Do I need a visa to visit Nairobi, Kenya?
People visiting Kenya require a visa unless they are from the visa exempt country. All visitors entering Kenya must hold a passport valid for 6 months.
Nationals of the following countries do not require visa to visit Kenya for stays up to 90 days.
|Malaysia (30 days)||Maldives||Mauritius|
|Namibia||Nauru||Papua New Guinea|
|Rwanda ID||Samoa||Saint Kitts and Nevis|
|Saint Lucia||Saint Vincent & Grenadines||San Marino|
|Solomon Islands||South Africa (30 days)||Tanzania|
|Tonga||Trinidad and Tobago||Tuvalu|
ID – Nationals of Uganda and Rwanda can enter Kenya using national identification card.
Diplomatic or service category holders of the following countries do not need visas to enter Kenya.
Brazil, China, Cuba, Israel, Iran, India and Turkey.
An application should be made at least 7 days in advance and visitors can stay for up to 90 days with e-visa.
Nationals of the following countries do not need visas to travel to Kenya.
Nationals of countries not listed in the above table require a visa to enter Kenya.
The validity of Visa:
Single-entry: up to three months from date of issue
Multiple-entry: up to 12 months from date of issue.
Time required to issue visa:
Three (applying in person) or one week from date of receipt (postal applications). If the visa has to be referred to Nairobi, it will take at least eight weeks.
Please note: The information contained in this website is for general information purposes only. Any reliance you place on such information is therefore strictly at your own risk. Please get in touch with your nearest embassy for accurate, up-to-date information.