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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.

Bahamas BarbadosBelize
Malaysia (30 days)MaldivesMauritius
NamibiaNauruPapua New Guinea
Rwanda IDSamoaSaint Kitts and Nevis
Saint LuciaSaint Vincent & GrenadinesSan Marino
SeychellesSierra LeoneSingapore
Solomon IslandsSouth Africa (30 days)Tanzania
TongaTrinidad and TobagoTuvalu
Uganda IDVanuatuZambia

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.

Visa Requirements:

  1. Passport, which must be valid for at least six months, with one full page for the visa
  2. Visa application form
  3. Recent passport-size photograph
  4. Attestation of a Return ticket or photocopy of the Travel Agency's receipt
  5. Company letter if going on a business trip

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.