With effect from 1st January, 2021, the Government of Kenya implemented a 100% evisa. Foreign nationals seeking to visit Kenya and require visa are to apply and obtain an evisa prior to their travel.

The official evisa website is
Types of VisasCheck EligibilityHow to apply
Things to Note:

E-Visa applications must be made through only.

Please note that visas once issued are not sent to your email addresses, they are only accessible via your e-citizen account.

Please note that there are no visas issued on arrival.

Visa applicants are required to have national passports/travel documents valid for at least 6 months before you submit your application

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.

Please ensure that all the information entered in the visa application form is correct before clicking submit.

Please ensure that you have applied for the correct category of visa.

Visa fees are non-refundable

The High Commission is not responsible for visa applications made through agents/third-parties.

All foreign documents to be certified and stamped by a Notary, Solicitor, Commissioner for oaths

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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Courtesy/Diplomatic /Official Visa

For people travelling on official duty

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Multiple Entry Visa

Multiple entry visas are issued to frequent travellers. The visa applications are referred to immigration headquarters for processing and approval.

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Transit Visa

Allows for a short stop-over or overnight stay only

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East African Tourist Visa

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

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How to Apply

Visa Application Process
  1. Visit (click create evisa account) if you do not have an account.

  2. Log in and select Directorate of Immigration Services

  3. Select submit application

  4. Select Kenya visa

  5. Select the type of visa

  6. Fill in the visa application form

  7. Pay for the visa

  8. Visa once approved will be sent to your ecitizen account and NOT to your email.

  9. Download the visa, print it out and present to the airline official and the Immigration officer at the point of entry.


  1. The High Commission shall not be responsible for any visas submitted  through the wrong websites or agents.

  2. The possession of a visa is not the final authority to enter Kenya

  3. Visa processing and visa fee is non refundable

  4. Visa fee for Single Entry is USD 51.00

  5. Incomplete applications will be rejected.

  6. Engagement in any form of business or employment whether paid or not without a Special Pass or Work permit is an offence.

  7. Single Entry visa is valid for travel within 3 months from the date of issue.

  8. Referred visa/ Multiple Entry visas are valid for travel within one (1) month from the date of issue (these visas are issued in Nairobi and take at least 14 working days)

  9. Please note that Travel document holders should apply for referred visa (CATEGORY 3)

  10. You can have your Multiple Entry visa endorsed in your passport at the High Commission by presenting your original passport, copy of your visa and payment receipt.

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.