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VISA UPDATE :

The Kenya Embassy wishes to inform that all visa applications( except East Africa visa ) will be processed through the new electronic visa processing system eVisa (www.evisa.go.ke).

Eligibility. Do you qualify to apply? click here

Applicants who need to apply to the Director of Immigration services kindly read the section on "Referred Visa " below.

TYPES OF VISAS :

1. Single Entry
2. Transit Visa
3. Courtesy / Diplomatic

How do I Apply

1. Go to www.evisa.go.ke and click on create eVisa account
2. Once Logged in, Select Deparment of Immigration services.
3. Select submit Appplication.
4. Select Kenyan Visa.
5. Select the type of Visa and read the Instructions Carefully.
6. Fill in the application form.
7. Pay Using visa card, Mastercard and other debit cards.
8. Await approval via email, then download and print the eVisa from your eCitizen account.
9. Present your printed eVisa to the immigration officer at the port of entry.

Points to Note

1. Visa processing fee is non refundable.
2. Incomplete applications will be rejected.
3. The possesion of an eVisa is not the final Authority to enter The Republic of Kenya.
4. Engaging in any form of business or employment without a requisite permit or pass is an offence.
5. A visa is required prior to entry into The Republic of Kenya.
6. The e-Visa printout must be presented at the port of entry.

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EAST AFRICA VISA ONLY

REQUIREMENTS:

  1. Passport( Not photocopy ) which is valid for at least six(6) months -To be submitted along with the application form.
  2. Completed (Filled in) Application Form duly signed.
  3. Copy of flight Itinerary / Letter from travel agent on company letterhead confirming booking.
  4. Two Passport size photos, 2 inches by 2 inches (NB: Computer generated pictures are not acceptable)
  5. Visa Fee: Cashiers Check or Money Order( Payable To Embassy of The Republic of Kenya) in the amounts of:
    • US$100 or local equivalent in Qatari Riyal (non-refundable) for Visa Application Fee,

    PLEASE NOTE

    • East African visas are valid for three (3) months from the issuance date
    • .Those travelling to Kenya with their pets must obtain pet permits
    • Holders of East African tourist visa cannot engage in any form of employment whether paid or unpaid
    • Applicants who intend to conduct temporary business, trade or profession must apply for a special pass from the Director of Immigration Services in Nairobi
    • Applicants seeking to undertake Internship/placement or academic research should liaise with their host organizations, institutions or companies to make applications for the necessary pass to the Director of Immigration Services in Nairobi prior to their engagements

     

DOWNLOAD EAST AFRICA VISA APPLICATION

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CATEGORY 3 REFERRED VISA

Nationals(Passport Holders)of the following countries shall have their visa applications REFERRED to the Director of Immigration Services,Nairobi for approval. The processing varies from case to case. No expedited services for Referred Visa applications.

Afghanistan Jordan Senegal
Azerbaijan Lebanon Somalia
Armenia Mali Syria
Cameroon North Korea Palestine
Iraq   Tadjikistan

REQUIREMENTS:

  1. Valid Passport to be submitted along with the application
  2. Completed (Filled in) Application Form duly signed.
  3. Two Passport size photos (NB: Computer generated pictures are not acceptable)
  4. A letter of Visa request from applicant.
  5. An Invitation letter from the host ( Person in Kenya inviting the applicant).
  6. A copy of Kenyan ID or Kenyan Passport of the host ( Person in Kenya inviting the applicant).
  7. Two separate Cashiers Check or Money Order( Payable To Embassy of The Republic of Kenya) in the amounts of:
    • US$50.00 or local equivalent in Qatari Riyal for Visa Application fee,
    • US$10.00 or local equivalent in Qatari Riyal (non-refundable) For Visa Processing fee for Single Entry into Kenya,

    PLEASE NOTE

    • A visa is required prior to entry into Kenya.
    • Applications for Reffered visa are received at the Embassy and forwarded to Department of Immigration Headquarters in Nairobi for processing.
    • The processing period varies from case to case. (Determined after receipt of application and supportive documentation for reason for travel)
    • Telephone queries must be made by the applicant only. Third party queries will not be reviewed.

     

DOWNLOAD REFERRED VISA APPLICATION