by Chris
January 17, 2016

Last update: September 2021

Getting a visa for entry in Kenya couldn't be simpler, with the country instituting online applications to make the process easier. Please note it is NOT possible to get a visa on arrival - so you need to apply for your e-visa before travelling.

How to Apply for Kenya Visa?

When applying for a Kenyan visa online, you first need to register an account at eCitizen. From here, you can access a number of government services.
Select EVisa Visitors to get started.

Create an account and fill in all the required information, then you will be taken to a page where you can apply for your e-visa. Hit the first square: Immigration services (New application)

Choose from the list of proposed options the type of visa you want to apply for. Here, you'll choose either a Single Entry Visa (for most visitors) or a transit visa (for those landing in Nairobi and taking a shuttle to Tanzania).

The process for both visas is quite similar.
On the right in the table, you can also see the cost of each option. The price range ranges from $ 51 to $ 201.


  1. Valid travel document not less than six months.
  2. At least three blank pages in the holder’s passport.
  3. A completed visa application form;
  4. Return (or onward) ticket


  1. In the event of lapse during payment please do not re-apply, contact the administrator on
  2. Inappropriate document uploads will lead to automatic rejection of the visa.
  3. Upload recent color passport size photos with a clear background.

The whole process will consist of 8 steps. The process which follows is a fairly intuitive one, with the site guiding you through the various fields you'll need to complete.
The only portion likely to cause trouble is Section 6, which asks you for your supporting documents. Thankfully, that's where we come in!
In most cases you booking confirmation that you have received from your Shadows of Africa Safari Expert can be uploaded - and it will meet all requirements. If you require additional information to complete the process just let us know what documents you need from us and we'll gladly provide them!

Any Questions?

If you have any further questions about the visa process, please don’t hesitate to contact us. That’s what we’re here for!

Shadows provides you with information on the visa process. Although we make every effort to keep this information updated this advice is provided as a guideline only. Shadows will not be liable if any information regarding the entry requirements provided by us is incorrect or outdated.


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