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These requirements are applicable for US Citizens applying at the New York Office
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Ship Your Documents
The Kenyan Government issues two types of visas, an e-Visa (electronic visa) and a traditional visa stamped into your passport.
Traveldocs recommends applying for an e-Visa if you only require a single entry visa for Kenya, if a multiple entry visa is required please apply for the traditional stamped visa.
The e-Visa is valid for a single entry only, good for 90 days from date of issue for stay up to 90 days extendable for up to an additional 90 days while in country. Very easy to apply for does not required sending your physical passport to traveldocs, can be issued in as little as 24 hours (Monday - Friday) cost effective option.
Traditional Visa valid for multiple entries into Kenya good for 6 months to 5 Years from date of issue for stay up to 90 days extendable for up to an additional 90 days while in country. This option requires your physical passport and supporting documents to be sent to traveldocs for submission to the Kenyan Consulate for processing, although slightly more complicated and expensive to apply for this option is best if you require more than one entry into Kenyan as part of your intineary and or you may return to Kenya with 6 months.
Please send TDS your current valid and signed passport. U.S passport Must be valid at least 6 months beyond intended stay and must have at least one blank visa page. Foreign Embassies cannot issue a visa on a page not labeled as a Visa page. Amendment and Endorsement pages in the back of the passport cannot be used for issuance of a visa.
A visa cannot be stamped on a page even if only one Small Stamp is on the visa page. If you do not have any blank visa pages in your passport, TDS can assist you in applying for additional pages. If your passport is not valid 6 months beyond your intended stay, you must renew your passport and then we will secure your visa with the new passport.
Please send 2 recent professional passport-type photographs.
Digital and non-passport photographs are not acceptable.
Passport Photo Guide - Click Here
Please send a copy of your round trip airline tickets, or itinerary or e-ticket, or letter of confirmation from a travel agent. The itinerary must show the applicant's name, date of arrival and departure from the country, and flight information. The Embassy does not recommend purchasing your ticket prior to a visa being issued.
A business letter of responsibility (sample) is required, to be typewritten on your company letterhead and addressed to:
Consulate General of Kenya, Visa Section, New York, N.Y
The letter must explain all of the following:
Nature of business to be performed
Name and address of reference to be visited
This letter should request Multiple Entries visa if required
Guarantee of return transportation and sufficient funds for the visit
The letter should be signed by an officer of the company other than the applicant.
You must complete and send an Authorization Letter addressed, "Attn: Consulate of Kenya" stating "I authorize Travel Document Systems to pick up my passport and to discuss the status of my application with the Consulate of Kenya Visa Section." . Click Here for the Authorization Letter. (print using the Print button on your browser)
Please Send One Completed and Signed Application Form.
Although vaccination certificate is not required for visa issuance, check with physician or local health clinic for vaccination requirements and recommendations.
Passport must have at least six months remaining validity and contain at least one blank visa page for visa to be issued. TDS can assist with obtaining U.S Passports, whether new issue, renewal, or obtaining additional visa pages for a valid passport.
Fees charged by Travel Document Systems for our part in assisting you in obtaining
Once your visa order is complete, your documents will be returned to you via FedEx.
The below table outlines the possible costs associated with this service.
These are the fees charged by the foreign government for issuing a visa. Fees are
per person per visa.
You must complete the TDS Online Order Form.
The order form gives TDS your name, address, shipping information and payment method. Multiple applicants can be entered using one order form. You only need to complete one TDS order form per request. Please print two copies of the confirmation page. Include one copy with the documents you ship to TDS and keep one copy for your records.
While completing the online order form in this step, you will be asked how you want to pay TDS fees. You may pay our fees online with a credit card or enclose a personal or business check or money order.
Please forward the completed requirements to:
Local Phone Number: 212-647-1122
Urgent applications should be shipped to TDS using only the FedEx Company.
Please use FedEx Priority Overnight. Do NOT ship "First Overnight." This will delay
the delivery of your package.
By connecting on the Smart Traveler Enrollment Program, the US State Department will be able to assist you better in the case of an emergency, such as if you lose your passport or it is stolen while you are abroad.