Visa Kenya or Kenya e visa is a requirement to visit this panoramic African country. In fact, it is mandatory particularly for the countries that are not exempt from visa requirements. So, which are the countries that can travel visa-free to Kenya and who requires to apply for e visa Kenya and visa in advance? Let’s find out further in the blog.

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Kenya Visa Guide

Other than the countries that are exempt from visa to enter Kenya  – refer the illustration below, other countries do require an advance visa (paper application/offline visa) or Kenya e-visa (Kenya online visa)

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If your country is not listed above, you need either an eVisa or a Kenya Consular visa further explained in the blog

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Non-ordinary passports

Indians with a diplomatic passport and nationals of Brazil, China, Israel, Turkey, and Iran having a service and diplomatic passport can travel visa-free to Kenya.

Note: Uganda and Rwanda nationals can visit Kenya without a visa. However, they are required to furnish their identification cards (ID). Likewise, Kenyan nationals can visit Uganda and Rwanda respectively. 

So, which are the countries and who are the nationals requiring a visa in advance and an e-visa respectively?

Visa policy map

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As you could see in the illustration, the countries shaded in green enjoy visa-free entry into Kenya. While the countries in yellow do require an eVisa, the rest marked in grey must apply for an advance visa referred to the Director of Immigration, Kenya. Meaning these countries may obtain it after it is processed and approved by the Kenyan Immigration office or Consulate. Such a visa application processed by Kenya Consulate is also referred to as Consular visa.

Countries that require a consular visa

Simply Kenya consular visa is mandatory for the citizens of the following countries. For the complete information on consular visa Kenya, read our How to Submit Kenya Visa Application Form for Fool-proof  Approval?

consular visa eligible countries

Kenya e visa required countries

If you are an Indian citizen, Kenya eVisa for Indians or Kenya tourist visa for Indian passport holders is essential to enter/travel Kenya. Refer to the visa policy map above to find out if you require an e visa to explore this amazing country.

Is there a Kenya visa on arrival for Indians?

Although visa on arrival in Kenya still exists (source), it is not provided at airports (source). Thus, we recommend you to opt for our Kenya tourist visa as the latter is comparatively cheaper.

Moreover, since the 1st of July 2015, the visa on arrival eligible countries must apply for a Kenya e-visa before entering Kenya. So what are are the types of Kenya eVisa online?

2 Popular Types of Kenya e-visas

At Blinkvisa, we provide the following two types of Kenya eVisa;

  1. Single-entry Kenya tourist eVisa
  2. Kenya transit e-visa

More about Kenya tourist visa for Indians

Typically, we process your Kenya tourist visa for Indian passport holders in two working days. Nevertheless, we recommend you to apply for your Kenya tourist e-visa online a week (seven working days) before your intended travel date. In fact, even the Kenyan Consulate recommend the same.

The type of entry is single, meaning you can enter Kenya only once using the visa. Thus, you need to apply for another Kenya tourist visa for entering the country again.

single-entry tourist evisa

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More about Kenya transit visa

The validity of your Kenya transit visa is 90 days. You can use it to stay in Kenya for a period of 72 hours (up to three days). However, it is imperative to note that you may apply for a transit visa only when you have a layover in Kenya or when you need to leave the transit area in the airport. You may also need a Kenya transit visa when your connecting flight has a different PNR number from that of the flight you arrived in.

transit e-visa

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Visa Kenya Fee

The visa fees at Blinkvisa is fair and square. The best part of applying for your visa through Blinkvisa is that you get a 100% cashback on your visa fee. That being said, to initiate your Kenya visa application online, you would be required to pay the registration (service charges) fee of INR 500 only. Only after the approval of your Kenya e visa, you would be required to pay the remaining fee to download the visa.

Visa NameVisa FeesBlinkvisa Fee (INR)Total Cost (INR)Avail Cashback
Single-entry Kenya tourist visa3990500 + 18% GST45804580
Kenya transit visa1990500 + 18% GST25802580

As described above, you would be paying only INR 500 for visa processing. And the remaining amount (visa fee + GST) only after visa approval. Nevertheless, you will receive the complete cashback as soon as you pay INR 500.

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Kenya e-visa Requirements

The list of common mandatory requirements remains the same for both tourist and transit visa. However, some additional documents may be essential for Kenya transit visa.

List of common documents

  1. Scanned copy of the first and last pages of your passport
  2. A scanned copy of your passport-sized photograph
  3. Proof of confirmed air tickets
  4. Cover letter* stating the purpose of your visit

Kenya tourist visa requirements

Apart from the list of common documents, you need the following additional requirements;

  • Proof of accommodation
  • Kenya travel itinerary*

Note: At Blinkvisa we offer assistance in planning your travel itinerary and also in drafting a cover letter in your stead.*

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Kenya transit visa requirements

The following are the additional documents for a transit visa

  • Visa copy of the third country you are travelling to from Kenya
  • Round-trip confirmed tickets

Kenya e-visa photo specifications

  • 80% of your face must be covered in the frame
  • The photo dimensions are as follows – 35 x 45 mm
  • The photo must be taken against an all-white background
  • Have a neutral expression in the photograph
  • Avoid wearing spectacles
  • Ensure 80% of your face is visible if religious headgears are unavoidable

Note: It is essential to submit a recent photograph only

For the complete list of requirements for the different types of visa requirements to Kenya, read End-to-end Guide on Kenya Visa Requirements

How to Apply for Kenya Online Visa?

  1. Visit www.blinkvisa.com
  2. Fill in your basic details like name, tentative travel date, etc.
  3. Pay the registration fee (service charge of INR 500) to initiate the application process
  4. Our visa expert will soon call you (generally within half an hour) to provide you with the documents checklist
  5. Once you upload the documents, we will process your visa in two working days
  6. After approval, pay the remaining visa fee to download your Kenya eVisa

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Kenya E-Visa FAQs

1. Is a visa to Kenya free for Indians?

Indians can enter Kenya with a Kenya e-visa. However, it is not free. Nevertheless, with Blinkvisa, you get a 100% cashback on your visa fee.

2. What is the processing time of my e-visa Kenya at Blinkvisa?

At Blinkvisa, the processing time for both tourist visa and transit visa is two working days.

3. Is my visa Kenya fee refundable?

As we offer a complete cashback on your entire Kenya visa fees, we do not provide a refund.

4. Is my Kenya visa extendable?

Indians can stay in Kenya for the period allotted by the Embassy or Consulate only. Thus, they must exit the country on or before the specific date.