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Content updated, November 2022

All you need to know about traveling to Kenya

Discover Kenya with an eVisa! Apply with iVisa

The eVisa Kenya is a mandatory travel document,validated by government authorities, to enter Kenya. Usually, the application process can become complicated if you do it alone.

However, if you choose iVisa, we will make sure that the process is simple and that you do not have to worry about anything when applying for the visa. As a result, you can travel and enjoy the destination with peace of mind.

To visit Kenya, it is essential that you have an electronic visa. Many nationalities around the world must apply for the eVisa Kenya.

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The Kenya e-visa has replaced this tedious system with long queues at consulates or embassies to process your information and obtain a visa for this country.

And luckily for you, with iVisa service you can apply for this Kenyan visa 100% online, from the comfort of your home.

If you want to travel to Kenya, in this article we will explain all the necessary information you need to apply online for your travel document.

What is the Kenya eVisa?

The Kenya eVisa is an electronic visa document that allows visitors to enter Kenya. This is a single-entry visa that you can use to visit family, and do tourist and business activities and is valid for 90 days after being issued.

That means that if you visit Kenya you need to stay for a maximum of 90 days and you can not leave and return during that time period. In addition, it is possible to extend your stay for 90 more days!

If you want to learn about how to extend your stay you can check the FAQs section below.

With this travel document, you can only visit Kenya and not other African countries.

When you arrive at the port of entry, present your passport and a printed copy of your e-visa. You will also need to present the required health documents.

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When should I apply for my Kenya eVisa?

You can apply for this travel document between 2 business days and 6 business days before your trip to make sure you have it on time, but it is recommended to do it a little more in advance in case there are any problems with the information you provided.

If you need to apply at the last minute, don’t worry! iVisa can process your visa in 2 working days!

Remember that this travel authorization is a mandatory requirement to enter Kenya. Therefore, if you do not have this travel document before your flight, your entry may be denied at the airport, and you will have to return to your country.

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What do I need to apply online for my Kenya eVisa application form?

Depending on your circumstances and the purpose of your visit, there may be additional requirements you need to register online. These are the essential travel documents for the visa application:

  • A valid passport - It needs to be valid for a least 6 months from the expected entry date.

  • Applicant photo - You must upload a government-approved passport photo. iVisa can help you to get your photo. Click here.

  • Travel information - Flight information and travel itinerary.

  • Proof of Accommodation - The dates in this document must match the travel dates selected in the application.

We will send your travel document application approval via email when we finish the process.

The Kenya eVisa allows you to enter the country with your travel documents in pdf format.

When passing through immigration, you will need to present the printed eVisa or electronic form and show your valid passport, among other requested documents.

If you want to know about the extra requirements you need to apply smoothly for this visa check out the FAQs section below.

Do you have all these documents? Apply here!

How to apply for the Kenya eVisa online?

If you want to enter the Republic of Kenya, you can get a visa online with us before traveling. Just follow these steps from any electronic device to apply for your Kenya eVisa with iVisa. It will take less than 10 minutes!

  • Step 1 - Complete our online form with your personal and travel information.

  • Step 2 - Select a processing time according to your needs. Next, attach the required documents (passport, photo, and travel documents) if you make a mistake, you will not be able to request a new form while the current one is being processed, so you must review the information carefully. Then you can confirm the payment with your credit/debit card or PayPal.

  • Step 3 - Finally, wait for confirmation of your form to be emailed to you.

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Once you have received your confirmation email with your Visa Kenya attached, we recommend that you save a copy of the form on your phone. This will make it easy for you to show it at the airport counter or to a border control agent upon arrival with your passport at your destination.

Who needs to apply for the Kenya eVisa?

You can apply with iVisa. for your Kenya e-Visa if you’re a citizen from any of the following countries below:

Albania Andorra
Cambodia Australia
Bhutan Brazil
Chad Cape Verde
Comoros China
Croatia Czech Rep
El Salvador Estonia
Greece Guatemala
Hong Kong Iceland
Italy Jordan
Latvia Liechtenstein
Marshall Islands Mexico
Morocco Myanmar
Oman Palau
Portugal Qatar
Slovakia South Sudan
Switzerland Thailand
Ukraine United Kingdom
Yemen Bangladesh
Bolivia Belarus
Belgium Central African Republic
Cape Verde Chile
China Congo
Costa Rica Dominican Republic
Ecuador Gabon
Georgia Guyana
Haiti Iran
Ireland Kuwait
Kyrgyzstan Macedonia
Madagascar Monaco
Mongolia New Zealand
Nicaragua Peru
Philippines Sao Tome and Principe
Saudi Arabia Sudan
Suriname Tunisia
Turkey Uzbekistan
Venezuela Cameroon
Eritrea Mali
Nigeria Western Sahara
Senegal Angola
Algeria Austria
Argentina Bulgaria
Bosnia and Herzegovina Canada
Central African Republic Colombia
Chile Denmark
Cuba Finland
Equatorial Guinea Guinea
Greenland India
Hungary Kazakhstan
Japan Lithuania
Liberia Micronesia
Mauritania Nepal
Mozambique Panama
Pakistan Romania
Puerto Rico Spain
Slovenia Timor-Leste
Taiwan United States
United Arab Emirates Cambodia
Antigua and Barbuda Benin
Bahrain Canada
Burkina Faso Colombia
Chad Ivory Coast
Comoros Egypt
Djibouti Germany
France Honduras
Guinea-Bissau Israel
Indonesia Laos
Korea Malta
Luxembourg Montenegro
Moldova Norway
Netherlands Poland
Paraguay Serbia
Russia Sweden
Sri Lanka Turkmenistan
Togo Vietnam
Uruguay Azerbaijan
Democratic Rep. of Congo Niger
Macao Taiwan

If your country is not listed and you want to visit Kenya, you should check what type of travel document you need and the entry requirement in our Visa Tracker.

Do children need to apply for a Kenya eVisa?

Applicants under the age of 16 do not need to submit a visa application. Only their valid transport documents will be required at the point of entry.

What's the cost of the Kenya eVisa?

We offer 3 options depending on your time and travel needs:

Single Entry Visa, 90 days - Kenya Tourist eVisa

  • Standard Processing Time: 6 Business Days - USD $80.69
  • Rush Processing Time: 4 Business Days - USD $99.69
  • Super Rush Processing Time: 2 Business Days - USD $121.19

Using iVisa online service to apply for your Kenya online visa will enable you to get the approval you need to enjoy your trip. Our team of specialists will check your application before submission to ensure that you will receive the approval.We include the government fee ($55.20) so you can pay all at once!

I want to travel to Kenya

To avoid delays at the customs office, we will submit your travel authorization to the government in advance of your arrival. Our fee charge allows us to request, process, and track your travel authorization on your behalf. Remember, business days are from Monday to Friday.

Benefits of applying with iVisa

At iVisa, we make getting your Kenya eVisa Kenya as easy as possible. We are offering you a fast checkout service and an approved visa application form to fill out as a foreign traveler and get your visa as quickly as possible.

Forget about filling out long and complicated forms or visiting the embassy. iVisa offers you simplified application forms that are 50% shorter than the average government ones. You can complete them at your peace and if you haven’t finished, you can save them for later!

When you apply with us, our team of experts will take care of the application process for you and make sure that your travel documents are processed efficiently and that your application meets government standards.

iVisa values your safety. That is why we have a solid security system to protect your personal information. We recommend you go over to our reviews section and read what our past customers have said about our services. We’re sure you’ll find them to your liking.

What are you waiting for? Apply with iVisa now!

In what situation do I need a transit visa?

If you are not planning to stay in Kenya longer than 72 hours and your trip has a connection through Kenya, you will not need an approved eVisa. Instead, you will need a transit visa .

Persons catching connecting flights directly without leaving the airport do not need to apply for Transit visas.

Kenya Covid-19 Travel Restrictions

Do I need a COVID 19 Vaccine to enter the country?

COVID-19 vaccination passports or certificates are not mandatory to enter Kenya.

For more information on the restrictions in force for vaccinated travelers, please stay updated before traveling.

Do I need a PCR Test to enter the country?

Unvaccinated travelers must present a negative RT-PCR test result performed 72 hours before travel. However, fully vaccinated travelers with valid vaccination certificates do not have to present a COVID-19 test to the immigration officer to enter the country.

Travelers under 12 years of age and persons on a full vaccine course are exempt from this requirement.

Do I need to quarantine upon arrival?

Unvaccinated or fully vaccinated travelers won’t need to quarantine upon arrival.

Who can I speak to if I have more questions?

Our customer service representatives are always standing by to help you arrange your visa to Kenya. We are eager to answer all of your questions 24/7, so please feel free to contact us!

Required Documents to Apply
  • Minors Passport Bio Data Page (if applicable)

  • Applicant's Photo

  • Passport Cover

  • Passport Scan

  • Proof of Accommodation (if applicable)

  • Invitation Letter (if applicable)

  • Host's ID (if applicable)

  • Hospital Letter (if applicable)

  • Appointment letter from Kenyan hospital (if applicable)

  • Organization's Certificate of Registration in the justice authority (if applicable)

  • Employment Proof (if applicable)

  • Previous Visas Last Year (if applicable)

Important Instructions
  • Kenya eVisa is a necessary electronic travel document to visit Kenya and is valid for 90 days.

  • Kenya eVisa is a single-entry visa that allows you a maximum stay of 90 days.

  • Citizens from eligible countries can apply for the Kenya eVisa. Check out if your country is eligible in the learn more section below.

  • Applicants who are 16 (sixteen) years old and below do not need to submit a visa application. Only their valid transport documents will be required at the point of entry.

  • You can not apply for this visa on arrival.

  • You can not apply for this visa for free.

  • You can not travel to other African countries with this eVisa.

  • Engaging in any form of work or employment without a required permit or pass is not permitted.

  • You can do tourist activities, visit family and do business activities with this eVisa.

  • You can extend your stay with this eVisa for 90 more days.

  • When you arrive at the port of entry, present your passport and a printed copy of your e-visa.

  • Unvaccinated travelers must present a negative RT-PCR test result performed 72 hours before travel.

  • A transit visa is required in certain circumstances. You can learn more about it in the FACs below.

NOTE: The possession of a visa is not the final authority to enter the Republic of Kenya.

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No worries. Contact our customer team as soon as possible, and they will be happy to help you resolve the problem. Our visa experts are available 24/7.

iVisa review your documents and assists you during the application process to avoid rejection. But sometimes, this isn’t enough, and the Kenyan government may reject or cancel a visa application. In this case, you are eligible for a full refund of the iVisa processing fee related to the number of rejected applicants. Otherwise, we do not refund the government fees.

You may consider re-applying for the Kenya eVisa, depending on the reasons for cancellation or rejection.

If you have been criminally convicted, this may be a reason for a rejected visa application.

The time to receive your visa depends on the document you are applying for, your country, and the processing time you choose during the application process.

The exact time can be found on each application form. If it takes longer than that and you don’t receive a confirmation from us, don’t hesitate to contact the customer team.

Mistakes happen, we know. Remember, your application will always be reviewed by our experts, so you can count on our team to notify you something is missing before the submission. But if you notice something wrong, you should contact our customer support team as soon as possible to solve the problem.
The Kenya eVisa is an official document allowing travelers to enter Kenya. Just ensure you are traveling during the eVisa validity period.