India visa for the citizens of Kenya

India visa for the citizens of Kenya

Are you a Kenyan and want to apply for an India visa for the citizens of Kenya? You can do so successfully, provided you have the documentation required to complete the application form. You will need

  • A completed application form

  • Valid Kenyan passport

  • Email Address

  • Visa Fee

Read in to know more about the electronic India visa for citizens of Kenya.

Indian Electronic Visa

The Indian government launched the electronic travel authorization visa in 2014, and Kenya is on the list of eligible countries whose citizens can apply for the visa. Also called an e visa, applicants no longer have to visit the Indian embassy in Nairobi or any consular offices to apply for a short stay visa.

Short Stay visas are visas that allow the holder to stay in a country for a short time of not more than 180 days. Today, millions of foreign visitors, including Kenya, visit India on e visas and enjoy the country's best.

Note: For work or student visas, visit the Indian embassy to apply for a visa for an extended stay.


Types Of Online Visa For Kenyans

There are different types of online visas that Kenyans are eligible for. We review some of them below.

Tourist Visa

The e Tourist Visa is for tourists visiting India. Since its introduction, millions of foreigners have entered the country using this travel document. Holders can visit many of Kenya's famous landmarks like the Taj Mahal, historical sites and resort towns.

This visa has a 1 month, 1 year and 5 years validity and offers the holder access to stay in the country for up to 90 days as long their visa remains valid.

Business Visa

A business visa is for business persons and professionals who wish to enter India for business purposes. This visa was introduced in 2017 and allows the holder to stay in India for as long as 180 days. E-business visas can only be applied for twice a year, but I'd you have one, you can visit India multiple times.

Applicants must provide specific documents related to their trips, like a business card or letter.

Medical Treatment Visa

A medical visa is for those arriving in India to receive medical care. E-medical visas offer holders triple entry and can stay for up to 60 days. A medical e-visa is valid for up to 120 days, which starts from the date of issue.

Applicants for medical treatment visas can also be accompanied to India by up to 2 family members. Only adults qualify for a Medical attendant visa, which allows the holder to stay in the country for as long as the patient stays.


E Visa Application Process

To apply for an e-visa, Kenyans need to do the following.

Fill Out The Application Form

The online application form is easy to fill in 10-20 minutes. Provide your personal information and passport details. There will be questions regarding your health, personal information, security matters, etc. Ensure you only provide valid information; otherwise, your application will be rejected.

After filling out the form, attach the necessary documents, such as your photograph, valid passport and other relevant documents. You will also need an email address to where the visa will be mailed once it is approved m

Endeavor to provide a valid email address that you have access to. This is the email you filled in your form.

Other Important Conditions

  • The Kenyan passport must have at least 2 blank pages and must be valid for at least 6 months counting from the date you arrive in India

    • Only adults 18 years and above can apply for an e visa. For minors, their parents or guardians will have to apply for one on their behalf.

    • The visa fee must be paid online using a debit or credit card

    • Please fill out your name on the application form as it appears on your passport

    You will also be asked to provide your

    • Date of birth

    • Country of origin

    • Nationality

    • Gender

    • Passport number

    • Date of issue and the expiry date

    • Marital status

    • Religion

    • Profession

    • Port of entry


    Endeavor to provide only accurate information to all these questions, so you don't run into trouble with the immigration officials at the port of entry or while in the country. Also, note that this visa doesn't grant the holder any legal right to work; only a work visa allows a foreigner to work during their stay in India.

    It is quite easy to apply for an India visa for citizens of Kenya on VisaHQ. Visit the platform to fill out the application form, attach your documents, pay the visa fee and submit for approval. Your visa should be ready in a few days.

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