REPUBLIC OF KENYA TRAVEL AUTHORIZATION SERVICES
FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

What is the eVisa for Republic of Kenya?

The eVisa for Kenya is an online visa issued by the Kenyan Government for citizens of 148 countries, who wish to visit the Republic of Kenya for touristic or business reasons, for a maximum stay of 90 consecutive days from the date of arrival.

What do I need to apply for eVisa Kenya?

Current passport valid for at least six (6) months with at least two (2) blank visa pages, a recent photograph, travel proof, credit/debit card. If deemed necessary you may be required to provide additional information.

Who is eligible to apply for eVisa Kenya?

Citizens of the 148 countries listed below are eligible for the eVisa Kenya, including the US, the UK, Canada and Australia. Please see full list below:

Note: If your country is not on this list, this does not mean you will not be able to travel to Kenya. You will need to apply for a traditional Kenyan Visa at the nearest Embassy or Consulate.

Who is NOT eligible to apply for eVisa Kenya?

  1. Travelers holding passports from the following counties do NOT require a visa to enter Kenya for stays up to 30 days. For stays over 30 stay it will be necessary to contact the nearest Embassy or Consulate.
    • Barbados
    • Belize
    • Botswana
    • Brunei
    • Burundi
    • Cyprus
    • Dominica
    • Fiji Island
    • Ghana
    • Grenada
    • Jamaica
    • Kiribati
    • Lesotho
    • Malawi
    • Malaysia
    • Mauritius
    • Namibia
    • Nauru
    • Papua New Guinea
    • Rwanda
    • Samoa
    • Seychelles
    • Sierra Leone
    • Singapore
    • Solomon Islands
    • South Africa
    • St. Vincent and the Grenadines
    • St. Kitts and Nevis
    • St. Lucia
    • Swaziland
    • Tanzania
    • The Bahamas
    • Trinidad & Tobago
    • Tonga
    • Tuvalu
    • Uganda
    • Vanuatu
    • Zambia
    • Zimbabwe
  2. Travelers holding passports from the following counties require a referral visa to enter Kenya, and must use the traditional application process in an Embassy or Consulate:
    • Afghanistan
    • Armenia
    • Azerbaijan
    • Cameroon
    • North Korea
    • Eritrea
    • Iraq
    • Kosovo
    • Lebanon
    • Libya
    • Mali
    • Palestine
    • Senegal
    • Somalia
    • Syria
    • Tajikistan
  3. Applicants who raise doubt or local objections by the country that processes their application.
  4. Stateless persons or persons without valid passports or other legal travel documents issued by their country of citizenship, and recognized refugees holders of the United Nations Refugee Travel Document.
  5. Prohibited immigrants as stated under Section 33 (1) and (2) of the Kenya Citizenship and Immigration Act, 2011.

How long does it take to process eVisa for the Republic of Kenya?

The processing time is 24 hours, once application is complete and all additional information is available. In some cases it may take up to 72 hours.

What to do after I receive my eVisa for Kenya?

Once your application is approved it will be sent via email. You must print at least one copy and have it with you at all times when you travel to Kenya. You will be required to present the printed eVisa once you arrive at the port of entry in the Republic of Kenya.

What is the validity of an eVisa Kenya?

An eVisa Kenya once issued is valid for three (3) months from the date of issue, and allows a single entry. Your stay may not exceed 90 consecutive days after arrival.

Can I extend my evisa?

Once the initial 90 days have elapsed, you may renew your visa at the Immigration headquarters in Nairobi for a further 90 days. The maximum number of days a visitor may remain in Kenya is 180 (6 months).

I have already visited Kenya one time using my single entry visa, do I need to apply for another eVisa?

Yes, when your visa is used or expired you need to apply for another visa to be able to travel to Kenya again.

What to do in case I have made a mistake on my application?

In case you have entered incorrect information and only realized the mistake after having submitted your eVisa application, you will need to re-apply for a new travel authorization. The old application will be automatically canceled.

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