Kenya eTA Types and Fees - Kenya Immigration Services

Kenya Immigration Services provides eTA services for foreigners who plan to travel to Kenya.

Introducing the Kenya eTA and traveling to Kenya in 2024

In January 2024, The Kenya Government replaced the eVisa with the Electronic Travel Authorization (Kenya ETA), for which citizens of all countries are eligible to apply. With this new policy, tourists are no longer required to apply for a visa when traveling to Kenya. Instead, they can apply for the eTA with a simple process.

Besides entry permission, travelers to Kenya also are recommended to buy Kenya Travel Insurance. Travel Insurance will protect you against many unforeseen situations when you are not in your home country, such as COVID-19, health issues, flight delays, or baggage loss. Buying travel insurance along with an eTA helps you save time and effort on declaring information as well as consulting with our expert. We also note that this is optional, you can consider depending on your situation.

What is a Kenya eTA?

The Kenya Electronic Travel Authorization (eTA) is a partially automated system designed to assess the eligibility of individuals planning to visit Kenya. Issued and sanctioned by the Government of the Republic of Kenya, the eTA grants permission for travel to Kenya and allows travelers to stay there for a specific duration.

Citizens of Kenya and EAC Partner States, including Burundi, the Democratic Republic of Congo, Rwanda, South Sudan, Tanzania, and Uganda, are EXEMPTED from the Kenya eTA.

This Kenya ETA replaces the Kenya eVisa. Unlike the eVisa, which is a fully digital equivalent of a regular visa, the ETA serves primarily as a pre-arrival registration process that allows for faster admission into the nation.

What is the benefit of Kenya eTA system?

The Kenya Electronic Travel Authorization facilitates the submission of information and required documentation from anywhere. Travelers are able to complete the application process within a few minutes and get a Kenya eTA in a maximum of 03 business days.

Anticipated to refine the arrival processes in the Republic of Kenya, the Kenya eTA is poised to mitigate queues during health, customs, and immigration inspections, thereby contributing to an improved and more efficient entry experience.

How Much is a Kenya eTA?

There are two types of Kenya eTA fees that travelers have to pay to get Kenya eTA, including Kenya eTA service fee and Kenya Government fee.

1. Kenya eTA Service Fee

The Service fee is the amount that applicants have to pay in advance for service during a Kenya eTA processing from consulting about the Kenya eTA, receiving, checking the applicant's personal information, informing the status and results to collecting the eTA from Kenya Government then sending it to the applicant in order to get their eTA stamped when arriving at the Kenya ports (at the airports, borders, sea ports).

eTA types Service fee/person (US Dollar)
Normal Urgent Super Urgent
1 person 2 people 3-5 people 6-9 people 10 or more people
Normal eTA US$ 59 US$ 57 US$ 55 US$ 52 US$ 45 Plus US$ 79 Plus US$ 99
  • Normal: For those who would like to get eTA within 03 business days.
  • Urgent: For those who would like to get eTA within 24 hours.
  • Super Urgent: For those who would like to get eTA within 05 business hours.

2. Kenya Government Fee:

The Government fee is the amount that applicants have to pay for the Kenya Immigration Department to process eTA. This is the obligation fee for applicants who wish to apply for Kenya eTA.

Please note that the Government fee for a Kenya eTA application is non-refundable. Any changes after paying The Government Fee will be charged as a new application.

Kenya eTA Types Government & admin fee
Tourist eTA (Single entry) US$ 95
Business eTA (Single entry) US$ 95
Transit eTA US$ 65

Note for Kenya eTA:

  • The passport should have at least one blank page for stamping by the Immigration Officer and be valid for not less than 06 months.
  • You can use Kenya eTA for tourism, friends & family, business, conference, crew (planes of ships), crew (positioning), foreign delegation, laissez passer holders, seaman, work, disembarking in kenya, medical care, religious visits, study/ education, and transit.
  • An eTA does not automatically admittance into Kenya. The final decision on admissibility rests with immigration officers, who will assess travelers upon their arrival in the country.
  • An eTA to Kenya, once approved and issued, is valid for travel within 03 months. Travelers can submit their applications up to 03 months prior to travel.
  • A transit eTA is not required, provided that travelers do not leave the airport.
  • Your eTA remains valid for more than one entry if:
    • You visit one of the following EAC Partner States: Burundi, Democratic Republic of Congo, Rwanda, South Sudan, Tanzania, and Uganda, AND;
    • You don't visit any other country, AND;
    • Your eTA has not expired (90 days from issuance).
  • For children under the age of 18, the legal guardian, parent, or accompanying adult is responsible for filling out the application.