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Kenya Tourist Visa Information

The Kenya eVisa, introduced in 2015, is an electronic visa which allows eligible travelers to visit the country.

It is quick and easy to apply for a Kenya visa online. Simply enter your details into a short online form and then receive the eVisa by email.

The Kenya online visa allows a stay of up to 90 consecutive days in Kenya. eVisa holders also have the option to extend their visit once in Kenya, for an additional stay of up to 90 days. Citizens of certain countries receive e-visa valid for 1 month from the date of issue.

The eVisa is valid to use and enter Kenya for 3 months from the date of issue.

The eVisa for Kenya is a single-entry visa. For multiple trips to Kenya, simply reapply online.

The online system was implemented by the government of the Republic of Kenya to make the visa application service quicker and more efficient for visitors.

The simple Kenya eVisa online application only takes minutes to complete with some personal and passport information. Basic requirements include a valid passport for no less than 6 months and a return ticket.

Upon approval, the Kenya eVisa is electronically linked to the applicant’s passport and a copy in PDF format is sent to the applicant via email.

Activities permitted with the Kenyan visa online include:

  • Holidays
  • Business activities
  • Visiting friends and relatives
  • Medical treatment.

To visit Kenya for other purposes, foreign citizens are required to contact their nearest Kenyan Embassy or Consulate.

More information is available in the expanded Kenya eVisa application guide in the FAQ section below.

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Single-entry visa
Valid for tourism or business visits
Permits visits of up to 90 consecutive days
3 months’ validity from the date of issue
What do I need?
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Passport that will continue to be valid for at least 6 months

Add passport image

Minimum of 2 blank pages in the visitors passport

Add user photo

Color passport-sized photo

add accomodation

Proof of travel, e.g. hotel reservation, flight confirmation, etc

email address

Valid email address

Kenya eVisa Requirements

Getting a visa for Kenya is a simple process. In order to apply a Kenyan online visa application, it is first necessary for the applicant to have the following:

  • Passport from an eligible country valid for at least 6 months from the intended entry date
  • At least 2 blank pages available inside the passport to receive exit/entry stamps at the Kenyan border
  • Copy of the passport information page
  • Recent travelers’ color photograph, passport size
  • A valid debit or credit card to pay the Kenyan online visa application fee
  • Proof of travel — this can be a confirmation email from your hotel reservation, flight confirmation, invitation or referral letter, and travel itinerary
  • A current email address at which to receive the travel visa to Kenya

After submitting the Kenya visa application form and receiving the approved Kenya tourist visa,  it is necessary to print at least 1 copy of the eVisa to present upon arrival, alongside the following:

  • The same passport used to complete the Kenya eVisa application form
  • Proof of sufficient funds for the duration of the stay
  • Proof of return/onward travel (eg: an airline ticket)
  • Proof of hotel reservations


Citizens from the countries listed below are eligible to apply online to enter Kenya
  • Albania
  • Algeria
  • Andorra
  • Angola
  • Antigua and Barbuda
  • Argentina
  • Australia
  • Austria
  • Azerbaijan
  • Bahrain
  • Bangladesh
  • Belarus
  • Belgium
  • Benin
  • Bhutan
  • Bolivia
  • Bosnia and Herzegovina
  • Brazil
  • Bulgaria
  • Burkina Faso
  • Cambodia
  • Cameroon
  • Canada
  • Cape Verde
  • Central African Republic
  • Chad
  • Chile
  • China
  • Colombia
  • Comoros
  • Costa Rica
  • Croatia
  • Cuba
  • Czech Republic
  • Democratic Republic of the Congo
  • Denmark
  • Djibouti
  • Dominican Republic
  • Ecuador
  • Egypt
  • El Salvador
  • Equatorial Guinea
  • Eritrea
  • Estonia
  • Federated States of Micronesia
  • Finland
  • France
  • Gabon
  • Georgia
  • Germany
  • Greece
  • Greenland
  • Guatemala
  • Guinea
  • Guinea-Bissau
  • Guyana
  • Haiti
  • Honduras
  • Hong Kong
  • Hungary
  • Iceland
  • India
  • Indonesia
  • Iran
  • Ireland
  • Israel
  • Italy
  • Ivory Coast
  • Japan
  • Jordan
  • Kazakhstan
  • Kuwait
  • Kyrgyzstan
  • Laos
  • Latvia
  • Liberia
  • Liechtenstein
  • Lithuania
  • Luxembourg
  • Macau
  • Macedonia
  • Madagascar
  • Mali
  • Malta
  • Marshall Islands
  • Mauritania
  • Mexico
  • Moldova
  • Monaco
  • Mongolia
  • Montenegro
  • Morocco
  • Myanmar
  • Nepal
  • Netherlands
  • New Zealand
  • Nicaragua
  • Niger
  • Nigeria
  • Norway
  • Oman
  • Pakistan
  • Palau
  • Panama
  • Paraguay
  • Peru
  • Philippines
  • Poland
  • Portugal
  • Qatar
  • Reunion
  • Romania
  • Russian Federation
  • Sao Tome and Principe
  • Saudi Arabia
  • Senegal
  • Serbia
  • Slovakia
  • Slovenia
  • South Korea
  • Spain
  • Sri Lanka
  • Sudan
  • Suriname
  • Sweden
  • Switzerland
  • Taiwan
  • Thailand
  • Timor-Leste
  • Togo
  • Tunisia
  • Turkey
  • Turkmenistan
  • Ukraine
  • United Arab Emirates
  • United Kingdom
  • United States
  • Uruguay
  • Uzbekistan
  • Vatican City
  • Venezuela
  • Vietnam

How to complete the Kenya eVisa application form

You can find the form for the Kenya eVisa application online. This allows visitors to apply from the comfort of their own homes or offices, without having to go to a Kenyan embassy.

Enter the required information into the relevant fields. This includes basic personal, contact, and passport details. It is important to provide an email address that is used regularly. This is where the approved eVisa for Kenya will be delivered.

There are also some questions related to health, security, and travel plans for the trip to Kenya.

Upload a digital copy of your passport, a photo, and proof of travel as supporting documentation for your Kenya eVisa online application.

How to confirm payment for the Kenya eVisa

Once the Kenya eVisa application form is complete, travelers must pay a small fee to cover the costs of processing the visa. This is done using a bank card.

The application system is streamlined and user-friendly, making it easy to pay and submit the information for processing. You will be prompted at the relevant time to enter your credit or debit card details.

After this, the applicant simply clicks to confirm the payment. The eVisa for Kenya is received shortly afterwards.

How will I receive the approved Kenya eVisa?

Once the Kenya eVisa application is approved, the visa is delivered by email. When completing the online form, you must enter an email address. The eVisa will be received at this account.

It usually takes between 24 and 72 hours to process a Kenya eVisa online application. Travelers can expect to receive their visa within this time.

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Kenya Visa FAQ

  • What is the Kenya eVisa?

    The Kenya eVisa is an electronic visa travel authorization. It allows citizens of eligible countries to travel to the Republic of Kenya for short-term stays for tourism, business, and medical purposes.

  • Which countries require an eVisa for Kenya?

    Applicants are able to check the Kenya eVisa eligible countries using the visa checker at the top of this page.

    The most visitors to Kenya with the eVisa come from the following countries:

    • France
    • United States
    • China
    • Spain
    • Italy
    • Turkey
    • United Kingdom
    • Hong Kong
    • Mexico
    • Ukraine
    • Thailand
    • Canada
  • How do I apply for an eVisa to Kenya?

    To apply for a Kenya eVisa, complete the simple Kenya eVisa application form online with personal and passport information.

  • How long can I stay in Kenya with the eVisa?

    The eVisa Kenya validity is 3 months from the date of issue. The eVisa allows a stay of 90 days in Kenya.

  • How much is the Kenya eVisa?

    The Kenya eVisa cost consists of a government fee and a processing fee. The total price is very affordable and is paid as one transaction during the application process. Payments are made via secure servers to protect client data.

  • How long is an Kenyan eVisa valid for?

    The eVisa Kenya validity is 3 months from the date of issue. The eVisa allows a 90 day stay time in Kenya.

  • When should I apply for the Kenyan visa online?

    Applicants are advised to apply for the Kenya eVisa at least 7 days before the intended date of arrival in Kenya.

  • What do I need to apply for a Kenya eVisa?

    Documents required to visit Kenya with the eVisa include a passport, a recent passport style photograph, proof of travel (hotel accommodations and airline tickets), and a valid debit or credit card to pay the visa fee.

    The passport must be valid for at least 6 months and contain 2 blank pages.

  • How long does it take to get an eVisa for Kenya?

    The Kenya eVisa processing time is short. Many applicants receive their visa within 24 hours. In some cases the approval time may take up to 72 hours.

  • Is Kenya online visa a single or multiple entry visa?

    The Kenya online eVisa is a single-entry visa.

  • Can I get a visa for Kenya on arrival?

    No, the Kenya visa on arrival is no longer available. It has been replaced by the online platform to obtain an eVisa. The new system is more efficient and allows visitors to avoid the long queues to apply at the border, as was previously the case with the visa on arrival.
    Visitors must now apply online for a Kenya eVisa before their trip.

  • Do I have to apply for a new eVisa if I have a new passport?

    Yes. The Kenyan eVisa is electronically linked to the applicant’s passport. Therefore, if the applicant replaces their passport they are also required to submit a new Kenya eVisa application.

  • I have already visited Kenya once, do I need to apply for another eVisa?

    Yes. The Kenya visa online is valid for a single entry to the country. Simply submit a new eVisa application in order to return to the country.

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

    Kenya eVisa corrections are not possible. Applicants who have entered incorrect information and only realized the mistake after submitting the visa application form will need to re-apply for a new electronic visa for Kenya. The old application will be automatically canceled.

  • What can I do if my application is rejected?

    If the Kenya eVisa is rejected, the most likely reason is that there were errors or inconsistencies in the information the applicant provided. It is advisable to try again, taking care to ensure that all details are accurately entered. If a visa is denied multiple times, the applicant should contact their nearest Kenyan Embssy or Consulate for further information.

  • How to check the Kenya eVisa status?

    Applicants will receive notifications and updates regarding their Kenyan eVisa status directly via email. It is also possible to perform a visa status check by logging into your OnlineVisa Manager account.

  • How long does it take to renew an eVisa?

    In general, the quickest way to get permission to stay longer in Kenya is to leave the country temporarily and apply for a new eVisa. Many applications are approved within a day or 2, with some taking up to 72 hours.

  • When will my eVisa for Kenya expire?

    The eVisa for Kenya expires 3 months after the date of issue.

  • Can I extend my eVisa in Kenya?

    Yes, visitors may renew their eVisa at the immigration headquarters in Nairobi, for an extra stay of 90 days. In many cases the easier option is to leave Kenya temporarily, reapply for a new eVisa online, and then return.

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