Kenya is an east African country with a population of 44.35million and a lot of landmarks and natural features. Forget what the media portrays and the picture of Kenya that’s being depicted. That’s what peels the opinions for the media agencies. Kenya, especially its capital – Nairobi is one the most beautiful cities in East Africa. A lot of people troop into Kenya for various reasons from business to tourism.
Kenya’s primary language is Swahili and their secondary language is English because of their British Colonialism. Kenya is a country that doesn’t require visa for entry for some particular countries and require for others. So quickly, the procedures below are to be followed to get a Kenyan visa.
What are the categories?
Nationals of the following countries do NOT need a Kenya visa:
Bahamas, Bangladesh, Barbados, Botswana, Brunei-Darussalam, Cyprus, Dominica, Ethiopia, Fiji Islands, Gambia, Ghana, Grenada, Jamaica, Kiribati, Lesotho, Malawi, Maldives, Mauritius, Namibia, Nauru, Papua New Guinea, Samoa, San Marino, Seychelles, Sierra Leone, Singapore, Solomon Islands, St Lucia, St Vincent & The Grenadines, Swaziland, Tanzania, Tonga, Turkey, Tuvalu, Uganda, Uruguay, Vanuatu, Zambia, Zimbabwe.
If you are NOT a citizen of any of the above countries and you wish to enter Kenya you must obtain a visa in advance.
Applications from Nationals of the following countries have to be referred to Nairobi for approval:
Afghanistan, Armenia, Azerbaijan, Cameroon, Iran, Iraq, Lebanon, Libya, Mali, Nigeria, North Korea, Pakistan, Senegal, Somalia, Tajikistan, Yemen, Stateless Persons
What documents will be required?
- Valid Passport (must be at least six months valid from the intended date of return).
- Completed Visa Application Form V.1 in duplicate.
- Active mobile number.
- Travel itinerary or business letter.
- A passport sized photograph (2 x 2).
- White and yellow copies of non-refundable fee receipt from Commercial Bank of Africa payable in shillings.
Time required to issue visa
Kenyan visa applications are usually processed in 7 business days. Rush service may be available for additional fees.
How long is the Visa valid for?
A single-entry Kenya visa is valid for three months. It must be activated within six months of the date of issue.
When is the best time to apply?
It is very advisable to apply for a Kenyan Visa six months before the intended period of travel
Types of Visa and Fee
Multiple Journey Visa (6 months- 1 Year) – N17,600
Single Journey Visa – N8,800
Transit Visa – N3,600
Referral fee for Referred visas – N1,800