| Types of visas and the fee charged | Opening hours and contacts | Single Entry Visa |
| Transit visa | Multiple entry visa | The requirements for a multiple entry visa |
| Referred Visas | East Africa Tourism Visa | Processing |
Please visit here for online application process.
Visa fees must be paid on application in cash.
Fees must be sent in cash for applications submitted through the post.
|Single entry visa||Yen 5,500|
|Transit visa||Yen 2,200|
|Multiple entry visa [6 months or 1 year]||Yen 11,000|
|Referral visa fee||Yen 1,100 [non-refundable] (see Part II & III)|
|East Africa Tourism Visa||Yen 11,000|
|Diplomatic, official, service and courtesy visa. Gratis for official duties on presentation of diplomatic, official or service passports from the relevant organisations and official communication / note verbale.|
N.B. Children under the age of 16 years and accompanying their parents are exempted from payment of visa fees and are not expected to make visa application. Only their valid travel documents will be required at the point of entry.
Applications: From 9.00 a.m. to 12.30 p.m.
Collection: 2.00 p.m. to 5.00 p.m.
Visa Processing : Overnight stay
(Note, passports are collected along with visa fees receipts)
Contact: Visa & Consular Section
Embassy of the Republic of Kenya
3-24-3 Yakumo, 3 Chome, Meguro-ku
Telephone: 03-3723-4006 / 4007
Fax: 03-3723-4488 or 03-3723-4546
Notice: Closing days
The Embassy will be closed in observance of the Kenyan public holidays:
Important Notice: The Embassy will also remain closed during Japanese holidays.
Single Entry Visa allows you to enter Kenya once for sightseeing and short term business purposes. The Visa is valid for three months and allows a re-entry to Kenya from Tanzania and Uganda.
Postal application is acceptable.
Please enclose the above requirements together with a self-addressed stamped return envelope (registered mail only) and detailed contact information.
*Please indicate the telephone number for the Embassy to reach you in daytime.
Transit Visa allows you to stay for 72 hours only for transit purpose. Transit visa is a single use visa. There is no need to have transit visa if you are inside of international transit area, arrive at Jomo Kenyatta Airport by international flight and depart with international flight.
Intended for regular visitors, particularly businesspeople, who enter
Kenya several times a year. Valid for 6 months or one year. The visa
is issued by Immigration HQs in Nairobi, and can be applied for directly
in Nairobi. It can also be applied for through the Embassy in Tokyo,
in which case processing takes 1-2 months.
[Please note: visitors who travel to Tanzania and/or Uganda from Kenya, and wish to re-enter Kenya a second time (without leaving the territory of the three countries), must apply for a single entry visa (tourist/business) which will enable re-entry without obtaining another entry visa]
When the visa is approved, the applicant presents him/herself or agency at the Embassy with the following:
See below for a list of nationals who must apply for a "referred visa" (including people with stateless/refugee status).
Visa applications from nationals of the following countries are referred
to the Director of
Immigration Services, Nairobi, for approval:
Afghanistan/ Armenia/ Azerbaijan/ Cameroon/ Iraq/ Lebanon/ Mali/ North Korea/ Senegal/ Somalia/ Syria/ Tajikistan/ Eritrea/ Libya
Stateless persons (holders of refugee travel documents) are also referred to the Director of Immigration Services.
The requirements for this category of visas are as follows:
The Governments of the Republic of Kenya, Rwanda and Uganda have signed a Memorandum of Understanding on a Single Tourism Visa with effect from 1st January, 2014.
Below are application procedures and requirements of the Visa.
A foreigner who wants to visit simultaneously the Republic Kenya Republic of Rwanda and Republic of Uganda for tourism.
An East Africa Tourist Visa is multiple entries visa and shall be valid for 90 days.
Applications for this visa shall be lodged at any of the diplomatic representation of the Republic of Kenya, Republic of Rwanda and Republic of Uganda, at the Immigration Offices of the respective countries or online where applicable.
Dependents: All persons must apply in their own right.
Travel document: Any genuine acceptable travel document valid not less than 6
Visa Fees: JPY 11,000
Validity of Visa: 90 days
Single or Multiple Entry: Multiple entry
The holder of the East Africa Tourist Visa shall enter from the country that issued the visa and move within the two other countries without applying for another visa or paying for another visa fee.
The holder shall also be allowed to move out of the Republic of Kenya, Republic of Rwanda and Republic of Uganda; and return without having to pay for another visa. This will only be applicable in the period of 90 days.
Work or No Work: Work is not permitted
Visa Extension: An East Africa Tourism Visa shall not be extended.
One clear colored passport size photo with white background recently taken without glasses, caps and surf; (the photo should be attached to the application form by use of glue stick. Stapling and clipping the photo to the application form is not advisable).
A complete filled application form.
Visa application letter addressed to the issuing authority of the concerned country.
E-tickets/ flight confirmation schedule prepared by travel agents or airline companies, indicating; date, place of departure, arrival, and flight number (whole schedule of going and returning)
NB. Applicants from countries that are on referral shall apply for EATV from mission whose Government has referral requirements.
Visa applications presented at the counter before 12.30 p.m. are
ready for collection the following day from 2.00 p.m.
Postal applications take about two days from the date of receipt, depending on the speed of the postal service used and the destination.
Processing of referred visas takes at least six weeks to two months, while multiple entry visas take at least one month.