Does my child need a separate eVisa for Kenya?

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Lais
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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 are not required to have an eVisa to enter Kenya. If you are traveling with a child under this age, please include them in your eVisa request. We will need their full name, passport number and passport bio page photo.
  • Minors between 16 and 18 years old are required to have their own eVisa issued. In this case, you can add their names and passport to your application for reference, but we will need to receive a separate application for them. The requirements will be the same as the adult’s application.

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 with the policies for children between the 3 countries, and the Kenyan government allows minors under 16 to process a visa at no cost, this eVisa won’t be accepted on the borders of Uganda and Rwanda.
  • If this is your case, you can still enter Kenya with your child attached to your EATV, but you will be required to submit an application for your child, either for Single Entry eVisas directly with these governments or for an EATV to be used on the first point of entry after leaving Kenya (or the second point of entry of your itinerary).

    If you still have questions, please submit a support request here.

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