Kenya eTA is a semi-automated system that determines the eligibility of visitors to travel to Kenya. An eTA offers permission to travel and is authorized by the Government of the Republic of Kenya. An eTA does not determine whether a traveller is admissible to enter Kenya. Immigration officers will determine admissibility upon travellers’ arrival.

The eTA application collects biographic information and answers to eligibility questions from the traveller. eTA applications for Kenya should be submitted at least 3 days prior to travel to ensure adequate time for authorization. Travelers can submit their applications up to 3 months prior to travel. It is highly recommended that travellers apply as soon as they have booked their accommodations and transport tickets.

For more information, kindly click on ELECTRONIC TRAVEL AUTHORIZATION (eTA). OR visit the official Eta website on


The Embassy wishes to inform the Diaspora and members of public that it is the mandate of the Ministry of Foreign and Diaspora Affairs to authenticate documents.

Pursuant to the Presidential directive that all Government services be availed on the e-citizen portal, the Ministry identified authentication of documents as a crucial service to be digitized in order to improve service delivery and efficiency.

This is therefore to inform the Diaspora and members of the public, that effective 18th December 2023, all documents submitted for authentication must be submitted through the Ministry’s online platform accessible via the link

No Visa on arrival in Kenya


Closure of Embassy 28-29th July 2023

Madaraka Day Invitation

Please Click here to download the invitation

General Travel Requirements

Please find attached Notice on general travel requirements effect from 28th December 2021.


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(National Integrated Identity Management System-NIIMS)

The Ministry of Interior and Coordination of National government has advised that Kenyans in the diaspora will collect their Huduma Namba cards in the respective Missions of their registration.

Those wishing to collect their cards in another Mission, can choose the convenient Mission through the Huduma Namba Diaspora Portal. Currently the Huduma Namba secretariat has operationalized the following email address for use by the Diaspora Community.

Furthermore, there is a toll-free number +254-0800221111 which has been provided for use by Kenyans abroad for all inquiries.