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Once you contact us on the phone or on the web to request information for one of our services we will provide you with a free eligibility assessment which will determine the most appropriate visa for you. The assessment will include preliminary information on the visa conditions and how you meet the eligibility requirements. Once you agree to use our service we will process your visa application through to completion. Our service covers the checking of your documents and personal details for correctness before we lodge your application with the relevant Government/Embassy. In the event that we spot any missing information/documents from your application we will follow up by giving you a phone call or sending you an email to request the necessary details.

Thousands of customers choose Visa First to organise their working holiday visas every year because:

  • We make getting the visa you need fast and hassle-free.
  • We provide a free initial assessment on the process.
  • We developed the unique online visa status engine which allows you to check the status of your visa 24/7. Check your status now.
  • We're visa experts and have organised over 130,000 visas for people like you.
  • We have a price and service promise to you to ensure a low cost effective service.
  • We offer a step-by-step consultation as we do the visa.
  • We provide an end-to-end service from assessment, through gathering and processing the documents till visa grant.
  • We have local offices supporting the visa process.



The processing fee for Kenya Visas is:

Irish Residents:
Tourist Visa 3-month single-entry: €95
Business Visa 3-month single-entry: €145

UK Residents:
Tourist Visa 3-month single-entry: £60
Tourist Visa 3-month multiple-entry: £90
Business Visa 3-month single-entry: £60
Business Visa 3-month multiple-entry: £90

NB: If you hold a passport from another country not listed above, please contact the Visa First Help Desk to confirm the visa fee that will apply for you.

*Please note, Embassy fee is set by the Embassies themselves and Visa First has no control over it. Usually, the Embassy fee varies according to embassy, applicant’s nationality, type and duration of visa. The prices given here consist of Visa First handling fee and embassy fee. They are for one person, inclusive of VAT and are an estimate only. Please note that, additional fees may apply. These are dependant on the way you want to receive your passport, exchange rate changes, changes in the Embassy fees etc. In the event that in your case an additional fee is due we will contact you to organize the payment in the most convenient way for you.

A single-entry Kenya visa is valid for three months. It must be activated within six months of the date of issue. The multiple-entry visa to Kenya is valid for twelve months from the date of issue but the total period of stay in the country cannot exceed three months. It is only issued to UK passport holders.

The standard processing time for Kenyan Tourist Visas and Kenyan Business Visas is 10 working days from the date we receive your completed application.

Visa First is the only company with an online visa status engine through which you can check the status of your Kenyan Visa application 24/7. Check your visa status here.

Business visa applications must be submitted with a letter from your company stating the reason for the visit to Kenya.

Yes, but it is option available to British passport holders. The multiple-entry Kenya Visa is valid for twelve months but the total stay in the country should not exceed three months. The number of visits is unlimited.

Applications for extensions can be made at Immigration in Nyayo House, Uhuru Highway, Nairobi or at Kisumu and Mombasa.

We checked with the Immigration authorities and they advised that there is no way to spend more than 3 months on one stay. You can apply for multiple entry visa (if you hold UK passport) and after the first 3 months expire just leave the country and re-enter for another 3 months.

At Visa First we do everything we can to make sure you receive the best possible service. If you feel that we have not achieved this goal we have set up a complaints handling process:

Complaints Process:
  1. Where an official complaint is received by Visa First, the company will record the nature of the complaint and issue an acknowledgement email to the client within 5 business days of receiving the complaint. The acknowledgement will provide the client with the contact name who is responsible for dealing with the complaint. The official complaint must be made by email (you may also write, although this will slow down the process), and confirm that the client wishes to enter this process. Please email your complaint to complaints@visafirst.com
  2. Visa First will investigate the complaint as swiftly as possible and where applicable, the complainant will receive a regular written update on the progress of the investigation at intervals of not more than 20 business days.
  3. Visa First will try to resolve the complaint within 40 business days of having received the complaint. If the complaint cannot be resolved within 40 business days, the Firm will write to the complainant notifying them of the anticipated timeframe for the conclusion of the investigation.
  4. Within 5 business days of the conclusion of the investigation of the complaint, Visa First will issue a resolution letter detailing the outcome of the investigation. This letter will include, if applicable, an explanation of the terms of any offer that the company is prepared to make in settlement of the complaint.

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