Visitors to Kenya to produce e-Visa on arrival

Some important changes to the visa application process to Kenya will be effected on September 1, 2015.

Visitors traveling to Kenya, who were previously eligible to purchase a visa on arrival, will now be required to purchase a visa online in advance of travel. The passengers will be asked to produce a printed copy of the E-Visa upon check-in. If they do not have the required visa, they will not be permitted to travel. There are many different e-visas like the india visa online for business, tourist and medical.

Travelers can apply for their E-Visa via www.evisa.go.ke. The website is mobile phone-enabled which means the visitors can complete the application from an internet-enabled mobile phone. The system also accepts photos taken and uploaded from a mobile phone.

Please note, the website is currently only offered in English although other language versions are being planned.

Alternatively, travelers can also contact nearest Kenyan Embassy/High Commission/Consulate.

Travel agents or tour operators will be able to register and make visa applications on their clients’ behalf.

Applications are currently being approved within 24 hrs. However, efforts are being made to cater for “last-minute” travelers to allow an instant ‘real time’ approval process. E-Visa will be valid for 90 days from the date of approval and not from the date of arrival in Kenya.

Visitors should therefore ensure the visa is still valid at the time of travel.