Sample of Business Travel Requirements for a Kenya Visa for Canadian Citizens

  1. Eligibility and Documentation

    The Government of Kenya utilises an electronic visa issuance system which is the equivalent to a visa, but no stamp or label is placed in the passport.

    To be eligible the traveller must:

    • Hold a passport valid at least six months on entry with one blank visa page
    • Hold proof of sufficient funds
    • Hold proof of onward/return flights
    • Hold proof of hotel reservation
    • Hold all documents required for the next destination


    To complete the order form the traveller must provide:

    • A photograph
    • A copy of the passport information page
    • A copy of the passport front cover page
    • A letter of invitation
    • A copy of the Company Registration Certificate of the company in Kenya
    • A copy of the staff ID of the person who signed the letter of invitation


    Apply now and complete our order form providing basic travel and personal details. We'll take care of the rest keeping you apprised of your order's progress over email.

Sample of Tourist Travel Requirements for a Kenya Visa for Canadian Citizens

  1. Passport

    You must provide your actual signed passport, including one copy of the personal information pages of your passport. Your passport must:

    • Be valid for three months beyond the length of the requested visa. For example, your passport must be valid for 15 months if you requested a 12 month visa
    • Have at least one blank visa page. Amendments and endorsement pages cannot be used to fulfill this requirement
    • Not be frayed, torn, separating, or altered in any other way

  2. Photographs

    You must provide two colour, passport type photographs that meet the following criteria:

    • Be taken within the last three months and printed on high quality photo paper
    • Be taken against an all white background free of shadows
    • Be 51 mm by 51 mm in size
    • Provide the full frontal view of your head with your face centered in the middle and displaying a neutral (non-smiling) expression
    • You may wear neither glasses nor headwear except for religious purposes
    • Your photos should not be affixed to your application and they may not display evidence of adhesive or staples

  3. Visa Application Form

    You must provide one completed visa application form. The application form must:

    • Include answers for all fields. If something does not apply, enter "N/A"
    • Display your full name as it appears in your passport
    • Be signed

  4. VisaConnection Order Form

    You must provide one completed VisaConnection Order Form. The form must:

    • Include a valid email address and payment information
    • Include your signature in blue or black ink

  5. Proof of Travel Arrangements

    You must provide proof of travel arrangements for the duration of your trip.  Details of your intended arrangements must:

    • Include a copy of an itinerary or e-ticket showing entry and exit date
    • Show your full name as printed in your passport

  6. Hotel Confirmation

    You must also provide confirmation of your hotel accommodations: Your confirmation must:

    • Include your intended dates of stay
    • Show your full name

  7. Travel Between Kenya and Tanzania and Uganda

    Kenya has an agreement with Tanzania and Uganda to waiver visa re-entry fees if travelling between the three countries as long as single-entry visas remain valid for each country. This means multiple-entry visas are not required if going from Kenya to Tanzania or Uganda and back to Kenya. The same applies for travel from Uganda and Tanzania.

  8. Traveller Registration (Highly Recommended)

    Feel safer and travel with peace of mind by using our Traveller Registration Service. Registration notifies the Department of Foreign Affairs, Trade and Development where and when you will be travelling, enabling the Government of Canada to reach you in case of an emergency abroad or inform you of an emergency at home. To enroll in this optional service complete the registration form in this kit and send it to us with the rest of your documents.

Manage Your Order

Want to see if your order is on track to meet the date you requested your documents? Use the VisaConnection Order Status tool to see the most current update to your order.    

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Visa Pre-Check

Have an urgent visa application with a tight deadline?  Use Visa Pre-Check to save valuable time.  Have an experienced visa specialist review and verify that your application is accurate and complete or if corrections are needed.

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Digital Photo Service

Need a fast, easy and inexpensive way to get a photo you can use for your visa application? Use VisaConnection's photo service to upload a digital photo that we will review and print for your visa application.

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