Tourists visiting Kenya must have a passport valid for at least six months and also a must is a valid visa. Kenya introduced ‘eVisa in the year 2007’, the electronic tourist visa,which can be applied online before flying into Kenya although you can still apply for a visa manually on arrival at the JKIA Nairobi or Mombasa airport in Kenya.
Manual application for a visa on arrival in Kenya:
On arrival at the airport in Kenya, you will need to complete an application form and pay a fee of USD 50. The process is relatively smooth and fast. It’s handy to carry your own pen!
In the field where you are requested to state your Kenyan address, please enter the name of the hotel/lodge where you are proceeding to spend your first night.
Electronic visa application for Kenya:
Please use the website www.evisa.go.ke to apply for an electronic eVisa. You may pay by credit card. The visa processing fee is USD 50, and there is a service charge of USD 1. The minimum period you can apply for a Kenyan visa is three months before your travel date.
The visa application process involves uploading your passport picture along with your passport photograph. Your visa shall be issued approximately five days after you register. You shall be required to print a copy of your electronic visa, bring it with you for presentation along with your passport on arrival in Kenya.
If you have any problems or enquiries related to applying for an electronic visa, please contact the Kenyan Embassy in your country / region.