• VISA Applications for selected nationalities are now available online at evisa.go.ke/evisa.html
  • Nationals of Ethiopia do not require a VISA to visit Kenya.


  • In person VISA Applications will be handled on Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday, from 9am to 12.30pm.
  • Processed Visas will be collected in the afternoon, from 2pm to 4pm.
  • VISA Processing takes 48 hours.


  • Effective 1st February 2016, children under 16 years are exempted from VISA regulations, and as a result do not require a VISA to enter Kenya.


Yellow Fever:

Any person entering Kenya must be in possession of a valid International Certificate of Vaccination against Yellow Fever.

Download this form to apply for a VISA.

Visa Application Form

VISA Requirements:

Nationals of the following countries require a visa to travel to Kenya. click here

The following countries have concluded visa abolition agreement with Kenya:

  1. Ethiopia
  2. San Marino

Nationals (Passport holders) of the following countries do not require visas to enter Kenya:

BarbadosMaldivesSt. Lucia
BelizeMauritiusSwaziland
BotswanaNamibiaSeychelles
Brunei DarussalamNauruThe Gambia
BurundiPapua New GuineaTanzania
CyprusRwandaThe Bahamas
DominicaSamoaTonga
Fiji IslandSt. Kitts and NavisTrinidad and Tobago
GhanaSierra LeonaTuvalu
GrenadaSingaporeUganda
Jamaica Solomon IslandsVanuatu
Kiribati South Africa (For less than 30 days stay)Zambia
Lesotho Zimbabwe
MalawiSt. Vincent and the Grenadines

REFERRED VISA

Holders of U.S Refugee Travel Documents issued by the Department of Homeland Security (Greencard holders/Permanent residents) and Nationals (Passport holders) of the following countries shall have their visa applications referred to the Director of Immigration Services, Nairobi for approval. The processing varies from case to case. No expedited services for Referred visa applications.

AfghanistanIraqSenegal
AzerbaijanKosovoSomalia
ArmeniaLebanonSyria
CameroonLibyaPalestine
EritreaMaliTajikistan
Democratic Peoples Republic of Korea (Formerly North Korea)