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Mombasa Visa and Passport Requirements

UAE nationals can apply for a Schengen on-arrival visa in Kenya. Expats of these countries living in UAE fall in the same category - Maldives, Zimbabwe, Dominica, Singapore, Seychelles, Mauritius, Rwanda, Ghana, Solomon Islands etc. However, Indian, Pakistani, Filipinos, Bangladeshi, Egyptian and Iranian expats must apply for pre-arrival Kenyan tourist visa.

Important documents for Kenyan tourist visa are:

  • An original passport that is not more than 10 years old and is valid for at least 6 months from the date of scheduled return
  • The passport should have at least 2 blank pages
  • 1 passport size colour photographs in white background
  • Residence visa with minimum validity of 3 months from date of scheduled return
  • Valid Emirates ID
  • NOC letter from company (the letter should mention the individual’s designation, monthly salary, beginning of employment and a no objection statement with the original company stamp)
  • 3 months bank statement (original or stamped by bank)
  • Confirmed hotel reservation
  • Travel insurance (covering the duration of travel)
  • Confirmed return Flight ticket
It is advisable that nationals of different countries get in touch with their respective embassies for obtaining comprehensive information. Individuals can apply for Kenya e-visa online. The processing of visa can take 7 to 10 working days. 

A child below 18 years must be accompanied by their parents or elders. Nevertheless, if he/she possesses a NOC letter from both parents in which they mention exclusively about their approval of the child travelling without them, the child is permitted to travel. The NOC letter from the parents must be attached to the passport copy and submitted with the child’s visa application.

Check the validity and other important details of the visa when you have received it. 

Disclaimer: Information provided in this article is subject to change without prior notice. Kindly, check the official visa site of Kenya for the latest updates.


UAE nationals can apply for a Schengen on-arrival visa in Kenya. Expats of these countries living in UAE fall in the same category - Maldives, Zimbabwe, Dominica, Singapore, Seychelles, Mauritius, Rwa...

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