Kenya Visa – How To Apply For A Kenyan Visa

Have a trip to Kenya in mind? You will need to obtain a Kenya Visa in order to travel to Kenya for tourism or business purposes. Before applying for a visa, ensure your passport is in order and up to date. Keep in mind the following regarding your passport, travelers to Kenya will need a passport that is valid for at least 3 months after they depart Kenya, Kenya along with many other countries require at least two blank visa pages in your passport book when you arrive and depart the country, lastly, sometimes a transit visa is required when traveling to a country on a connecting flight.

Now regarding your Kenya visa, your documents when applying for a Kenya tourist visa should include, a Kenya visa application form, your signed United States passport with at least 6 months validity, and (2) passport photographs. Also, you should provide a copy of your itinerary with the specifics on your trip.

If applying for a business visa, you will have to provide a business letter as well as the documents mentioned in the above paragraph. The business letter should include an introduction of the applicant, the type of the business that will be conducted on the trip, and state the type of visa and preferred validity length. Lastly, you will have to prove sufficient funds for your traveling purposes with a business letter. The business letter should be written on the company’s letterhead that you are working for.

For the latest information regarding a Kenya visa, call the Embassy of Kenya in Washington, D.C. at (202)-387-6101.

Kenya Embassy & Consulate Information

Embassy & Consulate Address Phone Number
Embassy of Kenya in D.C.
2247 R-street N.W.
Washington, D.C. 20008
United States
Consulate General of Kenya
Park Mile Plaza
4801 Wilshire Boulevard Mezzanine Floor
Los Angeles, CA 90010
United States
Consulate General of Kenya
New York
866 U.N. Plaza, Suite 486 NW
New York, NY 10017
United States

Additional Kenya Information

Capital Nairobi
Currency Kenyan Shilling (KES)
Language English, Swahili
Electricity Voltage: 240 V
Frequency: 50 Hz
Power sockets: type G
Country Code +254
Time Zone EAT (UTC+3)