The Republic of Kenya is one of the African countries racing quickly towards becoming a developed nation. The country has various beautiful cities – including Nairobi which is her capital. In this guide we’ll give you all you need to know to obtain Kenya visa
Kenya have a lot of things to offer. There are various things you can do in the country. If you decide travelling to Kenya for academics purposes, there are various superb schools in the country. If you are going there for tourism, there are several clean beaches and many other admirable tourist destination.
Of course, there are some countries whose citizens do not require a visa to enter Kenya. However, if you intend going there with a Nigerian passport, you must be issued a visa to gain entry into Kenya.
Kenya Visa Requirements
Take note that entry into the country is based on the credibility of the visa documents as well as the purpose of travel.
If you fall into any of these categories, take note that you won’t be allowed into Kenya:
• Those that didn’t undergo medical tests as instructed by the immigrations ACT
• Persons with serious health challenges
• Ex-convicts or persons whose entry into Kenya pose a threat to the inhabitants of the country.
Necessary Documents for Kenya Visa
So, if you are not part of the above categories, you would need the following documents to get a Kenyan visa.
• A valid Nigerian passport, with a validity of at least six months and at least a free page for the visa stamp.
• Photocopies of the Nigerian Passport visibly showing the applicant’s passport number, picture and bio-data pages.
• A properly filled and signed Form 22 – the Kenyan application visa form.
• Two (2) recently taken passport size photographs of the applicant
• Visa Processing fees.
• Proof of financial ability
• Proof of vaccination against Yellow Fever and Cholera.
• Letter of Introduction
• Marriage certificate
• Children birth certificate (if any)
• Six-months bank statement
• Family pictures
• Tax clearance
Types of Kenyan Visas
Depending on your motive for wanting to be in Kenya, here are the various types of Kenyan visas you can choose from:
Ordinary/ Single Journey Visa:
This visa is granted to those who need visas to enter the country for purposes such as business, medical treatment or tourism. If you get this visa, you must reapply for another one as you leave Kenya. The entry visa is a type of Kenya visa on arrival and is valid for 90 days.
This is for those who intend to travel through Kenya to another country. Please note that it is only valid for three days.
These visas are granted to persons traveling to the country for official purposes.
Multiple Journeys Visa
Multiple journeys visas are issued to individuals who for some vital reason have to make frequent visits to Kenya.
These ones are granted to diplomatic officials and service passport holders among other country officials, traveling to Kenya for official duties
Kenya Visa Fees
* Kenya transit Visa fee is just U.S $21.
* The Standard visa fee for an ordinary or a single entry Kenya visa is just U.S $51.
Where to Get a Kenya Visa Application Form
There was a time things were just being done manually. However, now, you can get the application form online through the Kenyan eVisa website. Please, note that the form is to be filled online.
Kenya Visa Fees For Nigerians
You can pay your fees online on the Kenyan eVisa portal with any Visa or Mastercard. It is not too difficult getting a Kenyan visa. Just note that incomplete and rejected application process is likely due to lack of payment.
However, just as it is being done by others, the Kenyan visa processing fee is also non-refundable.
• Single Entry Visa: It costs 51 USD
• Transit Visa: It costs 21 USD
• Courtesy Visa: It is usually granted free of charge
Kenya Visa Processing Time
Unlike some countries, you’ll get things done usually between 2 to 3 working days.
Where to Collect Kenyan Visa upon Approval
Unlike various other countries (especially European countries), Nigerians will usually get their Kenyan visas upon arrival at the international ports of entry. Nevertheless, according to their new Immigration policy, travellers should obtain their visas online.
You will receive a mail once the application process is concluded (and your application was successful). You can then proceed to download and print out the visa.
Kenya Embassy In Nigeria
There is a Kenyan embassy in Lagos and Abuja
Kenyan High Commission Office Address
Kenyan, Lagos Consular Office
UBA Building, First Floor,
No. 22B Idowu Taylor Street,
Kenyan High Commission Office, Abuja
No. 357, Diplomatic Drive,
Central Business District,