Single Entry Visa
Allows for Single Entry for tourist, visit and business purposes to the Republic of Kenya.
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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 and

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 High Commission via Post
Duly filled application form (Click to Download)
A national passport (original and copy) that is valid for at least  six (6) months and has  two (2) blank pages
Two passport UK standard sized photograph taken on white background and within the last six months
Visa processing fee of  £30.00 payable by Postal Order/ Bankers Cheque ( for postal applications). Personal Cheques are not acceptable.
Flight itinerary and Hotel bookings/details about places to visit while in Kenya.
A certified self-addressed stamped envelope for the return of your passport(s)  (for postal applications). The envelope should have sufficient return postage.
A copy of UK  Resident Permit or work permit/ student visa for non British passport holders.
A letter from the company ( in case of a business trip)
Minors (under 18) travelling on their own require written consent from either parent.
A business Visa allows you to attend conferences, workshops, seminars or discussions BUT does not allow you to work in Kenya. Those who wish to work in Kenya (paid or unpaid) require authorization from The Director of Immigration Services in Nairobi (P.O. Box 30191, Nairobi Kenya). This can be done by your contact in Kenya. For more information, please visit The Department of Immigration Services on and
Visa Requirements for Applying Online Through E-Visa
Please visit E-Visa for information on applying for your visa online
Apply online through E-Visa
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Visit the Kenyan High Commission to apply for Passport or ID services. Currently all Visa services are carried out online or via post.

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