Nigeria to Kenya visa requirements and guide

Nigeria, officially known as the Federal Republic of Nigeria, is a country on the western coast of Africa. Nigeria is the most populous African nation, situated between the Sahel and the Gulf of Guinea. Nigeria shares borders with Chad, Cameroon, Niger and Benin. Nigeria, fondly referred to as the “Giant of Africa”, is the most populous Black nation on Earth.

The Republic of Kenya is a country in Eastern Africa. Kenya is bordered by South Sudan (to the northwest), Ethiopia (to the north), Uganda (to the west), Tanzania (to the south) and Somalia (to the east). The Indian Ocean lies to the southeast of Kenya. Kenya is well-known for its scenic landscapes and wildlife preserves.

Types of Kenya visas

1. Ordinary or Single Entry visa

This visa is for people who wish to enter Kenya for business, medical or tourist purposes. The Ordinary visa can only be used once. The visa remains valid for a time span of 3 months. It costs 51 US dollars for processing.

2. Transit visa

This visa is issued to individuals who intend to pass through Kenya to another location. The transit visa is valid for only 72 hours (3 days). It costs 21 US Dollars to process.

3. Service visa

This type of visa is issued for individuals travelling to Kenya for official purposes.

4. Multiple entry visa

This type of visa is given to people who have to make frequent visits to Kenya. The multiple-entry visa is valid for a duration of 6months to a year.

5. Courtesy visa

Courtesy visas are issued to diplomatic officials and other country officials travelling to Kenya for official purposes.

Visa requirements

The Republic of Kenya is not a visa-free nation for Nigerians. Therefore, as a Nigerian going to Kenya, it is compulsory to apply for either a tourist, visit or business visa before leaving Nigeria. To apply for a Kenya visa, these are the documents you must present.

  1. Valid Nigerian passport: Ensure that your passport has a minimum validity of 6 months and at least three blank pages.
  2. Passport-sized photographs: Applicants must present two recent passport-sized photographs.
  3. Photocopies of documents: Ensure that you submit a photocopy of the bio-data page in your passport.
  4. Visa form: A properly filled in and signed visa form.
  5. Proof of vaccination: Display evidence that you have been vaccinated against cholera, yellow fever and COVID-19.
  6. Bank statement: Bank statement of up to 6 months is required.
  7. Evidence of payment of visa processing fee.
  8. Tax clearance.
  9. Proof of accommodation.

E-visa requirements

  1. Photograph.
  2. Proof of flight reservation (especially for transit).
  3. Proof of accommodation: Hotel reservation will suffice.
  4. Travel itinerary.
  5. Payment of visa fee.

How to apply for the E-visa

  1. Create a visa application account on www.ecitizen.go.ke
  2. Supply basic information, a recent coloured photograph and email.
  3. Select the type of visa you want (transit, ordinary, courtesy, multiple entry or service).
  4. Fill in the application form.
  5. Pay the visa fee.
  6. The approved visa will be delivered via email.
  7. Download and print.

It is advisable to print the visa in colour. Ensure that you have both the soft copy and hard copy for the presentation. Note that children aged 16 and below are not expected to apply for a visa as they will be travelling with a guardian.

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