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How to Apply for Visa on Arrival in Kenya

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How to Apply for Visa on Arrival in Kenya by Kenyans247(m): Tue Jan 2020 08:15am
Procedure
Reach the airport;
Fill in the application form;
Present all the necessary documents;
Make payment; and
Get a visa

Required Documents
Passport
Proof of identity
Proof of the Air ticket

Office Locations & Contacts

The Director of Immigration Services Nyayo House
P. O. Box 30191 - 00100

NAIROBI, Kenya

Telephone: +254 2 2222022,

Fax No. +254 2 220731

Directorate of Immigration and Registration of Persons
Nyayo House 20th floor, Kenyatta Avenue/Uhuru Highway

P.O Box 30191,00100 Nairobi.

Tel: +254-20-2222022, +254-20-2217544, +254-20-2218833

Email; infomirp@kenya.go.ke
Email: dis@immigration.go.ke

Department of Immigration Services
Nyayo House 9th floor, Kenyatta Avenue/Uhuru Highway

P.O Box 30191,00100 Nairobi.

Tel: +254-20-2222022, +254-20-2217544, +254-20-2218833

Email; dis@immigration.go.ke

National Registration Bureau
NSSF Building, Block B 8th Floor

P.O Box 57007,00200 Nairobi.

Tel: +254-20-2722526, +254-20-2720069

Email; director.nrb@kenya.go.ke

Fax number; 2716205

Department of Refugee Affairs
Castle Building, James Gichuru Road, Lavington

P.O Box 42227 -00100 Nairobi.

Tel No. +254-20-4348145

Email; refugeeaffairs@kenya.go.ke

Department of Civil Registration
Hass Plaza 4th Floor, Lower Hill Road,

P.O Box 49179- 00100 Nairobi

Tel; +254-20-2714987/8

Email; director@crd.go.ke

Fax; 2714989

Integrated Population Registration Services
Nyayo House 4th floor, Kenyatta Avenue/Uhuru Highway

P.O Box 30191 00100 Nairobi.

Tel: 2222022, 2217544, 2218833

Eligibility
Any visitor to Kenya who is stranded due unforeseen exceptional circumstances like disruption in air transport while on transit,for an emergency situation or under any other conditions can apply for a Entry visa on arrival.

Fees
Fees is USD 30-50 Us dollar

Fees current January 2014
Single entry visa $50 30 40

Transit Visa $20 10 15

(Multiple entry visas, valid 1 Year, cannot be obtained on arrival, they can only be obtained from Embassies or High Commissions)


Validity
Validity of Visa is up to 14 days

Processing Time
The process takes about 3 days to an hour.

Instructions
Carry a genuine passport/travel document with validity beyond one year.
On arrival fill in arrival declaration cards on arrival
Comply with other immigration formalities including the provision of required biometric information.
Immigration authorities at the port of arrival reserve the right of admission.
A visitor pass for a specific duration is granted by the Immigration authorities on arrival to permit the holder stay in the country for the period granted in the pass.
Arriving visitors should not carry or convey substances or goods prohibited by customs.
Visitors should not overstay their visitors pass otherwise they will be subjected to a fine of U$ 50 per day and other appropriate legal action including prosecution and deportation.
Engagement in employment on basis of visitors pass is strictly prohibited. Offenders are prosecuted.
Dependents must also apply in their own right.
Entry should be made only through the countrys gazetted ports of entry/exit.
All visitors must comply with immigration legislation and other national laws of the country during their stay in Kenya.

Required Information
Full name, address and contact details of applicant
Sex and Age
Nationality
Purpose of visit
Details of host
Place of residence while in the country.

Need for the Document
On-arrival visa (also known as Entry Visa On Arrival, VOA), granted at a port of entry. Its easy to obtain a visa on arrival:

It saves time and hassle at the airport if you download the application form from a website such as:

the Kenya Immigration Department
the Kenya High Commission UK
the Kenya High Commission Canada
the Kenya High Commission India and complete it at your free time at home.
On arrival hand it with your passport and fee (in US Dollars, GB Pounds, Euros or Swiss Francs) to the immigration official. No photo required, you can take a photograph at the port of entry and most of the time they also take your fingerprints electronically at the desk. They put a full page visa sticker in your passport and stamp it.

External Links
http://www.tripadvisor.co.uk/Travel-g294206-c188605/Kenya:Visa.On.Arrival.html

http://www.tripadvisor.co.uk/Travel-g294206-c155980/Kenya:Visa.Requirements.html

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