What do I need to apply for ETA to Kenya?

Modified on Thu, 20 Jun at 8:07 AM

What do I need to apply for the ETA to Kenya?

Applying for the the electronic travel authorization to Kenya (ETA Kenya) is a simple process that can be completed fully online. To ensure the visa approval, you will need to provide the following documentation and meet certain requirements:

  1. Passport:
    • The passport has to be valid for at least 6 months after the scheduled date of entry in the country.
    • Make sure you have one blank page in your passport for entry and exit stamps.

  2. Recent passport photo size:
    • A recent digital color photograph. The photograph must be clear, with white background showing your full face without covering accessories such as glasses or hats.
  3. Flight bookings (traveling by air)  
    • Proof of your roundtrip flight or, at least, the inbound ticket to Kenya. This document will help the authorities to verify your travel plans.

  4. Travel itinerary (traveling by land or sea)
    • Travel itinerary detais if you are entering Kenya by land or sea. This includes information on entry and exit points, as well as any intermediate transportation you use.

  5. Email address
    • A valid and active email address where you will receive your ETA once it is approved. Make sure the email address is well spelled to avoid communication problems.

  6. A bank card to pay the fees
    • A valid debit or credit card to pay ETA processing fees. The price may vary so it is advisible to verify the current price at the time of application.

In addition to these documents, here are some aditional tips to facilitate your application process:

  • Ensure that all the information provided is accurate and complete. Errors or incorrect information may delay the processing of your ETA or derive in the rejection of your application. 
  • Review the specific requirements for the type of ETA you need, as some types may require additional documentation depending on your purpose of visit (tourism, business, transit, etc.)
  • Keep a copy of your approved ETA once you receive it. It is advisable to bring a printed copy with you during your trip in addition to have a digital one. 
  • Apply for the ETA in advance. Even though the process is fast, it is better to apply at least one week before your trip to avoid any unexpected circumstance. 

In summary, following the steps and providing these documents, you will obtain your ETA Kenya smoothly and effectively. This will allow you to enjoy your trip with the peace of mind of meeting all necessary immigration requirements.

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