Guide on How To Get A Kenyan Visa in Nigeria (Legal Method)

Are you looking for how to get a Kenyan visa in Nigeria legally to travel and don’t know how to do it, this post will serve as a guide on getting a legal visa for Kenya in Nigeria, the visa requirements, validity, types and Kenyan embassy contact address in Nigeria.


Kenya is located in east Africa and its capital is Nairobi. People travel to Kenya because it offers a favorable environment to start of a business as it is one the most beautiful cities in East Africa. No wonder, Nigerians and people world wide use business, tourism as reasons for traveling to Kenya.

Kenya’s main primary native language is Swahili while English is their secondary language due to the fact that their colonial masters were British. There are some country nationals that do not require visa to travel to Kenya. Unfortunately, Nigeria is not one of such countries as you require visa for entry into Kenya.

Country Nationals That Do Not Require Visa to Gain Access into Kenya

The citizens of the following countries below do not need a Kenya Visa when traveling into the country:

Bahamas, Bangladesh, Barbados, Botswana, Brunei-Darussalam, Cyprus, Dominica, Ethiopia, Fiji Islands, Gambia, Ghana, Grenada, Jamaica, Kiribati, Lesotho, Malawi, Maldives, Mauritius, Namibia, Nauru, Papua New Guinea, Samoa, San Marino, Seychelles, Sierra Leone, Singapore, Solomon Islands, St Lucia, St Vincent & The Grenadines, Swaziland, Tanzania, Tonga, Turkey, Tuvalu, Uganda, Uruguay, Vanuatu, Zambia, Zimbabwe.

Country Nationals That Require Visa to Gain Access into Kenya

If you wish to enter Kenyan territory and you are not a citizen of any of the countries listed above, you must obtain a visa in advance to travel into Kenya as all applications from the Nationals of the following countries below has to be directed to Nairobi (Country’s capital) for necessary approval:


Afghanistan, Armenia, Azerbaijan, Cameroon, Iran, Iraq, Lebanon, Libya, Mali, Nigeria, North Korea, Pakistan, Senegal, Somalia, Tajikistan, Yemen, Stateless Persons

Documents Required to Obtain a Kenyan Visa

The following documents will be required of you at the Kenyan Embassy in Nigeria, so you have to bring the following documents along.

  1. A valid passport which must be at least 6 months valid from the intended date of return
  2. A 2×2 clear passport sized photograph.
  3. A mobile number that is active
  4. Completed Visa Application Form V.1 in duplicate.
  5. White and yellow copies of non-refundable fee receipt from Commercial Bank of Africa payable in shillings.
  6. Travel itinerary or business letter.

The valid time required to issue and process all Kenyan visa applications is usually 7 business days. Although if you want rush service, you may be charged additional fees for that. You might also want to know how long is the Kenya visa valid? A single-entry Kenya visa is usually valid for up to three months after which it must be activated within six months of the issued date. The best time to apply for a Kenyan visa should be 6 months before you intend to travel. For the visa fees, see the contact of the Kenyan Embassy in Nigeria below:

Embassy of Kenya in Nigeria Contact Details

Address: No 21, Yedseram Street, Maitama, Abuja
P.M.B. 5160, Wuse Head Office, Garki, Abuja
Phone Numbers: +234-09-2208015 | +234-09-2208021 / 22
+234 816 474 9510
Email Address:

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