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 www.eCitizen.go.ke
  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 www.ecitizen.go.ke.
  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. 

 Source: eCitizen.co.ke

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.

205 thoughts on “Visa Information: How to Apply for Kenya Visa in Nigeria

  1. Goodevening ms kemi, I am an intending bride may 2016 and my paspport will expire Oct 2016 and I want to do my honeymoon in Kenya nd ubai but Kenya first for 3days and dnt no how to go about it visa cos sm1 said I can collect @ d airport on arrival while some ppl said I should collect now and met an agent that said 60k ffor 3mnths visa but since I just want to use 3days and I read ur instruction here and I noticed you no alot.pls can u shed more lights. By mailing mee.i will be waiting for your response.
    Thanks

  2. 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.

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

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

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

  6. 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

  7. 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.

  8. 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 .

  9. 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.

  10. 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

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

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

  13. 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

  14. 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.

  15. 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

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

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

  18. 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

  19. 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

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

  21. I want to travel Kenya for tourism purpose and I need to know how to go about it.
    Thanks

  22. Requirement for a visit to a family friend and also want to know if I can process the visa in Lagos office

    • Hi there, thanks for contacting us. I’m afraid we do not specialise with visa related queries. For this, you will need to contact the Embassy direct or official visa handling agency. They will be able to advise on the cost, correct procedures to follow and what documentation will be required. ~ Aminat

  23. hi,please would like to vist kenya by january 2017,what should be by budget for visa,hotel(at least moderate not too expensive hotel),flight etc. for at least one week.would apperciate if info can be send to my box,and also how do i go about the visa too.thank u so much as i await your response.

  24. Thank you. This has been immensely helpful

  25. I wish to visit Kenya with my daughter this holiday but I don’t know how to go about it can you help please

    • Hi there, thanks for contacting us. I’m afraid we do not specialise with visa related queries. For this, you will need to contact the Embassy direct or official visa handling agency. They will be able to advise on the cost, correct procedures to follow and what documentation will be required. However you can visit evisa.go.ke ~ Aminat

  26. please i want to know if it is only the e-visa that is available to visit kenya or does one need to submit his or her application at the kenyan embassy in nigeria

  27. I would be traveling to Kenya for a 3-day training course organized by UNESCO and fully funded. Meanwhile, participants are required to pay and process their Kenya Visas on their own. Please how much is the cost of such category of visa and what are the other requirements by the Kenya Authority?

    • Hi there, thanks for contacting us. I’m afraid we do not specialise with visa related queries. For this, you will need to contact the Embassy direct or official visa handling agency. They will be able to advise on the cost, correct procedures to follow and what documentation will be required. ~ Aminat

  28. once my visa is approved will it be attached to my passport or it will be given to me at the point of entry

    • Hi there, thanks for contacting us. I’m afraid we do not specialise with visa related queries. For this, you will need to contact the Embassy direct or official visa handling agency. They will be able to advise on the cost, correct procedures to follow and what documentation will be required. ~ Aminat

  29. Do I need to fill visa application form at Kenya Embassy in Nigeria before going to Kenya to pay for visa at the point of entry? And, is the visa cost still $51?

    • Hi John, yes you can apply for Kenyan visa at the embassy, online(http://evisa.go.ke/evisa.html) or on arrival at the airport. The visa cost is still $51 0r $100 for the East Africa tourist visa. ~Innocent

  30. i want to visit my friend in Nigeria and am from kenya what is the cost of the visa in kenyan money and requirements please

    • Hi there, thanks for contacting us. I’m afraid we do not specialise with visa related queries. For this, you will need to contact the Embassy direct or official visa handling agency. They will be able to advise on the cost, correct procedures to follow and what documentation will be required. ~ Aminat

  31. please i want to travell from Nigeria to Kenya this year and i want to know how much it will cost me and am going there for work.

    • Hi Stephen, thanks for contacting us.

      I’m afraid we do not specialize with visa related queries. For this you will need to contact the Embassy direct or official visa handling agency.

      They will be able to advise on the cost, correct procedures to follow and what documentation will be required.

  32. Good day,
    kindly give me update on the following questions
    1.current visa fee in Naira
    2.Do i need to come over to your office for the visa or i can get it online?
    3.is it a must i must come with invitation letter if am invited?
    Regards

    • Thanks for contacting us Ayodeji.

      I’m afraid we do not specialize with visa related queries. For this you will need to contact the Embassy direct or official visa handling agency.

      They will be able to advise on the cost, correct procedures to follow and what documentation will be required. -Innocent

  33. I wish to travel to Kenya with my family. how do I go about the document and how is the Visa duration. more so, How much it will cost me to have the Visa. please reply me by my mail Address

    • Thanks for contacting us.

      I’m afraid we do not specialize with visa related queries. For this you will need to contact the Embassy direct or official visa handling agency.

      They will be able to advise on the cost, correct procedures to follow and what documentation will be required.

  34. Please how can I geet visa am

    • Hi Ifayemi,thanks for contacting us. I’m afraid we do not specialise with visa related queries. For this, you will need to contact the Embassy direct or official visa handling agency. They will be able to advise on the cost, correct procedures to follow and what documentation will be required. ~ Aminat

  35. Pls can i apply online i meant kenya visa“ how is it safe.

  36. Please I need full details on applying for a visa to Kenya (Nairobi) and pleas how much will it cost for the ticket… thanks to hear from you.

    • Hi Nnamdi,thanks for contacting us. I’m afraid we do not specialise with visa related queries. For this, you will need to contact the Embassy direct or official visa handling agency. They will be able to advise on the cost, correct procedures to follow and what documentation will be required. However, you can get information by clicking here http://www.travelstart.com.ng/blog/explore-east-africa-with-one-visa/ ~Aminat

  37. I am William. I wanna migrate to Kenya. Settle there and raise a family.I work as a banker in nNigeria. I wanna migrate as a skilled immigrant or possibly get a job and accommodation in Nairobi. I don’t have friends or family there so it’s difficult. Can you help

    • Hi Williams, thanks for contacting us. I’m afraid we do not specialize with visa related queries. For this you will need to contact the Embassy direct or official visa handling agency. They will be able to advise on the cost, correct procedures to follow and what documentation will be required. ~ Aminat

  38. i am a Nigeria citizen. i want to know if am meant to come to Kenya High Commission Office to submit my eVisa. Can i then booked my flight to Kenya with the eVisa without coming to the office.

  39. @Uchenna
    Please I need help, I applied for a Kenyan E visa, early this month and was granted , please I want to know if I’m not able to travel to Kenya within 3 months, will the visa expire?? Or the visa is only valid when I travel to kenya

  40. I love the country because i have seen so many beautiful places and i like to be there

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