Travellers and children of nationals of East African Partner States holding valid passports and other acceptable travel documents may be issued with a visitor's pass on arrival at a port of entry into Kenya valid for six months. Other bona fide visiting children and travellers may be issued with a visitor's pass on arrival at a port of entry into Kenya valid for a period not exceeding three months in the first instance if they are in possession of a valid passport or other acceptable travel document and meet all other visa requirements. To avoid unnecessary delays and possible refusal for permission to enter Kenya, consult with a Kenyan mission in your country of residence to find out if you require a visa to enter Kenya, and if so, whether you can obtain a valid visitor's pass at a Kenyan entry point.
Regardless of age and whether obtained in advance or at an entry point, the charges are:
- 1. Ordinary Single Journey visa fee is US $50.00
- 2. Ordinary Multiple Journey visa fee is US $100.00
- 3. Transit visa fee is US $20.00
- 4. Administrative fee for referred visa is US $10.00 non-refundable
NB: The above quoted fees are subject to change. For more information on up-to-date charges, visa application and visa categories based on nationalities, please visit the Department of Immigration of Kenya website (www.immigration.go.ke).
Additionally, note that the possession of a Kenyan Visa is not the final authority to enter Kenya. The Immigration Officer at the port of entry may deny entry if the visitor is unable to fulfil the immigration requirements and if the entry and presence of such a person in Kenya would be contrary to national interests, even if such a person were in possession of a valid visa for Kenya.
Before travelling, be in no doubt that the whole family fulfils the obligatory entry visa requirements and your journey to discover – or rediscover – Kenya will start with a smile!