East African Visa
Allows for Multiple Entry for tourists, to the Republic of Kenya, Uganda and Rwanda.
The visa is valid for 90 days from the date of issue.

This visa is for tourist purposes only (no work is permitted) and cannot be extended.

Applicants from countries that are on referral shall apply for the East Africa visa from the Mission whose Government has referral requirements. The holder of the East Africa tourist visa issued by the Mission shall enter through Kenya and move to either Uganda or Rwanda and return to Kenya without having to apply or pay for another visa within a period of 90 days.
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Things to Note:

Visa applicants are required to have national passports/travel documents valid for at least 6 months from the date of intended entry into Kenya.

Visa processing fees are non-refundable and non-Transferable

Applicants should allow 3 business days to process visa applications.

A Visa DOES NOT authorize a foreign national to work in Kenya whether paid or unpaid. Those who wish to work in Kenya (paid or unpaid) require authorization from the Director of Immigration Services, Nairobi.  Work/residence permit applications can be submitted by your appointed agent/contact in Kenya. For more information, please visit The Department of Immigration Services on www.immigration.go.ke and https://fns.immigration.go.ke

Incomplete applications will NOT BE PROCESSED and WILL BE REJECTED.

The possession of a visa for Kenya is not the final authority to enter Kenya. The Immigration Officer at the port of entry may refuse such a person permission to enter if he is satisfied that such a visitor is unable to fulfil the immigration requirements and that the entry and presence of such a visitor, in Kenya would be contrary to national interests even though such a person may be in possession of a valid visa for Kenya, provided that any such refusal is consented to by the Director of Immigration Services Nairobi, his Deputy or Provincial Heads of Immigration at Mombasa, Kisumu, and Garissa or any other Senior Officer so authorized to deputize.

All application letters should be addressed as:

The High Commissioner,
Kenya High Commission,
45 Portland Place
London, W1B 1AS
Attn: Consular & Visa Section

Visa Requirements for Applying in Person at the High Commission
1
Duly filled application form (Click to Download)
2
A national passport (original and copy) that is valid for at least  six (6) months and has two (2) blank pages
3
One passport UK standard sized photograph taken on white background and within the last six months
4
Visa processing fee of £65.00 payable  by Postal Order/ Bankers Cheque ( for postal applications). Personal Cheques are not acceptable
5
Flight itinerary and 
 Hotel bookings/details about places to visit if going as tourist
6
A certified self-addressed stamped envelope for the return of your passport(s)  (for postal applications). The envelope should have sufficient return postage.
7
A copy of UK Resident Permit or work permit/ student visa for non British passport holders.
8
Minors (under 18) travelling on their own require written consent from either parent.
Visa Requirements for Applying Online Through E-Visa
Please visit E-Visa for information on applying for your visa online
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