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How to Apply for Private Visa in Kenya

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How to Apply for Private Visa in Kenya by Kenyans247(m): Mon Jan 2020 12:40pm
Visit any issuing office which may be embassy high commission or consulate office and get specific requirements for getting the private visa;
Get the application form and fill it in accurately;
Pay all application fees;
Attach all the required documents;
Submit your application to authorized offices in your country;
After you send your application, it will be reviewed at the visa office to make sure it has been completed correctly and that it contains all the required documents.
A visa officer will decide if an interview with you is necessary. If an interview is required, you will be notified of the time and place
If your application is refused, your passport and other documents will be returned to you. (You will also receive an explanation why your application was refused and if you sent fraudulent documents, they will not be returned).
If your application is approved, your passport and documents will be returned to you with your visa.

Apply Online
1.Download the visa application form from

2.Fill in all the details. Incomplete forms will be rejected.

3.Go to the Kenyan Embassy in your country with both original and copies of all documents.

Required Documents
1.Official visa application form

2.Copies of your passport

3.Recent passport-sized photographs

4.Cover letter for your application or invitation from a Kenyan host (and copies thereof)

5.Additional paperwork, depending on your reason for coming to Kenya (e.g. a marriage certificate if you want to visit your spouse, or relative, e.t.c)

Office Locations & Contacts
The Director of Immigration Services Nyayo House

P. O. Box 30191 - 00100


Telephone: +254 2 2222022,

Fax No. +254 2 220731

Email: .

Any valid passport holder can apply
Any person who wish to make a private visits by invitation of residents of the country.

The application fee Ksh3000 but it is subject to change depending on the exchange rate, and is non-refundable.

It is valid for 90 days (3 months)

Documents to Use

Processing Time
It takes only a few working days to be processed, although it can take up to two months (at most) in case of any issues.

All visa applications have to be submitted at least 15 days before the date of the intended departure
Visa applications cannot be submitted earlier than 3 months before the day of the intended visit.
The passport should be valid for at least 6 months

Required Information
1.Name and address of the applicant
2.Name and address of the resident you are visiting
3.proof of sufficient funds (at least USD 500) to cover your stay in the country
4.Dates and Duration of previous visits to Kenya
5.Reasons for visit
6.Contact information
7.Country and place of birth
8.Date of Birth

Need for the Document
A visa is a form of permission or a pass for a non-citizen to enter, transit or remain in Kenya. A private visa is issued for private visits by invitation of residents of a given country. This type of Visa is of short-stay visa issued for a private visit by means of an invitation from residents of the country. They allow you to enter Kenya one time within the validity of the visa.

Information which might help
In case your application is denied, you will receive a letter in which it is mentioned how to appeal against the refusal

External Links!kenya-Tourist-visa

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