The attention of all applicants for visas should be drawn to immigration requirements set out below.
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To enable us serve you better, It is imperative that you book an appointment when submitting your applications for all Consular Services

Further to our earlier notice that all visa applications be submitted online as from 1st September 2015, it was reviewed and decided that both the manual and online visa processing systems will run concurrently. Visa processing takes 3 working days.

Kindly note that the visa processing fees are non refundable and non-transferable

Kindly note that the visa processing fees are non refundable and non-transferable

Types of Visas

The following categories of visas are issued at the Mission, select your visa option below and read the information carefully, as it contains vital information for your visa application.

Single Entry Visa

For tourists, businesses and visits

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Diplomatic Official Visa

For people travelling on official duty

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Multiple Journey Visa

Multiple entry visas may be issued on application for British citizens only. Other citizens will have their applications referred to immigration headquarters for processing

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Transit Visa

Allows for a short stop-over or overnight stay only

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East African Visa

Allows for Multiple Entry  for tourists,  to the Republic of Kenya, Uganda and Rwanda.

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Referred Visas

For members of certain countries must have their visas approved by the Director of Immigration Services

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How to Apply
Visitors to Kenya can apply for a visa using the E-Visa website. Click here to apply.
In Person
Visitors applying for a visa to Kenya can do so in person at the High Commission. Visitors will require an appointment which can be booked via the appointments page. Click here to book your appointment.
On arrival
Visitors to Kenya can apply for a visa on arrival in the country
For more information on visa application and visa categories based on nationalities, please visit This website provides comprehensive details on all immigration services provided by the Department of Immigration of Kenya in Nairobi including but not limited to work permit, passes, citizenship, other immigration services and frequently asked questions (F.A.Qs)

Visa applicants who intend to undertake an internship/ placement and volunteer work in Kenya are further required to liaise with their host organizations/ companies in Kenya to make application for the appropriate authorization to the Director of Immigration Services (P.O. Box 30191, Nairobi. Telephone +254-222022) prior to their engagement in the respective attachments.
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Message from The High Commissioner
Notice to Members of the Public:

This is to notify you that Monday 21st October, 2019 is a public holiday in Kenya. The Mission shall hence remain closed this Monday.

We shall resume normal operations on Tuesday