Online Application for a Kenyan Visa
Application for all Visa services should be completed online :Kindly note that the Embassy will be closed during the festive season. The Embassy will close on Friday, December 21st, 2012 at 4.00 pm and will re-open on Wednesday, January 2, 2013 at 9.00am. .
You must complete one application per person to receive a Unique Confirmation Number.
After completion, please download, print and sign the application before mailing it to the Embassy of The Republic of Kenya, Washington, D.C.
Applications which are not filled online will be returned unprocessed.
After reading the Requirements below, please follow the "Continue with Online Application" link to complete the online application form.
Please note that the possession of a Kenyan Visa is not the final authority
to enter Kenya. The immigration officer at the port of entry may deny entry
if the visitor is unable to fulfil the immigration requirements and if
the entry and presence of such a person in Kenya would be contrary to national
interests, even if such a person is in possession of a valid visa for Kenya.
- Valid Passport ( Not photocopy ) –– To Be Submitted Along With The Application
Form. Passport will be mailed back once your Visa has been processed.
- Completed (Filled in) Application Form duly signed.
- Copy of flight Itinerary/Letter from travel agent on company letterhead confirming booking.
- Two Passport size photos, 2 inches by 2 inches (NB: Computer generated pictures are not acceptable)
- Visa Fees: (Money order/Cashier's Cheque Only Payable to Embassy of The Republic of Kenya)
- US$50.00 For Single Entry (Tourist/Visitor/Business),
- US$100.00 For Multiple Entries (Tourist/Visitor/Business),
- US$20.00 For Single Transit,
ALL CLIENTS ARE ADVISED TO SUBMIT ONLY THE EXACT AMOUNT OF THE OFFICIAL FEE
FOR THE SERVICE REQUIRED IN THE FORM OF MONEY ORDER OR CASHIERS CHEQUE.
NO CASH OR PERSONAL CHEQUES ARE ACCEPTED.
NO REFUNDS WILL BE MADE TO APPLICATIONS MAILED TO THIS EMBASSY WITH AN AMOUNT WHICH IS OVER AND ABOVE THE INDICATED AMOUNT.
(i)Single Entry............................................. Allows you to enter into Kenya once
(ii)Transit..................................................... Allows a short stop over (up to 24 hours) in Kenya
(iii)Multiple Entry.............................................Allows multiple times entry into Kenya
(IV)No Visa required for direct Transit (not leaving the airport)
NB: A single entry Visa would allow re-entry to Kenya from any of the following East African Countries (Uganda, Tanzania, Burundi, Rwanda)
*Business Visas allow you to attend conferences, workshops, seminars or discussions.
It does not mean that the holder of a business visa is allowed to work in Kenya. Those
who wish to conduct temporary business in Kenya lasting up to three months require authorization
from The Director of Immigation Services in Nairobi (P.O. Box 30191, Nairobi Kenya) in form of
- A Visa is required prior to entry into Kenya.
- Visas are usually valid for six months from the issuance date
Visas are issued within 14 (Fourteen) business days from date of receipt of the
application being sent by mail and courier services.
- A self-addressed stamped return courier envelope for Fedex, Express Mail,
Certified Mail or Priority Mail with delivery confirmation (NB: UPS, Metered stamps and Regular mail are not acceptable).
Note: For those travelling to Kenya with their pets, see "Import of Pets".
- Please ensure that all your paperwork is well organised ( i.e photo stapled at the top left side of
Application form, while your itinerary and application form are together)
Visa applications without complete requirements will not be processed. Please ensure all the requirements are met.
For more information on visa application and visa categories based on nationalities, please visit www.immigration.go.ke
This website provides comprehensive details on all immigration services provided by the Department of Immigration of Kenya
in Nairobi including but not limited to work permit, passes, citizenship, other immigration services and frequently asked
Visa applicants who intend to undertake an internship/ placement and volunteer work in Kenya are further required to
liaise with their host organizations/ companies in Kenya to make application for the appropriate authorization to the
Director of Immigration Services (P.O. Box 30191, Nairobi. Telephone +254-222022) prior to their engagement in the respective attachments.
NB: Any incomplete application will be returned.
To avoid delays in processing your application please ensure that you have read all the requirements above.