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 at the Kenya High Commission via post
Duly filled application form (Click to Download)
Two passport UK standard sized photograph taken on white background and within the last six months;
Proof of at least three (3) previous visits to Kenya (Copies of visas);
A national passport (original and copy) that is valid for at least one(1) year and has two (2) blank pages;
Visa processing fee of £60.00 payable by Postal Order/ Bankers Cheque ( for postal applications). Personal Cheques are not acceptable
Passports should be valid for at least 6 months from the date of intended entry into Kenya.
A letter from the applicant/ host /employer detailing the need for multiple entries;
The letter from the host/employer should indicate the relationship to the applicant and be on a company letterhead where applicable.
Non-British Citizens should provide applicant’s copy of UK residence in addition to the above; and submit all applicable documents in triplicate.
Any other document as may be required and are applicable to specific applicants.
Minors (under 18) travelling on their own require written consent from either parent.
Applicants applying for visa to visit spouses in Kenya should avail:
Copy of marriage certificate
Copy of Passport/National ID of spouse
Copy of residence/work permit for spouse if not Kenyan
Applicants applying for visa to visit their children schooling in Kenya should include:
Copy of Child’s Birth Certificate
Copy of Child’s Passport
Copy of child’s student/pupil pass
Visa Requirements for Applying Online Through E-Visa
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