KENYA visas take 5 working days to issue in the embassy & is valid for 3 months from the date of issue .
We recommend you send us your documents by Royal Mail Special Delivery.
Please ensure you send us the following documentation as failure to do
so will result in a delay in issuing your visa.
Tourist Visa 1 completed visa application forms
1 passport photograph(s)
Passport Payment Business Visa 1 completed visa application forms
1 passport photograph(s)
Letters of invitation from organisations in both Kenya & UK
Total to pay
Tourist/business single entry Kenya visa
Tourist/business multiple entry Kenya visa
PLEASE NOTE THAT MULTIPLE ENTRIES WILL ONLY BE ISSUED TO BRITISH NATIONALS
KENYA VISAS:The following nationals DO NOT require a visa: Kenya
For stays of up to 90 days to nationals of: Bahamas, Belize, Botswana, Brunei, Eritrea, Ethiopia, Fiji, Gambia, Ghana, Grenada, Jamaica, Kiribati, Lesotho, Malawi, Maldives, Mauritius, Namibia, Nauru, Papua New Guinea, Samoa, San Marino, Seychelles, Sierra Leone, Singapore, Solomon Islands, St Kitts Nevis, St. Lucia, St. Vincent & Grenadines, Swaziland, Tanzania, Tonga, Trinidad & Tobago, Tuvalu, Uganda, Uruguay, Vanuatu, Zambia & Zimbabwe
For tourism visits of up to 30 days to nationals of: Malaysia & South Africa KENYA TRANSIT VISAS:Required by all except those as noted above and those continuing their journey to another country without leaving the airport, provided holding confirmed onward/return tickets & documentation for their next destination KENYA HEALTH: Compulsory vaccinations: Yellow fever certificate if arriving from infected areas. Infants under 1 year are exempt.
Recommended immunisations: Cholera, Diphtheria, Hepatitis A, Hepatitis B, Meningitis, Polio, TB, Tetanus, Typhoid & Yellow Fever.
Risks: Malaria exists all year throughout the country. There is normally little risk in Nairobi and in the highlands (above 2,500 metres) of Central, Eastern, Rift Valley, Nyanza and Western Provinces. Rabies. KENYA WEATHER: Kenya has either a subtropical or a temperate climate and has variable rainfall from year to year. The coastal regions wettest season is between Apr-May and to a lesser extent Oct-Nov although rain occurs in all months. Temperatures stay high throughout the year but are tempered by strong onshore breezes. The northern frontier area and lower inland plateaux have very low rainfall and high temperatures all year round. The highlands in the centre and west of the country have two rainy seasons. The sunniest period is between Dec-Mar and the cloudiest, often with drizzle between late March and early June. July and August are the coolest months. The higher mountain regions have low enough temperatures for frost and snow to occur KENYA MISC: Location of Kenya: East Africa Local Time in Kenya: GMT+3 Capital City of Kenya: Nairobi Population of Kenya: 29 million Language(s) spokenb in Kenya: Kiswahili, English, many local languages Dialling Code for Kenya: 254 Emergency numbers in Kenya: Police: 999 Driving in Kenya: Driving is on the left. International Driving Permit recommended. National licences are renewable after every 3 years and must be endorsed by the Kenya Revenue Authority Headquarters, Times Tower, Haile Sellassie Avenue Electricity in Kenya: 220/240V AC 50Hz Currency of Kenya: Kenyan Shilling (KES 1 = 100 Cents) Notes: KES: 5, 10, 20, 50, 100, 200, 500, 1,000 Coins: KES: 1, 5, 10, 20, 40. Cents: 5, 10, 20 Credit Cards/Travellers Cheques: Credit cards and travellers cheques are widely accepted. Tanzanian and Ugandan currency is only negotiable in the form of travellers cheques Opening Hours in Kenya
Bank: 0900-1500 Mon-Fri, 0900-1100 Sat (first & last Sat of each month) Office: 0800-1300 & 1400-1700 Mon-Fri Shops: 0830-1230 & 1400-1730 Mon-Sat Hints for Kenya: Most executives speak English. On social occasions, eg invitation to restaurants or clubs, be punctual and dress as for business meetings unless otherwise indicated Tipping in Kenya: When a service charge has been added to the bill, additional tips are discretionary Hotel Classification in Kenya: Hotel are classified and awarded a number of stars from 1 (the lowest) to 5 by the Licensing Department of the Ministry of Tourism. Hotel managers are also licensed by the same authority. The Classification of hotels is an on-going process. The criteria for classification are complex but included the size and fittings in bedrooms, the extent of services, the quality of food, the available recreation facilities and the hotels location. Clearly, there is some difficulty in applying these criteria to game lodges and even more so to tent camps so the grades there are less of a guide than in the case of a city hotel. Any town with a grading of 3 or more stars is satisfactory for international tourists and 1 and 2 star hotels would be in the budget bracket. On the other hand, many of the game lodges and tented camps graded with two stars are totally acceptable to the average tourist. Import Allowances for Kenya: For persons of 17 years of age and above:
200 cigarettes or 250gr of tobacco, 50 Cigars,
1 bottle of wine or 1 bottle of spirits
568ml of perfume Prohibited/Restricted in Kenya: Drugs, firearms and ammunition, Fruit Airports in Kenya: Eldoret International (EDL) Mombasa Moi International (MBA) Nairobi Jomo Kenyatta International (NBO)