In September 2015, Kenya discontinued visa on arrival (VoA) and introduced an electronic visa application process which takes at least 7 working days to get completed.
Different from the past when Indians were able to get their VoA in Mombasa or Nairobi today they have to apply it via the www.ecitizen.go.ke portal whereby they’re required to carry along a printed copy of their e-visa otherwise they may be denied entry to Kenya.
With that said, visa on arrival is still available for Indians ( For both Tourist and Business purposes) at the Airport on Payment of $ 50.
You can also apply for the Kenyan visa at the Kenyan embassy in India. Below are the requirements.
What to note: Confirm the Air ticket and yellow fever certificate along with other Travel Documents.
Tourists visa requirements at the embassy:
- The Applicant should have a passport valid for at least 6 months from the date of application for the visa.
- One visa form (photocopy allowed).
- Onward visa and proof of funds or Sponsorship declaration from the sponsor in Kenya.
- Yellow Fever Vaccination Certificate is mandatory. A Yellow fever vaccination certificate is valid for 10 years, beginning 10 days after vaccination. Vaccination shot to be taken accordingly.
- A valid Polio (OPV) Certificate is required. The dose of OPV should be taken at least four weeks before the departure from India.
- Two passport-size photographs.
- A covering letter from the applicant on company letterhead stating the purpose and duration of stay along with the applicant’s personal and passport details. The letter should be addressed to the Visa Officer, Kenya High Commission, New Delhi.
- Leave letter from the company.
- For groups, please provide a travel itinerary.
- Hotel confirmation.