Kenya Visa for Ukrainian Citizens

Apply for Kenya eVisa
Kenya has long been near the top of the list for travelers who are wanting to visit the Swahili Coast. Due to its long-established reputation as a wonderful place to go on safari, as well as its diverse cities and expansive coastline, Kenya has been attracting visitors for decades. Thanks to recent efforts by their ministry of tourism to update their visa program, it is easier than ever for Ukrainian passport holders to apply for and receive permission to visit this beautiful country.

For everything Ukrainian citizens will need to know regarding the Kenyan requirements for the online visa application, consult the sections below.

Do Ukrainian Citizens Need a Visa for Kenya?

Yes, every single Ukrainian national who intends on visiting Kenya for any reason, whether it be for tourism, business, religious purposes, medical treatment, or aid and development, must have their own individual visa. Fortunately, the process of obtaining this visa can be done entirely online.

Kenya Visa Requirements for Ukrainian Citizens

Ukrainian citizens applying for the Kenyan online Visa need to collect a number of documents and personal information and make sure they have it handy when they are filling out their application. Each applicant must have the following:

  • A Ukrainian passport with six months’ validity from their intended entry date into Kenya
  • The important information from the passport photo page including the passport number, date of expiration, and country of origin
  • At least one blank page in the passport
  • A recent (last six months or so) digital color photo
  • An itinerary for your trip to Kenya. The itinerary doesn’t need to be exact, but it does need to comprise an intended outline for your time in Kenya
  • Proof of onward travel from Kenya either to Ukraine or to another country
  • A valid debit or credit card in order to pay the application fee. The fee is non-refundable, even if the eVisa is denied
  • A valid email address to send the approved visa

Kenya Visa Application for Ukrainian Passport Holders

The requirements detailed above form a part of the application for the Kenya eVisa for Ukrainian citizens. In completing the application, Ukrainian passport holders can expect to be asked questions about their passport and personal details (first and last name as it appears on their documents), the details of their plans while in Kenya, the name of their parents, and a few other basic security questions.

It is crucial that each answer is double-checked. Although the application was designed to be filled out as quickly and simply as possible, any wrong information could be grounds for the rejection of the application.

Once the Kenya eVisa for Ukraine has been submitted, a response can be expected in 4-6 days, though depending on the number of visas in process, a response will sometimes be given in only 2-3 days. Travelers should nonetheless not count on a quick response and should apply with plenty of time before their date of departure to avoid being rejected at their Kenyan port of entry.

Once the eVisa has been issued, travelers must print out a hard copy and carry it with them to their port of entry. Border officials will ask to see your copy of the visa to ensure that their records match yours to protect against fraud.

Varieties of Kenya eVisa for Ukraine

There are only two types of commonly issued Kenya eVisas and only one of them is for tourism purposes. Be sure that you check the appropriate box when filling out your application and double-check that you have the necessary documents for the specific visa.

Single-entry Tourist Visa

The single-entry visa is granted to travelers who are visiting Kenya for tourism, leisure, medical purposes, religious purposes, or to visit family. You must enter Kenya within three months from the date of issue, this means that should a traveler leave the country and wish to come back, they will need to apply for a second visa, even if their first one had not expired. The visa is initially issued for 30 days and can be extended twice from within Kenya.

Do Ukrainians Need a Transit Visa?

If you are transiting through Kenya, it is not necessary to apply for a transit visa as long as the departing flight is within 72 hours of your arrival at the airport. However, should you wish to leave the airport for any reason, then it is necessary to apply for a transit visa.

For any further questions, please visit our FAQ page.