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How to Expedite a Kenyan Visa

There are multiple visa types to get from Kenya. To get one, you must meet all the requirements. A visa will allow you to either enter once or multiple times. The cost of each will vary. Minors younger than 16 years accompanying their parents will not pay for a visa. So, if you are ready to go on an adventure in Kenya, here is the information you need to get a Kenyan Visa.

Kenya Visa Types

Kenya has four visa types. The visa types include:

  • Ordinary Visa
  • Transit Visa
  • Diplomatic Visa
  • Courtesy/Official Visa

Ordinary Visa

An Ordinary Visa is issued for a single entry or multiple entries. So, if you plan to enter Kenya and remain for up to 90 days, then you can get an Ordinary Single Journey Visa.

However, if you will enter Kenya more than once, you should apply for a Multiple Journey Visa. This visa type is valid for one year.

Transit Visa

If you are going to another country but has a layover in Kenya. You should get a Transit Visa. A Transit Visa is valid for three days. So, if your stay is within 36 hours and plans to visit a friend or family member, you should apply for this visa.

Diplomatic Visa

Persons who hold a Diplomatic passport will be issued a Diplomatic Visa. However, you must be visiting Kenya for official duty.

Courtesy/ Official Visa

If you have an Official or Service passport, you could apply for a Courtesy/ Official Visa. However, you must be visiting Kenya for official duty when you apply.

Kenya Visa Requirements

Before you apply, make sure you meet these requirements the Government of Kenya imposed on all visitors applying for a visa:

  • A valid passport with at least six months validity
  • Two blank pages in your passport
  • Two passport photos
  • Trip itinerary
  • One business letter
  • Completed application form

How to Apply

You can apply for a visa in person or by mail. You can also authorize a third party to apply for you. If you choose a third party, you must include an authorization letter. The letter must indicate you are granting permission for the third party to apply for you.

Apply in Person

You can gather all the documents and submit them at a Kenyan Embassy in the U.S. Here is a list of embassies:

Embassy or Consulate Telephone Email
Embassy of Kenya in Washington, D.C.

2249 R Street NW

Washington, D.C. 20008

(202) 462-3829

Fax: (202) 462-3829

immigration@kenyaembassy.com
Consulate of Kenya in Los Angeles

Park Mile Plaza, Mezzanine Floor

4801 Wilshire Blvd

Los Angeles, CA 90010

(323) 939-2408

Fax: (323) 939-2412

losangeles@kenyaembassy.com
Consulate of Kenya in New York

866 UN Plaza, Suite 4014

New York, NY 10017

(212) 421-4741

Fax: (212) 486-1985

newyorkconsulate@kenyaembassy.com

By Mail

You can also apply by mail. Gather your documents and fee and forward them to the nearest embassy. You can contact the embassy by phone or email to get information about the process.

Expedited Kenyan Tourist & Business Visa Cost

Tourist  or Business Visa Emergency Service Express Service Rush Service
Processing Days 3-4 7-10 12-15
Validity Up to 5 years Up to 5 years Up to 5 years
Consular Fee $170 $110 $90
Service Fee $250 $200 $175
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