How to apply for South African visa in Kenya

By , K24 Digital
On Sun, 24 Apr, 2022 12:29 | < 1 min read

In case you weren’t sure, yes, Kenyans need a visa to visit South Africa, even for short stays.

Only diplomatic, official and service passport holders from Kenya can enter South Africa without a visa.

However, the best part is that those travelling for tourism or business can now apply for the South Africa electronic visa.

Kenyan citizens no longer need to visit a South African embassy to submit their applications because the eVisa is 100% online.

The South Africa eVisa was launched for Kenya and 13 other eligible countries in February 2022.

It is important to note that supporting documents may be requested.

Applicants also need an email address to receive any notifications and the approved eVisa.

However, there is no need to present paperwork in person at the embassy because everything is uploaded digitally during the online application process.

Here are simple steps to getting a visa online;


Complete the eVisa for South Africa application form in all of its parts.

Upload relevant supporting documentation (if applicable).

Pay the eVisa fee using a credit or debit card.

Receive the electronic visa by email.

Travellers from Kenya need just a few items to apply for the South Africa visa online, they include;

Valid Kenyan passport

Visa photograph

Debit or credit card

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