Visa to Kenya

By | December 15, 2022

According to clothesbliss, Russian citizens will need a visa to enter Kenya, which can be obtained both online and at the Embassy of Kenya in Moscow. In both cases, obtaining a visa does not cause difficulties: you need to provide a basic set of documents (passport, air tickets, financial guarantees, etc.) and pay a visa fee of 51 USD online or at the consulate (by the way, here a visa is issued in just 40 minutes, and with On February 1, 2016, the visa fee is not charged for children under 16). The period of stay in the country on a visa is limited to 90 days. Do not forget that from September 1, 2015 visa on arrival is not issued.

Since April 2014, tourists can visit Kenya, Rwanda and Uganda on a single “African” visa. A multiple-entry visa, you can stay in these countries for 90 days for every six months. Visa fee – 100 USD.

Obtaining a visa online

To apply for a visa online, you need to go to the website ecitizen.go.ke in the Immigration section and follow the simple steps:

  • register in the system;
  • choose the type of visa you need – tourism or transit;
  • fill out the application form, attaching to it a copy of the international passport valid for 6 months from the date of travel, a photo of 5.5 by 5.5 cm (207 by 207 pixels) and other documents according to the instructions of the system;
  • pay the visa fee of 51 USD by bank card.

Within 2 days, a confirmation of receipt of a visa will be sent to the e-mail address specified during registration. It must be printed and presented to the border guards at the airport upon arrival. You also need to have with you:

  • return ticket;
  • proof of sufficient funds for the entire period of stay in the country (at least 500 USD).

In addition, you should purchase travel medical insurance in advance, without which traveling around Africa is simply unreasonable.

A visa is required to enter the country. It can be obtained both online and at the Embassy of Kenya in Moscow. From September 1, 2015 visa on arrival is not issued.

Documents for a visa to Kenya

Required documents for obtaining a tourist visa:

  1. international passport

Valid for at least 6 months at the time of applying for a visa. The passport must have at least 1 blank page;

  1. Copy of international passport

2 copies of the page with personal data;

  1. Questionnaire

2 questionnaires completed in English, with the personal signature of the applicant;

  1. Photo

Two photos 3×4 cm;

  1. Invitation

2 copies of an invitation from an organization or individual and proof of sufficient funds for the duration of your stay in Kenya. Tourists need an invitation from a travel company in Kenya on an official letterhead (original or fax copy) with the tour program attached;

  1. Copy of ticket

In some cases, a copy of a return ticket or a ticket to the next destination;

  1. For a transit visa

To apply for a transit visa, you must provide a copy of the visa to the country of destination.

Visa processing time is 40 minutes.

Validity and visa fees

The validity of an entry visa is up to 90 days, a transit visa is 72 hours.

Consular fee:

  • Transit visa – 20 USD
  • Single entry visa – 50 USD
  • Multiple entry visa – 100 USD

Visa to Kenya