Kenya Visa and Passport Requirements
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To enter Kenya, a passport valid for at least six months from the date of entry, and with at least one blank page, is required by all nationals referred to in the chart above.
Visas for Kenya are required by the nationals referred to in the chart above, except (1) nationals of Cyprus, who do not need a visa.
You can obtain your visa on entry; passport photos are not required. However, multiple-entry visas cannot be issued at the point of entry, and must be obtained in advance through Kenya’s embassies.
Travellers who are also visiting Rwanda and Uganda may find it more useful to apply for an East African cross-border joint visa which allows entry into all three countries on a single visa.
Nationals not referred to in the chart are advised to contact the embassy to check visa requirements for Kenya.
Kenya has an agreement with Tanzania and Uganda to waiver visa re-entry fees if travelling between the three countries as long as single-entry visas remain valid for each country. This means multiple-entry visas are not required if going from Kenya to Tanzania or Uganda and back to Kenya. The same applies for travel from Uganda and Tanzania.
Single-entry visa on arrival: US$50, payable in US Dollars, Euros, Pounds Sterling or Swiss Francs.
East African cross-border visa; US$100.
Transit visa: £10; single-entry visa: £30; multiple-entry visa: £60. These fees are for visas obtained in advance from the embassy/high commission.
Transit visas are available to air passengers with connections in Kenya and for those travelling through Kenya to other destinations within a three-day period; an onward ticket or tour itinerary/confirmation is required.
For visa processing, allow three days if applying in person or one week from the date of receipt if applying by post. If the visa has to be referred to Nairobi, it can take up to six weeks or, in some cases, longer.
You can extend visas (three months at a time and up to six months) at the immigration department.