The Directorate of Immigration Services has launched which allows visitors to apply for the Republic of Kenya evisa online without having to visit a Kenyan diplomatic mission, or obtain the visa on arrival.

What is an eVisa

An eVisa is an authorization document issued in PDF format which allows visitors to travel to a Kenyan entry point. The eVisa should be presented to an immigration officer at any point of entry who grants the right to enter the Republic of Kenya by issuing visitors pass and endorsing it on the holders passport.

Validity of an eVisa

Category 2 Single Entry Visa is valid for travel within 3 months from the date of issue. Category 3 Single Entry Visa is valid for travel within 1 month from the date of issue.

How to verify an eVisa

The visa is accessible for viewing by your airline, or at port, through an electronic system managed by the Kenyan Government. Once the e visa is issued, the holder can travel to an entry point where their passport will be stamped then they are allowed entry. Verify your eVisa below.

Application steps

In order to apply for an eVisa, visitors should:

Click on Create an account.

  1. Click on eVisa Application
  2. Fill Application form
  3. Pay Using Visa Card, MasterCard and other debit or credit cards.
  4. Await approval then download and print the eVisa from your eVisa account.
  5. 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 possession 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.
  7. It should take at least 2 working days to get your eVisa.
  8. Each adult visitor to the Republic of Kenya is required to submit evisa applications in their personal eVisa account. Parents can apply for their children in the parents account.

Types of visas and the fee charged

Single entry visa $ 51
Transit visa $ 21
Courtesy Visa Gratis
Multiple Entry Visa [6 months or 1 year] $ 101
Referred Visa $ 51
East Africa Tourist Visa $ 101