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A passport valid for at least 6 months is required when coming into Kenya. Tourist visa is given for a maximum of 6months and is renewable once. It may be obtained in advance from foreign Kenyan embassies or at the airport on arrival depending on the country of origin.

A visa is required prior to entry into Kenya with the exception of those who fall under the categories indicated below. Visas are usually issued & valid for six months from the date of issue. Visas are issued within 10 working days from date of application and 12-16 working days during the peak season of May - August. For more information about Kenya Visa application and requirements, please contact the Kenya Missions Abroad / Embassy nearest to you.Please visit the Kenyan immigration website for confirmation and current status.

Kenya Visa Requirements

(I) Valid passport with sufficient number of unused pages for endorsements abroad.

(II) Passport must be signed and valid for at least six months.

(III) Visa application form duly completed and signed by the applicant.

(IV) Two recent passport size photographs attached to the application form.

(V) Valid round trip ticket or a letter from your travel agent certifying that the applicant holds prepaid arrangements.

(VI) A self-addressed stamped envelope for express mail, courier, registered mail, etc., if the visa is urgently required.

(VII) Home and work telephone numbers.

Kenya Visa processing Fee

(I) Multiple entry visa: US$ exceptions to Kenyan visas,

(II) Single Journey visa: US$ 50

(III) Transit visa (issued at port of entry into Kenya): US$ 20

(IV) Referred visa fee: US$ 10

Kenyan Visa application form

You can download the Kenya Visa Application form from the Kenyan Immigration website. The form is in PDF format. If you dont have Adobe Acrobat Reader, you can download the Acrobat Reader from the Adobe web site.

Information about Kenyan Visa

Nationalities of the following Commonwealth countries do not require visa to enter Kenya;

Bahamas, Barbados, Botswana, Brunei Darussalam, Cyprus, Dominica, Fiji Island, Gambia, Grenada, Grenadines, Ghana, Eriteria, Ethiopia,Jamaica Lesotho, Malawi, Mauritius, Maldives, Namibia, Nauru, Papua New Guinea, St. Lucia, St Vincent and the Grenadines, San Marino, Samoa, Seychelles, Singapore, Swaziland, Tanzania, Tonga, Trinidad & Tobago, Tuvalu, Uganda, Uruguay, Vanuatu, Zimbabwe, Zambia.

Applications from nationals of the following countries will be referred to Nairobi for approval: Afghanistan, Armenia, Azerbaijan, Georgia, Iran, Iraq, Lebanon, Libya, Mali, Nigeria, North Korea, Pakistan, Senegal, Somalia, Stateless persons, Sudan, Tajikistan and North Yemen.

Exceptions to Visas

All common wealth countries are exempt from requirements visas except;

1. Antigua

2. Bermuda

3. Guyana

4. India

5. South Africa

6. Sri Lanka

7. UK

Cost of Visa

The cost of a visa is 50 $ payable at the airport on arrival.