School Trek - Mount Kenya
The easiest way to get your Kenya visa is on arrival at Nairobi Airport. You will need to fill in a form and supply one passport photo. Note that a single entry visa is valid for reentry into Kenya from Tanzania and Uganda. The fee for a single entry visa is $25 up to July 1st 2011. From July 1st 2011 the fee for a single entry visa will increase to $50. Also until July 1st 2011, children under 16 travelling with their parents do not require a visa. From July 1st 2011 children under 16 will require a visa.
If you prefer to obtain your visa in advance, please allow plenty of time. Please note, however, that the visa is only valid for 3 months from the date of issue. Please check the visa fee and application procedure directly with the Kenya Embassy or High Commission in your own country.
Please note a current Yellow Fever vaccination certificate is required for travel between Kenya and Tanzania.
UK Passport Holders
If applying for your visa in advance please contact:
Kenya High Commission,
45 Portland Place. London. W1N 1AS.
Tel: 020 76362371
Visa applications presented at the counter are ready for collection after 3 working days. Postal applications take about 1 week from the date of receipt. You will need to send the completed application form, your KE booking confirmation with itinerary, 1 passport sized photograph, your passport, and the visa fee by crossed postal order payable to the High Commission of Kenya. You should send your documents by special delivery and include a pre-paid, self-addressed special delivery envelope (500 grams) for the return of your passport.
US Passport Holders
If applying for your visa in advance please contact the nearest consulate. The Embassy of the Republic of Kenya is located in Washington DC and full consular services including visas are provided in consulates in New York and Los Angeles
Visa applications MUST be made online initially. You will then need to print and sign the completed form and send this along with your KE booking confirmation with itinerary, 2 passport sized photographs, your passport, and the visa fee by money order made or cashiers cheque made out to the Embassy of The Republic of Kenya. For return of passport you should enclose a self-addressed stamped return courier envelope for Fedex, Express Mail, Certified Mail or Priority Mail with delivery confirmation (note: UPS, Metered stamps and Regular mail are not acceptable).
We do keep our information up to date but please be advised visa requirements are subject to change. It is recommended that you contact the relevant embassy, commission or consulate in case of recent alterations.