From 1st SEPT 2015: Changes to Visa on Arrival for Kenya Travel 

August 24 2015


For those of you travelling to Kenya, who were previously eligible to purchase a visa on arrival, you will now be required to purchase a visa online in advance of travel. You will be asked to produce a printed copy of the E-Visa upon check-in. If you do not have the required visa, you will not be permitted to travel.

You can apply for your E-Visa via www.evisa.go.ke which is mobile friendly. The system also accepts photos taken and uploaded from a mobile phone. Please note, the website is currently only offered in English although other language versions are being planned. Alternatively you may contact your nearest Kenyan High Commission/Consulate. 

If you are booking your trip through Outposts Travel Africa, we will be able to register and make visa applications on your behalf. Applications are currently being approved within 24 hrs. However, efforts are being made to cater for “last-minute” travellers to allow an instant ‘real time’ approval process. Your E-Visa will be valid for 90 days from the date of approval and not from the date of arrival in Kenya. You should therefore ensure your visa will still be valid at the time of travel.

Forgotten to apply online for an E-Visa ahead of travel? 
There is a plan, across Sept & Oct 2015 for a limited period, to have E-Visa ‘Kiosks’ at both Jomo Kenyatta International Airport (JKIA) and Mombasa International Airport (MIA). These will allow you apply for the E-Visa on arrival and receive ‘real time’ approval, if you have forgotten to do so prior to travel. Note, this will only be for those of you previously allowed to apply a visa on arrival.

Travelling in & out of Kenya on the same trip?
Should you need to enter Kenya twice during the same trip, i.e. arrive in Kenya, depart to another destination within East Africa, return to Kenya for homeward travel, you can apply for a “double entry” visa on the E-Visa website.

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