Kenyan eTA for Nigeria Citizens
After the pandemic, Kenya has been trying hard to get back on its feet again and a gesture of that is, it has opened its doors to the world. Kenya will restart its tourist business but only under the condition that all the tourists and the staff related to tourism are vaccinated against the Covid-19.
Kenyan ETA has always been easy and swift to access for Nigerians given the friendly relation between the two countries. To get the eTA of Kenya the Nigerian citizens have to meet some specifications and follow some easy steps. They are discussed in an arranged manner below.
Since the traditional way of obtaining a ETA which is issuing from the foreign embassy has been stopped in Kenya for several years, a Nigerian will have to issue the ETA online. This is an eTA or an electronic travel document. This process has made the ETA application faster and easier. All that is required is to fill up the online forms of the ETA application and provide all the information demanded. Once the form filling is completed the petitioner has to pay for the application online through PayPal, ETA, Master Card, American Express, or by providing bank account information. If the ETA requirements are satisfied properly then the ETA will be emailed to the petitioner in no more than three business days. This process saves time and energy by letting you apply from anywhere in the world and does not require a visit to the consulate or embassy. The process will cost almost 94325 NGN for each person. Note that children aging 16 years or less would not require a ETA.
ETA of Kenya for Nigerians Citizens
Kenya demands its immigrants to have a ETA issued online before traveling. Nigerians carrying an eTA can enter Kenya through the ports open to eTA holders but can exit through any port. The petitioner of the eTA must remember and be aware to not provide any wrong or misleading information to the ETA application. Detection of such information may lead to delay of ETA approval or even cancellation. The fields with asterisk marks are mandatory to be filled up. The documents demanded by the application must have the correct extensions and it is advisable that the petitioner checks and converts the files to their correct extensions using the converter tools. Just as the information provided for the other travel documents, the eTA also asks for personal, passport, and travel information, and the information provided for the eTA must not vary from the information provided for the passports.
Types of eTA
Depending on the purpose of the visit or the duration of the visit the type of eTA needed varies. Each eTA serves a different purpose. The types are as follows:
Single Entry Visit:
A eTA serving a single entry to the country. Nigerian citizens can use this eTA only once and is generally used for business, tourism, medical emergency, etc. It has a validity of 90 consecutive days.
Multiple Entry eTA: This eTA can be used to enter Kenya multiple times throughout the year. Generally, Nigerian businessmen to continue business in Kenya require this eTA.
Nigerians wishing to travel to a different destination but needing to make a stop in Kenya to transit through the country requires a transit eTA. This eTA is issued at the immigration office of the entry port and has a validity of 72 hours. This eTA can not be used for tourism, business, or anything other than transition.
East African Tourist eTA
This eTA is a joint tourist eTA serving the opportunities to travel to the Republic of Kenya, the Republic of Rwanda, and the Republic of Uganda for tourism.
eTA Requirements of a Nigerian
The mentioned demands must be met to apply for a eTA application.
- The passport must have a validity of at least six months and have at least 2 blank pages for the eTA to be stamped.
- The online application form must be filled completely and after the approval, it must be printed and brought with the petitioner to the port.
- Two passport-sized photos are required. The photos must be recent, visible, and clear. It must also be the same photo as provided for the passport and other travel documents.
- The petitioner must be accompanied with birth certifications of the children in case traveling with them.
- A scanned copy of a Nigerian passport is required.
- The applicant must show proof of his monetary and residential support in Kenya before traveling to Kenya. For this case, proof of a hotel reservation and return tickets will be asked to show.
- The petitioner will also be asked to present his/her bank statement.
- The certification of vaccination of Yellow fever, Covid-19, Cholera is mandatory to show as the country is recently in danger from these three deadly diseases.
Front Cover of Nigeria Passport:
Get your eTA in 3 Easy Steps
How to Obtain a Kenyan ETA
To obtain an eTA on arrival in Kenya, Nigerian citizens have to apply for the form from the official travel website of Kenya.
Filling Up the Form:
Once the correct form is found, he/she is to fill it up correctly and completely. The form will be asking for personal questions like name, age, gender, address, etc. The petitioner is required to provide all the information with authenticity. The information provided for the ETA application must not differ from the information provided for the passport and other travel documents.
Paying the Fee Online:
After filling up the form completely the applicant is to pay for the fee online using any of his PayPal, Master Card, ETA, American Express, UCB account or by supplying his bank account information.
Once the whole process is completed, the confirmation email will arrive at the email address provided by the applicant in no more than three business days if not less. The petitioner is to download the file attached to the confirmation email and print it out and bring it with him to the port. Once the Immigration officer checks the required documents along with the ETA, he will stamp the passport.
Kenya Embassy and Consulate in Nigeria
High Commission of the Republic of Kenya in Abuja, Nigeria
21 Yedseram Street
Maitama, P.M.B. 5160
Wuse Head Office
+ 234 9 4139 155
+ 234 9 4139 157
Kenyan Consulate General in Lagos, Nigeria
UBA Building, First Floor
No. 22B Idowu Taylor Street, Victoria Island
P. O. Box 40016, Falomo
(+234) 8 164 749 317