Capital – NAIROBI
Population – Approximately 47 Million
Language – English, and Swahili
A passport and visa are required for entry into Kenya. Nationals (Passport holders) of the following countries do not require visas to enter Kenya click for details. Good news for North America citizens, The Kenya Consulate wishes to inform all visa applicants of the introduction of a new electronic visa processing system (evisa http://evisa.go.ke/evisa.html ). This online visa application process is currently running concurrently with the Kenya Consulate offices but visas are also available at ports of entry upon arrival. For more information on visa application and visa categories for North America citizens, please visit https://www.kenyaconsulatela.com/services/appforvisaonline.aspx
Single Entry: which allows guests to enter into Kenya once, However kindly note, a single entry Visa would allow re-entry to Kenya from any of the following East African Countries (Uganda, Tanzania, and Rwanda) filled application form. Click to download
East Africa Visa – allows travel between Kenya, Rwanda, and Uganda with the same multiple entry visas valid for 90 days and it will expire the moment you visit any other country apart from the three stated countries. The visa will be issued at any of the diplomatic representations of Kenya, Uganda and Rwanda, at the immigration offices of the respective countries or online where applicable, for guests starting from Rwanda and Uganda you have to apply for your visa online while for starters from Kenya you can get it at the point of entry.
The holder of the East Africa Tourist Visa shall enter the region from the country that issued the visa and move within the two other countries without applying for another visa or paying another visa fee. EAST AFRICA TOURIST VISA APPLICATION FORM
A single entry visa costs $50 and $100 for multiple entry visas for each applicant regardless of age, and whether obtained in advance or at the airport.
EXEMPTION OF VISA FEES FOR CHILDREN UNDER 16 YEARS – Effective 1st February 2016, children under 16 years of age accompanying their parents to Kenya will be exempted from paying visa fees.
Kenya Consulate General in Los Angeles
Kotra Building, Mezzanine Floor 4801 Wilshire Boulevard,
Los Angeles, CA 90010
Tel: (323) 939 2408, Fax: (323) 939 2412, Email:
Please note that the possession of a Kenyan Visa is not the final authority to enter Kenya. The immigration officer at the port of entry may deny entry if the visitor is unable to fulfill the immigration requirements and if the entry and presence of such a person in Kenya would be contrary to national interests, even if such a person is in possession of a valid visa for Kenya.
Kenya requires all visitors to present proof of yellow fever vaccination. Your doctor will provide the necessary documentation and may also recommend vaccines or medications for addressing these common health concerns.
- Hepatitis A
If you currently take any prescription medications, let your doctor know how long you plan on being out of the country. He can make sure you have an adequate supply to cover your needs until your return home.