When to apply for a regular visa?

If you are not from a country eligible for a Kenyan e-Visa, your only option is a Kenyan regular visa.

Nationalities NOT eligible for a Kenyan e-visa: Nationals of these countries must obtain their Kenya visa at an embassy:

  • Afghanistan

  • Armenia

  • Azerbaijan

  • Cameroon

  • Eritrea

  • Iraq

  • North Korea

  • Kosovo

  • Lebanon

  • Libya

  • Mali

  • Palestine

  • Senegal

  • Somalia

  • Syria

  • Tajikistan

  • Yemen.

If you are a citizen of countries from the above list, you will need a regular visa to travel to Kenya,

Should you print your e-visa?

It is compulsory to print your e-visa before leaving your home country. You will not be allowed entry into Kenya without the hard copy of your e-visa permit.

The Kenyan immigration authorities demand that travelers print their e-Visa permits. You can also have an electronic copy. You will be asked for your e-visa permit at the airline and immigration counter upon arrival. Your valid passport is also compulsory if you want to gain entry into Tanzania.


The fees for the E-visa for Kenya are € 79.95 all-inclusive. This means that the price indicated includes consular fees as well as service fees.


The visa for Kenya is valid for 90 days from the date of issue, which means that upon receiving the visa you will have 90 days to get to Kenya. At your entrance, you can have up to 90 days of authorized stays. The time of stay will be definitively fixed upon your arrival.

Note that it is possible to extend your electronic visa at the immigration office in Nairobi.

On the other hand, even with the extension, your stay cannot exceed a total of 6 months.

Who needs an e-visa to enter Kenya?

There is a list of over sixty countries whose passport holders are exempt from the requirement to obtain a visa during their stay in Kenya. There is also another group of sixteen countries that can only travel to Kenya with a reference visa.

If your country is not on the list of exempted countries or the list of referenced countries, then you will need to obtain a visa to enter Kenya. However, people under the age of sixteen are exempt.

Can we get a visa for Kenya on the spot?

The Embassy advises travelers to buy their e-Visa before arrival in Kenya to pass border checks faster. This reduces your waiting time at the counter and saves you from filling out a visa application form, as you must also complete for children who do not need it. However, it is possible to buy an “on arrival” visa at international airports once there.

When to apply for an e-Visa for Kenya?

The e-Visa application must be made at least seven days before your arrival since the processing of the application by the authorities can take up to 1 week. Once the e-Visa is issued, you have three months to enter Kenya.

Do we need a visa for a transit visa for Kenya?

The transit visa is intended for travelers who are only passing through a Kenyan airport while waiting for a connecting flight. It allows you to leave the airport for a maximum of 72 hours. Connecting travelers outside the international airport area do not require a transit visa.

Can I extend my e-Visa?

E-Visas can be extended for an additional 90 days at the headquarters of the Nairobi Immigration Service. A visitor can stay in Kenya for a maximum of 6 months.

Which vaccines are mandatory for Kenya?

Western and Central Kenya have yellow fever endemic. Vaccination is strongly recommended. However, a yellow fever vaccination certificate is required for nationals from an infected country, or for travelers who have transited through an infected country for more than 12 hours.

Can you cancel your request?

Unfortunately, once paid, an e-Visa application is not refundable.

Is my personal information secure?

The data that you can register on Kenya’s e-visa site is protected and secured. Kenya’s payment process is secure, and no bank data about you is stored on their servers.

Can I take the opportunity to visit Tanzania?

You can use the Kenyan visa if you want to go to Tanzania and then return to Kenya again, without having to pay again.


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