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How to Apply For Immigration Visa in Kenya

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How to Apply For Immigration Visa in Kenya by Kenyans247(m): Sun Jan 2020 03:21pm
Check on this website for the process to download the visa forms V.I
Fill in the form
After completion, download, print and sign the application form before mailing it to the Embassy of The Republic of Kenya

Apply Online
Go to and fill in the forms online. The website is straight forward and will guide you on how to proceed.

Required Documents
Different documents are needed for the different types of visas:


Two visa application forms V.I duly filled, signed and dated.
Two copies of an Invitation letter/ Cover letter from the applicant.
Two copies of identity card if host is Kenyan.
Two copies of valid residential work permit if host is a foreigner.
Two copies of marriage certificate if visiting spouse.
Two passport size photographs of the applicant.
Two copies of valid Passport/travel document of the applicants Bio data page and page showing validity of at least six months.
Two copies of medical referral letter from a hospital or a doctor for medical cases.
Two copies of applicants residential/work permit if not residing in their country


Two visa application forms V.I duly filled, signed and dated.
Two passport size photographs of the applicant.
Two copies of a Cover letter from the applicant detailing the need for an MJV.
Copies of previous visas.
Applicants applying for multiple journey Visas to visit their spouses should avail in addition to the above, the following: -
Their spouses National identity Card if Kenyan
Residential/Work permit if spouse is a foreigner
Copy of marriage certificate
Parents applying for Multiple journey Visas to Kenya to visit their children in schools should avail copies of valid pupils passes and copies of Valid residential permits in their countries of residence


Two visa application forms V.I duly filled, signed and dated.
Two passport size photographs of the applicant.
Two copies of valid Passport.
Copies of onward ticket/itinerary to a third destination.

Office Locations & Contacts
The Director of Immigration Services

Nyayo House
P. O. Box 30191
Telephone: 000 254- 20-2222022,Extension 22057 Nairobi
Telegraphic address: PRINCIM Nairobi
Telex: 25396 PRINCIM
Fax No. 000 254- 20-2220731
E-MAIL: Visa Section:,
e-mail :

To be eligible, an applicant must have a valid passport. The passport should have at least 6 months remaining validity.

Forms of payment acceptable are: Money order / Cashier's Cheque. They are only Payable to Embassy of The Republic of Kenya

US$50.00 For Single Entry (Tourist/Visitor/Business),
US$100.00 For Multiple Entries (Tourist/Visitor/Business),
US$20.00 For Transit visa

Kenyan visas are usually valid for entry within three months from the date of issue.

Processing Time
A Kenya visa is usually processed in 7 - 10 business days. Rush visa services may be available for additional fees.

The passport must be valid for at least 6 months, and it must have a clean and full visa page for endorsement.
The original passport is to be submitted together with the application form. Also, the applicant should submit his/her application with the correct fee as stated in the fee section depending on the travel plans made to avoid delay in processing of the visa.

Required Information
Full name
Identification documents
Contact information (telephone, email and physical address of country you are currently residing in)
Full names and addresses of places you intend to stay
Dates and durations of previous visits to kenya

Need for the Document
An immigration visa is a document issued by a countrys consular officer abroad that allows the applicant to travel to the country and apply for admission as a legal permanent resident (LPR). There are several types of visas;

Single journey Visa
Multiple journey Visa
Transit Visa

Information which might help
Visas can be renewed at immigration offices during normal office hours, and extensions are usually issued on a same-day basis
Nationals (Passport holders) of the following countries do not require visas to enter Kenya:
Barbados Maldives St. Lucia
Belize Malta Swaziland
Botswana Mauritius Seychelles
Brunei Darussalam Namibia The Gambia
Burundi Nauru Tanzania
Cyprus Papua New Guinea The Bahamas
Dominica Rwanda Tonga
Fiji Island Trinidad and Tobago
Ghana Samoa Tuvalu
Grenada St. Kitts and Navis Uganda
Jamaica Sierra Leona Vanuatu
Kiribati Singapore Zambia
Lesotho Solomon Islands Zimbabwe
Malawi South Africa (For less than 30 days stay) St. Vincent and the Grenadines
Malaysia (For less than 30 days stay)

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