KENYA – Visa and Work Permit Fees Increased

November 9, 2023

The government of Kenya recently announced a series of fees increases on a wide range of government documents, including visas and work permits. The changes were officially announced on 7 November.

Some of the fee increases are quite steep. For example, a multiple entry e-visa is increasing in price from the current rate of USD 100, to a new level of USD 500. A single-entry e-visa is climbing from USD 50 to USD 100. Business visas are also seeing a great increase in cost going from USD 50 to USD 1,000.

Processing and issuance fees for Class D work permits (general employment) are tripling in price, or more, with the issuance fee for a two-year visa increasing up to one million Kenya shillings (approx. USD 6,500).

Both tourists and foreign workers heading to Kenya should take the increase in fees into account in their future plans. A complete list of fee increases can be found in the 7 November edition of the Kenya Gazette.

This immigration update is for informational purposes only and is not a substitute for legal or scenario-specific advice. Furthermore, it is important to note that immigration announcements are subject to sudden and unexpected changes. Readers are encouraged to reach out to Newland Chase for any case- or company-specific assessments.