How soon do you need your Kenya Business Visa for Non-U.S. Citizens?
As an ongoing consequence of the global pandemic actual visa processing is typically taking longer than the usual times published here even in some instances where there is an option for the payment of higher consular fees for expedited processing. If you have a particularly tight departure please send us a note at at the time you create your order to confirm it can reasonably be fulfilled in the current environment otherwise please just be aware of the possibility of delayed processing.

If you cancel your order after we have submitted your documents to a Consulate for processing there will be a $35.00 cancellation fee and your consular fees may not be refundable. Please do NOT contact consulates directly for status or with instructions once your documents have been submitted unless they contact you as this can cause processing to be delayed or declined.

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Document Requirements

These requirements are applicable for Non-US Citizens applying for a Kenya Business visa in Washington DC

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 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 Embassy 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. It must not expire within 6 months 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 your passport expires within 6 months, 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.
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A Photocopy of Permanent Resident Card (Green Card) or valid U.S. visa and I-94 is required.
Travelers who entered the USA after April 26th 2013 should print the electronic I-94 form from the
Department of Homeland Security.



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:
Embassy of Kenya, Visa Section, Washington DC
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: Embassy of Kenya" stating "I authorize Travel Document Systems to pick up my passport and to discuss the status of my application with the Embassy of Kenya Visa Section." . Click Here for the Authorization Letter. (print using the Print button on your browser).



Holders of Travel Documents and nationals of the following countries shall have their visa applications referred to the Director of Immigration Services, Nairobi for approval.

The processing period takes about 2-3 months.
No expedited services for referred visa applications.
Referral fee of $20.00 (Non-Refundable).
If you apply for a Mutiple Entry Visa and only a Single Entry is granted the Embassy will not refund the difference in the fee, therefore TDS cannot make a refund.

Submit your application as provided for under visa requirements with all the necessary attachments in addition to the referral fee.

Afghanistan, Azerbaijan, Armenia, Cameroon, Eritrea, Iraq, Kosovo, Lebanon, Libya, Mali, N. Korea, Somalia, Syria, Senegal, Palestine, Tajikistan,

The above list of Countries is subject to change without notice. 



Please Complete and Sign One Visa Application Form.

Visa Requirements, processing times, validity of the visa, and Embassy visa fees are subject to change without prior notice.


Shipping Instructions

Please forward a printed copy of your order confirmation for a Kenya Business visa for Non-US Citizens and all required documents to:

Travel Document Systems, Inc.
1625 K St. NW
Washington, DC 20006

Local Phone Number: 202-638-3800

Urgent applications for a Kenya Business visa 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.

Once your order is complete, your Passport with the visa sticker/stamp will be returned to you via FedEx Overnight.

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Continental USA Only Price
Next Business Day - up to 3 passports $36.00
Next Business Day - 4 or more passports $39.00
Saturday Delivery $41.00
Alaska, Puerto Rico, Hawaii, USVI Price
Next Day Letter (No Saturday Delivery) $39.00
International Price
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