Important Kenya Visa Information

July 08 2015


On 1st July 2015, the Kenyan government launched an online visa application. Any travellers visiting the country have to apply for their visa online via the portal www.ecitizen.go.ke and present a copy of their E-visa upon arrival at immigration.

Travellers arriving in July and August 2015 are also still able to obtain their visa directly at the border, without an online confirmation. However, effective 1st September 2015, all visitors to Kenya will be required to apply and pay for the visa online.

In order to apply for a single tourist or transit visa, you will need to register by visiting www.ecitizen.go.ke. The fee of USD 51.00 (Visa fee) or USD 21.00 (Transit Visa) includes a service fee.

Also remember:

  • You will need to scan and upload your passport and passport photo.
  • Payment has to be made via Visa card, Mastercard or other debit card.
  • Download and print the eVisa from your eCitizen account. This should be presented to the immigration officer at the port of entry. Passengers who cannot present a printed copy of their eVisa might be denied entry.
  • The visa process takes at least two working days up to one full week.
  • The visa processing fee is non-refundable. Incomplete applications will be rejected.
  • The possession of an eVisa is not the final authority to enter Kenya.

How to apply for the Kenyan eVisa - step by step...

If you need any further details, please contact:
Visa Section
High Commission of Republic of Kenya
45 Portland Place
London W1B 1AS

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