Kenya Visa for Emirati citizens in 2024

Kenya Visa for Emirati citizens in 2024

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Kenya tourist visa for Emirati citizens

Emirati citizens can apply for a visa online when travelling to Kenya. Applicants are required to be present when applying for the Kenya eVisa. This tourist visa typically allows a short term stay. The Kenya tourist visa remains valid for 3 months. The Kenya eVisa must be used within 90 days of issuance. A total of 5 documents are required to apply for the Kenya eVisa. Kenya eVisa is available online for Emirati citizens.

Kenya tourist visa conditions for Emirati citizens

  • You can get evisa by filling in the application form and pay Using visa card, Mastercard and other debit cards.
  • Await approval via email, then download and print the eVisa from your eCitizen account.
  • Present your printed eVisa to the immigration officer at the port of entry.
Visa applicant
Visa stay
3 months
Visa validity
90 days
Visa term
Short term

East Africa Tourist Visa

East Africa Tourist Visa is for countries of Kenya, Rwanda and Uganda in Africa. An East Africa Tourist Visa has multiple entries within Kenya, Rawanda and Uganda and Applications for this visa shall be lodged at any of the diplomatic representation of the Republic of Kenya, Republic of Rwanda and Republic of Uganda, at the Immigration Offices of the respective countries or online where applicable. The visa costs 100 USD and has no restrictions on citizens of any country. The visa is a non-extendable multiple-entry 90-day visa that has to be first used to enter the country that issued the visa.

Kenya tourist visa requirements for Emirati citizens

Documents required for Kenya Tourist Visa from UAE include passport and other supporting documents. A total of 5 documents are required.
  • Visa Application Form
    Completed Online application form for Kenya, ensure all sections are filled out accurately and legibly, incomplete or incorrect forms may result in delays or denial of your visa application, double-check for any errors before submission.
  • Passport Photo
    A passport photo is required, the photo must be no older than 6 months and must meet the specific requirements set by Kenya authorities, such as size, background color, and facial expression, ensure the photo is of high quality to avoid any issues.
  • Passport Copy
    A clear scan copy of your passport with information pages that have your signature, provide the pages of your current passport showing your photo, personal details, and passport issue and expiry dates, the passport must be valid for six months beyond the expiry date of the visa, ensure the scan is clear and all details are readable.
  • Accomodation Proof
    Accommodation reservation in Kenya for the duration of your visit, the reservation should include the name and address of the accommodation, your check-in and check-out dates, and confirmation of your booking, this helps verify where you will be staying during your trip.
  • Travel Proof
    A round-trip flight reservation for Kenya, this should include details of your departure and return flights, with confirmed booking references, this helps verify your travel plans and intended stay duration.

How to apply for Kenya tourist visa from UAE

Kenya eVisa application process for Emirati citizens is quick and easy, as long as the necessary documents and information are provided accurately. By following these 7 steps, UAE citizens can ensure a smooth and hassle-free process in obtaining an Kenya tourist visa.
  1. 1
    Gather required documents
    Gather all the necessary documents required for a Kenya tourist visa including passport and other supporting documents required by the Kenya authorities, if your documents are in a language different from English, they need to be translated.
  2. 2
    Valid passport
    Check your UAE passport is valid with at least 6 months of validity beyond your intended stay in Kenya, if not, apply for a new UAE passport, the passport must also have at least one blank page for visa stamps.
  3. 3
    Online application
    Create your account online, select the type of visa you are applying for, and follow the prompts to complete the online visa application form, this form requires personal information, passport details, and intended travel plans to Kenya, make sure to fill out the form accurately and completely.
  4. 4
    Upload documents
    Submit your application form and upload all the necessary documents as well, ensure that all documents are in order and up-to-date.
  5. 5
    Online payment
    After submitting the application, you will need to pay the visa application fee, the visa application fee can be paid using a credit card, debit card, or cash, the visa application fee is non-refundable, so make sure to carefully review your application and supporting documents before submitting them.
  6. 6
    Visa processing
    The processing time for the visa process is typically a few days, during this time, your application, passport, and any other documents will be reviewed by an immigration officer.
  7. 7
    Recieve visa
    If your application is approved, you will receive your Kenya visa via email, once you receive your visa, download and print the e-visa and carry it with you when traveling to Kenya.

Kenya tourist visa things to consider

  • According to the government an application should be done at least 7 days in advance.
  • Visa processing fee is non refundable.
  • Incomplete applications will be rejected.
  • The possesion of an eVisa is not the final Authority to enter The Republic of Kenya.
  • Engaging in any form of business or employment without a requisite permit or pass is an offence.
  • It should take atleast 2 working days to get your eVisa.
  • Each adult visitor to the Republic of Kenya is required to submit evisa applications in their personal ecitizen account. Parents can apply for their children in the parents account.
  • Applications can be submitted up to 90 days prior to travel and must be submitted at least 3 days in advance.
  • eTA fee is USD 32.50.
  • Proof of reservation at the hotel where visitors plan to stay is required (if staying with friends, an invitation letter is also acceptable).
  • Yellow fever vaccination certificate is required if coming from endemic countries.
  • Can also be entered on an East Africa tourist visa issued by Rwanda or Uganda.

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Frequently asked questions

Yes, Kenya eVisa is required for UAE citizens. UAE passport holders can apply for a tourist visa online.

Yes, UAE citizens can travel to Kenya, eVisa is required.

The maximum length of stay in Kenya with eVisa is 3 months and usually Short term which means that UAE citizens must leave the country within 3 months of their arrival

The visa is valid for a period of 90 days

UAE citizens can apply for a visa online when travelling to Kenya.

No, A valid passport is required for entry and exit to Kenya. UAE citizen also need at least 6 months validity in their passports.

UAE citizens who meet the eligibility requirements specified by the Kenya government are eligible to apply for a Kenya eVisa. The requirements include having a valid UAE passport with a minimum validity of 6 months, being free of any criminal record, and the of visit should be tourism or visiting friends or family

No, Kenya eVisa is not valid for work purposes. UAE citizen wishing to work in Kenya will need to apply for a work visa.

Overstaying a visa in Kenya can result in fines, penalties, and potentially being banned from entering Kenya in the future. It is important to comply with the length of stay specified with eVisa and leave the country within the allotted time.

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