Safari Report

Jun 29, 2015

Introduction of eVisa for Kenya visitors


Starting from 2nd July 2015, the government of Kenya will introduce electronic visa application. Tourists wishing to visit Kenya need to apply as follows: Visit the electronic visa page at www.ecitizen.go.ke
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Starting from 2nd July 2015, the government of Kenya will introduce electronic visa application. Tourists wishing to visit Kenya need to apply as follows:

 Visit the electronic visa page at www.ecitizen.go.ke

Select Register as a Visitor

As part of this process, you will receive a confirmation email that you need to click on to verify and confirm your registration

At this point, you will be asked to UPLOAD A DIGITAL PASSPORT PHOTO (Maximum size 500 px by 500 px)

Once logged in, select Department of Immigration Services

Select Submit Application

Select Kenyan Visa

Select the type of visa (visitor) and read the instructions carefully

Complete the application form – please note that incomplete applications will berejected and you will lose your processing fees

You will need a scan of the main page of your passport (with your name, date of birth and other information)

You will need to re-upload your passport photo

Pay using your Visa card, MasterCard or other debit card

Await your approval which will be sent to you by email. This could take up to 7days so ensure that you plan in advance

Once you have received the email advising that your visa is approved, log back into your ecitizen account and download your visa.

Print a copy of your visa to present to the immigration officer at your point of entry into Kenya

Some things to remember:

The visa process takes up to one week and must be completed in advance

You will need a scan of your passport and passport photo

Approval and issuance of the visa does not guarantee entry into Kenya

Any form of business or employment on a visitor’s visa is an offence

As the introduction of this visa process was only announced a few days ago, there is a two month grace period whereby visas can still be purchased on arrival. This grace period expires on 31 August 2015.

Effective 01 September 2015, you will be denied boarding of your flight to Kenya or denied entry to Kenya if you do not have your printed copy of your e-visa with you.

The new service goes live on 2nd July 2015.

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