How To Complete Your Kenya Visa Application Form Online

Sep 29, 2022

9 min read

Did you know many visa applications get denied because of incorrect Visa Application Forms?

For that reason, we made this guide to explain everything you need to know about the Kenya Visa Application Form.

We'll take a look at what a Visa application form is, how to complete one, and other important information regarding the Kenya Tourist Visa.

Although the Kenya Visa Application form is the same as the Kenyan E-Visa online application, this post will focus on the information you need when completing the application form.

Let's jump right in:

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How To Complete A Kenya Visa Application In Minutes?

With Atlys, you can complete a Kenya Visa application, error-free in under 10 minutes. This sounds crazy, right? But this is what you can expect form Atlys:

  • Straight-forward application process - this can be done in minutes!
  • Support with gathering your documents - Atlys helps you gather all the required documents.
  • Step-by-step instructions - Atlys will be there every step of the way!

Still don't believe me? Download the Atlys app and start your application now.

Check out the how to complete the application form section to find out how Atlys can guarantee an error-free Visa Application Form.

Kenya E-Visa application process GIF for US citizens on the Atlys app

What Is The Kenya Visa Application Form?

The Kenya Visa Application Form is the form that contains all details relevant to a Kenya Visa application.

"Why do I need it, and what information do I need?"

We've got you covered:

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Why Do I Need A Kenya Visa Application Form?

A Visa application form is very important for any type of Visa application.


The Visa application form contains all the important information about you and your planned trip. In addition, the Kenyan Immigration Services must be aware of any threats or dangers to their county's safety.

Therefore, anyone who wants to apply for a Kenya Visa must complete the application form. Authorities will scrutinize your information for Visa background checks and ensure you meet the requirements.

What Information Do I Need To Complete The Kenya Visa Application Form?

Before you start with your Kenya Visa application form, you must have the following information available:

  • Your passport information
  • Travel details (flight itinerary and hotel itinerary)
  • Other personal information
  • Relevant travel documents (must be in either PDF, JPG, or Microsoft Word)

Remember that the required documents for each Visa application are different. Therefore, please ensure you check out our guide on the Kenya E Visa required documents

How Do I Complete The Kenya Visa Application Form?

Now, to complete the Kenya Visa Application Form, you'll need to head to the online Kenyan Government Portal and start a Kenya Visa application.

As I mentioned earlier, completing the application form is the same as completing the Kenya Visa application process.

However, for the purpose of this post, we'll mainly focus on the information you must include when completing the application form.

When applying through Atlys, you don't have to type your information. You can scan your passport's barcode and automatically complete the information fields.

Therefore, you are ensured of an error-free visa application form and decrease the chances of your Visa being rejected due to a human error.

Step 1: Read The Application Form Information

If you haven't already, create an account and start a Kenya E Visa application.

The first page you'll see when starting with the Kenya Visa Application form is Visa information that looks something like this:

Kenya E Visa Requirements

You must read through the above image and ensure you meet the requirements.

On the first page, you'll also see the Kenya Visa fees and an important extra note. Here's what the note says:

Processing fee is non-refundable, must print our approved visa before arriving in Kenya

Step 2: Select Who You Are Applying For

Next, you must select whether you are applying for:

  • An adult
  • A minor

This step is important because you must submit additional documents when applying for a minor.

Step 3: Enter Your Nationality And Residency Information

Here, you'll need to enter your nationality and residency information. This is especially important for travelers such as Green Card Holders or other Permanent residents.

Perhaps you are an Indian citizen, but you are a US Green Card Holder or permanent resident. In that case, you must indicate it within the application form.

Also, you must enter your address and contact information.

Step 4: Enter Your Passport Information

After clicking next, you must enter your passport information. Here you must include:

  • Your type of passport
  • Passport number
  • Where it was issued
  • Date of issue and expiry date
  • Who issued it (your nationality's government)

Step 5: Enter Your Personal Information

Here you must select if you have ever visited Kenya before and if you are traveling with a minor.

If you answer yes to any of the questions, you'll need to answer some additional information.

Step 6: Enter Your Travel Information

During this step, you'll need to select the Kenya visa type you want to apply for.

This is very important because each Visa type requires you to submit specific documents.

After clicking next, you must enter the following details.

  • Personal information (name, surname, etc.)
  • Travel information (date of entry, exit date, etc.)
  • Answer travel history-related questions

Please check out our Kenya E Visa (electronic Visa) Guide for information about the different types of Kenya E Visas.

Step 7: Upload Your Documents

Next, you must upload your documents. As I mentioned, each Kenya visa type requires you to submit specific documents.

However, here's a list of documents you can expect you submit:

Don't pay for your hotel accommodation or flight tickets before your Kenya Visa is approved. Rather use Atlys' free tools to get your passport photo, hotel, and flight itinerary.

Step 8: Review And Submit

We're almost done. Although this step seems straightforward and self-explanatory, we urge you to review your information.

Most Visa applications get rejected due to incorrect information in their application forms. So please check that all your information is correct and you did not make any spelling mistakes.

Step 9: Pay Your Visa Fee

The second last step is to pay your Visa fee. Again, depending on what type of Kenya Visa you are applying for, you'll need to check how much you need to pay.

Here's a breakdown of what you can expect to pay for your Kenya Visa:

Kenya Visa Fees

You can pay your Kenya Visa fee with your credit card or debit card. Please check our guide on Kenya Visa payment issues if you can't pay your Visa fee online.

Step 10: Wait For Your Visa To Be Approved

Although Kenya Visa applications generally take about 48 hours to be processed, we suggest you start your application at least 15 days before your planned departure date.

Once your Visa is processed, you'll receive an email with your approved Kenya E Visa. Remember to check your spam folder for notifications.

Do I Need To Print My Approved Kenya Visa?

After you receive your approved Kenya E Visa, you must print it out.

It is very important to print out your approved Visa because you must present it to authorities at the border.

Important Information About The Kenya Visa

Now that we've covered everything about the Kenya Visa Application Form, we must cover some important information about the Kenya Visa:

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Do US Citizens Need A Visa To Kenya?

Yes, US citizens must apply for a Kenya Visa. You can apply online through the Kenya Government Portal or through Atlys.

Remember that you can scan your passport information on the Atlys app, ensuring you make no mistakes during your Kenya Visa application.

How Much Does A Kenya Visa For US Citizens Cost?

The Visa fees depend on what type of Kenya Visa you are applying for. However, you can expect to pay 51 USD for a Single Entry Visa.

What Is The Kenya Visa Processing Time?

As I mentioned, the Kenya Visa takes about 48 hours to process. Therefore, for precaution, we suggest you start your application at least 15 days before traveling to Kenya.

Free Atlys Tools You Can Use To Travel With Certainty

I know you will be very excited about this next section because I am. You've probably noticed that we've linked some of our tools, such as the flight itinerary and hotel itinerary tools.

These tools were created by travelers for travelers to make traveling easier. Here's a list of Atlys' free tools that will make your next visa application a breeze:

Get Started Right Away!

And there you have it. So now you know everything there is to know about the Kenya Visa Application Form. Do you feel confident to use Atlys for a hassle-free and simple visa application?

Written By: Armando Du Preez
Fact Checked By: Richard Nathan

Frequently Asked Questions

What Is The Republic Of Kenya's Capital City?

Nairobi is the Capital of Kenya, with a population of over 4 million people.

Can US Citizens Get A US On Arrival For Kenya?

No. Kenya has discontinued their Visa On Arrival. Instead, US citizens must apply for the Kenya E Visa.

Which Port Of Entry Can I Use With My E Visa?

You can use your Kenya E Visa at the following Kenya ports of entry:

Eldoret International Airport, Garissa Airport, Kisumu International Airport, Lamu-Manda Airport, Lokichoggio Airport, Malindi Airport, Mombasa Moi International Airport, Nairobi Wilson Airport, Jomo Kenyatta International Airport, and Wajir Airport.

What Are Kenya's Surrounding Countries?

Kenya is an East African country next to the following countries: Ethiopia, Somalia, South Sudan, Tanzania, and Uganda.

What Are The Different Types Of Kenya Visas?

Here's a list of the Online Visas for US citizens:

  • Single Entry Visa
  • Multiple Entry Visa
  • 5-year Multiple Entry Visa
  • Transit Visa
  • Business Visa
  • East Africa Tourist Visa
Which Countries Enjoy Visa-Free Travel To Kenya?

The following eligible countries are exempted from applying for a Kenya Visa:

Nationals Who Do Not Need A Kenya Visa

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