Reminder: Kenya’s Mandatory Online Visa Applications

Kenya has introduced a mandatory electronic visa application effective from 1st September 2015.

Tourists wishing to visit Kenya need to apply as follows: 

·          Visit the electronic visa page at or 

·          Select Register as a Visitor

·          As part of this process, you will receive a confirmation email that you need to click on to verify and confirm your registration

·          At this point, you will be asked to UPLOAD A DIGITAL PASSPORT PHOTO  

          (Maximum size 500 px by 500 px)

·          Once logged in, select Department of Immigration Services

·          Select Submit Application

·          Select Kenyan Visa

·          Select the type of visa (visitor) and read the instructions carefully 

·          Complete the application form - please note that incomplete applications will be rejected and you will lose your processing fees 

·          You will need a scan of the main page of your passport (with your name, date of birth and other information)

·          You will need to re-upload your passport photo

·          Pay using your Visa card, MasterCard or other debit card- Visa will cost USD 51.

Await your approval which will be sent to you by email. This will take 2 to 3 days to process so ensure that you plan in advance.

Print a copy of your visa to present to the immigration officer at your point of entry into Kenya.