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Courtesy/ Official Visa

Courtesy / Official Visa
Diplomatic, Official and Service Passport Holders

Issued to persons holding Diplomatic, Official or Service Passports on Official duty and to Ordinary passport holders who are not entitled to a Diplomatic visa; but where it is considered by the Director to be desirable on the grounds of international courtesy. Coming into the country on official duties, or transiting through Kenya to a third country for official business or duties.

  • Valid travel document not less than six months.
  • Must be a holder of a service, official and diplomatic passport
  • Must hold an official letter from the country of origin/ organization/ foreign affairs.
  • At least One Blank page in the holders passport.
  • Spouses and children accompanying Diplomatic, Service or Official passport holders on duty, but travelling on ordinary passports do not qualify for courtesy visa whether on transit, business or holiday.
  • An onward ticket or a boarding pas for passengers on transit.
  • In cases of applicants who fall under category 3 of the Visa regime / Regulations, the Kenyan visa regulations must apply whether on transit or official business.

During the application process you will be required to attach the following documents. The file formats that may be attached are: PDF or JPG

  • Clear Passport bio data page.
  • A clear photograph.

Kindly consider the following while taking a photo for evisa.

  • DO NOT take photograph of or scan the photo in your passport.
  • Must be taken within the past 6 months, showing your current appearance.
  • Must be in color.
  • Must show your full face, front view with a plain white or off-white background.
  • Must show full face, front view with a plain white or off-white background.
  • Must be taken in normal street attire. Uniforms should NOT BE worn in photographs except religious attire that is worn daily.
  • Do not wear a hat or headgear that obscures the hair or hairline.
  • If you normally wear prescription glasses, a hearing device, wig or similar articles, they should be worn for your picture.
  • Dark glasses or nonprescription glasses with tinted lenses are not acceptable unless you need them for medical reasons. A medical certificate may be required.
  • Applicants should allow 3 business days to process visa applications.
  • A Visa DOES NOT authorize a foreign national to work in Kenya whether paid or unpaid. Those who wish to work in Kenya (paid or unpaid) require authorization from the Director of Immigration Services, Nairobi. Work/residence permit applications can be submitted by your appointed agent/contact in Kenya. For more information, please visit The Department of Immigration Services on www.immigration.go.ke and https://fns.immigration.go.ke
  • The possession of a visa for Kenya is not the final authority to enter Kenya. The Immigration Officer at the port of entry may refuse such a person permission to enter if he is satisfied that such a visitor is unable to fulfil the immigration requirements and that the entry and presence of such a visitor, in Kenya would be contrary to national interests even though such a person may be in possession of a valid visa for Kenya, provided that any such refusal is consented to by the Director of Immigration Services Nairobi, his Deputy or Provincial Heads of Immigration at Mombasa, Kisumu, and Garissa or any other Senior Officer so authorized to deputize.