Completed (Filled in) Application form duly signed. A letter of Visa request from applicant. An Invitation letter from the host ( Person in Kenya inviting the applicant). A copy of Kenyan ID or Kenyan Passport of the host ( Person in Kenya inviting the applicant).


Apply online

Visit the Home page of Kenya Immigration Portal on this website:

  • Locate & click on the appropriate application form to start the process:
  • Entry Visa/Freezone Application Form
  • Fill the Application form; check the ‘I ACCEPT FULL RESPONSIBILITY FOR THE INFORMATION PROVIDED IN THIS FORM’ check box.
  • Click on ‘Submit Application’ button to view Applicant details page
  • Click on Proceed to Online Payment
  • Click to select Payment Currency Pay in Dollars option then Click on Continue button

Apply Manually

  • Reach the airport or Point of Entry.
  • Fill in the application form;
  • Present all the necessary documents;
  • Make payment; and
  • Get a visa

Applicant must provide the following in support of the application

  • Letter of Application from company on behalf of expatriate to Free Zone Authority indicating acceptance of Immigration Responsibility
  • Duly completed Application Form
  • Photocopy of national ID Card (where applicable)

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Required Documents

  • Passport
  • Proof of identity
  • Proof of the Air ticket

Office Locations & Contacts

The Director of Immigration Services Nyayo House

P. O. Box 30191 – 00100


Telephone: +254 2 2222022,

Fax No. +254 2 220731

Email: dis@immigration.go.keDirectorate of Immigration and Registration of Persons

Nyayo House 20th floor, Kenyatta Avenue/Uhuru Highway

P.O Box 30191,00100 Nairobi.

Tel: +254-20-2222022, +254-20-2217544, +254-20-2218833

Email; infomirp@kenya.go.keDepartment of Immigration Services

Nyayo House 9th floor, Kenyatta Avenue/Uhuru Highway

P.O Box 30191,00100 Nairobi.

Tel: +254-20-2222022, +254-20-2217544, +254-20-2218833

Email; dis@immigration.go.keNational Registration Bureau

NSSF Building, Block B 8th Floor

P.O Box 57007,00200 Nairobi.

Tel: +254-20-2722526, +254-20-2720069


Fax number; 2716205Department of Refugee Affairs

Castle Building, James Gichuru Road, Lavington

P.O Box 42227 -00100 Nairobi.

Tel No. +254-20-4348145

Email; refugeeaffairs@kenya.go.keDepartment of Civil Registration

Hass Plaza 4th Floor, Lower Hill Road,

P.O Box 49179- 00100 Nairobi

Tel; +254-20-2714987/8


Fax; 2714989Integrated Population Registration Services

Nyayo House 4th floor, Kenyatta Avenue/Uhuru Highway

P.O Box 30191 00100 Nairobi.

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Any visitor to Kenya who is under East African community countries that have an agreement with Kenya are granted visa-free entry or under any other conditions can apply for a free Entry visa on arrival.These countries include Uganda, Tanzania, Rwanda, Burundi,Somalia, south Sudan.


Free of Charge


A free zone Entry Visa is valid for three years.

Processing Time

The process takes about 3 days to an hour


  • Carry a genuine passport/travel document with validity beyond one year.
  • On arrival fill in arrival declaration cards on arrival
  • Comply with other immigration formalities including the provision of required biometric information.
  • Immigration authorities at the port of arrival reserve the right of admission.
  • A visitor pass for a specific duration is granted by the Immigration authorities on arrival to permit the holder stay in the country for the period granted in the pass.
  • Arriving visitors should not carry or convey substances or goods prohibited by customs.
  • Visitors should not overstay their visitors pass otherwise they will be subjected to a fine of U$ 50 per day and other appropriate legal action including prosecution and deportation.
  • Engagement in employment on basis of visitors pass is strictly prohibited. Offenders are prosecuted.
  • Dependents must also apply in their own right.
  • Entry should be made only through the countrys gazetted ports of entry/exit.
  • All visitors must comply with immigration legislation and other national laws of the country during their stay in Kenya.

Required Information

Expatriate must provide the following in support of the application:

  • Letter of introduction from relevant Free Zone Authority
  • Letter of Offer of Employment from licensed Free Zone company
  • Relevant credentials
  • Valid International Passport (must possess a minimum of 6 months validity)
  • Duly completed and signed printout of online Entry Visa application
  • Evidence of Online payment
  • Two (2) passport photographs

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Need for the Document

Free Entry visa is granted at a immigration office and Visa is not required to countries that have no immigration control.This is obtainable at most international ports of entry and at most international land border crossings. This is distinct from not requiring a visa at all,as the visitor must still obtain the visa before they can even try to pass through immigration at the port of entry in Kenya.

Information which might help

For those Kenyans that love traveling and are hampered by travel restrictions in the form of visas, heres a list of countries that Kenyans dont need a visa to travel to please follow this link

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