The Kenya visa can be applied for with an online form. The entire application process takes no longer than a few minutes, and you do not have to leave your home. You can submit your details and documents via an online application form. After your application is completed and processed, you will receive the visa in PDF format. This article further explains the Kenya visa application process.
The Kenya visa
A visa is required for travel to Kenya. The only exception is for children up to 15 years old. They do not need their own visa, but their details must be added to the visa application of one of the accompanying parents. At the beginning of 2021, Kenya introduced a new visa system and since then, visas can only be applied for online. This has made the application process much clearer and simpler. The e-visa for Kenya can be applied for easily via an online form and you do not need to visit a consulate or embassy for the application.
The cost of the Kenya e-visa is £89.95 and it is valid for 90 days. Want to make sure you qualify for the Kenya e-visa? Check the requirements before you apply for your visa.
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The application procedure
The visa application procedure for Kenya is relatively simple. In most cases, the application can be completed within 10 minutes from home. It consists of three parts: filling in the application form, paying the fee and supplying the necessary documents. In the following paragraphs, each of these three parts is explained.
1. Fill in the application form
Before you open the application form, it is helpful if you have already collected some data. You must provide the following information in the application form:
- Your contact details
- Your expected date of arrival
- Information about your first night in Kenya
- The passport details of each traveller for whom you are submitting an application
- Job information and marital status of each traveller
- Information about previous trips to Kenya and other foreign trips in the past 3 months
Once you have collected all the above information for all the individuals for whom you want to apply for a Kenya visa, you can open the application form. Go through the form and fill in all the details carefully, paying special attention to the passport details. Do you need the visa on short notice? Then choose for an urgent application.
Open the Kenya visa application form
Do you have a question? If you move your cursor over an answer field in the application form, you will get further information about the required data. If this does not answer your question, please check the frequently asked questions about the visa for Kenya. Do you want to add travellers to your application? Press the blue button "Add a traveller" at the bottom of the form. Do you want to complete the application at a later stage? Save your current data by pressing "save" at the top of the form.
2. Checking the data and completing the payment
Have you filled in all the details in the application form? Then press the green button "Apply for visa" to submit the application. On the next page you will see an overview of some of the important details you have filled in. At this point you should check again whether all details have been filled in correctly. It is often no longer possible to make changes at a later date.
On the verification page you can also choose your payment method. You can choose between MasterCard, Visa, American Express, or PayPal. All methods are equally safe and there is never a surcharge. Have you chosen your payment method? Then click on "Confirm application" and you can make the payment. You will then receive a confirmation by e-mail.
3. Provide necessary documents
Are you leaving in more than 30 days? Then your application will be put on hold. You can already collect the necessary documents, but you can only submit them 30 days before your departure to Kenya. You will receive an email as soon as this is possible. Are you leaving within 30 days? Then you can submit the documents immediately. You can also submit them later, but your visa application can only be processed when all data and documents are complete. Therefore, it is recommended to deliver the documents as soon as possible. In the confirmation e-mail that you received after your payment, there is a link to the delivery page. You must upload the following documents for each traveller (except accompanying children).
A passport photo: This can be an official passport photo or a photo you have taken yourself. It is important that the photo is clear, the facial expression neutral and the background plain.
A photo or scan of the passport: Make sure that all the text on the passport is visible and legible. If the photo is out of focus, it will be rejected. You must also provide a photo/scan of the passport of any children travelling with you.
A photo or scan of the front cover of your passport: Meaning the literal booklet cover of the passport, and not just the page containing your photo and passport information.
Are you staying overnight in a booked accommodation? Then you must supply a booking confirmation: The booking confirmation of one accommodation is sufficient. This must contain the name and address of your accommodation. It must also state the dates you will be staying there. It must also contain the name of at least one traveller from your application form.
Are you staying with friends or family? Then you must provide a letter of invitation and a photo or scan of an identity document: The invitation letter must be written by the person with whom you are staying overnight. It can be a formal invitation, but informal, handwritten letters, e-mails or even text messages are also allowed. It should include at least the address, the dates of your stay and the name of your host or hostess. Furthermore, a photograph or a scan of the ID card, passport or Foreigner Certificate of the person with whom you are staying in Kenya must be provided. Please note that your host or hostess must be a Kenyan national or hold a Foreigner Certificate (also known as Alien Card).
Complete the application and receive the visa
Once you have uploaded all the documents, you can submit them using the green button at the bottom of the page. Next, your documents will be checked by the visa specialists at e-Visa.co.uk. Please keep an eye on your emails in the coming days, as you will be informed if the documents are approved or if they do not meet the requirements. If you receive a confirmation that your documents are approved, you do not need to do anything else and your visa application is being processed.
If your visa application for Kenya has been approved, you will receive an e-mail and a text message. The email will state how to download and print the visa. Always take a printed version of the visa with you on your trip. You now have a valid travel authorisation for Kenya.
e-Visa.co.uk is a commercial and professional visa agency, and supports travellers in obtaining, among others, the Kenya visa. e-Visa.co.uk acts as an intermediary and is in no way part of any government. You can also apply for a visa directly with the immigration service (52.53 USD per visa, via dis.ecitizen.go.ke). However, not with our level of support. If you submit your application via e-Visa.co.uk, our support centre is available to you 24/7. In addition, we manually check your application and all the documents you provide before submitting it to the immigration authorities on your behalf. If we suspect any errors or omissions while doing so, we will personally contact you to ensure that your application can still be processed quickly and correctly. To use our services, you pay us 52.53 USD in consular fees, which we pay to the immigration service on your behalf, as well as £48.26 in service fees as compensation for our services, including VAT. Our services have saved many travellers from major problems during their trip. Should an application be rejected despite our support and verification, we will refund the full purchase price (unless an application for a previous Kenya visa was rejected for the same traveller). Read more about our services here.