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Nationals(Passport Holders)of the following countries do not require visas to enter Kenya:

Barbados
Maldives
Zimbabwe
Belize Malta  Swaziland
Botswana Mauritius Seychelles
Brunei Darussalam Namibia The Gambia
Burundi Nauru Tanzania
Cyprus Papua The Bahamas
Dominica St. Kitts and Navis Tonga
Fiji Island New Guinea Trinidad and Tobago
Ghana Samoa Tuvalu
Jamaica  Sierra Leona Uganda
Kiribati  Singapore Vanuatu
Lesotho  Solomon Islands Zambia
Malawi South Africa (For less than 30 days stay) St. Vincent and the Grenadines
Malaysia (For less than 30 days stay) St. Lucia  

The Following Countries have Concluded Visa Abolition Agreement With Kenya

  1. Eritrea
  2. Ethiopia
  3. San Marino

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Nationals of the following countries require a visa. click here

 

TYPES OF VISAS

a) Single entry Visa US $50.00 or local equivalent in Qatari Riyal
b) Multiple entry Visa US $100.00 or local equivalent in Qatari Riyal
c) Transit Visa US $20.00 or local equivalent in Qatari Riyal
d) East Africa Visa $100.00 or local equivalent in Qatari Riyal - allow travel between Kenya, Rwanda and Uganda with the same multiple entry visa.The holder of the East Africa Tourist Visa shall enter the region from the country that issued the visa and move within the two other countries without applying for another visa or paying another visa fee.

Diplomatic, Official, Service and Courtesy visas will continue to be issued Gratis.

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 Fees: Payable to Embassy of The Republic of Kenya)
  • US $50.00 or local equivalent in Qatari Riyal For Single Entry (Tourist/Visitor/Business),
  • US $100.00 or local equivalent in Qatari Riyal For Multiple Entries (Tourist/Visitor/Business),
  • US $100.00 or local equivalent in Qatari Riyal for East Africa Visa,
  • US $20.00 or local equivalent in Qatari Riyal For Single Transit

    PLEASE NOTE

    • A visa is required prior to entry into Kenya.
    • No visa is required for persons on direct Transit and will not leave the airport,
    • 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 tourist / business 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

     

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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 time 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.

     

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