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Tourist Visa  |  Kenya


Visa Requirements


::    Passport valid for six months on exit 

::    Two blank visa pages in passport

::    One passport photograph, taken within the last six months

::    Copy of passport information page

::    Completed application form

::    Proof of UK residence

Non-UK passport holders must submit an original, valid UK residence card/permit, or have proof of residence in their passport.

::    Flight itinerary and tickets

::    Supporting letter, if applicable

Travellers applying for a multiple-entry visa must provide a supporting letter, plus an itinerary noting details of the places they intend to visit while in Kenya. The supporting letter can either be an invitation from a private host if you are staying with friends or relatives, or a hotel booking confirmation.

NB. Multiple entry visa applications will be referred to immigration headquarters in Kenya, and processing is likely to take much longer. Please contact us before submitting your application if you require further information.

::    Parental consent, if applicable

Applicants under the age of 18 must provide written consent from a parent if travelling alone.

::    Additional documents, if applicable

Travellers applying for a visa to visit their spouse in Kenya must submit a copy of their marriage certification, a copy of their spouse’s passport or national ID, and a copy of  residence/work permit if their spouse is not Kenyan.

Travellers applying for a visa to visit their child, or children, at school in Kenya must submit a copies of the child’s birth certificate, passport and student/pupil pass.




You may be able to obtain a visa on arrival in Kenya. However, a fee will still be charged and there is no guarantee of entry. We therefore strongly advise applicants to obtain a visa before travelling.

You may alternatively wish to apply for an East Africa Tourist visa. This is a multiple-entry visa, valid for 90 days, which allows the holder to travel between Kenya, Uganda and Rwanda for a flat fee of £70.

The Kenyan immigration service also offers a single entry e-Visa, valid for a maximum stay of 90 days. Please contact us for further information on any of these service options, or if you would like us to make an eVisa application on your behalf.



Additional Information


Citizens of Burundi, Rwanda, South Sudan, Tanzania and Uganda do not require a visa to enter Kenya.

Citizens of the following countries are visa-exempt for visits of up to 90 days: Bahamas, Barbados, Belize, Botswana, Brunei, Cyprus, Dominica, Ethiopia, Fiji, Gamiba, Ghana, Grenada, Jamaica, Kiribati, Lesotho, Malawi, Malaysia (30 days), Maldives, Mauritious, Namibia, Nauru, Papua New Guinea, Samoa, St Kitts and Nevis, St Lucia, St Vincent and Grenadines, San Marino, Seychelles, Sierra Leone, Singapore, Solomon Islands, South Africa, Swaziland, Tonga, Trinidad and Tobago, Tuvalu, Vanuata, Zambia and Zimbabwe.

The embassy reserves the right to request additional documents in support of your visa application, and to alter or increase fees without prior notice.

No refund will be given if your visa is cancelled or rejected by the embassy.

Visa and Service Fees


Please note, all fees are charged per individual traveller. Service and processing fees are exclusive of VAT, which will be added at the point of invoice. The total price of your order will depend on the product and the processing service you select. Visa fees are subject to change with no prior notice. Please contact us before placing your order if you require further information.




(from 2 working days)

Single entry visa (6 months): £30

Multiple entry visa (1 year): £60

Handling fee:  £80



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