Kenya business visa application, requirements, price, and processing time

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Although you can apply for a traditional visa for business purposes, the Kenyan government also provides electronic business visas to foreign nationals. The electronic visa issuance system is developed to make the visa application process streamlined. You don't need to visit the Kenya embassy or schedule a visa interview. You can get your business e-visa from the comfort of your home.

Kenya offers two types of e-business visas:

  1. Single-entry visa

  2. Multiple-entry visa

Depending on the nature of your visit, you can select either type. Both visas allow a holder to stay in the country for 90 consecutive days. However, you can enter Kenya multiple times using a multiple-entry visa.

"multiple entry visas for Kenya are not available at the moment. So, make sure to visit the Kenya visa portal on VisaHQ, for your country to check the visa availability!"

Kenya Business Visa Application Requirements

To get a business visa, you'll need a few documents, also known as the visa requirements. Following are the most basic documents required to apply for a Kenya visa include:

  • Valid passport - you'll need to provide a clear scan of your original passport. Make sure your passport has at least 6 months of remaining validity as well as 2 blank pages.

  • E-mail address - applicant's email address will be electronically linked to their passport. Upon approval, they'll receive their business visa via email!

  • Means of payment - you'll need online payment options to pay the visa fee. To do so, you can use a debit or credit card.

  • Invitation letter - a business letter issued by the sponsoring company located in Kenya, addressed to the "Consulate of Kenya, visa section."

  • Business registration - applicants are also required to provide a copy of the company registration certificate.

  • Photograph - you'll need to provide a digital passport-style photograph, preferably taken within the last 6 months.

You might need to provide a few additional documents depending on the nationality and visa type. So, make sure to visit VisaHQ to check the visa requirements prior to submitting your application.

How To Apply For A Kenya Business Visa?

To apply for a Kenya business visa, you will need to follow these steps:

  1. Go to the VisaHQ website and select your citizenship.

  2. Click on the "apply for e-visa" button to access the application form.

  3. Fill out the Kenya visa application form.

  4. Upload a digital passport-size photo and a copy of your passport.

  5. Pay the visa fee using a credit or debit card.

  6. Review and submit the application.

Wait for the confirmation email with your e-visa, which you will need to print and present at the Kenyan border upon arrival. Once you arrive in Kenya, the immigration officer will verify your e-visa and stamp it in your passport.

Make sure that all the information provided is accurate and complete. Any inaccuracies or errors may result in the rejection of your application.

Visa Application Form

The Kenya visa application form can be found online at VisaHQ. The form will require the following information:

  • Personal information such as full name, date of birth, and place of birth.

  • Passport information, including passport number, expiration date, and place of issue.

  • Contact information, including email address and phone number.

  • Travel information, including the purpose of the trip and the intended length of stay.

  • Business information, including the name of the company you will be visiting and the contact information of the person you will be meeting.

  • Emergency contact information, including the name and relationship of the person you will be staying within Kenya.

It is important to note that the information provided on the application form must match the information on your passport. Inaccuracies or errors may result in the rejection of your application.

Processing Time

The processing time for a Kenya business visa can vary depending on the volume of applications received and the completeness of the submitted documentation. However, the Kenyan government has said that most e-visa applications will be processed within 3-5 working days.

It's recommended that you apply for your business visa at least 2-3 weeks before your intended travel date to ensure that you have enough time to receive your visa and make any necessary travel arrangements.

Travel To Kenya - Entry Requirements

Here are the entry requirements for travelers visiting Kenya:

  • A valid passport with at least six months remaining before expiration and with at least one blank page.

  • A valid Kenya e-visa or visa on arrival.

  • A yellow fever vaccination certificate if you are traveling from or have been in a yellow fever-endemic country within the past six months.

  • A negative covid-19 PCR test taken within 96 hours of departure. (this requirement is subject to change)

  • A completed travelers health surveillance form (THSF) that must be filled out online before your arrival in Kenya.

  • Proof of sufficient funds for the duration of your stay in Kenya.

  • A return or onward ticket.


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