Kenya Tourist Visa FAQs

by | Jan 5, 2021

Do I need an e-visa to visit Kenya?

Yes, all foreign citizens wishing to travel to Kenya will need an evisa, except citizens from countries who are exempt.

What types of visas are available for those visiting the Republic of Kenya?

There are three e-visa types for people traveling to the Republic of Kenya temporarily.

  • Single Entry visa

Issued for single entry to persons whose nationalities require a visa to enter Kenya either for business, tourism or medical reasons.

  • Transit visa

Issued to persons connecting through Kenya to other destinations for a period not exceeding 72 hours. Those connecting flights directly without leaving the airport dont need to apply for Transit visas.

  • Courtesy visa

Issued to Diplomatic, Official and Service passport holders coming into the country on official duties, or transiting through Kenya to a third country for official business or duties. It is also issued to government officials and dignitaries on official duties but holding ordinary passports. It is issued free of charge / gratis.

I want to apply for a Kenya visa, what are the requirements?
  • Identity Documents:

    Clear passport date-page
    A clear photograph
  • Business Visit:

    Invitation Letters from company / Invitation letter for business visits
    Copies of registration of the company
  • Tourist:

    Travel itinerary (Details about places to visit if going as tourist)
    Hotel bookings
  • Family Visit:
    Invitation Letters from family
    Identity card / Passport / Alien card / Entry permit of the host
How much does Kenya visa application & processing fee cost?
Single Entry Visa $56
Transit Visa $23
Processing fee (Adult)) N43,800
Processing fee (Child) N28,800

 Express fee is an additional NGN44,000/applicant (If you want your visa to be out within 6-24hours).


What is the difference between visa application fee and visa processing fee?
  • Visa Application fee is the fee you pay to the embassy for applying for a visa
  • Visa Processing fee is the fee you pay to TATAgency for visa services rendered to you
What does Visa Processing fee cover?
  • Filling of client’s application form
  • Flight reservation
  • Hotel reservation
  • Advisory services based on our experience
  • Documentation review
  • Guiding client through the application process
  • Further assistance where needed
Do I have to pay all the money at once?


Will I go for interview?



Is it paper submission or online?

Online submission

Is your visa application guaranteed?

We do not guarantee visa application as it is at the discretion of the consular. However we have a success rate of 91.7%.

If I am not physically in Lagos, can I still apply with TATAgency?
Yes you can. We will be in constant guidance and contact with you
What if I am refused a visa, will there be a refund?

No, once the application has been submitted to the Kenyan government, the e-Visa application fees are non-refundable, but you can reapply without paying TATAgency processing fee

Can I travel immediately my visa is out?
Yes you can
How do I trust TATAgency?
  • We are registered with CAC
  • We are IATA Accredited 
  • We are registered with NCAA
  • We are registered with NANTA
  • We have our office in Lagos and Canada
  • You can visit our website:
After getting my visa, can TATAgency assist with flight and accommodation?
Yes we can. We offer further discount for client who processed their visa with us
How long is the visa processing time with the embassy?

The processing time is 3-4 business days.

What is the duration of the Visa?

An evisa to Kenya once issued is valid for 3 months before you travel. Once you present yourself to immigration control at the port of entry, you may be issued with a stay period not exceeding 90 days, which may be renewed for a further 90 days at the immigration headquarters. The maximum number of days a visitor may stay in Kenya is 6 months.

What is the number of entries on the visa?

Single entry

What should I do after I apply for my e-Visa?

Once the it is approved, the evisa will be sent to you. You must print a copy to carry with your passport and bring it along when you travel to Kenya. When you arrive in Kenya, you must have your evisa printout with your passport.

I have already visited Kenya one time using my single-entry visa, do I need to apply for another e-Visa?

Yes, when your visa is used or expired you need to apply for another visa in order to travel to Kenya again.

Can I extend my stay in Kenya?

After the initial days allocated by the immigration control at the port of entry have elapsed, you renew your visa at the immigration headquarters in Nairobi. The maximum number of days a visitor may stay in Kenya is 6 months.