Kenyan Visa – Online application process


As from 2 July 2015, the Kenyan government has implemented an online application process for ALL visa applications for people wanting to visit Kenya.

Below you will find a step by step guide on how to apply for this visa.

PLEASE NOTE: There will be a grace period of TWO MONTHS during which time visitors will still be able to purchase a visa on arrival in Kenya. After 31 August you may be denied boarding of your flight to Kenya or denied entry to Kenya if you DO NOT have your printed copy of your e-visa with you.

To apply for a Kenyan visa please follow these instructions –

1. Visit the e-visa page at

2. You will need to open an “ecitizen” account by clicking on the “Register” button

Kenya Visa Application

Then click on the “Visitor” button,

Kenya Visa Application

After answering the required questions you will receive a confirmation email that you need to click on to confirm your registration. At this point you will be asked to upload a digital passport photo of yourself. (Maximum 500 x 500 Pixels) 3. Once your account has been activated, you can log in and you will be taken to the page below where you will need to select “Department of immigration services”

Kenya Visa Application

4. Select “Submit Application”

Kenya Visa Application

5. Select “Kenyan Visa”

Kenya Visa Application

6. Select the type of visa (Visitor visa) and read the instructions carefully

Kenya Visa Application

7. Once you have read the instructions, click on “Apply Now” and fill in the application form.

Kenya Visa Application

Please note that incomplete applications will be rejected and you will lose your processing fees

  • You will need a scan of the main page of your passport (with your name, date of birth and other information)
  • You will also need to re-upload your passport photo

8. Pay for your visa using your Visa card, Master Card or other debit card.

9. Approval of your visa could take up to 7 business days so please apply for your visa in plenty of time.

10. You will be notified of your visa approval by email. Once you have received notification you can log into your ecitizen account and download your visa.

11. Please PRINT a copy of your visa which you will need to present to the immigration officer at your point of entry into Kenya.

Please remember:

  • The visa process takes up to one week and must be completed in advance.
  • You will need a scan of your passport and passport photo
  • Approval and issuance of the visa does not guarantee entry into Kenya
  • Any form of business or employment on a visitor’s visa is an offence.

If you need any further information please contact The Africa Safari Co.

All information and images are copyright of Republic of Kenya – eCitizen portal.