Explore Kenya through the convenience of eTA

eTA simplifies the mandatory eTA application process for entering Kenya, ensuring a hassle-free experience. Say goodbye to consulate queues – with our online service, apply for your Kenyan eTA from home, gaining peace of mind for your upcoming travel. 

Meaning of a Kenya electronic travel authorization (eTA)

The Kenya eTA is a digital travel authorization that grants entry to visitors intending to travel to Kenya. This electronic eTA is designed for single-entry use and is applicable for various purposes such as tourism, business activities, and visiting family. The eTA remains valid for 90 days from the date of issuance.

During the authorised stay, visitors are not permitted to leave and re-enter Kenya. However, there is an option to extend the stay for an additional 90 days if needed. It's important to note that the eTA is exclusively for visiting Kenya and does not permit entry into other African countries.

Upon arrival at the port of entry, travellers are required to present their passport along with a printed copy of the eTA. Additionally, necessary health documents must be provided for inspection.

When to Request the Kenya eTA

The optimal timeframe for applying for the Kenya eTA is between 3 - 5 business days before your scheduled trip. While it is possible to obtain the eTA in as little as 2 working days, applying a bit earlier is adeTAble to account for any potential issues with the provided information.

For those facing last-minute travel plans, eTA offers expedited processing, ensuring your eTA is processed within 2 working days. It is crucial to note that the Kenya eTA is a mandatory requirement for entry into the country. 

Failure to secure this travel document before your flight may result in denial of entry at the airport, necessitating your return to your home country.

Essential Documents for Online Kenya eTA Application

To successfully complete your online Kenya electronic travel authorization application, ensure you have the following necessary travel documents:

  • Valid Passport: Your passport must have a validity of at least 6 months from the anticipated entry date.
  • Applicant Photo: Upload a government-approved passport photo. If needed, eTA can assist you in obtaining the required photo.
  • Travel Information: Provide details of your flight and travel itinerary.
  • Proof of Accommodation: Present a document verifying your accommodation arrangements, with dates matching those selected in your application.

Upon completion of the application process, your approved travel document will be sent to you via email. The Kenya eTA allows entry into the country with your travel documents in PDF format.

At immigration, ensure to present either the printed eTA or electronic form, along with your valid passport and other requested documents.

Applying for the Kenya eTA Online

If you're planning to visit the Republic of Kenya, obtaining a eTA online through eTA is a quick and straightforward process. Follow these steps from any electronic device, and you can complete your Kenya eTA application in less than 10 minutes!


Fill Out the Online Form

Initiate the application by providing your personal and travel details through our user-friendly online form. Ensure accuracy in the information you provide, as it will be crucial for the processing of your Kenya eTA.


Submit Documents & Pay

Attach essential documents like your passport and recent photo. Review details carefully, as changes may be limited once processing starts. Confirm payment using your credit/debit card or PayPal to complete the process.


Confirmation Email Await

After submitting the form and finalizing payment, patiently await the confirmation email. This email will contain vital information about the status of your application. Keep a close eye on your inbox and follow any instructions provided in the confirmation email for further guidance in the process.

Apply now, and once you receive the confirmation email with your eTA Kenya attached, it's adeTAble to save a copy on your phone. This ensures easy presentation at the airport counter or to border control agents upon arrival, along with your passport.

Eligibility for Kenya eTA Application

All countries must apply for a Kenya eTA for entry, except Kenyan citizens and citizens of EAC partner states who are exempt. Use our official website to check if you meet the criteria for entry into Kenya through the electronic eTA system, and start your application promptly.

Kenya eTA Requirements for Children

Every visitor, regardless of age, including infants and children, is required to obtain an approved Electronic Travel Authorization (eTA) prior to commencing their journey to Kenya.

Cost of Kenya eTA and Processing Options

For the Kenya Tourist eTA, we provide three processing options tailored to your time and travel requirements:

  • Standard Processing Time (3 - 5 days): Relatively Cheap

When using the official online service for your Kenya eTA application, you not only ensure a smooth process but also enjoy the convenience of a comprehensive service. 

Advantages of Choosing eTA for Your Kenya eTA Application

At eTA, we prioritise simplicity and efficiency in obtaining your Kenya eTA. As a foreign traveller, benefit from our streamlined services and an approved eTA application form designed for swift processing.

Experience the following advantages when applying through eTA:

  • Efficient Checkout: Enjoy a fast checkout service to expedite your Kenya eTA application.
  • Simplified Application Forms: Our application forms are 50% shorter than average government forms, providing ease and convenience. Save your progress and complete them at your own pace.
  • No Embassy Visits: Skip the hassle of lengthy and complicated embassy visits. eTA offers a straightforward online application process.
  • Expert Assistance: Our team of experts manages the application process on your behalf, ensuring compliance with government standards and efficient processing of your travel documents.
  • Security: eTA prioritises the safety of your personal information, employing a robust security system to safeguard your data.

When is a Transit eTA Required?

A transit eTA is required in situations where your stay in Kenya is not expected to exceed 72 hours, and your travel itinerary includes a connection through Kenya. In cases where travellers have connecting flights without exiting the airport premises, there is no need to apply for a transit eTA.

Kenya COVID-19 Travel Guidelines Update

The previously imposed COVID-19 travel ban in Kenya has been lifted. Foreign citizens are now eligible to conveniently apply for a Kenyan eTA online within minutes.

Noteworthy Changes:

  • No Vaccination or PCR Test Requirement:There is no longer a mandate for passengers to provide proof of vaccination or a negative PCR test.
  • Health Protocols for Symptoms: Travellers exhibiting flu-like symptoms upon arrival must complete the passenger locator form and undergo an on-arrival antigen test. In the event of a positive result, a follow-up PCR test will be administered. Importantly, passengers are responsible for covering the costs associated with these tests.

Contacting Our Customer Service for Further Assistance

If you have additional questions or require further assistance in arranging your eTA to Kenya, our dedicated customer service representatives are available around the clock, 24/7. Feel free to reach out to us, as we are eager to address all your inquiries and provide the support you need.

Required Documents for eTA Application

To complete your eTA application, ensure you have the necessary supporting documents. The specific requirements may vary based on your situation. Here is a comprehensive list:

  • Passport Pages: Submit all pages of your passport if applicable.
  • Applicant's Photo: Provide a recent passport-sized photograph.
  • Passport Page: Include a copy of the passport page containing personal details.
  • Passport Cover: Include a copy of the passport cover.
  • Proof of Accommodation: If applicable, submit documentation verifying your accommodation arrangements.
  • Invitation Letter: If applicable, include an invitation letter.
  • Host's Passport Page: If applicable, provide a copy of the host's passport page.
  • Host's ID: If applicable, submit a copy of the host's ID.
  • Hospital Letter: If applicable, include a letter from the hospital.
  • Appointment Letter from Kenyan Hospital: If applicable, submit an appointment letter from a Kenyan hospital.
  • Organization's Certificate of Registration: If applicable, provide the organisation's certificate of registration from the justice authority.
  • Employment Proof: If applicable, include proof of employment.
  • Justification Letter: If applicable, submit a justification letter explaining the purpose of your visit.

Ensure all required documents are provided to facilitate the smooth processing of your eTA application.

Essential Guidelines for Kenya eTA Application

To ensure a smooth travel experience to Kenya, adhere to the following important instructions related to the Kenya eTA:

  • Validity and Stay Duration: The Kenya eTA is a necessary electronic travel document, valid for 90 days, allowing a maximum stay of 90 days.
  • Single-Entry eTA: It is a single-entry eTA, and citizens from eligible countries can apply. 
  • Application Process: The eTA cannot be applied for on arrival, and it is not available for free.
  • Travel Limitation: The eTA is solely for entry into Kenya and does not allow travel to other African countries.
  • Employment Restrictions: Engaging in any form of work or employment without the required permit or pass is strictly prohibited.
  • Permitted Activities: The eTA allows for tourist activities, visiting family, and conducting business activities.
  • Extension Possibility: Travellers can extend their stay for an additional 90 days with the eTA.
  • Documentation at Entry: Upon arrival at the port of entry, present your passport along with a printed copy of your eTA.
  • Transit eTA Requirement: In certain circumstances, a transit eTA may be required. 

Why Opt for Our Services

Efficiency and Ease

Efficiency and Ease

Experience a hassle-free and straightforward application process tailored for travelers. Our approach is far simpler and less intricate compared to navigating foreign government procedures.

Approval Assurance

Approval Assurance

A team of seasoned immigration experts meticulously reviews all documents. Benefit from our well-trained staff with years of expertise.

Safety and Confidentiality

Safety and Confidentiality

Rely on top-notch data centers and cutting-edge security measures. Rest assured, your credit card information remains confidential and will never be exposed to any government websites.

Exceptional Support

Exceptional Support

Our customer support is at your service 24/7, ensuring you can enjoy your travels without the visa application stress.


If you encounter any issues during the application process, don't worry. Contact our customer team promptly, and our eTA experts, available 24/7, will assist you in resolving the problem.
eTA reviews your documents to avoid rejections, but if it occurs, you are eligible for a full refund of the eTA processing fee related to the number of rejected applicants. However, government fees are non-refundable. You may consider re-applying based on the reasons for rejection.
Yes, a criminal conviction may lead to a rejected eTA application.
The processing time depends on your application details and the chosen processing time. Check the estimated time on your application form. If it exceeds the given period, contact our customer team for assistance.
While the Kenya eTA allows entry, ensure you travel during the eTA validity period and comply with entry requirements.
Processing times are estimates based on government processing durations. They begin when we receive all the correct information and continue until you receive your eTA. Note that we rely on government processing times.