Getting a visa to Kenya is relatively easy. For many countries, including EU and USA citizens, one can get a visa on arrival at the airport. The requirements differ from country to country. The link listed above will provide full details for each country.
The following countries do not need visas to travel to Kenya:
Barbados, Belize, Botswana, Brunei, Darussalam, Burundi, Cyprus, Dominica, Fiji, Ghana, Grenada, Jamaica, Kiribati, Lesotho, Malawi, Malaysia, Maldives, Mauritius, Namibia, Nauru, Papua New Guinea, Rwanda, Samoa, Seychelles, Sierra Leone, Singapore, Solomon Islands, South Africa, St Lucia, St Vincent & The Grenadines, Swaziland, Tanzania, Tonga, Trinidad and Tobago, Tuvalu, Uganda, Uruguay, Vanuatu, Zambia and Zimbabwe.
Citizens of the following countries need to have a visa prior to arrival in Kenya:
Afghanistan Armenia, Azerbaijan, Cameroon, Georgia, Iran, Iraq, Lebanon, Libya, Mali, Nigeria, North Korea, Pakistan, Senegal, Somali, Sudan, Syria, Tajikistan and Yemen.
It is advisable for all delegates to obtain the visa from a Kenyan Embassy/High
Commission abroad prior to departure. Where applicable, visa fees are as follows: – Transit Visa = US$20 per person; Reference Fee: US$10; Single Entry Visa= US$50 for three months (extendable for a similar period) Multiple Journey Visa= US$100).
- Passport valid for at least six months with one clean page
- Visa application form
- One recent passport-size photograph
- Evidence of a current return ticket
- A letter from your company, University, agency if on a business trip
- Proof of yellow fever vaccination
Validity of Visa
- Single entry: up to three months from date of issue
- Multiple entry: up to 12 months from the date of issue
The Immigration will introduce e-Visa kiosks at JKIA and MIA for two months to assist in the transition and to handle emergency cases only and even then one will still have to apply for the visa online from the kiosks and await confirmation on issuance which may take time and may not be guaranteed. To minimize on anxiety and the risk of applying upon arrival, we are encouraging the eVisa application as per the required timelines unless it’s an emergency beyond the applicants’ influence
For more information on the eVisa please log on to www.evisa.go.ke.