With more and more international airports offering direct flights to Kenya from all over the world, visiting the exciting East African country is getting easier to do. A quick look at what the country has to offer explains why airlines are expanding their routes to and from this beautiful country. Of course, there are the world-class safaris in the numerous national parks, but that is not all that Kenya has to offer the adventurous traveler.
Nairobi has blossomed into a business hub as well as a foodie hot spot and the coastal cities in the country’s east offer plenty of beaches to relax on when you’re looking to escape the city or sit still after a long safari. Every citizen from Macau who wishes to visit Kenya is required to hold a visa. The good news is that recent efforts to update their visa system has resulted in a new application process for the Kenyan eVisa that can be completed entirely online.
Do Macanese Citizens Need a Visa for Kenya?
Yes, each and every citizen who holds a passport from Macau is required to hold a visa before they set foot in Kenya. This means that there is no option for a visa on arrival.
The good news is that the application for the Kenyan eVisa is quick, easy, and is completed online without the need to visit an embassy or consulate in your home country.
Kenya Visa Requirements for Macau Citizens
Although the Kenyan eVisa was designed with simplicity in mind, there are still a number of requirements that each Macau passport holder must have in order to complete their application. Below is a list of requirements to be met to obtain the eVisa:
- A valid Macau passport with at least six months’ validity.
- The information from the passport data page: This includes the applicant’s passport number, nationality, date of birth and the document’s expiry date
- At least one blank page in the passport: This is so that the border officials have sufficient space to stamp the visa holder’s passport on arrival.
- A recent digitalized color photograph: Must be clear, in color and taken against a white background. The applicant’s entire head and their shoulders must appear and they must maintain a neutral expression.
- A basic outline of a travel itinerary: This includes proof of accommodation and the cities the traveler is planning to visit.
- A return ticket to Macau or proof of onward travel from Kenya: Immigration officers may ask to see a return ticket (or an onward travel ticket) to ensure that the traveler does not overstay their allotted time in the country.
- A debit or credit card in order to pay the application fee.
Kenya Visa Application for Macau Passport Holders
The application process for obtaining the Kenya eVisa for Macau citizens requires them to provide a lengthy list of personal details. These include basic things such as their passport information and their travel itinerary, as well as more personal information such as their health or medical history and their security history.
Once a traveler has submitted their application, they can expect a turnaround time of around two to three business days. After the e-visa has been issued, the traveler has three months to enter the country. If they fail to enter Kenya within those three months then their visa will expire and they will be required to apply for a new visa. Once inside Kenya, Macau citizens have 90 days of validity on their visa. Should travelers want to stay longer than the original 90 days, they must apply for an extension in-person at the Immigration Headquarters in Nairobi. The address is Nyayo House 20th floor, Kenyatta Avenue/Uhuru Highway. This extension grants each traveler an additional 90 days.
Upon receiving the visa via email. Each traveler much print out a hard copy and bring it with them to their Kenyan port of entry. Border officials will ask to see the hard copy in order to verify that their records match your own as an extra preventative measure against fraud.
Types of Kenya eVisas Available
The single-entry tourist visa is the only visa that allows for stays of more than 72 hours in Kenya. If you are planning to visit Kenya for any reason related to tourism or leisure, medical reasons, or for business then this is the visa you must acquire. Should you leave Kenya with remaining validity on your visa, you must acquire a new one before re-entering.
Transit visas are not required should you plan on staying inside the airport while waiting to connect. If you wish to exit the airport, you must have a connecting flight within 72 hours of landing in Kenya.
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