a valid passport. Kenya’s visa policy demands that all travelers who cross the Kenyan border have a valid passport that maintains its status for at least another 6 months since the date of arrival, so you'll have to take a look at the expiration date once you have it. This is important because if your travel document remains valid for less than 6 months, your application will be denied. A copy of your passport’s information page will be also necessary during the application process.
The second requirement you must have is a digital photo of yourself. The picture must follow the guidelines of a passport photo, and that includes that the photo should be as recent as possible. The photo should also be taken against a white background. You cannot wear anything on your head unless there's a religious reason to do it, and in that case, your face needs to be visible from the top of your forehead to the bottom of your chin. Glasses are not allowed either since they create glare and that makes it difficult to see the picture properly.
You also need to provide proof of accommodation. If you have a hotel booking confirmation, that should be more than enough. If you plan to stay with family or friends, you need to have an invitation letter from them.
Another requirement for a Kenyan eVisa is that you need to have a travel itinerary. You do not have to put down every little thing that you want to do in Kenya, but if you plan to visit multiple cities, you should write them down.
The immigration officers will ask you to present a return flight ticket upon arrival. They just want to make sure that you will go back to your country of origin before your Kenya eVisa expires. Since most people buy their return flight ticket anyway, that should not be a problem.
Other requirements you need for a Kenya eVisa are the valid email address and a payment method. The eVisa will be received by a message on your email, that is why you need to provide an address that is valid and to which you have access. As for the payment option, iVisa accepts credit/debit cards, but you can use PayPal too.
Last but not least, you are required to fill in an application form. This online form should not take more than 20 minutes of your time, and if you need any help, iVisa’s customer support is available non-stop and free of charge. Do not hesitate to contact the service if you have questions or concerns.
For how long I can use the eVisa?
If you apply for the Kenyan eVisa online, you should know that this document has an expiration in 90 days after issued.
How much does it cost the eVisa?
The total price of your Kenyan eVisa will vary according to how fast you want the eVisa:
- Standard processing (5 Business Days) - USD 88.00.
- Rush processing (2 Business Days) - USD 118.00.
- Super Rush processing (2 hours) - USD 153.00.
Does it take more than one hour to send my visa request?
No, fortunately, the application form you must fill for the eVisa takes only 20 minutes.
How is the process for the Kenya eVisa?
The application form designed by iVisa is quite easy to understand, so it shouldn't be a challenge to fill it in. Nevertheless, if you have any issues while completing the online process, you can get in touch with our iVisa’s customer support 24/7.
When you access to the online form, you will notice that it is divided into three steps.
Complete the application form with your data and additionally, select a processing time for your application.
Make the payment and revise your application. Remember, it is important to make sure there are no mistakes that may compromise your application.
Upload any additional documents that may improve your chances of obtaining the visa.
Are you ready to start? Click here.
When my form is submitted, what comes then?
After you finish the online form, you just need to send it to us and we will process the request with the Government of Kenya. Once they answer the visa application, we will email you the eVisa in PDF format. This means that you only have to wait for this e-mail, nothing else.
If I apply for the Kenya eVisa how many times can I enter?
Japanese have just a Single Entry.
What happens if my kids want to visit Kenya too?
They might apply for an eVisa too. Keep always in mind that all nationals of Japan need to obtain a visa to access Kenya.
Do I need to put a vaccination before my trip to Kenya?
Yes, you'll probably need a Yellow Fever Vaccine. For more details of vaccinations, please click here.
How can I do if my relatives plan to travel with me?
As long as you have their information, it is possible to apply with/for them. In other words, they need the same requirements as above.
Just enter to our application form and add their information (that it must match with their passport's info.) If you want to apply for more than one relative, you can do that too. Just click on ''Add new applicant'' and insert their data.
How does this eVisa look like?
Where can I get more info?
What you need to understand is that the Kenya eVisa requirements are not hard to get. We believe that you should have no trouble in putting all of that together, and chances are that you already have some of the documents asked. Get ready for your trip today with iVisa!