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.

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Our Readers Comments

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  2. Hi kemi, I want to travel to SA, to visit my Uncle how can I apply for SA Visa, Can I get it in three to four working days, and how much it’s cost and flight ticket, email me……

  3. Hello Kemi,Whats the procedure of helping get South African Visa for Visit purpose.
    Please reply.
    Thanks

  4. do nigeria need visa to kenya ?

    • Hi Dukki, Yes, you can either apply for Kenyan Visa at the Kenya High Commission or get your visa at the point arrival in Nairobi.

  5. Pls can I travel to nairobi with an ecowas card,,would like to travel to kenya by march or april next year can I requst for the visa now.thanks

    • Hi Princess, yes you can or you can get your visa at the point of entry.

  6. Dear admin,

    I want to apply for a multiple entry visa to kenya, I will like to know the necessary documents to submit and now to go about it.

    Hope to read from you soon.
    Best Regards

    • Please leave your comment… Good day. Please what are the requirement for obtaining a multiple Visa to Kenya?

  7. What did I need to have with me as a Nigerian intention to apply for Kenya visa @ point of entry into d country. If I am not applying for kenya visa in Nigeria consular; so am asking to know what requirement must I have with me before getting to niarobi

    • Hi there, you will need your Yellow Fever Card, Return Ticket, Hotel Reservation documents and of course a contact person’s address and phone number in Kenya.

  8. pls kindly explian to me how can i get a kenya visa easily and cheaplly in Nigeria.

  9. I want to find out what type of Visa that couples would need to travel to Kenya for honeymoon and the processes involved in obtaining the Visa from your consulate in Nigeria. We are getting married n March,2015,so when do we need to apply and how long would it take for the Visa to come out?

    • Hi Felicia, You can apply for a tourist visa which will cost you $50 for a single entry. You and your spouse will pay $100 altogether. You can apply for a visa at the point of entry in Nairobi.

  10. Am Adewale, what do i need to get kenya visa at the point of entry. Please do tell me cos am planning for this so soon.

    • Hi Adewale, You need your visa fee $50, return flight ticket and hotel reservation.

  11. Hi kemi….plz ill like to know if I have to book for an appointment before going to kenya embassy in lagos for visa.

    • Hi Christy, You can get your visa at the point of entry in Nairobi. Or you can visit the Kenyan Embassy without booking an appointment.

  12. am currently in Dubai with valid tourist visa and i want to have a Kenya multiple entry visa. do i need to go back to Nigeria b4 having it or how would i go with this.

    • Hi Adeyemi, You don’t need to go back to Nigeria, you can go to Kenya from Dubai and get your visa at the point of entry.

  13. My fiance is an Kenya citizen and am frm nigeria,am planing to migrate,pls help us wt ar d procedure,wt ar d ways she can help

  14. Hi ma,
    Please how can I apply for residence visa or is it the same processing as tourist visa.please hope to hear from you soon

    • No, you only get a tourist visa at the point of entry.

  15. Hi ‘Kemi,

    on being issued a tourist visa at the point of entry, could you please confirm if that is dependent on arrival terminal or fly the national carrier (Kenyan Air)?

    I’d appreciate your response.

    Thank you.

    • Hi Rotimi, No, it is not. You can fly with any airline and still be able to get your visa at the point of entry.

  16. Hello Kemi,is am getting my visa at the point of entry in Nairobi,am I booked my hotel Reservation and return ticket from here.and how much will i hold at least for my BTA.
    THANKS YOU

    • Hi Yemi, it depends, how long will you be staying in Kenya?

  17. Please advise on visa requirements for Kenya traveling to Nigeria on tourism

  18. Hi Kemi please I’m a Nigerian but my man is a Kenyan citizen,and I’m planing to visit him,do i still need an hotel reservation?because he ave his own house and I don’t think he will let me stay in an hotel,what will do or need please ur reply will help so much thanks!

    • Hi Victoria, You can visit Nairobi. However, tell your man to send you an invitation letter with his address and phone number, just in case you are asked at the point of entry.

  19. I want to visit kenya and become a kenya citizen by getting there passport… What do i need to do?

  20. Hello Kemi please can u help me

  21. please i need a kenya visa how can u help me. i need multiple entry

  22. Hi! I am planing to go to Kenya as a tourist and i don’t know anybody over there and will be making Hotel reservation for the period of my staying. Please what do I need to go along with so that I won’t have any problem over there…Thanks

    • Hi Opeyemi, You can book your flights and hotel via http://www.travelstart.com.ng and hotels.travelstart.com.ng

  23. i am a nigerian live in doha, how do i go to kenya from here, do i need to go back to nigeria and apply my visa from there? pls ur urgent response is needed

    • Hi Uchman, You don’t need to go back to Nigeria, you can get your visa at the point of entry in Kenya.

  24. How easy is it to get visa at point of entry? will it take time? I am asking because I am considering visiting the embassy or waiting at the point of entry.

    • It’s very easy, as long as you have your valid documents such as return ticket, hotel reservation and if you are visiting.

  25. Tell me how to go about it.. Or any body you know that can assist…

  26. Hi
    I am travelling to Kenya on the 2nd of march. I am a first time traveller. I intend staying with a family friend. How do I overcome the issue of hotel booking at the point of entry since I will be staying with the friend? Do u I need to present an invitation letterletter from her? How much money am I required to present at point of entry?
    Looking forward to your response.

    • Hi Onyinye, How long will you be staying? Ask your friend to send you an invitation letter with her address and phone number. You will be asked for her address at the point of entry.

  27. HI Kemi, I want to visit Kenya for my vacation and planing to stay in an hotel because I don’t know anyone over there. Can I apply without invitation? Thank you

  28. Hi admin,
    My fiancee lives in kenya and I want to visit her. Please tell me all I need to know. Thank you

  29. Pls.do we still have Kenya High Commission office in Lagos?

  30. I want to visit kenya for Tourism,I am preparing to stay 10days over there at Kenya. I want to ask if someone preparing to stay 10days at kenya,will it be more good to apply for visa at Kenya Embassy at Abuja or will it be more prefarable to get visa at point of entry at Kenya airport. please I will be very glad if I will get a reply from your good office. Please I will like to know de current address & phone numbers of kenya Embassy at Abuja.

  31. hi
    I wish to get more information on how to get a Nigerian resident permit, am married to a Nigerian
    kindly furnish me with the
    requirements and procedures thank you

  32. hi
    I wish to get more information on how to get a Nigerian resident permit, am. a Kenyan, married to a Nigerian
    kindly furnish me with the
    requirements and procedures thank you

  33. Pls kindly explain to me how can i get a Kenya visa easily, i am Nigeria staying in The Gambia should i go back to Nigeria for the visa?

  34. i will like to apply for Kenya tourism visa,apart for reservation.flight ticket,and visa fees. did i need to include my bank statement of account into the document?

  35. Good Day, please I want to know how I can confirm a Kenya Visa if its valid also is there still Kenya Embassy or High Commission in Lagos?

  36. Greetings,

    I was offered admission to study in kenya. How do IN process my visa and what requirement will be needed from me. please send it to my email-id.

    regards

  37. will the muti entry visa be for life?

  38. Hello Kemi, thanks for assistance offered to would be intending traveler to Kenya. Am a teacher in Nigeria and planning to travel down to Kenya for my Master degree program for two years, how do i go about it?, and would it be possible for me to get a job there that can complement me during the program?

  39. Pls I want to travel to Kenya but I don’t no how to go about it, if am to travel to Kenya at d port of entry how much will pay for my visa fee and what am I going to present to them( document) and if I have some one there what are the things I will ask the person to give me, and how much is the ticket

  40. I have a friend there in kenya and I don’t no if they will ask for my statement of account or any other papers at the point of entry, cus I want to get every thing ready be for I leave I just need the right document to back me up and again can I fly from Port Harcourt
    Thank you

  41. Good day to you admin, i’m planning to visit Kenya soon but i’ve got some issues as regards that… can you pls drop ur personal mail or phone contacts to my mail, would love to share some things with you

    Thanks

  42. Hello dear sir oluwakemi, how much will it cost me to apply for Kenya visa, the flight and every niceties that they will require from me, please email me by telling me every information i need to know about it, i don’t know if you also have information about India visa. Am here in Nigeria, please let me know if you have any idea about India visa, best regards Mr Michael Emmanuel

  43. Hi kemi,
    Am a Nigerian Intending to travel to Kenya as a tourist with my two kids in august for 2 weeks. Pls what are the requirements of getting a visa at the point of entry for I n my kids. Kindly help on how to book flight n hotel reservations. Will b waiting for your response. Thanks

  44. please, how do one apply fro a student visa?

  45. pls kemi ….. whats the process in getting the visa from nigeria directly

  46. Please kemi can buy kenya ticket from nigeria and travel to kenya..please can I have my tourist visa at the point of entry or I must have the visa in nigeria before travelling to nairobi?????

  47. Please I m seeking for admission in one of the university in Kenya for my master degree programme. I need a guide

  48. Please leave your comment…pls I want to travel to Kenya to go meet with my girlfriend, how can I apply and what are the procedure required and how much is it? thanks.

  49. Greetings to you. Thanks for the detailed information. please the expiring date of my passport is less than six month and my return ticket has been booked. what is my faith.

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