Norwegian citizens who want to travel to Kenya are eligible to apply online for an electronic visa to Kenya. This eVisa is available to over 100 nationalities worldwide.
The Kenyan eVisa facilitates Norwegian tourists the process of obtaining the required documentation to enter the country by allowing them to file over the internet and avoid having to visit a diplomatic office and waiting in long lines at the airport.
Due to the tourism increase of the past few years to the country, immigration authorities recommend requesting a visa for Kenya from Norway if the traveler is going to spend under 90 consecutive days in Kenya for leisure, religious purposes, or on business.
Guidelines to Qualify for the Kenya eVisa From Norway
The Kenyan online application form for Norwegians is hassle-free. All that is required to apply is:
- A good internet connection
- A smart device or laptop
- A valid email address
- Have all the mandatory documents handy
- A valid credit or debit card in order to pay the visa fee
Depending on the purpose of the trip, additional documentation will be needed such as a letter from a company or a family.
It is advisable to apply for the Kenya visa at least one month before the scheduled departure date to allow for delays or eventualities
The Kenyan government can sometimes deny a visa due to erroneous data or misleading information on the application. It is recommended to have all documents in order, even if Norwegian citizens have no special restrictions in order to apply for a Kenya tourist eVisa.
Do Norwegian Citizens Need a Visa for Kenya?
Norwegian citizens are required to have a visa in order to travel to Kenya. Without it, Norwegian tourists will not be able to enter the country.
The Kenya e-Visa requirements Norwegians must meet are:
- Valid passport
- A digital picture of the applicant
- A letter of invitation when applicable
Norwegian eVisa petitioners must ensure that their passport has an expiry date of at least 6 months from the date of arrival to Kenya.
The necessary documentation for a Kenyan eVisa varies depending on the purpose of the trip. Applicants from Norway should keep this in mind when filling out the online form since they will be asked about it during the application process.
Once the application has been submitted, it will take a maximum of 6 working days to receive the electronic visa. The Kenya e-visa will be sent to the email address provided during the application process.
The visa to Kenya for Norwegians must be printed and presented at the port of entry alongside the passport which, as mentioned before, must have an expiry date of 6 months after the arrival date.
Those Norwegian families traveling with kids should make sure they also meet all the provisions required to travel to Kenya with minors.
The Kenyan online visa is a single-entry document and it cannot be transferred to a different passport than that used during application.
How to Obtain a Kenya E-visa as a Norwegian Citizen
The way for Norwegians to obtain a Kenya eVisa is through an online form that takes no more than 20 minutes.
The application form asks for some general information regarding the applicant (name, date of birth, gender) and their plans once in Kenya.
Travelers should note that a visa is a document that cannot be exchanged and all the information provided during application must be true. Any errors or misleading data may result in the visa being refused and/or being denied entry into the country.
If there was any problem during the petition process, our agents would get in touch with the applicant to fix the issue and continue the process to follow its due course.
In about 6 working days, the Norwegian traveler should receive their approved visa for Kenya. A hard copy of the eVisa will be requested at the Kenyan entry port by immigration officers, therefore, it is important to print it out before traveling.
Once Norwegian nationals enter Kenya, they have the possibility to extend the Kenyan eVisa for 3 more months directly at the Immigration desks available at the port of entry.
Traveling From Oslo to Nairobi
Norway is one of the countries eligible to apply for an electronic visa to Kenya without having to visit an embassy or consulate.
If the visitor is in Kenya on their way to a third country and they would like to leave the airport premises, they have the option of applying for a Kenyan transit visa as long as they do not stay in the territory for over 72 hours
Those Norwegian travelers who decide to take advantage of the 3-day transit visa can apply for it directly at the immigration desks found at the airport.
International entries have access to several ports of entry when traveling to Kenya.
If flying into Nairobi, Norwegian holidaymakers will find a cosmopolitan city well-used to tourism and plenty of information desks in which to get tips and tourism information. The Jomo Kenyatta International Airport is located 18 kilometers southeast of Nairobi’s central business district and it is considered one of the safest places in Kenya’s capital.
Reminder: Travelers should check whether they need vaccinations to enter Kenya when planning their trip.