Frequently asked questions

👩‍✈ Can I get a visa for Kenya on the spot?

As of January 1, 2021, no visa on arrival or traditional visa will be issued. The e-Visa will be required for all stays in Kenya, a document to be presented upon boarding.

🎫 What is an e-Visa?

An e-Visa is an official document, in electronic format, that allows you to travel to the country. As of January 1, 2021, it is the only way to visit Kenya. Simply print the PDF document and present it upon arrival.

⏳ How long is the e-Visa valid for?

Once the e-Visa is issued, you have 3 months to enter Kenya. From the day of your arrival in the country, your stay should not exceed 90 days for e-Visa Tourism or Business, or 48 hours for e-Visa Transit (1 night maximum).

🌅 How long can I stay in Kenya with the e-Visa?

The e-Visa is issued for a maximum stay of 90 days . In the case of transit, 48 hours (1 night) are possible on the spot when leaving the airport.

⏰ When to apply for an e-Visa for Kenya?

The application for e-Visa should be made at least 4 days before your arrival, however we cannot guarantee this timeframe as it depends on the authorities. Once the e-Visa is issued, you have three months to enter Kenya. If your arrival is in more than three months, we accept applications but we will allow us to send you your e-Visa when it is available.

👶 Does this e-Visa also apply to minors?

The e-Visa does not apply to minors 16 years of age and younger. Only their valid identity documents and their return ticket will be required at the point of entry. From 17 years old, the minor will have to have his/her own passport and thus apply for a regular e-Visa. The fee will be the same as for the adult e-Visa.

🧒 Do I need to apply for a Permit to leave the country for my child?

If the minor leaves French territory without a legal guardian, he or she must be in possession of an AST (authorisation to leave the country). This document can be requested online, and must be completed by one of the holders of parental authority. When travelling, this form must be accompanied by a copy of the identity document of the legal guardian.

AST form

📃 What documents should be presented at immigration or boarding?

You will need your printed e-Visa as well as your passport, which must be valid for six months after your arrival. You may also be asked for your return ticket .

⏱ Want to extend your e-Visa?

e-Visas can be extended for an additional 90 days at the Nairobi Immigration Service Headquarters. A visitor can stay in Kenya for a maximum of 6 months.

🇹🇿 Do I need a visa to go to Tanzania?

With the implementation of the mandatory e-Visa for Kenya in 2021, it is no longer possible to enjoy a few days in Tanzania without a visa. You will have to apply for a Tanzania e-Visa before going there.

🔄 I am from Tanzania, do I need to apply for a visa for Kenya?

Yes, as the two countries are different, you will need an e-Visa for Kenya coming from Tanzania, no matter how long you stay.

🛬 I am just transiting through Kenya, do I need to apply for an e-Visa?

Transit travelers, who do not leave the international zone, do not need to apply for a visa, regardless of the length of their transit. Otherwise, a 48-hour Transit e-Visa allows you to leave the airport.

💉 What vaccines are required for Kenya?

Yellow fever is endemic in central and western Kenya. Vaccination is therefore strongly recommended. However, a yellow fever vaccination certificate is mandatory for nationals coming from an infected country, or for travelers who have transited through an infected country for more than 12 hours.

List of vaccines for Kenya

🚨 What if you made a mistake in your application?

If you become aware of an error before sending your administrative documents, please indicate the correction to be made when sending these documents.

After this time, the corrections cannot be applied. We invite you to contact us for more information.

Once the e-Visa is issued, the data cannot be changed. You will need to file a new application if your information differs significantly.

❎ Want to cancel your application?

Unfortunately, once paid, an e-Visa application is not refundable. Please contact us for more information.

✅ Is my personal information secure?

The data you may enter on this site is protected and only used to obtain the requested e-Visa. Our payment process is secure, and no banking data about you is stored on our servers.

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