For South African travelers intending to visit Kenya and staying there longer than 30 days, a visa will be required. Traveling to Kenya is easier than ever before thanks to Kenya eVisa which is issued by the Kenyan Directorate of Immigration Service.
After 15 minutes of completing the application form
, South African nationals can apply for a visa for Kenya and get it after a few business days. Importantly, for the eVisa to be processed, the applicants must pay the visa fee as a mandatory step. Citizens of South Africa applying for Kenya eVisa on Kenya Immigration Service
must pay 02 types of visa fees
: the Government and the Service Fee.
Depending on the type of visa South Africans apply for, they must pay a different amount for the Government fee. South African citizens requesting a tourist or business visa for Kenya must pay US$ 95.00 for the government charge. This fee is higher if their visa application is for the East Africa visa. An amount of US$ 65.00 must be paid to the Government for a Kenya transit visa.
There are 03 different types of visa processing time, which may determine the visa service fee that South African nationals have to pay.
- Normal: Get an eVisa within 03 business days with a fee of US$59.00.
- Urgent: South Africans can expect to receive their eVisa in 24 hours by paying a higher fee. They need to pay an additional US$79.00.
- Super urgent: This option is great for South African applicants who require their visa in 05 hours for an extra US$99.00.