An Updated list of Requirements for Kenya Online Visa (Transit)

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If you are traveling through Kenya and do not plan to stay in the country for more than 72 hours, you need to apply Transit E-visa. Apply for Kenya online visa for transit easily with the help of Click2Visas. Provide the documents and fill the application form for Click2Visas to speed up the process. Enter the valid email id to update the process. We recommend you to read this blog entirely to know the application process. 

An Updated list of Requirements for Kenya Online Visa (Transit)

Kenya Online Visa or Transit E-Visa:

The Kenya Transit E-Visa can be a single-entry visa valid for three days from the issue. The Kenya Transit E-Visa allows the holder to visit Kenya only for transit.

Additional documentation to be carried based on Nationality:

UAE citizens must carry the following additional documents to get a Kenya online visa:

  • A scanned color copy of your passport’s/travel document first and last pages. Your travel document/passport must be valid for at least 6(six) months from the date of travel and have at least three blank pages.
  • Color Photograph with a white background. 
  • A confirmed roundtrip air ticket.
  • (Travel itinerary) information about places to visit if going as a tourist.

Documents needed on arrival at Kenya Airport

  • Applicant should always carry a photocopy of E-visa along with him/her on the Journey. 
  • Carry all the important documents according to Kenya e transit visa requirements. 
  • Please track and re-confirm that your E-visa status is shown as ‘GRANTED’ on this website before the commencement of your travel. 
  • Applicants can track the E-visa status of their application online by clicking on Visa Status.

What must my Passport meet to apply for a Kenya online visa for Transit?

The traveler’s Passport must have a minimum of 6 months validity. You are not eligible for evisa if you hold an Official Passport/Diplomatic or Laissez-passer/ international travel document. In addition, with that traveler endorsed on Parent’s/Spouse’s Travel document also not eligible to apply for Kenya visa. Therefore, each individual should have a separate Passport.

Should I submit my travel document/passport?

To get the Kenya transit E-visa, the applicant need not submit a travel document at the visa application center. Upload the copy of the Passport/travel document on the website to get Kenya online visa/e-visa

How will I get my Kenya online visa after approval?

Once the Kenya government provides approval to your visa application, the e-visa with “Granted” status will be sent to your registered email address.

Mention the photo requirements for a Kenya E-Visa application? 

The table below specifies Kenya e transit visa requirements on photo for the Kenya online visa.

JPEG: Format Photo size: 45 mm in (h) height and 35 mm in (w) width
The (h) height and (w) width of the Photograph must coordinate.   The Photograph should present a Full face, eyes open, front view, and without spectacles.
The Photo frame should limit the whole head from the top of the hair to the bottom of the chin. The backdrop should be white.

Do minors need additional documents to apply for a Kenya E-Transit visa?

No. But it is advisable to bring a photocopy of the minor’s birth certificate showing Father and mother’s full names, date of birth, and nationality. And then translate your birth certificate into English.

Should I provide a Covid-19 PCR certificate for my electronic visa application process?

On Arrival

It is mandatory to take another COVID‑19 (coronavirus) PCR test on arrival at Kenya International airport. If the PCR (COVID‑19) result is positive, you will be required to self-quarantine, and you must adhere to the Kenya Health Authority guidelines.

 You don’t have to give a Covid-19 Test negative certificate while submitting your visa application. You must have the vaccination certificate tested for no more than 72 hours.

Here are few more questions which would be of help to you:

Do I need to be certified with a yellow fever vaccine to enter Kenya?  Yes
Can I use a Refugee travel document to replace a passport? No
Do I need a no-objection letter from the employer for Kenya transit E-Visa? No
Is an invitation letter mandatory for a Kenya e-transit visa? No
 I am applying E-Visa for me and my children (minor). Should I apply for a separate e-visa for my minors? Yes
Can I apply for a Dubai visa with a single name on my Passport? No

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