Kenya Visa / eVisa information

Kenya eVisa

The Republic of Kenya e-Visa is an electronic authorization from the Government issued in PDF format. It is the equivalent to a visa, but no stamp or label is placed in the passport. The eVisa is an entry requirement to travel to and within Kenya for any of the following reasons: Tourism, business trip, family or friend visit, medical treatment, relocation…etc. NOTICE: Any one travelling to Kenya is required a valid visa at the port of Kenya to present a valid visa at port of entry,minor 16 years old or under does not require any visas.

The eVisa Kenya is a single entry visa.

The eVisa once issued is valid for ninety (90) days.

eVisa holders may remain in the Republic of Kenya for a maximum of ninety (90) consecutive days after the initial entry date.

Once the first 90 days have passed, visitors may renew their visa at the immigration headquarters in Nairobi, and stay an extra 90 days.

The applicant’s passport must be valid for at least six (6) months from the date of arrival and it must have at least two blank pages for the immigration and border control officer to place the entry and exit stamps.

All applicants must have an individual passport regardless of age.

Applicants are required to carry a copy of their eVisa at all times during their stay.

eVisa holders are required provide their travel itinerary on arrival, e.g.; hotel bookings, invitation letter for business or family visits.

Single Entry Visa:

  • Issued for citizens who require a visa to enter Kenya for business, tourism or medical reasons.
  • A single entry visa is valid for 3 months before you travel to Kenya.
  • At the mmigration control at the port of entry, you may be issued with a stay period not exceeding 90 days.
  • This period may be renewed for a further 90 days at the immigration headquarters in Nairobi.
  • Kindly note that a visitor may be allowed to stay in Kenya for a period of 6months, but not more.

  • The different types of Evisa

    Single Entry Visa

    Issued for single entry to citizens who need a visa to enter kenya either for business,tourism or health reasons.

    Multiple Entry Visa - Business Visa

    Intended for regular visitors, particularly business people, who enter Kenya several times a year. Valid for 6 months or one year. The applications are referred to the Director of Immigration Services, Nairobi, for approval. The processing takes 1-2 weeks includes approval by Immigration HQs in Nairobi.

    Please note: visitors who travel to Tanzania and/or Uganda from Kenya, and wish to re-enter Kenya a second time (without leaving the territory of the three countries), must apply for a single entry visa (tourist/business) which will enable re-entry without obtaining another entry visa


    Business Visits

    1. Invitation Letter from the Host or Organization to be visited in Kenya; or recommendation letter from the employer or the school (in the case of students); stating the reasons for the visit.

    2. Copies of registration of the company

    Family visits

    3. Invitation Letters from family.

    4. Identity card / Passport / Alien card / Entry permit of the host.


    5. Travel itinerary (Details about places to visit if going as tourist).

    6. Hotel bookings.

    Identity Documents

    1. Clear Passport bio data page.

    2. A clear photograph.

    Transit Visa

    Issued to travelers transitting through Kenya to other destinations for a period not exceeding 72 hours. Travelers transiting to Kenya without leaving the airport do not need to apply for Transit visas.


    1. Valid travel document not less than six months.

    2. At least One Blank page in the holders passport.

    3. An onward ticket

    Courtesy Visa

    The courtesy visa is issued to Diplomatic, Official and Service passport holders traveling to Kenya on official duties, or transiting through Kenya to a third country for official business and is free of charge.


    1. Valid travel document not less than six months.

    2. Must be a holder of a service, official and diplomatic passport

    3. Must hold an official letter from the country of origin/ organization/ foreign affairs.

    4. At least One Blank page in the holders passport.

    5. Spouses and children accompanying Diplomatic, Service or Official passport holders on duty, but travelling on ordinary passports do not qualify for courtesy visa whether on transit, business or holiday.

    6. An onward ticket or a boarding pas for passangers on transit.

    7. In cases of applicants who fall under category 3 of the Visa regime / Regulations, the Kenyan visa regulations must apply whether on transit or official business.