General Visa Requirements

  • Current passport that must be valid for at least six months after the expiry of the visa.
  • Visa application, duly completed and signed by the applicant.
  • One recent colour photograph 35 by 45 mm dimensions (white background, maximum 3 months old)
  • The Schengen visa application fee is 12000 KES in cash (based on the current exchange rate used by the Embassy 1 Euro Χ 150 KES) and is not refundable.
  • Travel medical insurance of a minimum coverage of 30,000 Euros. Applicants are requested to choose from the list of insurance companies found.
  • National Identity card.

Additional Requirements

  • Previous passports may be requested.
  • Birth and marriage certificates may be requested.
  • Evidence of accommodation in host country (hotel reservations, copy of lease agreement etc).
  • The applicant must submit proof of sufficient funds. (pay slips and certified bank account statements for the last six months).
  • Letter of employment including information on leave of absence. For those that are self-employed, we require a company registration certificate.
  • If a minor is traveling unaccompanied or with one parent, a signed letter of parental consent and a copy of the parent/guardian’s passport or national ID are necessary. The child’s birth certificate clearly stating the two parents’ name is also required. In case one of the two parents is deceased then a death certificate is required. Children under 12 years of age do not pay the visa fee.
  • Proof of return airline ticket reservation issued by travel agencies registered and located in Kenya. Paying for the air ticket at this stage is not recommended.