Kenya Visa Requirements

Visas are required for all visitors to Kenya, except for Nationals of the following countries who DO NOT need a Kenya visa:

Barbados, Belize, Botswana, Brunei, Burundi, Cyprus, Darussalam, Dominica, Fiji Island, Ghana, Grenada, Jamaica, Kiribati, Lesotho, Malawi, Malaysia (for less than 30 day stay), Maldives, Mauritius, Namibia, Nauru, Papua New Guinea, Rwanda, Samoa, Seychelles, Sierra Leone, Singapore, Solomon Islands, South Africa (for less than 30 day stay), St. Kitts and Nevis, St. Lucia, St. Vincent and the Grenadines, Swaziland, Tanzania, The Bahamas, Trinidad, Tobago, Tonga, Tuvalu, Uganda, Vanuatu, Zambia & Zimbabwe 
 
Nationals of all other countries do require a visa.  
 
All visitors who require a Kenya Visa and who are arriving on or after 1 September 2015 must apply online for the E-Visa. From that date, visas will no longer be issued by embassies overseas or on arrival at the airports.
 
Visitors should now apply and obtain visas online. Visas will normally be issued in less than 3 days but we recommend that Online Applications should be made at least 7 working days prior to travel to give time for the application process to be completed. 
 
How To Apply Online For A Kenya E-Visa
 
  • Click https://account.ecitizen.go.ke/visitor-registration to register as an E-Citizen with your name and a password and to receive an email with a link to enable you to activate your account.
  • Once you activate your account, by clicking on a link in the email sent to you, you will be asked to submit a recent passport-type head and shoulders photo which you will need to have already scanned and saved on your computer. Please ensure that the photo is less than 1MB otherwise it may not upload successfully on the online form and it should have a white background.
  • You will also need to have a scanned copy of the Bio-data page of your passport and a scanned copy of your booking confirmation invoice showing arrival and departure dates.
  • To complete the Online Form it is best to have Google Chrome installed on your computer. Using Internet Explorer is likely to cause problems in completing the online process. (Download Chrome for free via this link). The Online E-Visa Application form is mobile-enabled for smartphones and tablets.
  • Select “Department of Immigration Services" and then click on Submit Application followed by clicking on “Kenyan Visa”.
  • You will then select “Apply for a Single Entry Visa” (which also includes Double Entry) and complete the Application Form online which includes adding the passport photo and booking confirmation.
  • You will then submit the Kenyan Visa Application and pay the online fee of US$51, or equivalent, using Visa or Mastercard debit cards. Credit cards are also acceptable for payment but an additional 3% fee applies to make a total of $53.53.
  • Then await approval within 3 days, with the status of the application indicated in the message tab on your personal E-Citizen account page on the website to enable you to download and print the E-Visa.
  • Present your printed E-Visa to the Passport Control officer on arrival at the airport in Kenya.
 
Disclaimer From Government of Kenya:
 
• The Visa processing fee is non refundable. 
• Incomplete applications will be rejected. 
• The possession of an E-Visa is not the final authority to enter The Republic of Kenya. 
• Engaging in any form of business or employment without a requisite permit or pass is an offence. 
• A visa is required prior to entry into The Republic of Kenya. 
• The E-Visa printout must be presented at the port of entry. 
 
 
For any customers of Gamewatchers Safaris & Porini Camps who are unable to complete the online E-visa application process, we can assist in submitting the application on your behalf - please contact the Safari Consultant handling your booking for details.
 
Concerned about the security of your booking and your own safety while on safari?
We fully appreciate your concerns when it comes to booking a safari in Africa and you can rest assured that your financial security when booking and your own personal safety when on safari is our highest priority. Gamewatchers Safaris is a member of the Kenya Association of Tour Operators bonding scheme, backed by a leading insurance company, to ensure your payments are fully protected if a bonded KATO member ceases trading.
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