Visa Information: How to Apply for Kenya Visa in Nigeria

Kenya is home to a variety of stunning attractions, wildlife and sandy coastlines, that is why the country is fast becoming a popular destination of choice for many Nigerians. The country’s unparalleled beauty and charm has made it to be on most Nigerian’s bucket list.

Panoramic view on Nairobi , Kenya.  Africa.

If you are planning to travel to Kenya for tourism, education, job opportunities, business or to reside in the country, and you are wondering how you would get your visa within a short time; well, there is a perfect way of making the visa application process very easy and that is why we are sharing our vast knowledge with you about how to apply for Kenya visa in Nigeria.

If you want to visit Kenya to see all the beautiful things the country offers, you’ll need to plan for your trip. And the first step is to get a Kenya visa because Nigerians require visa for entry into Kenya. You can either get a visa at the Kenyan embassy here in Nigeria or at the point of entry in Nairobi.

Please be well informed that your possession of Kenyan visa may not allow you into the country. The immigration officers at the port of entry can deny you entry if you do not meet the immigration requirements.

Kenyan Visa Description

1. Single Entry – This visa would allow you to enter into Kenya once
2. Transit – Allows you a short stop over that can last up to three days
3. Multiple Entry – Allows you to enter Kenya multiple times

Note: There is no visa that is required if you are using a direct transit between two flights, however, a transit visa is required if you spend more than 24 hours.

Visa Requirements

  1. Passport Valid for at least Six Months
  2. Scanned photograph during registration – coloured with white background – 5.5cm by 5.5cm
  3. eVisa Printout from
  4. Travel itinerary
  5. Supporting letter e.g. letter from company or Invitation letter for business visits/family visits. or
  6. Hotel bookings/details about places to visit if going as tourist

For more information on Kenya visa requirement, click here.

How To Apply Online

You can now apply online for Kenya e-Visa.

  1. Click register on
  2. Select Register as a Visitor.
  3. Once Logged in, Select Deparment of Immigration services.
  4. Select submit Appplication.
  5. Select Kenyan Visa.
  6. Select the type of Visa and read the Instructions Carefully.
  7. Fill in the application form.
  8. Pay Using visa card, Mastercard and other debit cards.
  9. Await approval via email, then download and print the eVisa from your eCitizen account.
  10. Present your printed eVisa to the immigration officer at the port of entry.

Please note: Visa processing fee are not refundable and the possession of an eVisa is not the final Authority to enter The Republic of Kenya. 


Visa Fees

The transit visa fee is US $21.
The standard visa fee for an ordinary or a single entry visa is US $51.

Visa Processing Time

e-Visa application processing can take within two to three working days. Visas are issued immediately at the point of entry. However, if you do not meet the requirements, you may not be allowed into the country.

Kenya High Commission Office Address in Nigeria

Lagos Consular Office
UBA Building, First Floor, No. 22B Idowu Taylor Street, Victoria Island.

High Commission Office, Abuja
No. 357, Diplomatic Drive, Central Business District, Abuja.

If you have any questions about how to apply for a Kenya Visa, please let us know in the comment box below.


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Our Readers Comments

  1. I wish to travel to kenya with my wife and daughter in July this year. What are the requirements, do I go to their embassy on the island for visa and like how much do you think it will cost us. I mean flight, hotel and bta. Will expect your reply in my box.

  2. Please I will like to travel to Kenya. Can I get the requirements for everything. Visa. Flight tickets and hotel reservations. Thanks.

  3. Hi . Please. Can i get the requirements of what it will take to get visa to Kenya, flight tickets and hotel reservations. Thanks

  4. I want to travel from Nigeria to Kenya…how can i go about it please

  5. Please I want to travel with my eight & five years old children to Kenya, please do they need visa to travel with and thier mother?. please I need a quick response. thanks.

    • Kenya issues Visa on arrivals, you’ll only be required to pay about $50 per Visa

  6. Hello, please, I am a Nigerian but reside in South Africa. What documents do I need to apply with? How do I go about it here in South Africa.

    Thank you.

  7. Please I want to travel to Kenya how much will it cost me to do go there including the visa ,flight and hotel please inbox with full details thanks .

  8. I will like to travel to beautiful kenya with my wife and daughter in this year. What are the requirements, how can i locate kenya embassy or any kenya consular in nigeria for visa and like how much do i have that will cost all of us. I mean flight, hotel and bta.if its visiting I have a friend of mine there and if its tourist visa . Will expect your reply in my box.

  9. Pls is it true that Kenya change their consular? Have apply for Kenya visa now going to a month all am told is that their is no consular to sign…Pls how true is it….tnks

  10. Good a Ghanaian based in nigeira . I want to visit Kenya from Nigeria .what will I do …Thanks

  11. Yes you do need a Visa, you can get all the info you need on processing in the Nigeria Embassy

  12. I want to visit a friend in Kenyan wat are the enquires. Thanks

    • Hello pope, you can get a Kenyan Visa at the point of entry in Kenya for $50

  13. I am a nigerian, want to visit kenya with my wife, please how much will it cost the both of us and what are the requirments for visa and hotel.

  14. Please I want to kwon how much it will cost me to get a visa, ticket and hotel reservation in kenya? Travelling for a visit by November please I truly need your response

  15. Wish to travel to Kenya with n working over there.what do I need to do n how much does it cost

  16. Please leave your comment…I have been invited to come and study in Kenya, what will I do?

  17. how much it will cost me to get a visa and ticket to kenya. Just a three weeks visit to friend of mine Am a Nigeria

  18. Wanna knw much its gonna cost too get a visa and ticket from lagos too nairobi need it urgently

    • The cost of a Kenyan Visa is about $50 at arrival at the airport

  19. Please leave your comment…pls my girlfriend is coming from Kenya to Nigeria I want to no the requirement

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