Latest Update: Further to the numerous requests, the implementation for the visa has been postponed to 1st September, 2014.
NEW REQUIREMENTS FOR SOUTH AFRICAN ORDINARY VISA APPLICANTS
This is to notify that the Government of the Republic of Kenya has with effect from 1st September, 2014 decided to introduce the following measures for the South African nations who wish to visit Kenya;
Ordinary Visa applicants travelling to or transiting through Kenya will be required to pay a service charge of R 750 ($70).
Holders of Official or Diplomatic Passports travelling on Government business are not affected by these changes and will continue to get visitor’s Passes on arrival at the ports of entry.
All applicants will be required to produce the following documents:
1. Return Air Ticket
2. Invitation letter from the host in the Republic of Kenya
3. Letter from employer/Institution/College/School
4. Proof of funds (bank statement)
5. Applicants must appear in Person for Biometrics
6. 2 Passport Photographs.
The High Commission further wishes to inform that the Visa Service Fees payments should be made at the Kenya High Commission/Embassy premises and Visas will no longer be issued on arrival in Kenya. It should be noted that the processing period for the visas is strictly five (5) working days.
KENYA HIGH COMMISSION
DEPARTMENT OF IMMIGRATION SERVICES: PRESS RELEASE
Following media reports in the recent past insinuating that there is a policy shift to the effect that the department does not renew Class ‘D’ work permit any longer, the department has received numerous inquiries and concerns by investors who employ expatriates.We wish to take this earliest opportunity to reassure all investors and organizations that employ or intend to employ expatriates that there is no change as far as our policy on work permits is concerned. The department continues to process applications for Class D work permits and indeed all other classes of permits on case-by-case basis. A decision to approve or reject a permit is done carefully taking into considerations the national interest and the interest of the employer or investor.In case you need any further clarification on this or this or any other service provided by the Department, do not hesitate to contact us on Tel numbers 2222022. You can also reach us by email: email@example.com Website http://www.immigration.go.ke/
East African TOURIST Visa
For persons wishing to visit Kenya, Uganda and Rwanda simultaneously for tourism. Valid for 90 days