The attention of all applicants for visas should be drawn to immigration requirements set out below.
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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

For Visa applications submitted by post processing takes Five (5) working days and dispatched on the sixth (6th) day from the date of receiving the parcel. Incomplete applications/applications lacking all necessary requirements will not be processed and will be returned to the senders using the provided envelope.

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

Types of Visas

The following categories of visas are issued at the Mission, select your visa option below and read the information carefully, as it contains vital information for your visa application.

Single Entry Visa

For tourists, businesses and visits

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Diplomatic Official Visa

For people travelling on official duty

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Multiple Journey Visa

Multiple entry visas may be issued on application for British citizens only. Other citizens will have their applications referred to immigration headquarters for processing

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Transit Visa

Allows for a short stop-over or overnight stay only

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East African Visa

Allows for Multiple Entry  for tourists,  to the Republic of Kenya, Uganda and Rwanda.

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Referred Visas

For members of certain countries must have their visas approved by the Director of Immigration Services

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How to Apply

On Arrival
Through the Kenya High Commission, London or any other Embassy near where you reside.
For more information on visa application and visa categories based on nationalities, please visit

This website provides comprehensive details on all immigration services provided by the Department of Immigration of Kenya in Nairobi including but not limited to work permit, passes, citizenship, other immigration services and frequently asked questions (F.A.Qs)

Visa applicants who intend to undertake an internship/ placement and volunteer work in Kenya are further required to liaise with their host organizations/ companies in Kenya to make application for the appropriate authorization to the Director of Immigration Services (P.O. Box 30191, Nairobi. Telephone +254-222022) prior to their engagement in the respective attachments.