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On September 1, 2015, the Department of Immigration Services in Kenya launched an e-Visa which allows visitors to apply for a visa online without having to visit a Kenyan diplomatic mission.
This e-Visa is an authorization document issued in PDF format that allows visitors to travel to a Kenyan entry point. Applicants will receive their visas via email, after filling the application form with the necessary information and once the online credit card payment is completed.
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Frequently Asked Questions
This e-Visa is an authorization document that allows visitors to travel to a Kenyan entry point.
- You must be outside Kenya
- Passport valid for at least 6 months from your arrival date in Kenya
- Confirmation of return flight leaving Kenya
- Show proof of ability to support yourself during your visit
- Your entry must not violate the security and national welfare of anyone in Kenya
The visa cost for Kenya e-Visa is USD 53.00. Additionally, there is a service fee of USD 35.00 for standard processing. For rush processing and super rush processing the service fee is USD 65.00 and USD 100.00, respectively.
It will depend on the method of processing you choose at the time of application:
- The standard processing time is 5 days.
- The Rush Processing time is 48 hours.
- The Super Rush Processing time is 2 hours.
Kenia e-visa is valid for 90 days after issued. An extension may be obtained by visiting NPRA once you are inside Kenya.
Applicant’s passport should have at least 6-months validity from the time of entry into Kenya and at least one blank page.
- You must be outside Kenya
- Your passport must be valid for at least 6 months from your arrival date in Kenya
- You must show confirmation of your flight leaving Kenya
- You must show proof of your ability to support yourself during your visit
- Your entry must not violate the security and national welfare of anyone in Kenya
Once issued, an e-Visa to Kenya is valid for 90 days after issued. Once you present yourself to immigration control at the port of entry, you may be issued with a stay period not exceeding 90 days Total , which may be renewed for a further 90 days Total at the immigration headquarters. The maximum number of days a visitor may stay in Kenya is 90 days Total.
- Fill in a simple online form (You need a scanned copy of your passport, digital photo to upload and proof of travel, such as a flight ticket).
- Complete the online payment with a Credit Card/Paypal.
- Check your application online after applying for a Visa. Our online application is a quick Kenya visa application form to obtain your e-Visa.
Yes, we will send you your payment invoice, which can be used to travel even if you don't have your e-Visa on hand.
- Kenya visa applications are automatically approved by the Kenyan Government after screening.
- At times the system becomes congested due to high volumes of applications, and this can cause some applications to be excluded in the batch approvals. When this happens, the approval will no longer be generated.
- The travelers will have to print copies of the visa payment invoice and use the printed copy to board the plane and for visa issuance upon arrival in Kenya.
- The airlines are aware of this, so the travelers will have no problem entering the country.
iVisa is not affiliated with the government of Kenya.
Every person who is from a country that requires a visa is obligated to pay the visa fee and process an e-visa separately.
In the case of Kenya, you can get more information at http://wwwnc.cdc.gov/travel/destinations/traveler/none/kenya
It is the responsibility of each passenger to check these regulations before traveling to the selected destination.
Kenya requires visitors to have a travel document/passport that is valid for at least 6 months from the date you enter the country. Depending on your nationality, there may be additional requirements beyond the Kenya visa requirements.
The immigration officer at the airports verify the Kenya e-Visa on their system. However, we highly recommend clients to keep a copy of their e-Visa on their electronic device or preferably print it out. This is especially important in case there is a system failure at the point of entry.
All foreign citizens wishing to travel to Kenya will need an e-Visa, except citizens from countries who are exempt.
The following countries are exempt: Bahamas, Barbados, Belize, Botswana, Brunei, Burundi, Cyprus, Darussalam, Dominica, Ethiopia, Fiji, Gambia, Grenada, Jamaica, Kiribati, Lesotho, Malawi, Malaysia (For less than 30 days stay), Maldives, Mauritius, Namibia, Nauru, Papua New Guinea, Rwanda, St Kitts & Nevis, St Lucia, Saint Vincent & the Grenadines, Samoa, San Marino, Seychelles, Sierra Leone, Singapore, Solomon Island, South Africa (For less than 30 days stay), Swaziland, Tanzania, Tonga, Trinidad & Tobago, Tuvalu, Uganda, Vanuatu, Zambia, Zimbabwe
If you are in Kenya and wish to extend your stay, you may apply for an extension at the immigration headquarters in Nairobi. Note that the maximum number of days a visitor may stay in Kenya is 6 months.
An account is generated for you automatically after applying for a visa. Click the link in your confirmation email to setup a password or reset here.
It is valid for a Single Entry only.
Single Entry visa Issued for single entry to people whose nationalities require a visa to enter Kenya either for business, tourism or medical reasons.
Transit visa Issued to people connecting through Kenya to other destinations for a period not exceeding 72 hours. Those catching connecting flights without leaving the airport do not need to apply for transit visas.
Yes, when your visa is used or expired you need to apply for another one in order to travel to Kenya again.
They are tourism, business, education, employment, medical, religion, settlement/family and "other".
No. Unfortunately, if you make a mistake the e-visa is INVALID and you will need to apply a new one. If you do notice a mistake on your application, please contact us ASAP.
We can process applications for travelers from the following countries:
Albania, Algeria, Andorra, Angola, Antigua and Barbuda, Argentina, Australia (Australian), Austria, Bahrain, Bangladesh, Belarus, Belgium, Benin, Bhutan, Bolivia, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Brazil, Bulgaria, Burkina Faso, Cambodia, Canada (Canadian), Cape Verde, Central African Republic, Chad, Chile, China, Colombia, Comoros, Congo, Costa Rica, Cote d'Ivoire, Croatia, Cuba, Czech Republic, Denmark, Djibouti, Dominican Republic, Ecuador, Egypt, El Salvador, Equatorial Guinea, Estonia, Finland, France, Gabon, Georgia, Germany (German), Greece, Greenland, Guatemala, Guinea, Guinea-Bissau, Guyana, Haiti, Honduras, Hong Kong, Hungary, Iceland, India, Indonesia, Iran, Ireland, Israel, Italy, Japan, Jordan, Kazakhstan, Korea, Kuwait, Kyrgyzstan, Lao, Latvia, Liberia, Liechtenstein, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Macedonia, Madagascar, Malta, Marshall Islands, Mauritania, Mexico, Micronesia, Moldova, Monaco, Mongolia, Montenegro, Morocco, Mozambique, Myanmar, Nepal, Netherlands, New Zealand, Nicaragua, Norway, Oman, Pakistan, Palau, Panama, Paraguay, Peru, Philippines, Poland, Portugal, Puerto Rico, Qatar, Romania, Russia, Sao Tome and Principe, Saudi Arabia, Serbia, Slovakia, Slovenia, South Sudan, Spain, Sri Lanka, Sudan, Suriname, Sweden, Switzerland, Taiwan, Thailand, Timor-Leste, Togo, Tunisia, Turkey, Turkmenistan, Ukraine, United Arab Emirates, United Kingdom (UK Citizens) (British), United States (US Citizens), Uruguay, Uzbekistan, Venezuela, Vietnam, Yemen.
The Kenyan Transit Visa is only required and issued to persons connecting through Kenya to other destinations (Period not exceeding 72 hrs).
Those connecting flights directly without leaving the airport (international connections) do not need to apply for Transit visas.
Africa is a beautiful continent, and many African countries are on people’s bucket list such as Kenya. As you can imagine, most people visit African countries to go on safaris, but the scenery is not too bad either. Nonetheless, there are a few things you should probably be aware of before your departure, and most of them regard your personal safety. While Kenya is a relatively safe country, you should always be prepared to avoid trouble. Stick around to learn a few basic things that you should keep in mind if you are thinking of visiting Kenya. First of all, as mentioned above, Kenya is a pretty safe place to visit. People there are very friendly, and you will be respected as a tourist. At the same time, however, Kenya is a poor country, so petty crimes will happen if you draw too much attention to yourself. The best thing you could do is wear clothes that do not attract attention, and you should probably leave all your jewelry at home. If you have a camera or other such devices, you should keep them away from sight when you are not using them. At the same time, it is recommended that you get a money belt to keep your cash and a copy of your passport. You never know when some poor person is desperate enough to rob you. Women are also pretty safe in Kenya. Nonetheless, you should dress modestly. You do not want to catch someone’s eye without reason, so leave your jewelry and unnecessary devices at home. Also, it would probably be a good idea not to travel alone or go out alone at night. It is better to avoid such situations than getting into trouble. Another thing you should know before traveling to Kenya is that some inoculations are in order. For one, you need to get immunized against Typhoid fever, Yellow fever, and of course, Malaria. There are a few other diseases that you should protect yourself against, such as tetanus or hepatitis A, but it is best if you ask your doctor which ones you need. Perhaps you have already had a tetanus shot in the last 10 years and do not remember. The point is that there are quite a few diseases that you can get to Kenya, and if you can prevent them beforehand, that would be excellent. You do not want to ruin your vacation because you could not be bothered to get immunized, do you? When it comes to communication, you should not have any issues. In Kenya, people speak English and Swahili. They get very excited when they hear tourist saying a few words in Swahili, so learning a few formulas could help you make more friends. However, if you do not have the time, English is just fine. You will be able to communicate with people in Kenya. This is especially important when it comes to guides. There are some strict rules when it comes to safari, and you need to be clear on every single aspect. Speaking of guides, you can explore some of Kenya on your own, but if you want to see the wildlife, a tour guide is recommended. After all, this is animals we are talking about, and you may not know the proper behavior you should adopt when you encounter them. If we are talking about predators, that is even more so. It is a fact that people have die from not listening to the tour guides. Leaving the wildlife aside, we should probably cover the food and drinks. From what we can tell, the water in Kenya is okay to drink. However, if you have a sensitive stomach, you may want to go for bottled water instead. If you want to just brush your teeth, tap water is just fine. Drinking, on the other hand, should be handled with caution. As for food, Kenya is not famous for any dishes. Not that we know of, at least. Even so, people in Kenya eat a lot of grain such as couscous and rice. They add a side of fish or other meats. But what you will love is the seasoning. Kenyans know how to season their food, and surely you will find it delicious. While we are still on the subject of food, you should probably avoid street vendors. This rule applies to many countries, and Kenya makes no exception. Street vendors do not always cook their food in sanitary conditions, and it is very easy to get sick from that. However, if you see a bunch of people, locals or foreign, that they stay in line to get food from a street vendor, you could probably eat there too. Crowded lines are always a sign of tasty and healthy food. If you have the chance, you should try and learn something about the tribes in Kenya. They have some exciting stories, and if you ask your tour guide, he can take you there and see how the tribes live. You will hear a lot of interesting stories. There are only two tribes in Kenya that tourists know of. The Massai and the Samburu tribes. They lead very simple lives, but they seem to be very happy. Their way of life will make you think about how complicated your own life is. But even so, visiting one or both tribes will be an interesting experience for you. Kenya is not a rich country. Not in wealth, anyway. However, it does have some wonderful places you can see. The wildlife and the insects are something you can stare at all day long, although we recommend that you get bug repellants. The people are friendly, the tourism there is cheap, and you can have an incredible experience. If you go on safari, surely you will want to come back. Who knows? Maybe you will choose the best time to catch some of the Great Migration. It is something that you need to witness at least once in your life.
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An e-Visa is an official document permitting entry into and travel within a certain country. The e-Visa is an alternative to visas issued at the ports of entry or visiting an embassy/consulate to obtain traditional paper visas. e-Visas are linked electronically to the traveler's passport.
Our service starts with information. You can use our up-to-date visa requirements tool to search if you need a travel visa. It's as simple as telling us where you are from and where you are going. Based on this information we will tell you how much the visa costs, the number of entries, the start date and give you an action step such as applying directly on our site!
It depends on the country issuing the visa. For many countries such as Australia ETA and Turkey e-Visa, the process can be done in 15 minutes through our rush service. For other countries such as the India tourist Visa, the process usually takes 24 hours. The exact time can be found on each application form. What we guarantee is that your application with iVisa will be the fastest way to apply anywhere.
The documents must be printed on a sheet of blank A4 white paper. Double-side or reduced printing will not be accepted.
We help you get your travel visa in the simplest and fastest way possible. Through easy-to-use online application forms and world-class 24/7 customer service, we make the whole visa process quick and simple! We also use best practices when it comes to protecting your data and credit card.
iVisa offers two types of Visa: Electronic visas (e-Visas) and traditional paper visas, based on your destination. In addition, we also offer the following services/documents that are required by certain countries: ETA (electronic travel authorization), Tourist Cards, Visa on Arrival pre-registration/approval form, Tourist Invitation Letters, and Embassy Registration service.
- Select the country to which you are requesting the visa
- Select the type of visa and read the instructions carefully.
- Select Apply Now
- Fill in the application form
- Pay using a Visa Card, Mastercard or other debit card.
- Await approval via email, then download and print the e-Visa from your account.
- Present your printed e-Visa to the immigration officer at the port of entry.
Please note most countries offer the ability to process a travel visa without a service fee. The main reason we process thousands of travel visas per month is we save you time and frustration. Our service includes an easy to use website and application form. It is much easier to process your application with us especially for mobile users and large groups. We send all of our clients the visa days before travel. This is especially helpful for those passengers who purchase the visa months in advance. We also have a 24-hour customer service with professionals that are based in the United States and speak English. We accept multi-currencies and our website can be translated into over 20 languages. We believe our fee is worth your time and sanity but please note all governments do have their own "free" service.
If you have already applied on our site, please log in to your account and look for your order/application. An account is generated for you automatically after payment is received. Click the link in your confirmation email to set up a password or visit the log in page to set up the password and enter the account. Please note in most cases your visa will be delivered to you via email and can be found in your account after logging in.
If your visa application is not approved by the government agency, we will provide a full refund of all service fees under our approval guarantee. We cannot refund the visa fee (if applicable) since this is a third party fee that is paid directly to the government agency. If a mistake is made on your application, we will process your visa again at no cost. Please note refunds are credited back to the same credit card used.
If we have not processed your visa, we can make changes without a problem. We do check your information for mistakes as well. If you have already processed your visa, If we have submitted your application to the appropriate government agencies, some will allow to make changes, while others do not. Please contact us immediately (preferably through chat) if you notice an error on your application.
Some countries may require proof of yellow fever vaccination if you are arriving from a country with risk of yellow fever. You can see more info here: https://wwwnc.cdc.gov/travel/destinations/list It's the passenger´s own responsibility to verify these regulations before traveling to the chosen country.
In order to download your invoice, please log in to your account and download it directly from there.
You may reprint the e-Visa in your email account. Alternatively, you may retrieve and reprint the e-Visa by using your iVisa account.
Yes. The iVisa system does not retain your credit card information after the transaction is processed.
All visas grant travelers the permission to travel to a country's port of entry. Whether you are granted entry or not will be at the discretion of the Immigration Officer at the entry point.
If your visa application has not been submitted for processing you will receive a full refund. However, if your application has been submitted, then we will not be able to provide a refund.
When the visa has to be shipped to you, the processing times do not include this shipping time. It is from when we receive your application to obtaining the approval. Most visas (e-Visas) are sent via email upon approval so shipping times will not apply.
No, we are not affiliated with any government agencies. We are a private company that specializes in processing travel visas for travelers worldwide.
Unfortunately, we are not able to, since the government agencies do not inform us of the reason(s) behind the decisions.
If your visa is not approved, we advise that you contact the nearest embassy/consulate for more information on what your options are.
We accept Visa, Master Card, American Express, and PayPal.
All citizens from these territories applying through our website will have their application processed with the nationality/citizenship specified in their passport. As an example, a traveler from Puerto Rico will have their request processed as USA nationality. This does not apply to the travelers under the BOTC (British Overseas Territories Citizen) category according to the British Overseas Territories Act of 2002.