Kenya Visa

Citizens from most countries, including children require a Kenya visa. However, effective 1st February 2016 The Government Of Kenya waived visa fees for all children aged 16 years and below who are accompanying their parents to Kenya.

You can easily apply for a Kenya visa as well as a visa online. The process is simple and roughly takes 2 hours.

All the information you require is available at the government website

Kenya Visa – Types and Prices

The different types of visas are:

i) Ordinary Visa:

Issued for Single (Single Journey Visa) or Multiple (Multiple Journey Visa) entries to persons whose nationalities require visas to enter Kenya.

Single Journey Visa (SJV)

Good for most cases and allows you to enter Kenya once, and also for re-entry from other East African countries (Tanzania, Uganda, Rwanda, and Burundi). It is valid for three months. A single Journey Visa (SJV) costs USD 50.

Multiple Journey Visa (MJV)

It allows you to enter Kenya multiple times for up to a year. A Multiple Journey Visa (MJV) costs USD 100.

ii) Transit Visa:

Issued for periods not exceeding three days to persons whose nationalities require visas to enter Kenya and who intend to transit through Kenya to a different destination. A Transit Visa costs US  20.

iii) Diplomatic Visa:

It is issued for Single or Multiple entries to holders of Diplomatic passports who are on official duty.

iv) Courtesy / Official Visa:

Issued to persons holding Official or Service passports on Official duty and to Ordinary passport holders who are not entitled to a Diplomatic Visa; but where it is considered by the Director to be desirable on the grounds of international courtesy.

Up to date information on visa requirements and prices can be obtained at the Kenya immigration department website.


Currency Converter by Oanda Forex

Kenya’s national currency is the Kenya shilling (KES). Each shilling is divided into 100 cents. Exchange rates are currently around 108 shillings to 1 US dollar, 131 shillings to 1 euro and 148 shillings to 1 British pound.

Use the currency converter on the right to get today’s exchange rates.

US dollar notes with series older than the year 2000 are not accepted at forex bureaus or at national parks and reserves entrances. This is because Kenyan banks do not accept them because of counterfeiting.

Credit cards are widely accepted especially Visa. However, it is a good idea to bring US dollars, preferably 100 US dollar notes and smaller, as national parks and reserves entrance fees should be paid in US dollars. Cash can also come in handy in the event that you don’t find an ATM or your credit card is not accepted.

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