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The online Kenya "e-Visa" is now mandatory since January 1, 2021 and will be requested upon boarding the plane to Kenya. The documents will be sent once the form is completed so that we can check the data. The agreement is materialized by the receipt of a travel authorization in electronic form (PDF) that should be printed in color and presented at the boarding and arrival.
You can enter Kenya through all possible entry points. You do not need to know anyone in Kenya to do this. You must be out of the country at the time of application and have a means of leaving the country (return airfare, etc).

Reason Length of stay Input Consular fees Service Fees Total incl. VAT
Tourism or Business 90 days Simple 57 โ‚ฌ 27 โ‚ฌ 84 โ‚ฌ
Transit 48 hours (1 night) Simple 20 โ‚ฌ 24 โ‚ฌ 44 โ‚ฌ

The e-Visa is valid for tourist, business (90 days maximum) or transit (48 hours) travel. Travelers must hold a passport valid for at least 6 months on the date of arrival in Kenya. Once issued, you must enter Kenya with the authorization within 90 days. The validity of the visa will then start from the date of your arrival in the country, not the date of issue of the e-Visa. We advise you to apply at least 4 days before your arrival in Kenya.

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What you need to know about the Kenya e-Visa

Have you always wanted to travel to Kenya to discover the beauty of Tsavo West National Park and the charm of the Kakura Forest, to admire Lake Nakuru or to experience a unique safari in the heart of the Masai Mara National Reserve? You will need to obtain an electronic visa prior to your arrival in Kenya.

Since January 1, 2021, the Kenyan authorities no longer issue visas on arrival in Kenya or at the Kenyan Embassy in France.

Obtaining an electronic visa in advance is therefore mandatory to travel to Kenya. This single-entry online Kenya visa will allow you to enjoy a tourist or business trip to Kenya for a maximum of 90 days, or to make a simple transit limited to 48 hours for a single night.

As a French agency specialized in the management of travel documents for professionals and individuals, Visamundi accompanies French nationals to obtain their visa online for Kenya or elsewhere, among the many destinations for which we are able to take care of the electronic visa application. Get your visa for Kenya easily online thanks to our quality support service.

What are the eligibility criteria for obtaining an e-visa for Kenya?

All nationalities are eligible for the Kenya e-visa, with the exception of about 40 nationalities who are exempt for 90 days(30 days for South African and Malaysian nationals). Children under the age of 16 are exempt from applying for a Kenya visa online and will only need to present their identity documents.

To be eligible to obtain an e-visa for Kenya as a French national, you will need to meet several criteria. First of all, your passport must be valid for at least 6 months after your entry date in Kenya. You must also not be in possession of a current visa as a Kenyan resident or a valid e-visa. Finally, the only reasons to apply for a Kenya e-visa are for tourism, business travel and transit if a Kenyan destination is between your departure and arrival destinations.

How do I get a visa to Kenya online?

Eligible at all possible entry points to Kenya, the Kenya e-visa offers many advantages for easy travel to Kenya. In particular, it is possible to apply for a Kenya visa as a group online. However, the consular fees will be multiplied by the number of travelers who are beneficiaries of the Kenya e-visa. The average time to obtain a visa for Kenya online is generally quite fast. However, we recommend that you apply for your Kenya e-visa at least 5 days before your arrival for your convenience.

All the documents you need to complete your application after filling in your e-visa application form for Kenya are to be sent by internet, without any postal procedure to be done. You will have to send us your documents once you have filled in the form so that we can check them before sending them to the Kenyan authorities. The documents concerned are :

  • a photocopy of your passport valid for at least 6 months after your arrival in Kenya
  • a passport photo
  • Airline tickets for your return flights, indicating your arrival and departure dates
  • proof of hotel reservations or a letter of invitation from your company for business travel.

Once the Kenyan authorities have given their approval, we will send you a travel authorization in electronic format (PDF), which you can print out in color and present upon boarding and arrival in Kenya. The validity of the e-visa for tourist and business travel is 90 days maximum. Please note that the validity of the visa for Kenya only starts from the momentof your arrival in Kenya, and not from the moment you issue the e-visa.

How much does a visa to Kenya cost online?

You will find on our online visa application form for Kenya a clear and detailed price list, which will present you with the price of the different e-visa formulas available to enter Kenya. Thus, if you wish to make a tourist stay or a business trip, the price of the e-visa for a simple entry with a maximum duration of 90 days will be 84 โ‚ฌ 84 including all charges, including consular fees and service charges inherent to the realization of your e-visa for Kenya. For a simple transit through Kenya between two flights, the price of the e-visa will be 44 โ‚ฌincluding consular fees and our service fees.

Why fill out your Kenya e-visa form on Visamundi ?

By filling out your Kenya visa application form online at Visamundi, you will benefit from the in-depth expertise of an agency specialized in the management of travel documents, able to offer you a complete support for the realization of your travel project. We offer many advantages to facilitate your online visa application for Kenya. We systematically verify the documents transmitted via our site and ensure the total security of your personal data within the framework of our confidentiality charter. By opting for our service, you will be able to obtain an answer from the Kenyan authorities in 4 days on average, and benefit from a full refund in case of refusal to obtain your visa for Kenya. Finally, we guarantee the security of your data and your payments on European platforms if you use our services for your Kenya e-visa.

What is the recommended timeframe for applying for an e-visa for Kenya?

It is recommended to apply at least 5 days before your stay.

Can I apply for an e-visa for Kenya if I plan to volunteer?

According to current regulations, it is possible to apply for an eVisa for Kenya if you plan to volunteer in the country. You will need to make sure that you meet all the requirements and that you have obtained the necessary authorization from the organization you wish to work with.

Can I apply for an electronic visa for Kenya if I am in transit?

Transit travelers, who do not leave the international zone, do not need to apply for a visa, no matter how long they are in transit. Otherwise, a 48-hour Transit e-Visa allows you to leave the airport.

How can I enter Kenya with my e-visa?

The document is to be printed and presented to the immigration service when entering the country. In exchange, a stamp will be placed in your passport.

Can I use my e-visa to enter and exit Kenya multiple times?

There is an electronic visa that allows multiple entries and exits to Kenya. You will need to be careful to take a multiple-entry e-visa. It is important to note that each entry must not exceed the maximum duration allowed for your type of visa.

Can I apply for an e-visa for Kenya if I am a foreign national married to a Kenyan citizen?

If you are a foreign national married to a Kenyan citizen, you may be eligible to apply for an e-visa for Kenya as the spouse of a Kenyan citizen.

To apply for this visa, you will need to provide documents proving your marriage to a Kenyan citizen, such as your marriage certificate and your spouse's Kenyan passport. You will also need to provide a letter of invitation from your spouse and a copy of his/her Kenyan identity card.

Once you have all the necessary documents, you can submit your e-visa application for Kenya online by selecting the "spouse visa" category.

How can I renew my e-visa for Kenya?

Renewing an e-visa for Kenya may be possible under certain circumstances. You should visit the Kenyan immigration website to find out if you can renew your e-visa online or if you need to visit the immigration office in person.

Can I apply for an e-visa for Kenya if I am a Kenyan national living abroad?

As a Kenyan national living abroad, you can apply for an eVisa for Kenya if you plan to visit the country for tourism, business or to visit your family.

How long does it take to process an electronic visa application for Kenya?

Generally, Kenya e-visa applications are processed within 2-3 business days, but sometimes it can take longer.
It is recommended that you submit your Kenya eVisa application more than 5 days prior to your expected arrival date to avoid any delays or potential problems.

How long can I stay in Kenya with an e-visa?

The length of stay in Kenya depends on the type of visa you are applying for. For a tourist or business visa, the maximum duration is usually 90 days from the date of entry into Kenya. For a transit visa, the maximum duration is 72 hours.

Can I apply for an e-visa for Kenya if I am already in Kenya?

No, you cannot apply for a Kenya eVisa if you are already in Kenya. The Kenya eVisa must be applied for prior to your arrival in the country. You can extend your visa by applying for a visa extension from the Kenyan immigration authorities.

Can I extend my e-visa for Kenya?

However, if you are already in Kenya on an e-visa and need to extend your stay for unexpected reasons, you can apply for a visa extension from the Kenyan immigration authorities. You must apply before your current visa expires and provide a valid justification for the extension. The visa extension can be granted for up to 6 months, but it is not guaranteed and will be determined by the Kenyan immigration authorities.

Do I need travel insurance to obtain an e-visa for Kenya?

It is not mandatory to purchase travel insurance to obtain an e-visa for Kenya. However, it is highly recommended that you purchase travel insurance to cover medical and other unexpected expenses while in Kenya. Travel insurance may also be required if you intend to work or volunteer in Kenya, as some organizations may require you to carry insurance to participate in their programs.

What are the health requirements for obtaining an e-visa for Kenya?

There are no specific health requirements for obtaining an e-visa to Kenya. In general, it is recommended that travelers get vaccinated against hepatitis A, typhoid fever, yellow fever (if you are arriving from a yellow fever area), and diphtheria, tetanus and pertussis (DTP). Travelers may also be advised to get a polio vaccine.

It is also recommended to take precautions to avoid contracting diseases such as malaria, dengue, Rift Valley fever, and Zika virus, which are present in some parts of Kenya.

Can I work in Kenya with an e-visa?

The eVisa for Kenya does not allow travelers to work in Kenya. If you plan to work in Kenya, you must apply for a work permit from the Ministry of Home Affairs and Coordination of the Kenyan national government.

There are several types of work permits, including work permits for local employees, work permits for foreign workers and work permits for foreign investors. The requirements and procedures for obtaining a work permit vary depending on the type of permit and the nature of the job.

It is important to note that working in Kenya without a work permit is illegal and can result in severe penalties, including fines, imprisonment and deportation from the country.

Do I need a return ticket to get an e-visa for Kenya?

Travelers wishing to obtain an e-visa for Kenya do not need to present a return ticket to obtain an e-visa.

What are the consequences if I do not respect the conditions of my electronic visa for Kenya?

Electronic visas for Kenya have specific conditions that must be met, such as length of stay allowed, purpose of travel, location of stay, etc. If you do not comply with these conditions, you may be subject to penalties, including fines or prosecution.

How can I check the status of my Kenya eVisa application?

You can track the status of your request by contacting our agents, either by online chat or by email. You also have the possibility to make a follow-up request on our websites.

Do I need to apply for an e-visa for Kenya for a minor?

E-visas are free for minors under the age of 16. Minors traveling alone or with only one parent may be subject to additional requirements, such as additional travel documents or travel authorization from parents or legal guardians.

Can I get an electronic visa for Kenya if I am a citizen of a country without a Kenyan embassy?

Yes, it is possible to obtain an e-visa for Kenya even if you are a citizen of a country without a Kenyan embassy, as long as your country is on the list of countries eligible to apply for an e-visa for Kenya.

If your country is not on the list of countries eligible for e-visa application, you may need to apply for a visa at the Kenyan embassy or consulate nearest to your country or request assistance from your government to obtain the visa.

What documents are required to apply for a Kenya eVisa?

The documents required depend on the reason for your stay.

For a tourism stay, for each traveler :

  • Copy of passport
  • Identity photo
  • Proof of accommodation (if the traveler is staying with relatives, they must provide you with a proof of accommodation and a copy of their identity card)

For a business stay :

  • Copy of passport
  • Identity photo
  • Invitation letter from the company in Kenya
  • Registration of the company
  • ID or business card of sponsor

For a transit :

  • Copy of passport
  • Identity photo
  • Proof of exit from Kenya

Can I enter Kenya from Tanzania to climb Kilimanjaro?

Yes, it is possible to enter Kenya from Tanzania to climb Kilimanjaro, which is on the Kenya-Tanzania border. However, you will need to ensure that you have the appropriate visa to enter Kenya.

Can I apply for an eVisa to Kenya if I have a criminal record?

This depends on the content of your criminal record and the seriousness of the offense. Kenyan authorities may refuse to grant an eVisa to a person with a criminal record, especially if the offense is considered serious or if it can be considered a threat to national or public security.

Do I need a vaccination certificate to obtain an e-visa for Kenya?

Currently, it is not mandatory to present a vaccination certificate to obtain an electronic visa for Kenya. Some vaccinations may be recommended for travelers to Kenya, including yellow fever vaccination if you have traveled to a yellow fever transmission area within the 6 months prior to your trip.

Is the Kenya eVisa fee refundable if my application is denied?

No, the Kenya eVisa fee is not refundable if your application is denied. The eVisa fee is considered a processing fee, which is paid for the Kenyan authorities to review and process your visa application. Even if your application is denied, the Kenyan authorities will have already done the work of processing your application.

I can't pay my electronic visa for Kenya, what should I do?

First, you need to make sure that your payment card is eligible for online payments. Once this verification is done, if you have the possibility, you can test the payment on another browser.

If it still doesn't work, you can try to contact your bank to see if the problem isn't coming from their internet platform. It is not excluded that the problem comes from the site on which you make the payment, in this case it is better to contact it or speak to an agent if possible.

Going through a visa agency allows these agencies to know what to do in this case and to relieve you of this worry.

Documents to be provided
  • Photocopy of passport valid at least 6 months after arrival
  • Passportphoto
  • Airline tickets for your return flights
  • Hotelreservations or company invitation letter
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