Kenya scraps visa requirement for SA citizens

Cape Town – The Kenya High Commission has scrapped visa requirements announced at the end June for South African passport holders.

However, as of 1 September South African citizens planning on staying more than 30 days will have to apply for the necessary visa. The Kenyan High Commission announced the adjustment of the new visa rules on its website.  

Visitors staying longer than the 30-day visa free period will have to pay a R750 fee and visas will no longer be issued on arrival in Kenya. 

The High Commission said all Visa Service Fees payments should be made at the Kenya High Commission or Embassy premises and that visa processing can be expected to take about 5 working days. 

All applicants will be required to produce the following documents: 

1. Return Air Ticket 
2. Invitation letter from the host in the Republic of Kenya 
3. Letter from employer/Institution/College/School 
4. Proof of funds (bank statement) 
5. Applicants must appear in Person for Biometrics 
6. 2 Passport Photographs.