An individual under 18 years old is considered a minor in Kenya. Please note that depending on the type of Kenyan eVisa applied for and the age of the minor, the steps required may differ, please see below.
Applying for a Single Entry or a Transit eVisa?
- Minors under the age of 16 receive a different document, called EPASS, instead of the regular eVisa issued to travelers aged 16 years and older. If you are traveling with a child under this age, please keep in mind that each traveler needs their own application and you must also include them in your eVisa request as a minor accompanying you.
- Minors between 16 and 18 years old must have their own eVisa issued. The requirements will be the same as the adult’s application, plus it might request the adult's passport information and document if the minor is traveling accompanied.
Applying for an East Africa eVisa?
- If you are traveling with a minor, but your plans include extending the trip to other countries, we cannot process a Kenyan EATV for minors under 16. As there is a discrepancy in the policies for children between the 3 countries, and the Kenyan government allows minors under 16 to process an EPASS instead of an eVisa, it won’t be accepted on the borders of Uganda and Rwanda.
- If this is your case, you can still enter Kenya with your child's EPASS, but you will be required to submit separate applications for your child, either for Single Entry eVisas to any additional destination.
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