General Visa Requirements

  • Valid passport, valid for travel to the destination Members States. The travel document’s validity must exceed the planned stay in the Schengen Area with at least 3 months, it must have been issued within the last 10 years and shall contain at least 2 blank pages.
  • Application form – completed and signed.
  • Copy of the national ID card.
  • Payment of the visa fee* by card or MPESA. The standard visa fee from 1st January 2024 amounts to KES 13,348.
  • Individual medical travel insurance which covers all costs that could arise as a result of emergency medical assistance, emergency hospitalization or medical repatriation. The insurance should cover costs of at least EUR 30,000 and be valid for the duration of the stay in all the Schengen countries.

Additional Requirements

  • Copy of the biodata page of the passport, any visas, residence permits, entry and exit stamps.
  • One colour photo, maximum six months old, passport size (45 mm x 35 mm), full face and taken against a light background (see attached photo requirements)
  • Proof of accommodation;
  • Flight ticket booking;
  • Proof of sufficient means of subsistence both for the duration of the intended stay and for the return to the country of origin/residence, e.g.:
  • If employed: signed, stamped and dated letter from current employer containing the following information:
    • Personal data, function/position;
    • Terms of employment (temporary or permanent);
    • Starting date of employment;
    • Monthly net salary;
    • Number of years with employer/organization;
    • Granted leave days;
    • Contact details of the employer.
  • If self-employed: copy of Kenya PIN Certificate and certified personal bank statement with bank referral letter covering the last three months
  • If retired: documents proving pension or other financial support.
  • If a student: a statement from the faculty confirming a tuition break during the intended travel period or approving the student’s absence.
  • If a pupil: a statement from the school confirming school holidays during the intended travel period or approving the pupil’s absence.
  • Any other documents in proof of personal ties to Kenya, e.g. marriage certificate, birth certificates, ease agreements.
  • Detailed travel itinerary
  • Any other documents relating to personal ties in Kenya, like marriage certificate, title deeds or lease agreements.