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-A-Z List of Visa Free Nations for Kenyan passport holders

Kenyan passport holders can travel to the following countries either visa free, get a visa on arrival or an E-visa obtained online prior to travel.
On the e-Visa category we have put together countries/territories whose requirements for obtaining an E-Visa are  not lengthy/complicated and the visa can easily be obtained online  i.e. only Passport, return ticket, hotel reservation and visa fee are required.
  • Antigua and Barbuda
  • Indonesia
  • Micronesia
  • Uganda
  • Bahamas
  • Ghana
  • Saint Vincent and the Grenadines
  • Vanuatu
  • Barbados
  • Grenada
  • Panama
  • Benin
  • Dominica
  • Haiti
  • Philippines
  • Zimbabwe
  • Botswana
  • Malawi
  • Saint Kitts and Nevis
  • Rwanda
  • Burundi
  • Jamaica
  • Tanzania
  • Montserrat
  • Hong Kong
  • Kiribati
  • Senegal
  • Pitcairn Islands
  • Gambia
  • Lesotho
  • Singapore
  • Cayman Islands
  • Eritrea
  • Namibia
  • Eswatini
  • British Virgin Islands
  • Ethiopia
  • Malaysia
  • Zambia
  • Cook Islands
  • Fiji
  • Mauritius
  • Trinidad and Tobago
  • Niue
  • Cape Verde
  • Madagascar
  • Saint Lucia
  • Togo
  • Comoros
  • Maldives
  • Samoa
  • Tuvalu
  • Congo (DRC)
  • Mali
  • Seychelles
  • Bolivia
  • Djibouti
  • Mauritania
  • Sierra Leone
  • Cambodia
  • Guinea-Bissau
  • Nepal
  • South Sudan
  • Burkina Faso
  • Iran
  • Nigeria
  • Sudan
  • Jordan
  • Laos
  • Palau
  • Timor-Leste
  • Macao
  • Mozambique

Algeria

Visa requirements for Kenyan citizens to Algeria

  1. The completed visa application carefully and legibly completed in duplicate
  2. The passport valid for more than (06) six months from the date of filing of the application and a copy of the page, which identity and address.
  3. (02) Two recent passport photos, and the same 3.5 x 4.5. The photo ID with your name and surname on the back to stick on the visa form: in original and in color.
  4. For Minor children join a parents' identity extract birth certificate and a copy of a piece.
  5. Copy of Airlines ticket (round trip)
  6. International Certificate of Vaccination (yellow fever)
  7. Copy of international vaccination certificate (yellow fever)
  8. An invitation letter or proof of accommodation, including name, relationship and address during the stay in Algeria. The signing of the hosts must be authenticated by the commune of residence.
  9. Or, failing that, a letter prepared by binding booking a hotel in Algeria and covering the entire length of stay.
  10. Travel insurance certificate.
  1. The completed visa application carefully and legibly completed in duplicate
  2. The passport valid for more than (06) six months from the date of filing of the application and a copy of the page, which identity and address.
  3. (02) Two recent passport photos, and the same 3.5 x 4.5. The photo ID with your name and surname on the back to stick on the visa form: in original and in color.
  4. Copy of Airlines ticket (round trip)
  5. International Certificate of Vaccination (yellow fever)
  6. Copy of international vaccination certificate (yellow fever)
  7. Engagement letter issued by the employer stating the purpose of the trip,
  8. Invitation letter from the Algerian partner or letter of commitment or mission order from the employer of the visa applicant organization (original).
  9. Hotel reservation or certificate supported by the inviting organization.
  10. The Additional information form concerning the company's professional activity
  11. Air ticket return with photocopying.
  1. The completed visa application carefully and legibly completed in duplicate
  2. The passport valid for more than (06) six months from the date of filing of the application and a copy of the page, which identity and address.
  3. (02) Two recent passport photos, and the same 3.5 x 4.5. The photo ID with your name and surname on the back to stick on the visa form: in original and in color.
  4. For Minor children join a parents' identity extract birth certificate and a copy of a piece.
  5. Copy of Airlines ticket
  6. International Certificate of Vaccination (yellow fever)
  7. Copy of international vaccination certificate (yellow fever)
  8. Medical certificate
  9. Management of medical expenses,
  10. Agreement on the establishment of home care or accommodation certificate and supporting resources for the duration of care.

Kindly check our website for more information on Medical travel

  1. The completed visa application carefully and legibly completed in duplicate
  2. The passport valid for more than (06) six months from the date of filing of the application and a copy of the page, which identity and address.
  3. (02) Two recent passport photos, and the same 3.5 x 4.5. The photo ID with your name and surname on the back to stick on the visa form: in original and in color.
  4. For Minor children join a parents' identity extract birth certificate and a copy of a piece.
  5. Copy of Airlines ticket
  6. International Certificate of Vaccination (yellow fever)
  7. Copy of international vaccination certificate (yellow fever)
  8. Passport of more than six months validity the endorsement valid in the country of final destination -
  9. Proof of financial means for the duration of transit.
  • Visa Fee for Kenyan citizens paid only by cash: Single entry 50 USD / Multiple entries: 100 USD
  • The presence of the person concerned is required when filing visa
  • For the submission of the application, the applicant has to present himself to the embassy.
  • Collection of Visa is by the persons themselves or by a duly authorized person (proxy + identity of the representative), one of the parents of minor children.
  • The applications must be filled on screen only. No hand written will be accepted (MS WORD) (PDF)
  • The photo ID with your name and surname on the back to stick on the visa form: in original and in color.

Embassy of People’s Democratic Republic of Algeria

Muthaiga Road, No. 37

P.O. Box 64140 Mobil PLAZA 00620

Nairobi, Kenya

Email: algeria@algerianembassy.co.ke

Phone: +254 20 405 55 59 / +254 20 268 07 28

Website: http://www.algerianembassy.co.ke/index.php/visa

Working days: Monday to Thursday

Lodging of applications: 10.00 am to 12:00 noon

Collection: 3:00 pm to 4:00 pm

Angola

e-Visa available at http://www.smevisa.gov.ao/

Tourist visa requests must be accompanied by the following documentation:

  1. Letter or request from the visa applicant addressed to the Consular and Diplomatic Mission of Angola (this letter must be notarized);
  2. Introduction letter /Individual letter;
  3. Form, front and back, duly completed in print or typed, in black ink and duly signed by the visa applicant;
  4. A copy of medical report;
  5. A copy of International certificate of vaccination;
  6. Evidence of means of subsistence and accommodations;
  7. Three recent color passport-sized photo;
  8. Original and photocopy of passport—the main pages and those containing information on migratory movements;
  9. Guarantee of means of subsistence, equivalent to US$200, for each day stay in national territory, under the terms of Article 19(1) of Law 2/07 of 31 August;
  10. Photocopy of ticket to the Republic of Angola, with a return;
  11. Copy of the hotel reservation with the official stamp from the hotel;
  12. Payment to be done through the bank of $70.00 (5 working days) and $95 (24hours). (Processing fees are non-refundable regardless of the outcome of the application).

Note: In some cases, extra documents will be requested to support the visa request.

 Transit visa requests must be accompanied by the following documents:

  1. Form, front and back, duly completed in print or typed, in black ink and signed by the Requester or Beneficiary;
  2. Recent, color passport-sized photo;
  3. Photocopy of the ticket to the country of destination;
  4. Proof of holding an entrance visa for the country of destination;
  5. Original and photocopy of passport—the main pages and those containing Information on migratory movements;
  6. International certificate of vaccination;
  7. Medical report
  8. Payment to be done through the bank of $50.00 (5 working days) and $70(2 Working days). (Processing fees are non-refundable regardless of the Outcome of the application).

Note: In some cases extra documents will be requested to support the visa request.

  • Tourist Visa - $70.00
  • Transit Visa - $50.00

294 Runda Grove,

Runda Estate Nairobi

P.O. Box 44029 - 00100 

Nairobi, Kenya.

Email: info@embassyofangolainkenya.org / embassyofangolain.kenya@gmail.com

Telephone: 020 7120318

Egypt

Visa requirements for Kenyan citizens to Egypt

Embassy Address

Othaya Road Off Gitanga Road, Kileleshwa, Lr.3734/358

Nairobi, Kenya  00100

Telephone +254 20 387 0298, +254 20 387 0278, +254 20 387 0360

Fax +254 20 387 0383

Email eg.emb_nairobi@mfa.gov.eg

eg.emb.nairobi@gmail.com

Office Hours

Monday to Friday: 9:00 am - 4:30 pm

Ivory Coast

  1. One (1) visa application form duly filled in
  2. One (1) passport size photograph
  3. Passport to be valid for a minimum period of six (6) months
  4. Photocopies of the first three (3) pages of the passport
  5. Documentary evidence of the air ticket reservation for the entire journey. No open returns accepted
  6. A letter from the relevant company/business in Côte d'Ivoire
  7. A letter from your employer certifying leave business trip approved
  8. Valid yellow fever certificate
  9. NON-REFUNDABLE visa fee
  1. One (1) visa application form duly filled in,
  2. One (1) passport -size photographs
  3. Passport to be valid for a minimum period of six (06) months
  4. Photocopies of the first three (03) pages of the passport
  5. Documentary evidence of the air ticket reservation for the entire journey. No open returns accepted
  6. Documentary evidence of accommodation in Côte d'Ivoire, e.g. Hotel reservation
  7. A letter of invitation when you intend to stay with friends or relatives
  8. Valid yellow fever certificate
  9. NON-REFUNDABLE visa fee
  1. One (1) visa application form duly filled in,
  2. One (1) passport size photograph
  3. Passport to be valid for a minimum period of six (06) months
  4. Photocopy of the bio data page
  5. Visa of the country of final destination
  6. Documentary evidence of the air ticket reservation for the entire journey
  7. Valid yellow fever certificate
  8. NON-REFUNDABLE visa fee

Waiting period for issuance of a visa is three (3) working days.

Same/next day visa available for an additional fee of KES 3,000

Visas issued are only for short stay up to 3 months. Issuance of a long stay visa (i.e. six months visa) is under consideration.

Ivorian Honorary Consulate in Nairobi, Kenya

Suite 307, 2nd Fl., East Wing

Applewood Park, Off Wood Avenue

Nairobi, Kenya

Telephone: (+254) 786 888 022

E-mail: info@civkenya.com

Website: www.civkenyan.com

South Africa

Visa requirements for Kenyan citizens to South Africa

  1. A passport or travel document valid for no less than 30 days after the expiry of your intended visit
  2. Your passport must have at least TWO unused page for entry / departure endorsements
  3. A completed Form BI-84 (application for a visa)
  4. Payment of the prescribed fee
  5. A yellow-fever vaccination certificate (if required)
  6. Statement and/or documentation confirming the purpose and duration of your visit
  7. Two color passport photographs
  8. A return or onward ticket if you are travelling by air
  9. If you have children (minors) travelling with you or joining in South Africa, you will need to provide the following additional documents
  • Proof of guardianship or custody or
  • Consent from the guardian in the case of an unaccompanied minor
  1. Proof of financial means to pay for your living expenses while in South Africa in the form of:
  • Bank statements
  • Salary advances
  • Undertakings by the host(s) in South Africa
  • Bursary
  • Medical cover or
  • Cash available (including credit cards and travelers’ cheque)

Medical Treatment visas may be issued for a maximum period of six months at a time.

To apply for a medical treatment visa, you must provide the following documentation:

  • A duly completed Visa application form
  • A passport with at least 1 free page for a visa.
  • The passport must be valid for 30 days after end of the intended visit
  • Payment of the prescribed fee.
  • Proof of financial means to cover your day to day expenses as well as those of persons accompanying you (the medical permit holder), if any, in the form of:
    • bank statements
    • cash available,
    • or travelers’ cheque
  • A letter from your medical practitioner or a medical institution, indicating the reasons/ necessity for treatment, the period of treatment and particulars of the treatment plans in the Republic of South Africa
  • Details of the person or institution responsible for your medical expenses and hospital fees
  • Should your medical scheme or employer not be liable for expenses incurred, proof of financial means or medical cover must be submitted
  • Proof of sufficient financial means or provision for the costs indirectly related to the treatment.
  • Particulars of persons accompanying you
  • A copy of a return or onward air ticket.
  • Kindly note that the Department may request a cash deposit equivalent to the value of an air ticket to the country of your origin or residence
  • A vaccination certificate, if required by law. 

This visitor’s visa is issued to people who want to visit South Africa for medical treatment of less than three months.

All applications for visits for medical purposes must:

  1. Include a letter from a medical practitioner or medical institution, indicating the nature of the ailment, the reason/ necessity for treatment, the period of treatment and particulars of the appointment/s made in South Africa
  2. Include full details of the person or institution responsible for the medical expenses and hospital fees. If your medical scheme or employer will be liable for the expenses incurred, proof of medical cover must be submitted
  3. People who require medical treatment for longer than three months must apply for a temporary residency permit.
  4. Emergency patients transported by emergency flights or vehicles will be allowed entry if they do not have a visa. Immigration officers will facilitate their entry by not applying clearance procedures.
  5. However, The person in charge of the emergency flight (or the pilot, the driver of the vehicle or the aircraft /vehicle owner) must report the entry and presence of the patient as soon as possible to an office of the Department of Home Affairs
  6. An immigration officer will visit the patient and if necessary, will issue the necessary medical permit. If the patient does not have a valid passport, she/he will be issued with a permit to legalize his or her stay for the duration of his or her hospitalization.

If you are a foreign student and wish to study in South Africa you can apply for a study visa by completing Form BI-1738. Study visas must be applied for at VFS Centre across the country near the educational institution you will be studying at or at the nearest South African embassy, mission or consulate abroad. Study visas for studies at a learning institution shall be issued other than a school shall be issued for the duration of course registered for. Study visas for learning institutions defined as a school shall be valid for the duration of the study: provided the duration shall not exceed eight years at a primary school and 6 years at a secondary school.

  1. The following documents must be submitted with the BI-1738 application form:
  2. A passport valid for no less than 30 days after the expiry of intended visit
  3. Payment of the prescribed fee
  4. A vaccination certificate, if required by the Act
  5. Proof of financial means to cover envisaged living expenses during the sojourn in the Republic and to also pay for the tuition fees. This should be in the form of:
  • Bank statements
  • Cash available
  • or Travelers’ cheque
  1. Proof of medical cover
  2. A cash deposit equivalent to the value of a return ticket.
  3. In the case of African students, an undertaking from the relevant government to take full responsibility of the student and to pay all costs, should it become necessary to deport the student
  4. Medical and radiology reports
  5. An unabridged birth certificate in the case of minors.
  6. In the case of a minor, the particulars of the person in the Republic of South Africa who will act as the learner’s guardian and a letter from such person confirming guardianship
  7. Consent from both parents for your stay in South Africa, or from the parent who has sole custody, along with proof of sole custody
  8. An official letter from the educational institution, where you intend to study, confirming provisional acceptance and the duration of the course.
  9. Proof of medical cover renewed annually for the period of study with a medical scheme registered in terms of the Medical Schemes Act.
  10. If you are 18 years and older, a police clearance certificate from each country in which you resided for 12 months or longer since the age of 18 years is required. This should be submitted with the application

The holder of a study visa may conduct part-time work for a period not exceeding 20 hours per week.

The overriding consideration in processing applications for study permits are that:

  • No foreigner may displace a South African citizen/resident at a local educational institution
  • The student must have proof of sufficient funds to pay for day- to-day living expenses, accommodation as well as tuition fees during his/her stay in South Africa 

  • The student must have adequate medical cover with a registered South African medical scheme and proof thereof

Roshanmaer Place 3rd Floor, Lenana Road, Nairobi

P.O Box 42441- 00100,

Nairobi, Kenya.

Phone: 002 542 02827100

Disclaimer

Prudential Travels assumes no responsibility or liability for any errors or omissions in the information provided above. The information is provided on an "as is" basis with no guarantees of completeness, accuracy, usefulness or timeliness.

A-Schengen Area Countries

The Schengen area comprises of 26 European countries that have officially abolished all passport and all other types of border control at their mutual borders. The area mostly functions as a single jurisdiction for international travel purposes, with a common visa policy.
  • Austria
  • France
  • Latvia
  • Norway
  • Sweden
  • Belgium
  • Germany
  • Liechtenstein
  • Poland
  • Switzerland
  • Czech Republic
  • Greece
  • Lithuania
  • Portugal

  • Denmark
  • Hungary
  • Luxembourg
  • Slovakia

  • Estonia
  • Iceland
  • Malta
  • Slovenia

  • Finland
  • Italy
  • Netherlands
  • Spain

Consulate responsible for issuing of the Schengen visa is that of the country where, judging from the documents lodging and itinerary submitted, the applicant will stay longer, or the first destination country if it was the same time the different Schengen States.

Austria

Visa requirements for Kenyan citizens to Austria

Austrian Embassy Nairobi
Off Limuru Road,
Opposite Muthaiga Mini Market
P.O. Box 30560-00100 Nairobi
Tel:     +254 20 406 00 22-23-24
Fax:    +254 20 406 00 25

e-mail:Nairobi-ob@bmeia.gv.at(link sends e-mail)
Website: http://www.bmeia.gv.at/en/embassy/nairobi.htm

24/7 - Emergency Mobile: +254 733 635651 (solely in case of an emergency of Austrian citizens - NOT for visa requests!!)

Attention: NEW Consulate's opening times:

  • Visa D: Thursday 09.00 am to 11.00 am (only by appointment)

  • information by telephone: Monday to Thursday 02.00 pm to 04.00 pm

  • Residence permit: Monday 09.00 am to 11.00 am (only by appointment)

  • Asylum: Tuesday 9.00 am to 11.00 am (only by appointment, one appointment per family!)

  • Legalizations: Monday and Thursday 09.00 am to 11 am (without appointment)

  • All applicants have to come in person in order to take their fingerprints.
  • Applications have to be submitted at least 15 calendar days before the date of the intended departure.
  • Visa C (Duration of stay max. 90 days)
  • All applications for Austria Schengen Visa are to be submitted at the VFS Application Center in Nairobi in 5th Floor, Parkfield Building, Muthaiga Drive, Off Waiyaki Way, Westlands, Nairobi, Kenya, only. https://visa.vfsglobal.com/ken/en/aut
  • Applications for Visa D and residence permit are to be submitted at the Austrian Embassy in Nairobi, please book an appointment here. (https://appointment.bmeia.gv.at/?office=nairobi)
  • Please take note, that the embassy is open for Visa D applications only on Thursday and for residence permits only on Monday (Directions and Business Hours).
  • Please be informed that VFS is an independent  service provider and does not play any role in the decision making process.

The Schengen visa C is intended for touristic, business or visiting purposes (without gainful employment) for a maximum stay of 90 days

Requirements

In principle, the following supporting documents and information are necessary:

  • A fully completed and personally signed application form (See below for application form)
  • Passport photo according to ICAO criteria (colour, 35x45 mm)
  • Passport (at least 2 free pages, not older than 10 years, valid for at least three months beyond the duration of the applied for visa)
  • Recording of biometric data in the form of fingerprints if not collected within the last 59 months in the course of a decision on a Schengen visa application (ten fingerprints, taken with flat fingers and digitally recorded)
  • Copy of the passport data sheet (the page on which the photograph is located)
  • Copies of previous Schengen visa
  • Proof of the means of transport (reservation OR booking; presentation of a paid ticket is not required)
  • For travel by car: Driving licence, green insurance card, registration certificate
  • Travel, health and accident insurance (minimum coverage € 30,000, including repatriation for medical reasons) valid for the Schengen area. Family members of EEA citizens and Swiss citizens exercising their right to freedom of movement are exempt from this obligation
  • For visiting trips, an informal letter of invitation may be presented
  • If the applicant cannot provide proof of sufficient own financial means: eight-digit ID number of the Electronic Declaration of Sponsorship (the inviter can submit an electronic declaration of sponsorship to the police department locally responsible for his/her place of residence)
  • Certified power of attorney from parents for underage children travelling unaccompanied by parents
  • Evidence of the applicant’s economic, family and social roots in his or her home country (e.g. ownership of property in the country of origin, employment, confirmation of studies, pension entitlement, proof of family ties) 

Additional requirements for Minors

  • Letter from the school/university concerning leave of absence
  • Copy of full birth certificate (indicating both parent’s names) accompanied by parents passport/ID copies( for all children under 18 irrespective if they are travelling with both parents or not)
  • A letter of consent and parents passport/ID copies are required if child does not accompany both parents, the parent(s) who is (are) not traveling, must complete the affidavit of consent form/letter

Requirements

  • Invitation signed by the inviting Austrian company on company paper in the original (or company fax/mail to the Consulate), stating the purpose of the trip, dates of travel, name and date of birth as well as the passport number of the person invited
  • Proof of employment (if required)
  • For self-employed people: Excerpt from the company register or similar document 
  • It is mandatory to apply at least 2 weeks before your intended travel date.

Requirements

  • Copy of visa for the onward journey (if required)
  • Copy of flight tickets 

Belgium

Visa requirements for Kenyan citizens to Belgium

Limuru Road, Nairobi

P.O. Box 30 461 - 00100 Nairobi
Tel: 254-20-7122011
Fax: 254-20-7123050
e-mail: nairobi@diplobel.fed.be
Website: http://www.diplomatie.be/nairobi

If you live in Kenya or Somalia

If you reside in Kenya or Somalia, all SHORT and LONG stay visa applications and appointment requests MUST be made through the TLS visa application centre in Nairobi:

TLS - Belgian Visa Application Centre

Website 
https://be.tlscontact.com/ke/nbo/  (link is external)

Address
Belgium Visa Application Centre
Unit 2, 1st floor, 9 West
Ring Road Parklands
Westlands, Nairobi, Kenya

  1. A valid passport + copy : - should be valid at least 3 months after the intended date of departure from the Schengen territory or, in the case of several visits, after the last intended date of departure; - should contain at least 2 empty pages when applying for the visa.Please provide one copy of the passport (the empty pages don’t need to be copied).
  2. For foreigners: copy of temporary residence card (if any) or of your residence permit. Application form One application form fully filled in, signed (two times: at the point nr. 37 AND on the last page!) and dated by the applicant.
  3. Photo: Two passport photos not older than 6 months
  4. Proof of a valid travel insurance policy: The insurance must be valid throughout all of the Schengen countries and must cover the whole duration of the stay or transit. The minimum cover is EUR 30,000.The insurance must cover the cost of repatriation on medical grounds, urgent medical treatment and/or urgent hospital treatment or costs incurred in the event of your death while in the Schengen area. (Minimum cover of €30,000, valid for all Schengen countries – covering possible medical expenses – ex. Hospitalization, repatriation and urgent medical treatment)
  5. For minors (under 18)
  6. Original letter of the school, mentioning: - the full address, telephone number of the school; - permission for absence; - name and function of the person giving the permission.
  7. Parental Authorization: Notary certificate of family relation or proof of guardianship, legalized by MFA.  If travelling alone or without one of the parents : a legalized parental authorization with a copy of the parent(s) ID.
  8. Proof of solvency of the applicant: Bank statements from the last 3 months, no deposits. Bank statements should not be “credit card statements” but bank statements of a current account where we can see you regular revenues (salary, pension, etc.).
  9. For employees: A letter from the employer on official company paper with stamp, signature, date and clearly mentioning: - the full address and contacts of the company; - the name and position of the countersigning officer; - the name of the applicant, position, salary and years of service; - approval for leave/absence mentioning the intended travel dates.
  10. For students : Original letter of the university, mentioning: - the enrollment (of the current academic year) - the full address, telephone number of the university; - permission for absence mentioning the intended travel dates; - name and function of the person giving the permission
  11. For retired persons: Proof of pension or other regular income. For unemployed adults: o Any other proof of regular income.
  12. Travel program. Documents providing clear evidences about your travel program (booking transportation, itinerary, etc.).
  13. Flight reservation Attention: Only a round-trip flight reservation is required. The ticket should be bought only after the visa has been issued! When applying for a visa for multiple visits: round-trip reservation of the first visit.
  14. Proof of accommodation for the whole duration of the intended stay, including the full contact details of the lodging place. NOTE Applicants who cannot enclose all documents from the list, should consider adding alternatives or making an explanation about the reason for not handing them in. Our Consulate may, in justified individual cases, request additional documents during the examination of an application which are not mentioned in the above harmonized list. The applicant is hereby informed.
  15. IMPORTANT REMARK Guarantees for return (assessment of migration risk): the applicant is requested to provide as much information as possible to document his/her family background, professional and socio-economic status, ownership of land or real estate (for instance : proof of family bonds with his/her country of origin, proof of regular income and stable source of revenues from the applicant and/or his/her partner, proof of property, etc.) This information is essential to correctly judge the intention of the applicant to leave the Schengen area before the expiry of his/her visa.

Czech Republic

Visa requirements for Kenyan citizens to Czech Republic

Tende Drive 745, Lavington Nairobi
Tel: 254-774420460
e-mail:nairobi@embassy.mzv.cz(link sends e-mail)
Website: www.mzv.cz/nairobi

All applications must be submitted in person at the Embassy upon prior appointment only.

Short-term (Schengen, C class) visa applications 

Each applicant must arrange the appointment by e-mail sent to the following address: consulate_nairobi@mzv.cz  

Kindly note that each adult applicant should send one e-mail (e.g. each member of a group or family should send an individual e-mail). Please do not send your requests repeatedly or in several parts. 

The e-mail should contain the following information about the applicant: 

  1. Name and surname
  2. Date of birth
  3. Passport/travel document number
  4. Purpose of travel (e.g. tourism, business, visit, conference, etc.)
  5. Valid personal telephone number and e-mail address
  6. Scan of the data page of the applicant’s passport/travel document; for foreigners legally residing in Kenya also the scan of the residency permit (the residency permit must have been issued at least one year ago)
  7. Scan(s) of the document(s) confirming the applicant's purpose of stay (e.g. invitation letter, proof of arranged accommodation, itinerary etc.).

Scanned documents must be attached in jpg or pdf formats only. 

Filled Form

Passport -have been issued in the past ten years (i.e. it may not be older than ten years even if it continues to be valid after its extension),

-continue to be valid at least three months after the intended departure from the Czech Republic / Schengen Area,

-contain at least two empty page

Photo

-size 35 x 45 mm,

-captures current appearance,

-captures full-face view,

-height from the eyes to the bottom of the chin is at least 13 mm,

-captures the applicant in civil attire, without sunglasses (except for the blind) and without head cover (except for religious or health reasons – in such cases the head cover must not prevent applicant´s identification).

Accommodation- Documents relating to accommodation can include a hotel booking, hotel voucher, spa voucher, private invitation with name and address of the inviting person and visit dates, official invitation issued by the Alien Police, undertaking of an inviting party to provide accommodation etc.

Financial Means

When you apply for a Schengen visa, you need to prove that you possess sufficient financial means for your stay and return. You can submit a bank statement, paid travel agency invoice, officially verified invitation, international bank card etc.

For a stay of 30 days and less, the applicant is required to possess at least 1,100 CZK* per day (reflecting the existential minimum, which is set at 2,200 CZK per day – half of this amount is required for the visa purposes).

For a stay over 30 days (90 days maximum), the applicant is required to possess at least 15x 2,200 CZK. This amount increases by 2,200 CZK per each full month = 33,000 CZK + 2,200 for each full month.

Travel Medical Insurance

Travel medical insurance must cover all costs which may arise during the stay in connection with repatriation for medical reasons or in connection with emergency medical care , emergency hospital care or death .The insurance must be valid on the territory of all Schengen states and cover the entire period of stay (transit) . The minimum insurance coverage must be EUR 30,000 . 

Ticket/Itinerary

Criminal Record Extract (For Long term visa)

Airport Transit Visa Application Requirements:

-have been issued in the past ten years (i.e. it may not be older than ten years even if it continues to be valid after its extension),

-continue to be valid at least three months after the intended departure from the Czech Republic / Schengen Area,

-contain at least two empty page

size 35 x 45 mm,

-captures current appearance,

-captures full-face view,

-height from the eyes to the bottom of the chin is at least 13 mm,

-captures the applicant in civil attire, without sunglasses (except for the blind) and without head cover (except for religious or health reasons – in such cases the head cover must not prevent applicant´s identification).

Fingerprints are submitted when filing a visa application.

To submit fingerprints, the applicant needs to appear in person.

Once the fingerprints have been collected, the applicant is not required to submit them for the next 59 months.  They can be resubmitted, however, in case of uncertainty.

Children younger than 12 years are exempt from the fingerprints requirement.

  • Supporting documents on
    • - onward journey to the final destination after the intended airport transit
    • - intention not to enter the territory of the Member States of the Schengen Area

Denmark

Visa requirements for Kenyan citizens to Denmark

13 Runda Drive, Runda, Nairobi
Tel: 254-20-7122838/51
e-mail:nboamb@um.dk(link sends e-mail)
Website: www.ambnairobi.um.dk

Submission of Application    :           0800 – 1500 hours (Monday – Friday) Except Holidays

Passport/Visa Collection       :           1000 – 1530 hours (Monday – Friday) Except Holidays

  1. Filled and signed online application form
  2. A passport photo, with a light background, no older than 6 month and size 45x35mm,
  3. A passport, valid at least 90 days after expiry of the visa and with at least 2 blank pages
  4. Copy of the applicant’s passport identity pages (incl. extension date if applicable), and any other visa, residence permits, entry and exit stamps or an old passport if relevant.
  5. Travel medical insurance with a minimum coverage of 30.000 EURO for the effective stay in Schengen. Please check on www.kenya.um.dk for an updated list of approved insurance companies. Original receipt for payment of insurance.
  6. Preliminary flight booking and a detailed travel itinerary.
  7. Hotel booking
  8. Copy of national ID-card (both sides).
  9. Non-Kenyans are required to submit a copy of a valid Kenyan residence permit or other proof of legal stay in Kenya.
  10. Proof of solvency: Certified bank statements with bank referral letter covering at least the last three months with a bank referral letter. - Pay slips for the last three months (if employed).
  11. Proof of employment - Dispatch letter from the employer: signed by the employer and containing the applicant’s function/profession, terms of employment, number of years, monthly net salary, granted leave days and date and contact details of the employer. - Contract of employment - Retired persons: documents proving the pension or other financial support. - If self-employed, copy of Kenyan PIN Certificate as well as company registration, copy of Memorandum of Association and Articles of Association, copy of Business License, if applicable.
  12. Original and copy of marriage certificate, original and copy of birth certificates of self, spouse and children, if applicable.
  13. Additional requirements for minors (under 18 years): - Copy of both parents/guardians ID-card and passports - Written consent from the parent(s)/guardian(s) if either or both is not accompanying, with contact details of both parents. - Proof of full custody or if a parent has deceased, either a death certificate or a court order for the custody. - Proof of guardianship if someone else than the biological parent(s) as stated in the birth certificate. - If travelling outside school holidays, a letter from the school with the necessary details. - If travelling with a group, a complete list of names of all travelling, and name of the person in charge of the group.
  14. Any other documents relating to the applicants personal ties to the home country, such as title deeds or lease agreements etc.
  • In case any document is missing on submission date, additional documents can be submitted only by applicants themselves at VFS within 5 business days.
  • Applicant can be asked for additional documents or may be called for an interview if deemed necessary by the Embassy.

You can hand in the missing documentation in person to VFS or by courier directly to the Embassy (att. Consular department). Please note, if you chose to send any of the missing documentation by e-mail to: nboambconsular@um.dk  it will be via an unencrypted connection. Please remember to state your name, passport number and case ID. The Danish mission or VFS will contact you in case further documentation is needed or as soon as we have reached a decision in your case. An interview may be required at the Embassy or by phone.
 

  1. Filled and signed online application form
  2. A passport photo, with a light background, no older than 6 month and size 45x35mm,
  3. A passport, valid at least 90 days after expiry of the visa and with at least 2 blank pages
  4. Copy of the applicant’s passport identity pages (incl. extension date if applicable), and any other visa, residence permits, entry and exit stamps or an old passport if relevant.
  5. Travel medical insurance with a minimum coverage of 30.000 EURO for the effective stay in Schengen. Please check on www.kenya.um.dk for an updated list of approved insurance companies. Original receipt for payment of insurance.
  6. Preliminary flight booking and a detailed travel itinerary.
  7. Hotel booking
  8. Copy of national ID-card (both sides).
  9. Non-Kenyans are required to submit a copy of a valid Kenyan residence permit or other proof of legal stay in Kenya.
  10. Proof of solvency: Certified bank statements with bank referral letter covering at least the last three months with a bank referral letter. - Pay slips for the last three months (if employed).
  11. Proof of employment - Dispatch letter from the employer: signed by the employer and containing the applicant’s function/profession, terms of employment, number of years, monthly net salary, granted leave days and date and contact details of the employer. - Contract of employment - Retired persons: documents proving the pension or other financial support. - If self-employed, copy of Kenyan PIN Certificate as well as company registration, copy of Memorandum of Association and Articles of Association, copy of Business License, if applicable.
  12. Original and copy of marriage certificate, original and copy of birth certificates of self, spouse and children, if applicable.
  13. A letter from the medical institution or doctor indicating: the contact with the local doctor, nature of the treatment, estimated time for recovery, the need for return visits, the cost of the treatment, proof of acceptance of the patient, indication that the treatment can be performed and indication that the medical institution or doctor agrees with the intended method of payment.
  14. A letter from the applicants doctor, signed within the last three months, providing background information about the medical treatment and confirming the need of specific medical treatment to be provided abroad
  15. Additional requirements for minors (under 18 years): - Copy of both parents/guardians ID-card and passports - Written consent from the parent(s)/guardian(s) if either or both is not accompanying, with contact details of both parents. - Proof of full custody or if a parent has deceased, either a death certificate or a court order for the custody. - Proof of guardianship if someone else than the biological parent(s) as stated in the birth certificate. - If travelling outside school holidays, a letter from the school with the necessary details. - If travelling with a group, a complete list of names of all travelling, and name of the person in charge of the group.
  16. Any other documents relating to the applicants personal ties to the home country, such as title deeds or lease agreements etc.

  1. Filled and signed online application form
  2. A passport photo, with a light background, no older than 6 month and size 45x35mm,
  3. A passport, valid at least 90 days after expiry of the visa and with at least 2 blank pages
  4. Copy of the applicant’s passport identity pages (incl. extension date if applicable), and any other visa, residence permits, entry and exit stamps or an old passport if relevant.
  5. Travel medical insurance with a minimum coverage of 30.000 EURO for the effective stay in Schengen. Please check on www.kenya.um.dk for an updated list of approved insurance companies. Original receipt for payment of insurance.
  6. Preliminary flight booking and a detailed travel itinerary.
  7. Hotel booking
  8. Copy of national ID-card (both sides).
  9. Non-Kenyans are required to submit a copy of a valid Kenyan residence permit or other proof of legal stay in Kenya.
  10. Proof of solvency: Certified bank statements with bank referral letter covering at least the last three months with a bank referral letter. - Pay slips for the last three months (if employed).
  11. A copy of the business license of employing company. If self-employed, copy of Kenyan PIN Certificate as well as company registration, copy of Memorandum of Association and Articles of Association, copy of Business License, if applicable.
  12. Proof of employment - Dispatch letter from the employer: signed by the employer and containing the applicant’s function/profession, terms of employment, number of years, monthly net salary, granted leave days and date and contact details of the employer. - Contract of employment - Retired persons: documents proving the pension or other financial support. - If self-employed, copy of Kenyan PIN Certificate as well as company registration, copy of Memorandum of Association and Articles of Association, copy of Business License, if applicable.
  13. Invitation letter OR the on-line invitation letter VU1, mentioning clearly: full address and contacts of the company, the name and position of the countersigning officer, purpose and duration of the visit, detailed program, the person or the entity who will bear your travel and living costs.
  14. Proof of registration and receipt for registration fee, if attending a conference, which requires prior registration.

  1. Filled and signed online application form
  2. A passport photo, with a light background, no older than 6 month and size 45x35mm,
  3. A passport, valid at least 90 days after expiry of the visa and with at least 2 blank pages
  4. Copy of the applicant’s passport identity pages (incl. extension date if applicable), and any other visa, residence permits, entry and exit stamps or an old passport if relevant.
  5. Travel medical insurance with a minimum coverage of 30.000 EURO for the effective stay in Schengen. Please check on www.kenya.um.dk for an updated list of approved insurance companies. Original receipt for payment of insurance.
  6. Preliminary flight booking and a detailed travel itinerary.
  7. Invitation letter OR the on-line invitation letter VU3, mentioning clearly: the applicant’s personal details, indication of course attending/research work required, the duration, the person or the entity who will bear your travel and living costs, date and contact details of the institute.
  8. Copy of national ID-card (both sides).
  9. Non-Kenyans are required to submit a copy of a valid Kenyan residence permit or other proof of legal stay in Kenya.
  10. Proof of solvency: Certified bank statements with bank referral letter covering at least the last three months with a bank referral letter. - Pay slips for the last three months (if employed).
  11. Letter from current educational institute containing the applicant’s personal data, name of the institute, contact details, course enrolment and number of years at the institute.
  12. Original and copy of marriage certificate, original and copy of birth certificates of self, spouse and children, if applicable.
  13. Proof of registration and receipt for registration fee, if attending a course, which requires prior registration
  14. Any other documents relating to the applicants personal ties to the home country, such as title deeds or lease agreements etc.

Estonia

Visa requirements for Kenyan citizens to Estonia

Estonia is represented in issuing visas to Estonia by the Netherlands.

For more detailed information concerning documents to be submitted for visa application please contact the Embassy of the Netherlands.

Visiting address:
Embassy of the Kingdom of the Netherlands
Riverside Lane, off Riverside Drive
Nairobi

Postal address:
P.O. Box 41537
00100 Nairobi
Phone: + 254-20-4288000
+254 20 4288333 (for visa department daily between11:00-12:00)
Fax: +254 20 4288264
E-mail: nai@minbuza.nl
http://kenia.nlembassy.org/

Finland

Visa requirements for Kenyan citizens to Finland

Eden Square, Block 3, Greenway Road,
Off Westlands Road,  Nairobi
Tel: 254-20-3705721-4
e-mail:            visa.nai@formin.fi      
Website:         www.finland.or.ke

  • Single-entry visa
    allows the holder to enter Finland once and stay for up to 90 days in any 180-day period.
  • Double-entry visa
    allows entry into Finland twice and may be valid within the Schengen area for up to 90 days in any 180-day period.
  • Multiple-entry visa
     is granted for several consecutive visits to the Schengen area. The total duration of the stays may not exceed the number of days stated on the visa sticker, that is, up to 90 days in a 180-day period.  A multiple-entry visa is valid for a maximum of five (5) years.
  • Airport transit visa
    allows the visa holder transit via the international zone of the airport during a stopover or change between two flights. Entry in the national zone is prohibited. Citizens of the following countries need a transit visa:
    • Afghanistan
    • Bangladesh
    • Eritrea
    • Ethiopia
    • Ghana
    • Iraq
    • Iran
    • Democratic Republic of Congo
    • Nigeria
    • Pakistan
    • Somalia
    • Sri Lanka

To apply for a visa you need the following

  1. The visa application form completed and signed
  2. One photograph
    Include a colour photograph from which you are recognizable.
  3. A passport
    Make sure your passport is valid for at least three (3) months after the end of your intended travel and that it has been issued no later than ten (10) years ago.
  4. Travel insurance
    Your travel insurance must be in force for the period of the validity of the applied visa and cover the entire Schengen area. The minimum coverage of the policy must be EUR 30,000 and the insurance must cover expenses arising from a sudden illness and accident (also the patient's repatriation) and repatriation expenses in case of death.
  5. Supporting documents
    As the required appendices vary by country, contact the mission or visa center to make sure which ones you need. The mission may request that you append certain documents to the application to show the purpose, conditions and duration of the visit. Examples of such documents are
    • tickets,
    • a confirmation of hotel reservation,
    • a private invitation letter
    • an official invitation.
       
    • The invitation is a free-form letter indicating the host organisation’s or private host’s contact details and the invited person's details, such as name, date of birth, address, passport number, and purpose and length of visit.
       
    • In case of a private visit, it is advisable to mention if your host is a friend or your spouse or relative. Please note that an invitation does not guarantee that a visa will be issued. The host’s wealth is not taken into account when the applicant’s economic situation in the home country is assessed (a business visit, for example, is an exception to this, because the applicant is not responsible for the travel costs).
       
    • In addition to the above, you may be asked to provide information concerning the itinerary, means of transport, return trip, financial means of support and assets and employment.
       
    • The applicant must have proof of sufficient financial means to cover the duration and purpose of the stay and the cost of living in the country.  In Finland a minimum of EUR 30 a day is required.
  6. Parental consent is required for minors
    unaccompanied minor children need a parental consent for their travel.
  7. Interview
    The mission may also ask you for a personal interview to find out about the purpose of your visit.

France

Visa requirements for Kenyan citizens to France

Peponi Gardens, off Peponi Road

P.O. Box 41784

Nairobi ,Kenya
Tel: 254-20-2778000
Fax: 254-20-2778181
e-mail:ambafrance.nairobi@diplomatie.gouv.fr
Website: www.ambafrance-ke.org

Visiting Hours

SUBMISSION OF FILES (by appointment only)

Monday

08: 30-11: 30

Tuesday

08: 30-11: 30

Wednesday

08: 30-11: 30

Thursday

08: 30-11: 30

PASSPORT COLLECTION (without appointment)

Friday

8: 30-12: 00

  1. Filled and signed online application form
  2. A passport photo, with a light background, no older than 6 month and size 45x35mm,
  3. A passport, valid at least 90 days after expiry of the visa and with at least 2 blank pages
  4. Copy of the applicant’s passport identity pages (incl. extension date if applicable), and any other visa, residence permits, entry and exit stamps or an old passport if relevant.
  5. Travel medical insurance with a minimum coverage of 30.000 EURO for the effective stay in Schengen. Please check on www.kenya.um.dk for an updated list of approved insurance companies. Original receipt for payment of insurance.
  6. Preliminary flight booking and a detailed travel itinerary.
  7. Hotel booking
  8. Copy of national ID-card (both sides).
  9. Non-Kenyans are required to submit a copy of a valid Kenyan residence permit or other proof of legal stay in Kenya.
  10. Proof of solvency: Certified bank statements with bank referral letter covering at least the last three months with a bank referral letter. - Pay slips for the last three months (if employed).
  11. Proof of employment - Dispatch letter from the employer: signed by the employer and containing the applicant’s function/profession, terms of employment, number of years, monthly net salary, granted leave days and date and contact details of the employer. - Contract of employment - Retired persons: documents proving the pension or other financial support. - If self-employed, copy of Kenyan PIN Certificate as well as company registration, copy of Memorandum of Association and Articles of Association, copy of Business License, if applicable.
  12. Original and copy of marriage certificate, original and copy of birth certificates of self, spouse and children, if applicable.
  13. Additional requirements for minors (under 18 years): - Copy of both parents/guardians ID-card and passports - Written consent from the parent(s)/guardian(s) if either or both is not accompanying, with contact details of both parents. - Proof of full custody or if a parent has deceased, either a death certificate or a court order for the custody. - Proof of guardianship if someone else than the biological parent(s) as stated in the birth certificate. - If travelling outside school holidays, a letter from the school with the necessary details. - If travelling with a group, a complete list of names of all travelling, and name of the person in charge of the group.
  14. Any other documents relating to the applicants personal ties to the home country, such as title deeds or lease agreements etc.

Germany

Visa requirements for Kenyan citizens to Germany

Riverside Drive, Nairobi

P.O. Box 30 180
Nairobi, Kenya
Tel: 254-20-4451704/4262100
Fax: 4262129
e-mail             :info@nairobi.diplo.de
Website          : www.nairobi.diplo.de

  • Short stay (maximum of 90 days, e.g. for a holiday or business trip)
  • Long stay (more than 90 days, e.g. to attend university, work or join a family member in Germany)
  • Visa appointments can only be obtained online. When applying, make sure you have all required documents and duly filled-in forms. Applications can only be made in person (exceptions for frequent travelers).Please do not send original documents (invitation letters, certificates etc.) to the Embassy before the Visa appointment took place. The inviting person/company/university should send it directly to you and you should bring it at the day of your appointment to the Embassy.
  • Please fill out the online VIDEX visa application form- (https://videx.diplo.de/videx/desktop/index.html#start) or download the application form   (https://nairobi.diplo.de/blob/2296702/f6eb25501c47e6c021417ba2dab59145/visa-application-form-data.pdf)
  • Please make an online appointment to submit your application. You may submit your application six months before the start of your planned trip at the earliest and 15 days at the latest.
  • https://service2.diplo.de/rktermin/extern/choose_realmList.do?locationCode=nair&realmId=1011
  • Please compile the documents you need to submit with your application. If documents or supporting documentation are missing, your application may be rejected. We have prepared a leaf let. Kindly print it out and hand it in together with the required documents in the given order.
  • Applications are to be submitted not earlier than six months and not later than 15 days prior to the intended travel.
  • Applications are treated within 15 days but might take 45 days in special cases and for certain nationalities.
  • An online appointment has to be booked prior to submission of the application for a Schengen visa (https://nairobi.diplo.de/ke-en/service/online-appointment/1510762).
  • Applicants must apply in person at the Embassy.
  • Visa fee is due upon introduction of the application and is currently € 80; for children between ages 6 and 11 the visa fee is € 40 (to be paid in Kenyan Shillings).
  • Visa fees are non-refundable!
  • Please make sure to submit complete application documents! Incomplete applications may lead to direct rejection of the visa application.
  • In individual cases, the Embassy reserves the right to insist on the submission of further documents.
  • The Embassy will only process the application once the required documents have been submitted in full.
  • Please be advised that submitting all required documents is not a guarantee that a visa will be granted. Furthermore, a visa is not a guarantee of access to the Schengen territory. The final decision remains with the immigration office at the border. The permission to enter the Schengen territory may depend on the presentation of the invitation letter, the original formal obligation letter, your financial means and the travel health insurance.

ALL APPLICANTS MUST SUBMIT THE FOLLOWING:

  1. One application form duly completed and signed by applicant;

Please use the online VIDEX application form (https://videx.diplo.de/videx/desktop/index.html#start)

  1. Two biometric color passport photographs (3.5cm x 4.5cm) not older than six months

(Frontal view, eyes directly to the camera, white background, no shadows on the face, no reflection on lenses, no headwear, and mouth closed. The face - from chin to hairline - must fill 80% of the photo (face height between 3.6cm and 3.2cm), the complete face must be clearly visible

  1. Passport valid for at least three months after intended return journey. The passport must have at least two empty pages (original)

Please note that the embassy only accepts the new generation e-passport from Kenyan nationals

  1. Copy of passport bio-data page and copies of all previous Schengen visas and residence permits (copy)
  2. Nationals other than Kenyans must be able to show a valid residence permit and/or student pass and re-entry-permit for Kenya (copy)
  3. Proof of personal regular income or means of subsistence (i.e. pay slips and/or certified bank statements covering the last three months), even if you don’t pay the travel costs yourself. (Housewives or students: confirmation letter, certified bank statements, passport copy of the person who sponsors your life in Kenya) (original)
  4. Proof of travel medical insurance for the duration of stay, minimum cover of Euro 30.000,00 and valid for all Schengen countries (please see the list of travel insurances accepted by the Schengen embassies in Kenya) (copy)

Employees/ Students:

  1. Introduction letter from Kenyan company/ university/ school including postal address and telephone number stating the reasons and duration of the business trip, the precise activities of the organization, how long the applicant has been with the company and his monthly income (original)

Self-Employment:

  1. Official documents of the business in Kenya (e.g. “Certificate of Incorporation”, “Trading License”, “CR 12”), financial status of company (certified bank statements of the last three months) (original and copy)

Minors:

  1. Notarized consent letter from both parents (if applicable sole custody order) (original)
  2. Birth certificate of the applicant (original and copy)
  3. Passport copies of both parents (copy)

ADDITIONAL DOCUMENTS TO SUBMIT FOR: BUSINESS/ CONFERENCE TRIP

  1. A recent and signed formal invitation from your business partner/ organisation stating duration and purpose of the visit and – if applicable – funding to the journey (original)

Please note: Business letters in the form of photocopies, emails and printed PDF files are not accepted

  1. Proof of financial status of the company (i.e. certified bank statements covering the last three months) (original)
  2. Proof of hotel reservation (copy)

 ‘SELF FUNDED’ TOURIST VISA WITHOUT INVITATION

  1. Travel plan and confirmed hotel booking(s) covering all your stay in the Schengen countries (copy)
  2. Proof of sufficient funds to support yourself during your stay (e.g. certified bank statements of current account, salary slips of the last three months, etc.) (original)

 VISITORS VISA (FAMILY/FRIENDS)

  1. A signed invitation from your host stating at which address the applicant is going to stay, the nature of the relationship and the purpose of the visit (original)
  2. Passport copy from your host in Germany (data page and page with residence permit or residence card if your host is not German) (copy)
  3. In case of family visit: Relevant documents to proof the family relationship (e.g. marriage/ birth certificates) (original and copy)

  1. Original formal obligation letter (“Verpflichtungserklärung”) as per §§ 66 - 68 Aliens Act from the Aliens Office and from a person living in Germany covering all the costs that may be incurred, not older than 6 months (original and copy front and back page).

If other evidence is presented that adequate financial resources are available, you can be exempted from submitting an obligation letter. Please note that cash is no acceptable proof!

over and above requirements medical visa applicants are required to have the below

MEDICAL TREATMENT

  1. Confirmation/ invitation letter from the German hospital or doctor, stating clearly that the treatment can be undertaken in Germany, what costs will be incurred during and after the treatment, and the duration of treatment (original)
  2. Proof of payment: expected medical costs should be transferred to the clinic prior to the scheduled treatment (original)
  3. Detailed written confirmation letter from a Kenyan hospital or doctor, confirming that the treatment cannot be carried out in Kenya (original)
  4. Funding of journey: Official obligation letter as per §§ 66-68 Aliens Act from the Aliens Office and from a person living in Germany covering all the costs that may be incurred, not older than 6 months (front and back page); (original and copy)

If other evidence is presented that adequate financial resources are available, you can be exempted from submitting an obligation letter
 

Greece

Visa requirements for Kenyan citizens to Greece

Kimathi Str., Nation Tower, 7th floor

(P.O. Box 30543-00100),

Nairobi, Kenya

TEL: +25420 3340722, 3340744

+25420 2216044
Email              : gremb.nai@mfa.gr
Website            : http://www.mfa.gr/missionsabroad/en/kenya-en

  • Important information
  • Visa interviews are held on Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday between 1000 am and 1330 pm.
  • Visa collection is on Friday between 1100 am and 1400 pm. In order to collect your passport, you will need to show your receipt.
  • The passport may be collected by another person if they show the receipt.
  • Appointments for visa applications are held on Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday between 1000 am and 1330 pm. For appointments, please contact Ms. Karimi at muthoni.rachael@mfa.gr or at gremb.nai@mfa.gr .
  • Please note that a visa may take up to 15 calendar days to be processed and delivered. Travelers are advised to apply for their visas one month in advance.
  • Visa applications for travel for more than three months after the date of application are not accepted.
  • Visa forms are to be completed and submitted by the applicant IN PERSON.
  • An interview will also be taken.
  • All documents must be submitted at the time of the application.
  1. Visa application, duly completed and signed by the applicant. The application may be completed at the embassy.
  2. One recent color photograph (white background, maximum 3 months old)
  3. Current passport that must be valid for at least three months after the expiry of the visa. Previous passports may be requested.
  4. Kenyan residency permit or re-entry stamp in passport for non-Kenyans, valid minimum 3 months after the expiry of the visa. Foreign citizens that are not residents of Kenya cannot apply for a visa at our Embassy.
  5. Birth and marriage certificates may be requested.
    In order to attend a conference, meeting, training, we require an invitation from the organizing body stating the exact dates, venue of the conference and the nature of the visit.
  6. Evidence of accommodation in host country (hotel reservations, copy of lease agreement etc).
    If you are applying for a visa for Greece, the applicant is being invited by a citizen of the EU then the applicant must send the embassy ( gremb.nai@mfa.gr ) an invitation in the form of a sworn statement (υπεύθυνη δήλωση) authorized by the Greek authorities (Κ.Ε.Π or Greek police) with EU citizen’s ID or passport attached. The document must state the nature of the visit, the dates of your visit and the physical address of the EU citizen’s domicile.
  7. If you are applying for a visa for Portugal, the EU citizen must send us an invitation letter mentioning the nature of the visit, the dates of your visit and the physical address of the EU citizen’s domicile. Also, the EU citizen’s ID or passport must be attached to the invitation letter.
  8. The applicant may be requested to submit proof of sufficient funds in Kenya (pay slips and/or personal bank account statements for the last six months from a Kenyan bank). The equivalent sum of fifty Euros for each day you are in the Schengen zone must be present in your bank account. If the applicant’s employer is funding the trip then a letter stating this is required.
  9. Letter of employment including information on leave of absence. For those that are self-employed, we require a company registration certificate.
  10. If a minor is traveling unaccompanied or with one parent, a signed letter of parental consent and a copy of the parent/guardian’s passport or national ID are necessary. The child’s birth certificate clearly stating the two parents' name is also required. In case one of the two parents is deceased then a death certificate is required. Children under 12 years of age do not pay the visa fee.
  11. Proof of return airline ticket reservation issued by travel agencies registered and located in Kenya. Paying for the air ticket at this stage is not recommended.
  12. The Schengen visa application fee is 6900 KES in cash (based on the current exchange rate used by the Embassy 1 Euro Χ 115 KES) and it is not refundable. Children under 12 years of age do not pay the visa fee.
  13. Travel medical insurance of a minimum coverage of 30,000 Euros


 

Hungary

 Visa requirements for Kenyan citizens to Hungary

Kabarsiran Avenue (off James Gichuru), Lavington

P.O. Box 61146
Nairobi, Kenya
Tel: 254-20-4442612/24, 4442499, 0738905187,0736319078
Fax: 254-20-4442101
e-mail:mission.nai@kum.hu
Website: www.mfa.gov.hu
 

Visas

Opening hours: Tuesday and Thursday, between 9.00 and 13.00

Information and Visa appointment: chancery.nai@mfa.gov.hu

3. General requirements for obtaining a visa 

  1. Completed and signed Application for Schengen Visa -  (https://nairobi.mfa.gov.hu/asset/view/118002/new%20visa%20form.pdf)
  2. Original passport valid for travel to the Members States to visit. The passport validity must exceed the planned stay in the Schengen Area with at least three months.
  3. The passport must have been issued within the last ten years and shall contain at least two blank pages.
  4. Photocopy of the original passport including the data page, immigration file no, any other visa, residence permits, entry and exit stamps.
  5. Photocopy of the national ID card (both sides).
  6. One colour photo  not more than six months old, passport size (45 mm x 35 mm), full face and taken against a light background (see attached photo requirements)
  7. Payment of the visa fee (Nonrefundable)

The visa fee is 9121 KES which can be paid by bank card ONLY on the day of application.  

  1. Individual medical travel insurance which covers all costs that could arise as a result of emergency medical assistance, emergency hospitalization or medical repatriation. The insurance should cover costs of at least EUR 30,000 and be valid for the duration of the stay in all the Schengen countries.

Additional requirements for non-Kenyan applicants residing in Kenya

  1. Copy of the applicant's Kenya residence permit. The permit validity must exceed the planned stay in the Schengen Area with at least three months.
  2. travel itinerary;
  3. accommodation, or proof of sufficient means to cover accommodation;

Assessment of sufficient means of subsistence both for the duration of the intended stay and for the return to the country of origin or residence;

  1. The financial coverage of the expenses can be certified with the following documents
  • an original income certificate of the employer or
  • a bank account statement on the account turnover during the last three months or
  • a pension slip or
  • a certificate of registration in the case of an individual entrepreneur or one-man firm or
  • a valid air ticket booking and confirmation of the reserved accommodation
  • in the case of minors, a declaration by the legal representative on the coverage of the costs and on the existence of the financial coverage or
  • a letter of invitation issued and endorsed by the Office of Immigration and Asylum

Additional requirements for applicants travelling for touristic purpose

  1. Detailed travel itinerary
  2. Hotel booking
  3. If you are employed please submit a signed letter from your current employer containing the following information:
  • your personal data, your function/profession;
  • terms of employment  (temporary or permanent);
  • Starting date of employment;
  • Monthly net salary;
  • number of years with employer/organization;
  • granted leave days;
  • date and contact details of the employer.
  1. If you are self-employed, please submit copy of Kenya PIN Certificate and certified personal bank statement with bank referral letter covering the last three months
  2. If you are retired please submit documents proving your pension or other financial support.
  3. Any other documents relating to your personal ties in Kenya like marriage certificate, title deeds or lease agreements, etc...

Additional requirements for applicants travelling for the purpose of medical treatment

  1. A letter from the medical institution or doctor in the Member State of destination indicating the following:
  • The contact with the local doctor;
  • Nature of the treatment;
  • Estimated time for recovery;
  • The need for return visits;
  • The cost of treatment;
  • The mention that the patient is accepted;
  • The indication that the treatment can be performed;
  • The indication that the medical institution or doctor agrees with the intended method of payment.
  1. Certified bank statement with bank referral letter covering the last three months.
  2. Proof of pre-payment of the treatment or other proof of sufficient financial means to cover the medial treatment and related expenses.
  3. Employed persons:  a dated and signed letter from the current employer containing the following information:
  • The employed person's personal data, function or profession;
  • terms of employment  (temporary or permanent);
  • number of years of employment ;
  • granted leave days;
  1. Self-employed persons: copy of Kenya PIN Certificate and Certified bank statement for business account for the last three months.
  2. If you are retired please submit documents proving your pension or other financial support.

Additional requirements for applicants travelling for purpose of business and conference (including official visits)

  1. Signed and stamped letter of invitation. The invitation must contain the following information:
    • your personal data
    • the reason for your visit to the Member State of destination
    • how long you intend to be in the Member State
    • who will be responsible for supporting you financially during the time you are in European Union
    • date and contact details
  2. Signed and stamped letter from your current employer or organization containing the following information:
    • your personal data
    • your function/profession
    • terms of employment  (temporary or permanent, begin and end dates of the contract)
    • number of years with employer/organization
    • purpose of the visit
    • who will be responsible for supporting you financially during the time you are in the Schengen Area
    • Salary: pay slips & certified bank account statements from the last three months
  3. If you are self-employed, please submit copy of Kenya PIN Certificate and certified bank statement for business account for the last three months.
  4. If you are attending a conference which requires prior registration, proof of registration and receipt for registration fee.

Additional requirements for minors (under 18 years)

  1. Copy of birth certificate (the original must be presented)
  2. Copy of both parents ID-cards
  3. Legalized written consent letter from both parents if the child is travelling alone, or from the parent that is not accompanying the child when travelling. The letter should include the parent(s) telephone and e-mail contacts
  4. If either one of the parent is absent or deceased this must be supported by the information on the death certificate or a Court Order for the custody.
  5. If the legal guardian is someone else apart from the biological parent as stated in the birth certificate a custody order must be submitted proving the legal guardianship
  6. A letter from school containing the child’s name, name of parents, grade, number of years at school, school holidays, contact details, date and name of school representative.
  7. If the child is travelling with a group please submit a complete list of names of all group members travelling and name of person in charge of the group

Ireland

Visa requirements for Kenyan citizens to Ireland

Embassy of Ireland
4th Floor, Delta Office Suites
Manayani Road, Off Waiyakai Way
PO Box 30659-00100
Nairobi

Tel: + 254 205 135 300

Website: https://www.dfa.ie/irish-embassy/kenya/

A short stay 'C' visit (tourist) visa allows you to travel to Ireland for up to 90 days for:

Your application has 3 parts:

  1. Create a visa application online (https://www.visas.inis.gov.ie/AVATS/OnlineHome.aspx)
  2. Pay the visa application fee
  3. Send your passport & other documents for processing
  4. Note: In some cases, you may also need to provide biometric information

Requirements

i. Application summary sheets

Print, sign and date the Application summary sheets (from AVATS) and include them with your application documents.

ii. Application letter

Type or write a letter explaining why you want to come to Ireland. Sign and date the letter and submit it with your documents.

Your letter must include your full name and postal address, and the:

  • Reason you want to come to Ireland
  • Dates you plan to arrive and leave

Your letter must also include a commitment from you that you will:

  • Obey the conditions of your visa in full
  • Not rely on public services (eg public hospitals) or become a burden on the State
  • Leave Ireland before your immigration permission expires

iii. Holiday, vacation plan/Itinerary

Type or write a description of your planned holiday, vacation or study trip to Ireland, including where you will stay.

Accommodation

Include printed reservation confirmations (emails or letters) of your accommodation from:

Travel & medical insurance

If your application for a visa is approved, you must get travel/medical insurance before you travel.

iv. Proof of fee payment (where relevant)

In some circumstances, you may have to include proof that you have paid the visa application fee.

v. Passport

You must submit:

  • Your current passport
  • A photocopy of each page from all previous passports you have

vi. Photographs

Include 2 passport-sized colour photographs of the visa applicant.

On the back of each photo:

  • Sign your name (in your native script and language)
  • Write your Visa Application Transaction Number from AVATS

vii. Finance plan

You must show that you have enough finance (money) to support yourself fully in Ireland.

If you are paying for your own visit

Include an up-to-date bank statement with your documents. The bank statement must:

If a friend or family member in Ireland is helping to pay for your visit

Type or write an estimate of how much your friend/family member will spend (in Euro) and what they will pay for (if appropriate), eg cost of airline tickets in Euro.

To do so, you must ask them to send you the following original documents and include them with your application:

  • An up-to-date bank statement,
  • If they are employed, they must provide:
    • Their 3 most recent payslips
    • Their most recent tax return document, for example in Ireland, an employment detail summary from Revenue
    • A letter from their employer that confirms they are employed

If someone else (a third party) is helping to pay for your visit

Type or write a description that explains how and why your visit is being paid for by a third party. You must also include the third party's:

  • Full name and address
  • Telephone number
  • Email address (if available)
  • Website (if appropriate)

viii. Proof you will return home

You must include proof that you will leave Ireland when your visit ends.

To do so, you must show that you have a strong obligation to return home (ie to your country of residence) for economic, social or family reasons.

Work

If you have a job at home, you must show that you have an obligation to return to it. To do so, you should provide:

  • Your 3 most recent original payslips
  • A letter from your employer that states:
    • How long you have been employed there
    • The dates you are on vacation
    • The date you will be returning to work in that job

Education or study

If you are a student at home, you must show that you have an obligation to return to continue your studies. To do so, you should provide:

  • A letter from your school or college that states:
    • The course you are studying
    • How many years you have been a student there
    • How many years/semesters you have left there

The letter should also state that your school/college expects you return to your studies after your vacation or study trip to Ireland.

Family

If you have a family at home, you must prove that you will return to them. To do so, type or write a description of your family including:

  • Your family status, eg married, co-habiting, separated, divorced, bereaved, etc
  • Any children or dependents, eg elderly parents

If you are married and your spouse is not coming to Ireland with you, you should include your original Marriage Certificate with your application.

If you have children aged under 18 and they are not coming to Ireland with you, you should include their original Birth Certificates with your application.

Property

If you own or rent property in your country of residence, type or write a description of it and include it with your application.

You should also include other documents as proof, eg your original tenancy/rental agreement or property title deed.

Nationals of the following States or territories need a transit visa.

Afghanistan

Ghana

Nigeria

Albania

Georgia

Somalia

Cuba

Iran

Sri Lanka

Democratic Republic of Congo

Iraq

Ukraine

Eritrea

Lebanon

Zimbabwe

Ethiopia

Moldova

 

Italy

Visa requirements for Kenyan citizens to Italy

United Nations Crescent, Gigiri

P.O. Box 63389-000619

00100 Nairobi, Kenya
Tel: 254-20-2247750
Fax:254-20-2247086
e-mail: ambasciata.nairobi@esteri.it
Website: http://www.ambnairobi.esteri.it/

Important Information

  • Applications done through VFS Global Visa Application Center, VFS Global, located on the fifth floor of the Park Field Building, Muthangari Drive, opposite SAFARICOM House, on Waiyakai Way, in Westlands, PO Box 25180 - 00100 Nairobi.
  • Vfs portal (https://visa.vfsglobal.com/ken/en/ita )
    • Presentation of questions: from 08.00 to 15.00, from Monday to Friday
    • Practice collection: from 11.00 to 15.30, from Monday to Friday
  • There is the possibility to present the visa application directly at the Embassy, ​​by appointment only, to be requested at Visa.nairobi@esteri.it
  • This appointment will be confirmed by email to the applicant on the first possible date.
  • It is recommended to apply at least 4 weeks before your intended travel date.
  • Personal appearance of applicant is required
  • All documents must be submitted in original, as well as in a clear photocopy, together with the application
  • In case of minors, birth certificate and formal parental/guardian consent to the trip, plus copy of their passport must be provided

List of documents:

  1. Application form duly completed and signed by applicant ( by parent / guardian in case of minor) and phone number
  2. Passport (or other travel document recognized by the Italian Government ) valid for minimum three months after expiry of requested visa, containing at least 2 empty pages(back to back) and validity not exceeding 10 years
  3. Two recent full face color photos, passport size (45 mm x 35 mm), taken against a light background
  4. Previous passport in original if any
  5. Kenyan I.D.
    For other nationalities, Kenyan resident permit or re-entry stamp in passport valid minimum 3 months after expiry of the visa.
  6. Birth / marriage certificate may be required.
  7. Invitation / proof of purpose of travel:
    letter of invitation from an individual resident in Italy in which the person inviting shall ensure that he/she is able to offer adequate accommodation, guarantee for the expenses of the stay and also that the person invited will not take up work in Italy and will leave the Italian territory within the expiry of the visa issued.
  8. The person inviting will also be required to produce the following:
    1. if Italian citizen, copy of the Italian passport or other identity document;
    2. if foreign citizen, copy of the permit of stay.
  9. In case of an independent traveler, the complete travel itinerary, flight booking and hotel reservation must be provided
  10. Proof of sufficient funds and evidence of maintenance in host country (credit cards, bank statements, bank guarantee/FIDEJUSSIONE by the sponsor in Italy, etc.)
  11. Letter of employment, including information on leave, if applicable
  12. Bank statements relevant to the last six months
  13. Documentation proving socio-economic status (property deed, bank statement, employment contract, etc.)
  14. Travel/Health Medical Insurance, valid for all Schengen Countries, for the entire period of staying and a minimum coverage of EUROS 30,000
  15. Flight booking

List of documents:

  1. Application form duly completed and signed by applicant and phone number.
  2. Passport (or other travel document recognized by the Italian Government) valid for minimum three months after expiry of requested visa and containing at least 2 empty pages(back-toback) and validity not exceeding 10 years.
  3. Two recent full face color photos, passport size (45 mm x 35 mm), taken against a light background.
  4. Previous passport in original if any.
  5. Kenyan I.D. Card.
    For other nationalities, Kenyan resident permit or re-entry stamp in passport valid for minimum 3 months after expiry of the visa requested.
  6. Birth and/or marriage certificate may be required.
  7. Invitation/proof of purpose of travel.
  8. letter of invitation from an Italian Company (with proof of its registration with the Italian Chamber of Commerce, or other similar authorization) specifying its own activity, the aim of the applicant’s trip, period of stay and accommodation provided; the Company will also ensure that the applicant will leave the Italian territory within the expiry of the visa.
  9. Letter addressed to the Embassy from the local Company (on letter-headed paper bearing the company’s stamp and the signature of the managing director) indicating its business activities, the applicant’s details and his/her position in the same company, the duration and aim of the trip, as well as the name, address and telephone number of the Italian company he/she intends to visit. The letter will also specify if the company will cover the expenses of the stay.
  10. Proof of sufficient funds or evidence of maintenance in host country (credit cards, bank statements etc).
  11. Certificate of registration of the local company.
  12. Company’s bank account relevant to the last six months.
  13. Documentation proving personal socio-economic status (property deeds, bank statements, employment contract, etc).
  14. Travel/Health Medical Insurance, valid for all Schengen Countries, the entire period of staying and minimum coverage EUR 30.000.
  15. Flight booking.

List of documents:

  1. Application form duly completed and signed by applicant (by parents/guardian in case of minor) and phone number
  2. Passport (or other travel document recognized by the Italian Government ) valid for minimum three months after expiry of requested visa, containing at least 2 empty pages(back to back) and validity not exceeding 10 years
  3. Two recent full face color photos, passport size (45 mm x 35 mm) and taken against a light background
  4. Previous passport in original if any
  5. Kenyan I.D. Card.
    For other nationalities, Kenyan resident permit or re-entry stamp in passport with validity of minimum 3 months after expiry of the visa
  6. Birth/marriage certificate may be required
  7. Documents from an eligible Italian hospital showing its willingness to offer medical treatment to the applicant, specifying the kind of cure the applicant will undergo and an approximate duration of the treatment. The said document must also state an estimate of the total cost of medical services and certify - trhough receipt - the received payment of at least 30% of the estimated cost.
  8. Documentation from a local hospital proving the applicant’s need for special medical treatment not available in Kenya and the necessity to travel abroad
  9. Proof of sufficient funds to pay for the total expenses and evidence of maintenance in Italy (credit cards, bank statements of the last 6 months, etc) for the patient as well as for the accompanying person
  10. Proof of accommodation
  11. In case the accommodation is guaranteed by a person living in Italy, copy of passport or residence permit is required and proof of the personal financial status
  12. Flight booking
  13. Travel/Health Medical Insurance (for the person accompanying) valid for all Schengen Countries, period required and minimum coverage EUR 30.000

List of documents:

  1. Application form duly completed and signed by applicant (by parent / guardian in case of minor) and phone number.
  2. Passport (or other travel document recognized by the Italian Government ) valid for minimum three months after expiry of requested visa, containing at least 2 empty pages(back to back) and validity not exceeding 10 years.
  3. Two recent full face color photos, passport size (45 mm x 35 mm), taken against a light background.
  4. Previous passport in original if any.
  5. Kenyan I.D.
    For other nationalities, Kenyan resident permit or re-entry stamp in passport valid minimum 3 months after expiry of the visa.
  6. Passport with entry visa issued by the final country of destination and proof of the effective need of passing through the Schengen area.
  7. Proof of economic means of support.
  8. Flight booking.
  9. Personal Bank Statements – Proof of sufficient funds or evidence of maintenance in host country (credit cards, bank statements, employment contract, etc).
  10. Travel/Health Medical Insurance, valid for all Schengen Countries for the entire period of stay and minimum coverage EUR 30,000
  11. Hotel Reservation

Malta

Visa requirements for Kenyan citizens to  Malta

Address:

P.O. Box 600 - 00621 Nairobi

Red Hill Road, Gigiri,

Nairobi, Kenya

Tel: + 254 705 668 775

E-mail: kenyaembassy@orderofmalta.int

Consulate Email: maltaconsul.nairobi@gov.mt

Website: www.smomkenya.org

General visa application requirements

The following list of documents are required for any short-term Schengen visa application:

  • Visa application form. Fully completed and signed.
  • Two recently taken photos must be attached. Both photos must be taken within the last three months, according to the visa photo requirements.
  • A valid passport. Not older than 10 years and it should valid for at least three more months beyond the date you plan to leave Schengen area. Older passports with visas on them (if you have any).
  • Round trip reservation or itinerary. It must include dates and flight numbers specifying entry and exit from the Schengen area. You can use the visa consultation services like this one. These guys can handle most of your visa requirements such as flight itineraries, hotel reservations along with free consultation over email.
  • Travel insurance policy. A document that proves you have travel health insurance for the whole Schengen territory, with a minimum coverage of 30,000 euros in case of any medical emergency as illnesses, accidents and even repatriation in case of death. The Insurance policy can easily be purchased online from AXA Schengen or Europ Assistance.
  • Proof of accommodation. A document that shows where you will be accommodated throughout your stay in Schengen. This can be one of the following:
    • A hotel/hostel booking.
    • A rental agreement.
    • A letter of invitation from a host at whose house you will be staying.
  • Proof of financial means. Evidence that you have enough money to support yourself financially throughout your stay in the Schengen. This can be one of the following:
    • Bank account statement – that shows you have enough money in your account for the trip. The statement shall be no older than 3 months.
    • Sponsorship Letter – by another person that confirms they will be financially supporting your trip to the Schengen. In order for this letter to be valid, it must be accompanied by a bank statement of the sponsor, no older than three months.
    • A combination of your bank account statement and a letter of sponsorship.
  • Proof of paid visa fee.  €80 for adults and €45 for children from 6 to 12 years old.

Netherlands

Visa requirements for Kenyan citizens to Netherlands

Keystone Park, Block B, 95 Riverside Drive

P.O. Box 41537 - 00100

Nairobi, Kenya
Tel: 254-20-4288000
e-mail:NAI@minbuza.nl
Website: https://www.netherlandsandyou.nl/your-country-and-the-netherlands/kenya

Open: Monday - Friday: 10:00 - 14:00 hours

Visa collection From Monday until Thursday between 12:30 - 13:30 hours you can go to the embassy to pick up or check the status of your visa application.

Tourism visa requirements

Application A completed and signed Schengen visa application form.

(https://consular.mfaservices.nl/my-applications)

Travel Documents

A passport or other travel document

  • Your passport or travel document must be valid for at least 3 months from the date on which you leave the Schengen area.
  • Your passport or travel document must have at least 2 empty visa pages.
  • Your passport or travel document cannot have been issued more than 10 years ago.

Additional requirements for minors (under 18 years)

  • Original and copy of birth certificate.
  • Copy of both parents' ID-cards and passports, if applicable (all pages containing any type of information).
  • Legalized written consent letter from both parents if the minor travels alone, or from the parent that is not accompanying the child when travelling.
  • If either one of the parent is absent or deceased this must be supported by the information on the birth certificate or a death certificate when applicable
  • If the legal guardian is someone else apart from the biological parent as stated in the birth certificate a custody order must be submitted proving the legal guardianship
  • A letter from school containing the minor’s name, name of parents, grade, number of years at school, school holidays, contact details, date and name of school representative
  • If the minor travels with a group: a complete list of names of all group members travelling and name of person in charge of the group

Evidence of legal residence

Additional requirements for non-Kenyan applicants residing in Kenya: Copy of the applicant's Kenya residence permit. The validity of the permit must exceed the planned stay in the Member States with at least three months.

Photo

A passport photo that meets Dutch passport requirements. This photo cannot have been taken more than 6 months ago and must bear a clear resemblance

Proof of travel

Preliminary ticket booking or travel itinerary

Employed persons: a signed letter from current employer containing the following information:

  • the applicant's personal data, function/profession;
  • terms of employment (temporary or permanent);
  • starting date of employment;
  • monthly net salary;
  • number of years with employer/organization;
  • granted leave days;
  • Date and contact details of the employer.

Self-employed persons: copy of Kenya PIN Certificate and, if available bank statement, for business account (last three months).

Retired persons: documents proving the pension or other financial support

Any other documents relating to the applicant's personal ties in Kenya, such as marriage certificate, title deeds or lease agreements.

Proof of health insurance the insurance policy has been taken out in your name. Your insurance is valid throughout the Schengen area and for the duration of your stay.

Visa A visa, residence permit or passport which gives entry to your final destination after your visit to the Schengen area.

Payment Payment of the visa fee.

Additional requirements for Business, conference, official visits

Signed letter of invitation. The invitation must contain the following information:

  • the applicant's personal data
  • the reason for the visit to the Member State of destination
  • period of intended stay in the Member State
  • who will be responsible for supporting the applicant financially during the stay in the Member States
  • date and contact details

Signed letter from current employer or organization containing the following information:

  • the applicant's personal data
  • the applicant's function/profession
  • terms of employment (temporary or permanent)
  • number of years with employer/organization
  • purpose of the visit
  • who will be responsible for supporting the applicant financially during the time you are in the Member States

Additional requirements for Medical treatment

A letter from the medical institution or doctor in the Member State of destination indicating the following:

  • the contact with the local doctor;
  • nature of the treatment;
  • estimated time for recovery;
  • the need for return visits;
  • the cost of treatment;
  • the mention that the patient is accepted;
  • the indication that the treatment can be performed;
  • the indication that the medical institution or doctor agrees with the intended method of payment.

A letter drafted and signed within the last 3 months by the applicant's treating doctor in Kenya providing background information about the medical treatment and confirming the need of specific medical treatment to be provided abroad.

Recent bank statement covering the last three months.

Proof of pre-payment of the treatment or other proof of sufficient financial means to cover the medial treatment (and related expenses).

Proof from the medical institution showing that it agrees with your intended method of payment.

Norway

Visa requirements for Kenyan citizens to  Norway

58, Red Hill Road

Gigiri, Village Market

P.O.Box 2472-00621

Nairobi, Kenya

TEL:     (+254) 20 425 1000

EMAIL:                        emb.nairobi@mfa.no

WEBSITE:        www.norway.no/en/kenya

OFFICE HOURS

Monday-Thursday: 09:00-15:00

Friday: 09:00-12:00

Important Information

All Applications done through VFS

Please, bring original documents (for VFS check) and submit copies.

All supporting documents must be translated into English (and certified by Notary office) or

into Norwegian.

All documents must be in one-side-A4 paper. Do not use staples

Supporting documents must be submitted together with the application, in person.

Supporting documents sent to the Embassy without reference to a registered application will

not be considered.

If for any reason you are not able to present a relevant document, please submit a short

statement explaining why.

Tourist Visa requirements

DOCUMENTS REQUIRED

1. Application form and Cover letter - will be electronically sent via email upon successful online application – must be printed out and signed.

2. One (1) color passport sized photo with white background – not older than 6 months. Edited photos are not accepted. Paste your photo (do not staple) on the Cover letter.

3. Passport- must be valid for at least 3 months after planned departure from the Schengen area, and have at least 2 unused pages. Travel document for Refugees- please note that this is not valid for travelling in all Schengen countries.

Photocopy of passport - personal page

Non-Kenyan applicants:

- Valid temporary/permanent residence permit in the country you reside- please note that the permit must be valid for at

least 3 months after the planned return from Schengen.

- ID card- certified true copy

- Refugees- certified true copy of valid refugee status document.

4. Confirmed booking of roundtrip airline ticket- with name, dates and flight numbers specifying entry/exit from Schengen area and entry/exit from Norway. The ticket should be bought only after the visa has been granted.

Please note: visas are issued based on flight details provided. If the visa has been issued, and you need to change the dates of travel, you have to apply for a new visa.

5. Travel insurance – a one-page document with name and policy number, stating that the applicant is covered by a Schengen Travel

Medical Insurance equivalent of Euro 30.000 for all medical expenses, including repatriation dead or alive, occurring in any Schengen country.

6. Occupation: submit originals (will not be returned to applicant)

- If employed- original letter of employment stating position, length of service, salary, purpose and duration of approved absence.

- If self-employed: original signed letter on company letterhead declaring that you are self-employed, description of company/business, and company registration documents and KRA pin.

- If a student- original signed letter from the college/university confirming attendance and duration of study/degree.

- If unemployed – a note explaining what you do on a daily basis, if you are looking for work/studies. Document how you provide for yourself

- If pensioner – document income/pensioner, or other financial support

Proof of sufficient funds:

- Original stamped bank statements- the last 3 months, must document minimum amount per day of NOK 500,-

OR:

- If someone else is sponsoring your trip: a statement from the sponsor, sponsor’s bank statements and copy of personal page in his/her passport.

“Verification of Bank Statements Form”- sign the consent form (can be found on the Embassy website).

7. Hotel bookings/or confirmation of booking of cruise/organized tour. (for all Schengen countries included in the planned travel) .

8. Itinerary: a detailed description of the planned trip, including how many days planned in Norway and other Schengen countries, and plans for the visit (tourist attractions/places), mode of transport etc (in all Schengen countries).

FOR MINORS (UNDER 18 YEARS):

Birth Certificate for the child- original document must be shown to VFS officer. Submit a certified true copy.

Certified true copy of both parent’s passports

Written consent letter from both parents/guardians-- if the child is travelling alone. Must include both parent’s contact details (phone and email). If the child is travelling with one of the parents, the other parent must write the consent letter.

Certified true copy of relevant court decision – if only one parent has guardianship of the child, or someone else is the legal guardian.

Certified true copy of Death certificate – if one or both parents are deceased.

A letter from School- confirming attendance, grade, personal information, contact details, and confirmed leave.

If the child travels with a group- submit a complete list of names of all group members, and name/contact details of the person in charge of the group.

Poland

Poland

58 Red Hill Rd, off Limuru Rd, Nairobi

P.O. Box 30086- 00100

Nairobi, Kenya
Tel: 254-20-7120019/20/21
Fax: 254-20-7120106
e-mail:Nairobi@secretary.msz.gov.pl(link sends e-mail)
Website: www.nairobi.polemb.net(link is external)

Visa application form must be submitted in person. Diplomatic mission does not accept application forms sent via fax, regular mail or e-mail.

You can book your appointment to apply for a visa via the e-konsulat system. (https://secure.e-konsulat.gov.pl/default.aspx)

Visa Requirements

  1. What documents do I need to submit?
  2. A visa application form filled Online, printed and signed. (https://secure.e-konsulat.gov.pl/default.aspx)
  3. A 3.5 x 4.5 cm colour photo. The photo must be:
  • Sharp, taken against white background and printed on a quality paper.
  • Newer than 6 months.
  • Taken en face, clearly showing the eyes and face from both sides from the top of the head to the top of the shoulders with the face covering 70-80% of the photo.
  •  The photo must be taken without any headwear.
  1. Passport issued within last ten years, valid for at least three months from the expected return date, with at least two blank pages for visas. If you have another valid passport, you should attach it to the visa application form.
  2. A copy of the passport page with personal data and a photo. 
  3. Healthcare insurance valid across all countries of the Schengen area for the amount not lower than EUR 30,000. If you apply for a multiple-entry visa, it should cover the date of the first entry. Below you can download the list of accredited insurance companies agreed under the local Schengen cooperation both in Kenya and in Uganda.
  4. Copy of an ID document to confirm residence within the consular district of your application.
  5. Proof that you have enough means of subsistence in the form decided by the mission:
    A valid bank account statement issued by your bank,
    A valid credit card with a certificate of means available,
    A valid income certificate from your employer for the last three months,
    Traveler’s cheque issued to the visa applicant – an original and a copy.
  6. A proof of accommodation (for example, an official invitation or a hotel booking or reservation).
  7. A document to confirm the purpose and the conditions of your planned stay in Poland 

Additionally to General documents above you need to provide supporting documents for specific purpose of visit:

Tourism

1. Detailed travel itinerary

2. Documents confirming occupation, availability of funds and financial ties with your home country:

a)  For employees: a signed letter from your current employer containing:

- Our personal data, your function/profession;

 - Terms of employment (temporary or permanent);

- Number of years with employer/organization;

- granted leave days;

 - Date and contact details.

b) For private entrepreneurs: an original and copy of the license, or certificate of registration, or the latest tax declaration and/or bank statement for business account (last three months).

c) For retired and disabled applicants: documents proving your pension or other financial support.

d) For students and pupils: statement from the university/school confirming the period of allowed leave or written consent that university/school have no offence that the student will be on leave.

3. Any other documents relating to your personal establishment such as marriage certificate, title deeds or lease agreements.

4. Recent personal bank statement covering the last three months

Additionally to General documents above you need to provide supporting documents for specific purpose of visit:

Professional reasons e.g. business or conference

1. Signed letter of invitation from the host company in Poland. The invitation must contain the following information:

- related to person invited: name, surname, date of birth, number of valid passport, nationality, purpose and exact dates of the visit, information regarding costs for travelling and accommodation;

- related to inviting company: date of issue of the invitation, name, surname and signature of a contact person in the company, contact phone number, companies stamp and registration numbers of the inviting company according to Polish law requirements (REGON, NIP, KRS).

2. Signed letter from your current employer or organization containing the following information:

- your personal data

- your function/profession

- terms of employment (temporary or permanent)

- number of years with employer/organization

- purpose of the visit

- who will be responsible for supporting you financially during the time you are in the Schengen Area

3. Proof of commercial activities in country of residence, recent business contacts with inviting company (contracts, bills, commercial correspondence, etc.); (if applicable)

4. Proof of salary: pay slips or bank  statements from the last three months;

If you are self-employed, a copy of company registration certificate, and if available, bank statement for business account (last three months).

5. For business conferences, fairs, seminars, a proof of registration and registration fee receipt.

6. ny other documents relating to your personal establishment , such as marriage certificate, title deeds or lease agreements.

Medical treatment

1. A letter from the medical institution or doctor in Poland indicating the following:

 - doctors contact details;

 - nature of  treatment;

 - estimated time for recovery;

 - need for return visits;

 - cost of treatment;

 - mention that the patient is accepted for the treatment;

 - indication that the medical institution or doctor agrees with the intended method of payment.

2. A letter drafted and signed within the last 3 months by the applicant's treating doctor providing background information about the medical treatment and confirming the need of specific medical treatment to be provided abroad.

-Proof of pre-payment of the treatment.

4. Documents confirming occupation, availability of funds, and financial ties with your home country:

a)  For employees: a signed letter from your current employer containing:

- your personal data, your function/profession;

 - terms of employment (temporary or permanent);

- number of years with employer/organization;

- granted leave days;

- date and contact details.

b)  For private entrepreneurs: an original and copy of the license, or certificate of registration, or the latest tax declaration and/or bank statement for business account (last three months).

c)  For retired and disabled applicants: documents proving your pension or other financial support.

d)  For students and pupils: statement from the university/school confirming the period of allowed leave or written consent that university/school have no offence that the student will be on leave.

5. Any other documents relating to your personal establishment , such as marriage certificate, title deeds or lease agreements.

6. Recent personal bank statement covering the last three months.

Please note that for any course or stay exceeding 90 days, it is compulsory to apply for a national visa.  The below are documents required for study and research stays of less than 90 days.

1. Letter of acceptance from educational institution in Poland. The letter must contain the following information:

- your personal data

- what course you have been admitted to/what research work to be done

- course/research duration

- date and contact details

2. Letter from the person who will support you during your studies in Poland with a copy of their ID and bank statements for the last 3 months.

3. Diploma of your highest education level legalized by the respective Foreign Ministry.

  • Written consent of the child’s parent(s) to apply for a visa, confirmed by a notary. If there is only one guardian, it should be proved by a birth certificate, a court decision on exclusive parental custody or a death certificate of the other parent.
  • Originals and copies of parents' passports.
  • Original and a copy of a birth certificate.

If a child is entered in their parent's or a legal guardian’s passport, please submit a separate visa application. The visa will be pasted into the parent's or the legal guardian's passport.
 

Portugal

Visa requirements for Kenyan citizens to Portugal

Magnolia Close, House 57, off UN Avenue, Gigiri
Tel: 254-20-20-7651104 /254-71 588 3361
Fax: 254-20-2214711
E-mail             :Embassy.Nairobi@portugal.co.ke
Website            : http://portugal.visahq.com/embassy/Kenya/

Romania

Visa requirements for Kenyan citizens to Romania

Eliud Mathu Street, Runda, Nairobi

P.O.Box 63240-00619

Nairobi, Kenya
Tel: 254-20-7120607, 7123109
Fax: 254-20-7122061
e-mail:secretariat@romanianembassy.co.ke
Website: https://www.mae.ro/en/romanian-missions/3202

List of documents:

  1. Application form duly completed and signed by applicant ( by parent / guardian in case of minor) and phone number
  2. Passport (or other travel document recognized by the Italian Government ) valid for minimum three months after expiry of requested visa, containing at least 2 empty pages(back to back) and validity not exceeding 10 years
  3. Two recent full face color photos, passport size (45 mm x 35 mm), taken against a light background
  4. Previous passport in original if any
  5. Kenyan I.D.
    For other nationalities, Kenyan resident permit or re-entry stamp in passport valid minimum 3 months after expiry of the visa.
  6. Birth / marriage certificate may be required.
  7. In case of an independent traveler, the complete travel itinerary, flight booking and hotel reservation must be provided
  8. Proof of sufficient funds and evidence of maintenance in host country (credit cards, bank statements, bank guarantee
  9. Letter of employment, including information on leave, if applicable
  10. Bank statements relevant to the last six months
  11. Documentation proving socio-economic status (property deed, bank statement, employment contract, etc.)
  12. Travel/Health Medical Insurance, valid for all Schengen Countries, for the entire period of staying and a minimum coverage of EUROS 30,000
  13. Flight booking

Slovak Republic

Visa requirements for Kenyan citizens to Slovak Republic

Mililani Road, Nairobi

P.O. Box 30204

Nairobi, Kenya
Tel: 254-20-2721896
Fax: 254-20-2717291
e-mail             :slovakembassy@jambo.co.ke
Website          : https://www.mzv.sk/web/nairobi-en

All visa Application and Visa appointment done online https://ezov.mzv.sk/e-zov/

Documents shall be annexed to the applications being submitted in the original. If the applicant needs the original document, then a photocopy shall also be annexed besides presenting the original document.

The following are the prerequisites for applications for Schengen visa

  • passport not older than 10 years and the validity of which has to exceed that of the requested visa by at least 3 months,
  • a photocopy of the personal data page of the passport,
  • 1 passport-sized colour photo not older than 6 months,
  • Official invitation issued by the Slovak Police Authorities,
  • Adequate and valid individual travel insurance to cover any expenses which might arise in connection with repatriation for medical reasons, urgent medical attention and emergency hospital treatment. The insurance must be valid throughout the territory of the SMSs and cover the entire period of the applicant’s stay. The minimum coverage shall be EUR 30,000,
  • In case the applicant is not a Kenyan citizen, certificate certifying lawful stay in Kenya,
  • In case of a multiple entry visa, documents certifying the grounds for the multiple visit and
  • In case of minors, written declaration by the legal representative giving consent to the travel.
  • Besides meeting the general requirements, the applicant shall also supply a certificate of the financial coverage of his expenses and a certificate of the purpose of the visit.

 

The financial coverage of the expenses shall be certified with the following documents

  • An original income certificate of the employer,
  • A bank account statement on the account turnover during the last three months,
  • A return airline print-out (air ticket),
  • Certificate of reserved accommodation and
  • In case of minors, written declaration by the legal representative on the coverage of the costs and on the existence of the financial coverage.


The purpose of the visit shall be certified with the following documents

Applying for a transit visa:
• A valid ticket certifying the purpose of the visit and a visa to the destination country, if necessary.

Applying for a short stay visa:

  • In case of a tourist visit: the certificate of the travel agency; or in case of an individual visit: the prepaid reservation of accommodation.
  • In case of an entry with an educational or other scientific or professional training purpose: the certificate of the receiving institution, the certificate of accommodation in Slovakia.
  • In case of an entry for visitation: the letter of invitation issued and endorsed by the Office of Immigration and Nationality or the letter of invitation in the form of a public notarial document and a photocopy of the data page of the personal identification document/passport of the inviting party in Slovakia.
  • In case of an entry for business purposes: a letter of invitation from the business partner, the certification of the existence of commercial-business relations, the certificate of the local chamber of commerce on the existence of business relations and certificate on the accommodation in Slovakia .
  • In case of an entry with the purpose of medical treatment: the certificate of the receiving health institution, including reference to the fact that the expected coverage of the medical treatment is available, and other certification of the coverage of the medical treatment, as well as the certification of accommodation in Slovakia.
  • For the purpose of sport: accreditation proving the participation in the sports event or contract with the Slovak sport club, the certificate issued by the delegating sport club / Olympic committee / Ministry of Sport, certificate issued by the delegating sport federation on the results achieved by the applicant in major international sport competitions and certificate issued by the organizers of the major international sport competition on the results achieved by the applicant.
  • For the purpose of cultural activities: agency contract with the Slovak service provider, invitation letter issued by the host organisation.
  • For the purpose of attending conference: invitation letter issued by the host organisation, confirmation on participation issued by the host organisation, certification issued by the delegating organisation and receipt fro payment of the registration fee.

Spain

Visa requirements for Kenyan citizens to Spain

CBA House, Ragati/Mara Rds. Nairobi

P.O. Box 45503-00100

Nairobi, Kenya
Tel: 254-20-2720222/ 3 / 4 / 5

E-mail             :emb.nairobi@mae.es
Website          : www.exteriores.gob.es/embajadas/nairobi

The visa must be applied for in person at the Spanish Diplomatic Mission or Consular Office in whose territory the applicant is a legal resident.

The applicant will submit the following documents:

  • Duly completed visa application form
  • A recent 3x4cm passport-size photograph, in color with a clear, uniform background. Preferably without glasses. Photographs with a hat, scarf, hat or any type of visor will not be accepted.
  • Valid passport with a minimum validity of 90 days from your departure from the Schengen Area.
  • Documentation proving your residence in Kenya (permanent residence permit, work permit, study permit, etc.). 
  • A recent photograph, in color, with a light, smooth and uniform background, taken from the front, and without dark glasses or any other garment that prevents the identification of the person. 
  • Flight booking or travel itinerary.
  • Proof of accommodation: hotel reservation or invitation letter issued by a Spanish police station.
  • Public or private medical health insurance arranged with an insurance company authorized to operate in Spain.
  • Letter from your workplace or confirmation of enrollment.
  • If you are traveling to attend a conference, for business or a sporting event, you must present documentation that supports this request (official invitation, confirmation of attendance, etc.)
  • Long-term financial solvency test: bank statements of the last two months, bank certifications, property titles or any proof of economic income.  

NB: All documents must be submitted in original together with a photocopy . In English or translated into Spanish.

Nationals of the following countries need a visa to transit in the international zone of any airport located in the territory of the Schengen States to take a connecting flight to a country outside the Schengen area:

  • Afghanistan, Bangladesh, Eritrea, Ethiopia, Ghana, Iran, Iraq, Nigeria, Pakistan, the Democratic Republic of the Congo, Somalia and Sri Lanka.

 In addition, nationals of the following countries need a visa to transit in the international zone of any airport located in Spain to take a connecting flight to a country outside the Schengen area:

  • Cameroon, Ivory Coast, Cuba, Djibouti, The Gambia, Guinea, Guinea Bissau, India, Liberia, Mali, Republic of the Congo, Sierra Leone, Syria, Togo and Yemen. Passport holders issued by the Palestinian Authority also need a visa.

Sweden

Visa requirements for Kenyan citizens to  Sweden

United Nations Crescent, Gigiri, Nairobi

P.O. Box 30600- 00100

Nairobi, Kenya
Tel: 254- (0) 709 964 000
e-mail             : ambassaden.nairobi@gov.se
Website            : www.swedenabroad.com/nairobi

 

Important Information

Application can be done at

At the Embassy

Tuesdays and Thursdays between 10:15 and 11:15.

Prior appointment is required and booked through email. (ambassaden.nairobi-visum@gov.se )

At VFS Global
Without a prior appointment, Monday-Friday between 8-12.

With an Appointment Between 12-15 by booking an appointment on their website. https://www.vfsglobal.se/Kenya/Index.html

VFS contacts:

Sweden Visa Application Center

5th floor Park Field building, Muthangari Drive off Wayaki Way

P.O.Box 25180 – 00100 Nairobi

Telephone number: ++254 2051479 08

Email: info.seke@vfshelpline.com

• Applications shall be lodged no more than three months before the start of the intended visit

• All submitted documents must be in English or in Swedish

• An interview may be required at the Embassy or by phone

• Further information or documentary evidence in support of your application may be required

• All documents are mandatory. If documents are not submitted at the time of application, they can be sent within 2 working days to the following email address: embassy.nairobi-visa@gov.se. If mandatory documents as stated in this checklist are not received within the stipulated time, the Embassy will make a decision based on existing documentation

Application for Schengen Visa –application form completed and signed

Passport:

• Original passport valid for travel to Sweden. The passport validity must exceed the planned stay in the Schengen Area with at least three months. The passport must have been issued within the last ten years.

 • Complete photocopies of original passport, except blank pages.

• Previous passport in original if a new passport has been issued within the last year.

Verified copy of national ID-card

1 color photo not more than 6 months old, passport size (45 mm x 35 mm), full face and taken against a light background

Individual medical travel insurance valid in all Schengen countries for the duration of the stay, covering the costs of at least EUR 30,000 which could arise as a result of emergency medical assistance, emergency hospitalization or medical repatriation.

Preliminary ticket booking or travel itinerary

Proof of visa fee payment (bank deposit slip) or proof of fee exemption (if applicable)

Application for Schengen Visa –application form completed and signed

Bookings:

• Preliminary ticket booking and a detailed travel itinerary

 • Hotel booking or equivalent

Financial support:

• Recent bank statements covering at least 3 months

• Documents showing how to access money during the trip (credit cards, travelers’ cheques, etc.)

If employed, a signed letter from current employer containing the following information:

• The applicant's personal data, function/profession;

• Terms of employment (temporary or permanent);

 • Starting date of employment;

• Monthly net salary;

• Number of years with employer/organization;

 • granted leave days;

 • date and contact details of the employer.

If self-employed – copy of Kenya PIN Certificate and bank statement for business account (last three months)

Retired persons: documents proving the pension or other financial support.

Other documents relating to the applicant's personal ties in Kenya, such as marriage certificate, birth certificates of children (if any), title deeds or lease agreements, etc.

A written statement explaining choice of timing and destination for travels including marketing offers, travel agents or websites used when planning the trip

Additional requirements for non-Kenyan applicants residing in Kenya

• Copy of the applicant's Kenya residence permit. The validity of the permit must exceed the planned stay in the Member States with at least three months

Application for Schengen Visa: application form completed and signed

Passport:

• Original passport valid for travel to Sweden. The passport validity must exceed the planned stay in the Schengen Area with at least three months. The passport must have been issued within the last ten years.

 • Complete photocopies of original passport, except blank pages.

• Previous passport in original if a new passport has been issued within the last year.

Verified photocopy of national ID-card (both sides)

1 color photo not more than 6 months old, passport size (45 mm x 35 mm), full face and taken against a light background

Proof of visa fee payment; bank deposit slip (or proof of fee exemption if applicable)

Bookings:

• Preliminary ticket booking or travel itinerary

• Hotel booking or equivalent

Individual medical travel insurance valid in all Schengen countries for the duration of the stay, covering the costs of at least EUR 30,000 which could arise as a result of emergency medical assistance, emergency hospitalization or medical repatriation.

Signed letter from current employer or organization containing the following information:

 • Applicant's personal data

• Applicant's function/profession

 • Terms of employment (temporary or permanent)

 • Number of years with employer/organization

• Purpose of the visit

• Who will be responsible for supporting the applicant financially during the trip?

• Salary: pay-slips & bank account statement from the last three months

Self-employed persons:

 • Verified photocopy of Kenya PIN Certificate

• Verified bank statement for business account (last three months).

If representing a small or medium size company or organization:

• Verified company bank statement (last 3 months)

• Verified company registration or equivalent with relevant Kenyan authorities

If attending a conference which requires prior registration: proof of registration and receipt for registration fee.

Signed letter of invitation. The invitation must contain the following information: Applicant's personal data

• Reason for the visit to the Member State of destination

• Period of intended stay in the Member State

• Who will be responsible for supporting the applicant financially during the stay

• Date and contact details

Additional requirements for non-Kenyan applicants residing in Kenya:

 •Copy of the applicant's Kenya residence permit. The validity of the permit must exceed the planned stay in the Member States with at least three months

• If the applicant is not a resident of Kenya, a justification for lodging the application here must be provided

Application for Schengen Visa –application form completed and signed

Passport:

 • Original passport valid for travel to Sweden. The passport validity must exceed the planned stay in the Schengen Area with at least three months. The passport must have been issued within the last ten years.

 • Complete photocopies of original passport, except blank pages.

• Previous passport in original if a new passport has been issued within the last year.

Verified copy of national ID-card

1 color photo not more than 6 months old, passport size (45 mm x 35 mm), full face and taken against a light background

Individual medical travel insurance valid in all Schengen countries for the duration of the stay, covering the costs of at least EUR 30,000 which could arise as a result of emergency medical assistance, emergency hospitalization or medical repatriation.

Preliminary ticket booking or travel itinerary

Proof of visa fee payment (bank deposit slip) or proof of fee exemption (if applicable)

Application for Schengen Visa –application form completed and signed

Questionnaire for applicants – Appendix C (completed and signed)

A letter drafted and signed within the last 3 months by the applicant’s treating doctor in Kenya providing background information about the medical treatment and confirming the need of specific medical treatment to be provided abroad.

A letter from the medical institution or doctor in the Member State of destination indicating the following:

• The contact with the local doctor;

• Nature of the treatment;

• Estimated time for recovery;

• The need for return visits;

• The cost of treatment;

• The mention that the patient is accepted;

• The indication that the treatment can be performed;

• The indication that the medical institution or doctor agrees with the intended method of payment.

Recent bank statement covering the last three months.

Proof of pre-payment of the treatment or other proof of sufficient financial means to cover the medial treatment (and related expenses).

Employed persons: signed letter from current employer or organization containing the following information: • Applicant's personal data

• Applicant's function/profession

• Terms of employment (temporary or permanent)

• Number of years with employer/organization

Self-employed persons:

• Copy of Kenya PIN Certificate,

• Bank statement for business account (for the last three months).

Retired persons: documents proving the pension or other financial support.

Documents relating to the applicant's personal ties in Kenya, such as marriage certificate, birth certificates of children (if any), title deeds or lease agreements, etc.

Additional requirements for non-Kenyan applicants residing in Kenya

• Copy of the applicant's Kenya residence permit. The validity of the permit must exceed the planned stay in the Member States with at least three months

 Application for Schengen Visa –application form completed and signed

Passport:

 • Original passport valid for travel to Sweden. The passport validity must exceed the planned stay in the Schengen Area with at least three months. The passport must have been issued within the last ten years.

 • Complete photocopies of original passport, except blank pages.

• Previous passport in original if a new passport has been issued within the last year.

Verified copy of national ID-card

1 color photo not more than 6 months old, passport size (45 mm x 35 mm), full face and taken against a light background

Individual medical travel insurance valid in all Schengen countries for the duration of the stay, covering the costs of at least EUR 30,000 which could arise as a result of emergency medical assistance, emergency hospitalization or medical repatriation.

Preliminary ticket booking or travel itinerary

Proof of visa fee payment (bank deposit slip) or proof of fee exemption (if applicable)

Application for Schengen Visa –application form completed and signed

Letter of acceptance from the Swedish educational institution. The letter must contain the following information:

 • The applicant's personal data

 • Indications of the course that the applicant has been admitted to/what research work to be done

• course/research duration

 • Who will be responsible for supporting the applicant financially during the stay in the Member State.

 • Date and contact details

Signed letter from your educational institution in Kenya containing your personal data, name of institution, contact details, course enrollment and number of years at institution.

Documents proving how to finance stay in Sweden (such as a bank statement or proof of scholarship granted)

Additional requirements for non-Kenyan applicants residing in Kenya

 • Copy of the applicant's Kenya residence permit. The validity of the permit must exceed the planned stay in the Member States with at least three months

Switzerland

Visa requirements for Kenyan citizens to  Switzerland

Rosslyn Green Estate

Rosslyn Green Drive, off Red Hill Road

Nairobi, Kenya

TEL: (+254) 730 694 000

(+254) 202 134 323

EMAIL             :            nai.vertretung@eda.admin.ch

Visa Appointment:    nairobi.visaappointment@eda.admin.ch

WEBSITE         :            www.eda.admin.ch/nairobi

Application done online

Make payment then

Book appointment online

Appearance in person mandatory

If your finger scans were collected within the last 59 months (5 years), then you won’t have to give new fingerprints for your next visa application(s) and personal appearance is not necessary.

Application form

 https://www.sem.admin.ch/dam/data/sem/einreise/visumantragsformulare/visumantrag-schen-2020-fr-en.pdf

Tourism Visa requirements

  1. One (1) complete visa application form properly filled-in, saved as PDF, printed and signed by the applicant which is found on our website: http://www.swiss-visa.ch
  2. One (1) recent clear and coloured passport-size photo (with white/grey background; Please do not staple the photo on the form.)
  3. Valid passport (Must be valid at least 3 months from the end of the approved duration stay; must contain at least 2 blank visa pages). Previous passport in original if a new passport has been issued within the last 3 years.
  4. Photocopy of valid passport + National ID card (page containing holder’s photo and personal information, important reminders, signature page and other passport information) + Photocopy of all visas (valid and expired for the past three years.)
  5. Foreign nationals residing in Kenya: a copy of valid Kenya Residence Permit. Please note the validity must exceed the planned stay in the Member States with at least three months.
  6. Proof of accommodation: Tour Itinerary of planned trip / schedule of activities together with a confirmed hotel booking, complete with names and contact details of the hotel and hotel voucher.
  7. Computer printout of air travel itinerary (Do not yet buy an airline ticket. The Embassy cannot be held responsible for any financial losses in case you have to return it)
  8. Proof of financial resources of the applicant: Recent pay slips + a recent certified bank statement for the last 3 months.

If employee: A signed employer’s letter, dated, with contact details of employer and personal data of the applicant, leave of absence from the local company or organization showing position, salary, date of hiring, type of employment (permanent or temporary), date of return to work, purpose of visit as well as financial guarantee. If finances are met by the local company, a recent certified bank statement for the last 3 months.

If retired: Please submit documents proving your pension or other financial support. Any other documents relating to your personal establishment in Kenya like title deeds or lease agreements.

If self-employed: A signed letter of company together with proof of business (Pin Certificate, Registration Certificate/Business License) and a certified bank statement for the last 3 months.

If still studying: A signed letter of school containing the student and parent’s names, date enrolled, grade, leave of absence from the school, number of years at school, school holidays, contact details and name of school representative.

  1. International travel insurance (May be purchased locally or in Switzerland; must have written proof of coverage of at least EUR 30’000.-- to cover expenses for personal accident, urgent medical treatment, urgent admission in a hospital or urgent repatriation on medical grounds; with coverage including ALL Schengen member states). The Insurance has to cover the entire stay in the Schengen area including entry and exit day.

 Business, official travel, training, workshop and seminar visa requirements

  1. One (1) complete online visa application form properly filled-in, saved as PDF, printed and signed by the applicant which is found on our website: http://www.swiss-visa.ch
  2. One (1) recent clear and coloured passport-size photo (With white/grey background; Please do not staple the photo on the form.)
  3. Valid passport (Must be valid at least 3 months from the end of the approved duration stay; Must contain at least 2 blank visa pages.) Previous passport in original if a new passport has been issued within the last 3 years.
  4. Photocopy of valid passport + National ID Card (page containing holder’s photo and personal information, important reminders, signature page and other passport information + Photocopy of all visas (valid and expired for the past three years.)
  5. Foreign nationals residing in Kenya: a copy of valid Kenya Residence Permit. Please note that the validity must exceed the planned stay in the Member States with at least three months.
  6. One (1) original signed Employer’s letter from the Ministry/Organization you are currently based (stating purpose, duration of stay, accommodation arrangements, financial guarantee and travel health insurance).
  7. A signed invitation letter dated with contact details sent directly to the Visa Section as an email attachment to:nairobi.visa@eda.admin.ch by the Business partner / official contact / event organizers in Switzerland or Liechtenstein containing the personal data of the applicant, complete details of the travel arranged by the host organizers (confirming purpose, duration of stay, travel and accommodation arrangement in the member state as well as financial guarantee).
  8. The Embassy may require an official “declaration of guarantee” if considered necessary after checking the documents. * If the applicant is to attend a conference which requires prior registration, proof of registration and receipt for registration fees.
  9. One (1) original Note verbal from the Ministry of Foreign affairs or respective Embassy If travelling with spouse and/or children: One (1) photocopy of marriage certificate & birth of the children.
  10. Computer printout of air travel itinerary (Do not yet buy an airline ticket. The Embassy cannot be held responsible for any financial losses in case you have to return it).
  11. For foreign nationals who have valid residence status in Kenya and need a visa for Switzerland / Liechtenstein / Schengen States, submit also a copy of the Identity Card for Staff in Foreign
  12. Missions issued by Ministry of Foreign Affairs and a valid Re-Entry permit.

VISA PROCESSING AND ISSUANCE: at least 15 calendar days to 4 weeks

Medical

  1. One (1) complete visa application form properly filled-in, saved as PDF, printed and signed by the applicant which is found on our website: http://www.swiss-visa.ch
  2. One (1) recent clear and coloured passport-size photo (With white/grey background; Please do not staple the photo on the form.)
  3. Valid passport (Must be valid at least 3 months from the end of the approved duration stay; Must

contain at least 2 blank visa pages.) Previous passport in original if a new passport has been issued within the last 3 years.

  1. Photocopy of valid passport + National ID Card (page containing holder’s photo and personal

information, important reminders, signature page and other passport information + Photocopy

of all visas (valid and expired for the past three years.)

  1. Foreign nationals residing in Kenya: a copy of valid Kenya Residence Permit. Please note the

validity must exceed the planned stay in the Member States with at least three months.

  1. A signed letter sent directly to the Visa Section via fax or as an email attachment to:

nairobi.visa@eda.admin.ch from the Doctor / Medical Institution in Switzerland or Liechtenstein

with the complete contact details of the doctor, nature of treatment, estimated time of recovery,

the need for return visits, cost of treatment, mention the patient is accepted, indicate that the treatment

  1. can be performed, indicate the medical institution or doctor agrees with the intended method of

payment and accommodation arrangement. Proof of pre-payment of the treatment including receipts.

  1. If retired: Please submit documents proving your pension or other financial support. Any other

documents relating to your personal establishment in Kenya like title deeds or lease agreements

  1. A letter from your treating doctor in Kenya providing background information about the

medical treatment and confirming the need of specific medical treatment abroad and why it

cannot be done in Kenya.

  1.  If employee: A signed letter dated with contact details of employer and personal data of the

applicant, leave of absence from the local company or organization showing position, salary, date

of hiring, type of employment (permanent or temporary), date of return to work, purpose of visit as

well as financial guarantee. If finances are met by the local company, a recent certified bank

statement for the last 3 months.

  1. If self-employed: A signed letter of company together with proof of business (Pin Certificate,

Registration Certificate/Business Licence and a recent certified bank statement for the last 3

months).

  1. If still studying: A signed letter of school containing the student and parent’s names, date

enrolled, grade, leave of absence from the school, number of years at school, school holidays,

contact details and name of school Representative.

  1. Proof of financial resources of the applicant: Recent Pay slip + a recent certified bank

statement for the last 3 months. Proof of pre-payment of the treatment including receipts.

  1. Computer printout of air travel itinerary (Do not yet buy an airline ticket.

The Embassy cannot be held responsible for any financial losses in case you have to return it).

  1. International travel insurance (May be purchased locally or in Switzerland; must have written

proof of coverage of at least EUR 30’000.-- / USD 50’000.-- / CHF 50’000.-- to cover expenses for

personal accident, urgent medical treatment, urgent admission in a hospital or urgent repatriation on medical grounds; with coverage including ALL Schengen member states). The

insurance has to cover the entire stay in the Schengen area including entry and exit day.

Ukraine

Visa requirements for Kenyan citizens to Ukraine

Ukrainian Embassy in Nairobi, Kenya

674, Limuru Road, Muthaiga

P.O. Box 63566-00619

Nairobi, Kenya

TEL (+254) 20 522 4545

EMAIL:  emb_ke@mfa.gov.ua

WEBSITE :           kenya.mfa.gov.ua

Applications done

  1. Through consular office http://visa.mfa.gov.ua  or
  2. VFS www.vfsglobal.com/Ukraine/Kenya

For both visa form filled online then submitted https://visa.mfa.gov.ua/

VFS GLOBAL

Address: 5th Floor, Parkfield Building,

Muthangari Drive, Off Waiyaki Way, Westlands,

Nairobi, Kenya

Email: info.UkraineKenya@vfshelpline.com

Phone: +254788437606

Website: www.vfsglobal.com/Ukraine/Kenya

  1. Completed and signed online Visa Application Form. Visa Application Forms of minors shall be submitted with signature of a parent or legal guardian
  1. One Color passport size photograph – maximum 6 months old 35 mm x 45 mm
  1. Original valid passport that is valid for at least three months after the stated date of departure from Ukraine; have at least two blank pages and has a validity period of no longer than 10 years Valid Travel
  1. Health Insurance with coverage of 30,000 EUR covering emergency medical expenses, hospital treatment, repatriation for medical reasons or death. It must be valid in the whole Schengen area or worldwide . Insurance should cover the period of stay and an extra 5 days.
  1. Original plus copy Proof of applicant’s financial sufficiency for the intended period of stay and return to the country or origin. An account statement has to be issued for the last 3 months, with an approximate settlement of USD 45 x (number of days of stay + 5 extra days) an original 3- month Current Bank Statement, stamped and signed by the Bank. If using company Statements certificates of Registration documents showing ownership.
  1. Payment slips for consular fee, unless otherwise stipulated. (VFS to advise on mode and amount of payment)
  1. Original Hotel Voucher
  1. Proof of occupation
  1. Flight and Hotel bookings
  2. Interviews will be conducted after submission of the visa application – Venue, time and date to be advised.
  1. Completed and signed online Visa Application Form. Visa Application Forms of minors shall be submitted with signature of a parent or legal guardian
  2. One Color passport size photograph – maximum 6 months old 35 mm x 45 mm
  3. Original valid passport that is valid for at least three months after the stated date of departure from Ukraine; have at least two blank pages and has a validity period of no longer than 10 years.
  4. Valid Travel Health Insurance with coverage of 30,000 EUR covering emergency medical expenses, hospital treatment, repatriation for medical reasons or death. It must be valid in the whole Schengen area or worldwide . Insurance should cover the period of stay and an extra 5 days in original plus copy.
  5. Proof of applicant’s financial sufficiency for the intended period of stay and return to the country or origin. An account statement has to be issued for the last 3 months, with an approximate settlement of USD 45 x(number of days of stay + 5 extra days) in original form 3- month Current Bank Statement, stamped and signed by the Bank. If using company Statements certificates of Registration documents showing ownership.
  6. Payment slips for consular fee, unless otherwise stipulated. (VFS to advise on mode and amount of payment)
  7. Invitation letter from a legal person registered in Ukraine, presented on official letterhead and in original form
  8. Proof of occupation C01
  9. should have document issued by the relevant regional/city state administration/bank confirming that the applicant has made an investment to Ukraine’s economy (C01 Business – Letter of invitation from a legal person)
  10. Flight booking
  11. Interviews will be conducted after submission of the visa application – Venue, time and date to be advised.

Disclaimer

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Bangladesh

  • Application done online https://www.visa.gov.bd/  
  • Applications must be submitted in person at the Bangladesh High Commission, Nairobi, by the applicant.
  • Applications are accepted at the High Commission at the following times: 0930 to 1230 hours (Monday-Thursday).
  • Before coming to the High Commission, please ensure the application form and all required documents highlighted above are complete.
  • Visa processing requires approximately 5 working days.
  • Visas are collection every Monday to Thursday between 1430 to 1630 hours, except on notified Holidays.

Bangladeshi High Commission in Nairobi, Kenya

ADDRESS

337 Runda Road, Runda Mumwe, Runda

Nairobi, Kenya

Tel:  (+254) (0) 20 387 0467, (+254) 758 705 136/7

Email: mission.nairobi@mofa.gov.bd, nairobi.mission@mofa.gov.bd

Web: www.bdhcnairobi.com

China

All application and visa appointment done online https://bio.visaforchina.org/NBO2_EN/

(L) Tourism

(L) Independent tourist or (L) Group member

(F) Exchanges, visits, study tours or other relevant activities

(F) Academic exchanges;(F) Cultural exchanges (e.g. non-profit performance);(F) Religious exchanges;(F) NGO activities;(F) Volunteering (90 days or less);(F) Foreign expert with pre-approved letters of invitation ;(F) Geographic surveying and mapping activities;

(M) Commercial trade activities

(M) Trade; (M) Participation in Competition(s); ( M) Other commercial activities;

(Z) Work

(Z) Foreign expert working in China,(Z)For commercial performance,(Z)Chief representative or representative of a foreign company,(Z)Offshore oil operations,(Z)Volunteering (more than 90 days),(Z) Foreigner working in China with a Work Permit issued by the Chinese government

(X1) Study (X1) Long term study (more than 180 days)

(X2) Study (X2) Short term study (no more than 180 days)

(J1) Journalist (J1) Resident foreign journalist of permanent office of a foreign news agency in China

(J2) Journalist (J2) Foreign journalist visiting China for short-term news coverage

(G) Transit; (G) Transit through China;

(S1) Family member of foreigner(s) staying or residence in China or person who needs to come to China for personal matters

(S1) Spouse, parent, child under the age of 18 or parent-in-law of foreigner(s) residing in China for work, study or other purposes who visit China for 180 days or more,(S1)Person who needs to reside in China for other personal matters

(S2) Family member of foreigner(s) staying or residence in China or person who needs to come to China for personal matters.

(S2) Family member of foreigner(s) staying or residing in China for work, study or other purposes who visit China for less than 180 days, (S2)Applying for a visa to stay in China for other personal matters, such as handling litigation, inheritance, real estate or medical treatment

Passport

Original passport with at least six months of remaining validity and blank visa pages, and a photocopy of the passport's data page and the photo page if it is separate.

Visa Application Form and Photo

Please key in the answers in the Visa Application Form of the People's Republic of China (Form V.2013), print it out and sign it. A recently-taken color passport photo (bare-head, full face) against a light background should be attached on the completed form.

Proof of legal stay or residence status (applicable to those not applying for the visa in their country of citizenship)

If you are not applying for the visa in the country of your citizenship, you must provide the original and photocopy of your valid certificates or visa of stay, residence, employment or student status, or other valid certificates of legal staying provided by the relevant authorities of the country where you are currently staying.

Photocopy of previous Chinese passports or previous Chinese visas (applicable to those who were Chinese citizens and have obtained foreign citizenship)

If you are applying for a Chinese visa for the first time, you should provide your previous Chinese passport and a photocopy of its data page.

If you have obtained Chinese visas before and want to apply for a Chinese visa with a renewed foreign passport that does not contain any Chinese visa, you should present the photocopy of the previous passport's data page and the photo page if it is separate, as well as the previous Chinese visa page. (If your name on the current passport differs from that on the previous one, you must provide an official document of name change.)

F Visa

An invitation letter issued by a relevant entity or individual in China. The invitation should contain:

  1. Information on the applicant (full name, gender, date of birth, etc.)
  2. Information on the planned visit (purpose of visit, arrival and departure dates, place(s) to be visited, relations between the applicant and the inviting entity or individual, financial source for expenditures)
  3. Information on the inviting entity or individual (name, contact telephone number, address, official stamp, signature of the legal representative or the inviting individual)

G Visa

An onward air (train or ship) ticket with confirmed date and seat to the destination country or region.

J1 Visa

Visa Notification Letter issued by the Information Department of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of China and an official letter issued by the media organization for which the journalist works.

Applicants should contact the press section of the Chinese Embassy in advance and complete relevant formalities.

We kindly remind you that:

Holders of J1 Visa shall, within 30 days from the date of their entry, apply to the exit/entry administrations of public security organs under local people's governments at or above the county level in the proposed places of residence for foreigners' residence permits.

J2 Visa

Visa Notification Letter issued by the Information Department of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of China or other authorized units in China and an official letter issued by the media organization for which the journalist works.

Applicants should contact the press section of the Chinese Embassy in advance and complete the required formalities.

L Visa

Documents showing the itinerary including air ticket booking record (round trip) and proof of a hotel reservation, etc. or an invitation letter issued by a relevant entity or individual in China. The invitation letter should contain:

  1. Information on the applicant (full name, gender, date of birth, etc.)
  2. Information on the planned visit (arrival and departure dates, place(s) to be visited, etc.)
  3. Information on the inviting entity or individual (name, contact telephone number, address, official stamp, signature of the legal representative or the inviting individual)

M Visa

Documents on the commercial activity issued by a trade partner in China, or trade fair invitation relevant entity or individual. The invitation letter should contain:

  1. Information on the applicant (full name, gender, date of birth, etc.)
  2. Information on the planned visit (purpose of visit, arrival and departure dates, place(s) to be visited, relations between the applicant and the inviting entity or individual, financial source for expenditures)
  3. Information on the inviting entity or individual (name, contact telephone number, address, official stamp, signature of the legal representative or the inviting individual)

S1 Visa

  • An invitation letter from the inviting individual (a foreigner who stays or resides in China for work or studies) which contains:
  1. Information on the applicant (full name, gender, date of birth, etc.)
  2. Information on the visit (purpose of visit, arrival and departure dates, place of intended residence, relations between the applicant and the inviting individual, financial source for expenditures, etc.)
  3. Information on the inviting individual (name, contact telephone number, address, signature, etc.)
  • A photocopy of the inviting individual's passport and residence permit
  • Original and photocopy of certification (marriage certificate, birth certificate, certification of kinship issued by Public Security Bureau or notarized certification of kinship) showing the relationship of immediate family members between applicants and inviting individual.

"Immediate family members " refers to spouses, parents, sons or daughters under the age of 18, parents-in-law.

We kindly remind you that:

Holders of S1 Visa shall, within 30 days from the date of their entry, apply to the exit/entry administrations of public security organs under local people's governments at or above the county level in the proposed places of residence for foreigners' residence permits.

S2 Visa

For visiting family members for a short period, the following documents are required:

  • An invitation letter issued by the inviting individual (a foreigner who stays or resides in China for work or studies) which contains:
  1. Information on the applicant (full name, gender, date of birth, etc.)
  2. Information on the visit (purpose of visit, arrival and departure dates, place(s) to be visited, relations between the applicant and the inviting individual, financial source for expenditures, etc.)
  3. Information on the inviting individual (name, contact telephone number, address, signature, etc.)
  • A photocopy of the inviting individual's (a foreigner who stays or lives in China for work or studies) passport and residence permit
  • Photocopy of certification (marriage certificate, birth certificate or notarized certification of kinship) showing the relationship of family members between the applicant and the inviting individual.

"Family members" refers to spouses, parents, sons, daughters, spouses of sons or daughters, brothers, sisters, grandparents, grandsons, granddaughters, and parents-in-law.

For private affairs, documentation identifying the nature of the private affairs should be provided as required by the consular officer.

X1 Visa

  1. Original and photocopy of the Admission Letter issued by a school or other entities in China.
  2. Original and photocopy of "Visa Application for Study in China" (Form JW201 or Form JW202).

We kindly remind you that:

Holders of X1 Visa shall, within 30 days from the date of their entry, apply to the exit/entry administrations of public security organs under local people's governments at or above the county level in the proposed places of residence for foreigners' residence permits.

X2 Visa

Original and photocopy of Admission Notice issued by a school or other entities in China.

Z Visa

One of the following documents:

  • Foreigners Employment Permit of the People's Republic of China issued by Chinese government authorities for Human Resources and Social Security, as well as Invitation Letter of Duly Authorized Entity or Confirmation Letter of Invitation issued by relevant Chinese entities.
  • Permit for Foreign Experts Working in China issued by the State Bureau of Foreign Experts as well as Invitation Letter of Duly Authorized Entity or Confirmation Letter of Invitation issued by relevant Chinese entities.
  • Registration Certificate of Resident Representative Offices of enterprises of foreign countries(regions) issued by Chinese authorities of industrial and commercial administration, as well as Invitation Letter of Duly Authorized Entity or Confirmation Letter of Invitation issued by relevant Chinese entities as well as Invitation Letter of Duly Authorized Entity or Confirmation Letter of Invitation issued by relevant Chinese entities.
  • An approval document for commercial performances issued by the Chinese government authorities for cultural affairs or Invitation Letter of Duly Authorized Entity or Confirmation Letter of Invitation issued by relevant Foreign Affairs Office of provincial governments of China.
  • Letter of Invitation to Foreigners for Offshore Petroleum Operations in China issued by China National Offshore Oil Corporation;

We kindly remind you that:

Holders of Z Visa shall, within 30 days from the date of their entry, apply to the exit/entry administrations of public security organs under local people's governments at or above the county level in the proposed places of residence for foreigners' residence permits.

  1. The invitation letter may be in the form of fax, photocopy or computer printout, but the consular officer may require the applicant to submit the original of the invitation letter.
  2. If necessary, the consular officer may require the applicant to provide other documents or supplementary materials, or require an interview with the applicant.
  3. The consular officer will decide on whether or not to issue the visa and on its validity, duration of stay and number of entries in light of specific conditions of the applicant.
  4. The applicant should fill in the Visa Application Form (http://ke.china-embassy.org/eng/ywzn/lsyw/bgxz/t1070595.htm) truthfully, completely, and clearly. Please type the answer in capital English letters or tick the relevant box. If some of the items do not apply, please type N/A or None.
  5. The information is subject to change without notice in advance.

Document Requirement for F Visa and M Visa Application by Kenyan Citizens

1. Basic documents

  • Passport. Original passport with at least six months of remaining validity and with two blank adjacent pages for the visa, a photocopy of the passport's data page and the photo page( if it is separate from the data page).
  • Online Visa Application and Appointment for Visa Application Submission. All visa applicants (including diplomatic and official passport holders, not including Hong Kong and Macao visa applicants) need to visit http://www.visaforchina.org and fill in the application form online. When completing the applicants need to print and sign the form, and print the Confirmation Page of Online Visa Application.

Visa applicants with ordinary passport should visit http://www.visaforchina.org to make an appointment for submission and bring the printed and signed application form, together with other related documents to the Chinese Visa Application Center in Nairobi. Applicants with diplomatic or official passport or members of important government delegation do not need to make an appointment and can submit the application directly to the Chinese Embassy in Kenya.

  • Photo. A recently-taken colour passport photo (bare-head, full face) against a light background (should be attached when filling in the online application form).
  •  Photocopy of previous Chinese passports or previous Chinese visas (applicable to those who were Chinese citizens and have obtained foreign citizenship).

Those who apply for a Chinese visa for the first time, should provide their previous Chinese passport and a photocopy of its data page. Those who have obtained Chinese visas ever before and wish to apply for a Chinese visa with a renewed foreign passport that does not contain any Chinese visa, should present the photocopy of the previous passport's data page and the photo page( if it is separate from the data page), as well as the previous Chinese visa page (If the name on the current passport differs from that on the previous one, an official document stating the name change must be submitted).

2. Supporting documents

  • Applicants who have visited China before(a photocopy of a previous visa for China serves as the best proof) must submit:
  1. An invitation letter from China. If invited by a company, a copy of the business license must be attached; if invited by an individual trader, a copy of the trader's national ID must be attached.
  2. A travel itinerary.

The invitation letter must carry the following information:

Applicant's name (the same as on passport), date of birth, and passport number.

Name of the inviting party, telephone number, address, the legal representative's signature, and seal of the inviting party (seal may be exempted for the inviting individual if signed).

  •  Applicants who are planning their first trip to China need to submit: a) an Invitation Letter (TE) or Verification Letter of Invitation from China; b) and a travel itinerary.

Invitation Letter (TE) or Verification Letter of Invitation should be obtained through the inviting party in China.

Invitation Letter (TE) or Verification Letter of Invitation can be exempted if the following supporting documents, along with an invitation letter from the inviting party or a trading partner in China, are submitted:

  1. Bank statement (account balance not less than 1 million Kenyan shillings, of 6 months at least) notarized by a Kenyan notary public; and
  2. Police clearance certificate certified by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Kenya; and
  3. Tax clearance/tax compliance certificate OR employment proof (e.g. an employment certificate or a reference letter by a legal business representative) OR membership certificate of a business/industry association.

The Tax clearance/tax compliance certificate must be certified by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Kenya. The employment proof or membership certificate of a business/industry association must be notarized by a Kenyan notary public.

3. Please note that:

  1. If necessary, the consular officer may require the applicant to provide other supplementary materials or require an interview.
  2. The consular officer will decide whether or not to issue a visa and decide on the visa validity, duration of stay in China, and number of entries based on the specific assessment of each application.

Temporary Document Requirement for L Visa Application by Kenyan Citizens

1. Basic documents

  • Passport. Original passport with at least six months of remaining validity and with two blank adjacent pages for the visa, a photocopy of the passport's data page and the photo page( if it is separate from the data page).
  • Online Visa Application and Appointment for Visa Application Submission

All visa applicants (including diplomatic and official passport holders, not including Hong Kong and Macao visa applicants) need to visit http://www.visaforchina.org and fill in the application form online. When completing the applicants need to print and sign the form, and print the Confirmation Page of Online Visa Application.

Visa applicants with ordinary passport should visit http://www.visaforchina.org to make an appointment for submission and bring the printed and signed application form, together with other related documents to the Chinese Visa Application Center in Nairobi. Applicants with diplomatic or official passport or members of important government delegation do not need to make an appointment and can submit the application directly to the Chinese Embassy in Kenya.

  • Photo. A recently-taken colour passport photo (bare-head, full face) against a light background (should be attached when filling in the online application form).
  • Photocopy of previous Chinese passports or previous Chinese visas (applicable to those who were Chinese citizens and have obtained foreign citizenship).

Those who apply for a Chinese visa for the first time, should provide their previous Chinese passport and a photocopy of its data page.

Those who have obtained Chinese visas ever before and wish to apply for a Chinese visa with a renewed foreign passport that does not contain any Chinese visa, should present the photocopy of the previous passport's data page and the photo page( if it is separate from the data page), as well as the previous Chinese visa page (If the name on the current passport differs from that on the previous one, an official document stating the name change must be submitted).

2. Supporting documents

  • (1) An invitation letter from a travel agency in China, a copy of the travel agency's business license, and a travel itinerary.

The invitation letter must carry the following information:

Applicant's name (the same as on passport), date of birth, and passport number.

Name of the inviting Chinese travel agency, telephone number, address, seal and signature of the legal representative of the Chinese travel agency.

  • Pre-paid hotel booking (with applicant's name, the date for check-in and check-out, hotel's name, address, and contacts).
  • Applicants who are planning their first trip to China need to submit: employment proof (with the applicant's name same as on passport, passport number, and date of birth, position/title, the employer's name, address, contacts, signature of the director/manager). If the applicant works for a company or an individual business, a copy of the business registration certificate and the legal representative's ID of the employer must be submitted.

The employment proof can be exempted for the following applicants if the corresponding documents are submitted:

  1. [unemployed spouse] marriage certificate and employment proof of the applicant's spouse.
  2. [retiree, freelancer and unemployed applicants] police clearance certificate certified by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Kenya,and bank statement (account balance not less than 500 thousands Kenyan shillings, of 3 months at least) notarized by a Kenyan notary public.
  3. [applicants under 18 years old] birth certificate and declaration of his legal guardians' written consent to apply for Chinese visa. The legal guardians need to designate in writing an accompanying adult as the applicant's guardian during their stay in China (if the applicant doesn't go to China with his legal guardians). The designated accompanying guardian should apply for Chinese visa together with the minor applicant or provide the photocopy of a valid Chinese visa.

3. Please note that:

  • If necessary, the consular officer may require the applicant to provide other supplementary materials, or require an interview.
  • The consular officer will decide whether or not to issue a visa and decide on the visa validity, duration of stay in China, and number of entries based on the specific assessment of each application.

Chinese Embassy in Nairobi, Kenya

ADDRESS

Woodlands Road, Kilimani District

P. O. Box 30508, Nairobi, Kenya

Tel: (+254) 20-272 6851, (+254) 20-272 2559

Email: chinaemb_ken@mfa.gov.cn

Web: ke.china-embassy.org, ke.chineseembassy.org

Disclaimer

Prudential Travels assumes no responsibility or liability for any errors or omissions in the information provided above. The information is provided on an "as is" basis with no guarantees of completeness, accuracy, usefulness or timeliness.

Canada

Canadian High Commission in Nairobi, Kenya

Limuru Road, Gigiri

P.O. Box 1013-00621, Nairobi, Kenya

Telephone: (+254) (20) 366 3000

Email: nrobi@international.gc.ca

Website: www.canadainternational.gc.ca/kenya/ 

Monday-Thursday: 07:30 am - 4:00 pm

Friday: 07:30 am - 1:00 pm

Disclaimer

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