Business Visa Application Requirements for a Kenya Visa

  1. Pre-Approval Process

    All 5-year Kenyan visa applications must go through an approval process. The Embassy will contact the Immigration HQ in Nairobi for approval on your behalf once they receive your application.  The approval process takes at least two months and may take as long as five months.  Once the Embassy has the approval, visa issuance takes five business days.

  2. Passport

    You must provide your actual signed passport, including one copy of the personal information page of your passport. Your passport must:

    • Be valid for the next six months
    • Have at least one blank visa page (amendments and endorsement pages cannot be used to fulfill this requirement)
    • Not be frayed, torn, separating, or altered in any other way

    If your passport does not meet these requirements, please contact A Briggs at 800-806-0581 for further details.

  3. Photographs

    You must provide two color, passport-type photographs that meets the following criteria:

    • Be taken within the last three months and printed on high-quality photo paper
    • Be taken against an all white background
    • Be two inches by two inches
    • Provide the full frontal view of your head with your face centered in the middle and displaying a neutral (non-smiling) expression
    • You may wear neither eyeglasses nor headwear except for religious purposes
    • Your photos should not be affixed to your application and it may not display evidence of adhesive tape or staples

  4. Visa Application Form

    You must provide one fully completed copy of the visa application form found in this kit. The application form must:

    • Include answers for all fields
    • Display your full name as it appears in your passport
    • Be signed

  5. Business Cover Letter

    You are required to provide a Business Cover Letter from your U.S.-based company. All letters must be printed on company letterhead that displays a U.S. mailing address. Use the included sample Business Cover Letter to complete your letter.When printing your Business Cover Letter, you must:

    • You must to provide 2 copies of the business cover letter

  6. A Briggs Order Form

    Provide the A Briggs Order Form included in this kit.

Tourist Application Requirements for a Kenya Visa

  1. Eligibility and Documentation

    The Government of Kenya utilises an electronic visa issuance system which is the equivalent to a visa, but no stamp or label is placed in the passport.

    To be eligible the traveller must:

    • Hold a passport valid at least six months on entry with one blank visa page
    • Hold proof of sufficient funds
    • Hold proof of onward/return flights
    • Hold proof of hotel reservation
    • Hold all documents required for the next destination


    To complete the order form the traveller must provide:

    • A photograph
    • A copy of the passport information page
    • A copy of the passport front cover page
    • A copy of the flight confirmation
    • A copy of the hotel confirmation
    • A copy of a previously issued Kenyan visa if applying for a multiple entry visa


    Apply now and complete our order form providing basic travel and personal details. We'll take care of the rest keeping you apprised of your order's progress over email.

  2. Minor Applicants

    Applicants under 16 years of age do not require an eVisa to Kenya if travelling under their parents/guardian ETA application.

    Applicants between 16 and 18 years of age and travelling with their parents can only apply once their parents eVisa is approved.

View A Kenya Visa

Want to see what a visa to TKenya looks like? You can view a sample visa for Kenya and see what information it contains.

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