Information About eVisa For Kenya

General information

The government of Kenya allows travelers to apply for a quick and easy electronic Visa (eVisa) to visit the country for tourist or business reasons. This is a mandatory document to enter Kenya. Any person who wants to come to Kenya must apply to get an eVisa.

The eVisa for Kenya is available for foreign citizens of any of the eligible countries and travelers must request it online prior to the travel.

If the nationality of the passport is not on the list of eligible countries to apply for an online visa, the requester must go physically to the embassy and apply for the visa there.

The tourist eVisa for Kenya gives access to the country to all eligible citizens, for one or more entries, depending on the needs of the traveler. The online application on this website will ask you the nationality of the traveler, as well as the number of times the traveler wants to go to Kenya, to assign correctly the corresponding eVisa.


Once the request is fulfilled and presented, it will be studied by the immigration officers. You must be aware that additional information or documentation may be required during the approval process and this must be attached to finish the process correctly.

The final decision about your entry request will be sent electronically as an attachment to the provided email address.

This travel authorization doesn't warrant the entry to Kenya. Travelers can be elected for a second verification process prior to their entry in the country.

Any tourist traveling with an electronic visa for Kenya, must show the following documentation on their arrival to an international entry point in Kenya:

  • Printed and approved eVisa

  • Valid passport for at least 6 months from the moment of your arrival in Kenya (it must be the same as the one used to fulfill the eVisa application).
  • Entry specifications
    • Single entry tourist visa / 30 days
    • Transit visa
    • Courtesy/Diplomatic Visa

    Required documents Single Entry Tourist Visa / 30 days
    • Photo of the bio page of the passport.
    • Passport owner's ID photo.
    • Document that justifies that the trip is real (Ticket of an airplane, reservation of a hotel, letter of invitation ...)

    Transit visa
    • Photo of the biographical page of the passport.
    • The passport must have at least one blank page.
    • Ticket of the trip to justify the transit in Kenya.