How to apply for Kenya Transit Visa online

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Kenya Transit Visa Requirements

  • Two days duration.
  • Single entry.
  • $72.80 fee.
  • Three business days processing time.
  • Form validation included.
  • We plant a tree for every visa sold.

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What is a Kenya Transit Visa?

A Kenya Transit Visa is a short-term travel document allowing travelers to pass through Kenya on their final destination. It’s usually given to people from countries needing visas to enter Kenya. This visa is for those connecting through Kenya to other places and is valid for 72 hours. Importantly, if travelers have direct flights within the airport, they don’t need to apply for Transit visas.

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Eligible Nationalities for Kenya Transit Visa

All passengers in transit through Kenya arriving and leaving by the same aircraft or transferring to another aircraft and who do not leave the international transit lounges at the international airports in Kenya.

Requirements for Kenya Transit Visa

Basic Requirements:

  1. Passport: Ensure your passport is valid for at least six months from your intended arrival date. This includes providing the bio-data page of your passport.
  2. Letter stating reason for transit and country of destination: You may need to provide a letter explaining the purpose of your transit and specifying the country you’re heading to. This could be a brief statement clarifying your travel intentions.
  3. Vaccination Certificate (Yellow Fever): In many cases, a valid Yellow Fever vaccination certificate is a mandatory requirement for travelers. Ensure that you have this certificate and that it’s up to date.
  4. Recent Passport size Photograph: Include a recent passport-sized photograph in your visa application. Ensure it meets the specified requirements, such as size and background color.

How to order

Fill out the application form.

Submit payment.

Answer intake questions.

Receive your Kenya Transit Visa within three business days!

Why Choose an Agent

Our visa forms are easy and simple.

We validate your application.

We answer your questions.

We plant a tree!

Cost and Processing Time for Kenya Transit Visa

The Kenya Transit Visa cost is $72.80, and the processing time for its approval is three business days.

Duration and Validity of the Kenya Transit Visa

  • Stay Duration: A Kenya Transit Visa typically allows for a stay for the duration needed for transit, usually up to two days.
  • Visa Validity: The visa remains valid for only 72 hours (3 days) from issuance and cannot be extended beyond this period.

Kenya Transit Visa cancellation and refund policy

Suppose you’ve submitted an online application for a transit visa. In that case, you can potentially seek a full refund if you cancel your order before we begin processing it. However, a partial refund ($20 Service Fee) will be sent back to you if you cancel your order after we have begun processing it, and no refund if you cancel your order after we have submitted your application to the government. Please see our full refund policy here.

Kenya Transit Visa download and print

To download and print your Kenya Transit Visa at home, you can follow these steps:

  1. Notification Email:
    • Upon approval of your Kenya Transit Visa, you may receive an email notification.
  2. Download the Visa:
    • Access the relevant section, typically through a link in the notification email. Download the visa file, usually in PDF or image format.
  3. Save the File:
    • Save the downloaded e-Visa file to your computer or device. Opt for a location that is easily accessible, such as your desktop or a designated folder.
  4. Open and Print:
    • Open the saved e-Visa file and print a hard copy using your printer. Ensure that the printed document includes all pertinent details, such as personal information and visa details, and is clear and legible.

Kenya Transit Visa status and confirmation

To check the status of your Kenya Transit Visa, you can follow these steps:

  • Go to the Kenyan Immigration Services website.
  • Click the “Check your application” button.
  • Fill in the application reference, document number, date of birth, and passport number.
  • Click the “Check Status” button for the result within 30 minutes.

Upon approval of your visa, you can download and print the official visa document, which serves as your confirmation.

How we’re different

We’ll plant a tree for every product sold. Our vision is to support communities and the environment by offering services to the public. For every product sold, we’ll plant a tree. We do this with local help to support local economies and communities. This is in opposition to mass tourism, which sucks the soul out of destinations. This is also in opposition to greedy international corporations, whose only concern is shareholder profit.

We do this with the help of One Tree Planted. A portion of every purchase goes to a reforestation or urban forestry project.

We hope that, by succeeding, we can have a future that we hope for, not dread.

What You’ll Get

When you order the Kenya Transit Visa processing service from us, you will receive the following:

Kenya Transit Visa

For every person you order for, we will give you the Kenya Transit Visa.

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Tree planting certificate

For every order, we will plant a tree. The certificate thanks you for your contribution and gives you details on which reforestation project you supported.

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Kenya Transit Visa Frequently Asked Questions

Can I get a transit visa on arrival in Nairobi?

Can I Get A Transit Visa On Arrival In Nairobi?

Is a transit visa required for a layover?

If your layover is over 72 hours (3 days) or you intend to leave the airport, you will need a Transit Visa. This visa allows you to stay in Kenya for a maximum of 72 hours.

Can I board a flight to Kenya without a visa?

Kenya implemented a visa-free policy for all visitors starting in January 2024. However, you must apply online for an electronic travel authorization (ETA) in advance of your travel.

Do I need a visa for a connecting flight to Nairobi?

Whether you need a transit visa for a connecting flight to Nairobi depends on your nationality and intention to leave the airport. If you are a citizen of a country that requires a visa to enter Kenya and you plan to exit the airport for up to 72 hours, the Directorate of Immigration Services states that you need a transit visa. However, if you remain within the transit area of the airport, a transit visa is not required.

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Products we offer for Kenya

If you plan to visit Kenya, you may be interested to know that we offer a range of eVisas for different purposes. These visas provide travelers greater flexibility and convenience and can be applied online in just a few simple steps.