Information on Visa

Information on Visa

Receipt of applications

Working Days - 9.30am to 11.30am

Delivery of documents

Working Days - 4.00 pm to 5.00 pm

★ Visa Applicants should fill online visa application forms onindianvisaonline.gov.in and submit a print out of filled-in form with two colour photographs (51mmx51mm) and documents as specified below.

★ Valid Yellow Fever Vaccination Certificates and Valid Polio Vaccination certificate are also required to be submitted.

★ The applicant is required to submit photo copies of the personal particulars' page of the passport and those of the Yellow Fever Vaccination and Polio Vaccination Certificate.

★ The photographs should have light blue background.

★ A gap of seven working days between the date of submission of application and date of travel is recommended to minimize inconvenience in case the grant of visa is delayed for unavoidable reasons.

★ ICWF means Indian Community Welfare Fund.

★ Applications could be submitted on any working day as per timings mentioned above. Please see list of holidays for the year 2017

★ Unless more time in required for genuine and unavoidable reasons, visa will be delivered on the third day from the day application is accepted and visa fee is paid.


TOURIST VISA :


Documents required:


i) Filled-in and signed hard copy of the online visa application form;
ii) Two recent colour photographs;
iii) Proof of proposed dates of travel such as air ticket and hotel bookings;


BUSINESS VISA


Documents required:


i) Filled in and signed hard copy of the online business visa;
ii) Two recent color photographs;
iii) Proof of assured financial standing and expertise in the field intended business;
iv) Where necessary an introductory message from the Indian partner;
v) Original and a copy of the Business License issued by the relevant authority to the applicant


TRANSIT VISA :


Documents required:


i) Filled-in and signed hard copy of the online visa application form;
ii) Two recent colour photographs;
iii) Copy of air ticket;


MEDICAL VISA:


Documents required:


i) Filled-in and signed hard copy of the online visa application form;
ii) Two recent colour photographs;
iii) Letter of invitation from an approved Hospital /Doctor in India;
iv) Medical documents establishing the need for taking medical treatment in India; v) Proof of availability of sufficient funds for stay in India including the expenses for medical treatment by producing documents such as Bank statement, Salary certificate, sponsorship letter etc.;


CONFERENCE VISA :


Documents required:


i) Filled-in and signed hard copy of the online visa application form;
ii) Two recent colour photographs;
iii) Letter of Invitation from organizers in India;
iv) Clearances from competent authorities in India for holding the conference;


STUDENT VISA:


Documents required:


i) Filled-in and signed hard copy of the online visa application form;
ii) Two recent colour photographs;
iii) Letter of Admission (original + photocopy) from a registered Indian educational institution;
iv) A letter of financial support from the parent/Guardian accompanied by a Bank Guarantee/Certificate;
v) Evidence of transfer of adequate Funds for at least 4 months sustenance in India or travelers cheque;


In case of medical/ paramedical education, a 'No Objection Letter' from the Ministry of Health, Government of India is also required to be furnished. Maximum of three entries are allowed in a year. Visa holders are required to register with the nearest Foreigners Regional Registration Office (FRRO)/Foreigners Registration Office (FRO) within 14 days of arrival in India;


EMPLOYMENT VISA :


Documents required:


i) Filled-in and signed hard copy of the online visa application form;
ii) Two recent colour photographs;
iii) Employment Letter from Indian employer;
iv) Employment Contract (photocopy);
v) Minimum salary: US $ 25,000 per annum (Except for ethnic cooks, language teachers, (other than English language teachers)/translators);


ENTRY VISA :


Documents required:


i) Filled-in and signed hard copy of the online visa application form;
ii) Two recent colour photographs;


An Entry Visa may be granted to a person of Indian origin (who is not a holder of PIO/OCI cards) or for a specific purpose not covered under other categories of visas. In case a foreigner intends to stay for more than 180 days on a single visit, he should get himself registered well before the expiry of 180 days.


JOURNALIST VISA:


Documents required:


i) Filled-in and signed hard copy of the online visa application form;
ii) Two recent colour photographs;
iii) Invitation letter from India, if any;
iv) Copy of his accreditation;


A Journalist Visa is normally issued in 2 working days, exclusive of the day on which application is made. If the journalist intends to make documentaries in India, six weeks are required to process the application.


RESEARCH VISA:


Documents required:


i) Filled-in and signed hard copy of the online visa application form;
ii) Two recent colour photographs;
iii) Research project draft (copy);
iv) Original letter of admission from a recognized Indian university/institute;
v) Affidavit of financial support;


It is a mandatory requirement for all Foreigners arriving on Research Visa to register themselves


with the nearest Foreigners Regional Registration Office (FRRO) or Foreigners Registration Office (FRO) within 14 days of arrival in India.


PROJECT VISA:


Documents required:


i) Filled-in and signed hard copy of the online visa application form (separate form available for project visa);
ii) Two recent colour photographs
iii) Letter from Indian company awarding contract to foreign company, specifying details about the foreign company, project (including location, duration), total number of workers (highly skilled/skilled/semi-skilled) required to be sent by foreign company to India;
iv) Letter from Applicant's Employer (brief description of its projects in India, nature of work in India);


NOTE:


1. Original documents will be returned after verification.

2. Upon acceptance of application at the Assistant High Commission, the applicant will be issued a bank deposit slip containing details of fee to be deposited. The applicant would be required to deposit the fee with the Bank of India located in the ground floor of the same building as the Assistant High Commission. On submission of the counterfoil of the bank deposit slip at the Assistant High Commission's counter, necessary receipt of the fee deposit will be issued to the applicant.


3. The Assistant High Commission reserves the right to decline any Visa even if visa fee has been paid. Payment of fee does not guarantee issuance of visa

4. Additional documents may be sought and a personal interview may be warranted wherever considered necessary by the Assistant High Commission.

5. Visa fee paid is non-refundable.

6. Validity of Visa is from the date of its issue.

7. If visa applicant is not normally resident in the jurisdiction of this Assistant High Commission i.e. Kwale, TaitaTaveta, Tana River, Mombasa, Kilifi and Lamu , visa processing may take longer. In such cases additional documents may be sought.

8. Each Service is subject to a surcharge of Ksh.200/- towards Indian Community Welfare Fund (ICWF), in addition to the visa fee.

9. Ordinarily, the applicants will have to visit the Assistant High Commission personally. In exceptional cases, when permitted by the Assistant High Commission, the documents may be deposited or collected on behalf of applicant. The representative of the applicant, however, is required to produce a letter of authority from the applicant. The letter of authority should be signed by the applicant and the authorized person and should contain identification details of the authorized person which shall be verifiable.

10. The date of delivery of the consular / visa service would be indicated in the fee receipt.

11. For registration information relating to Foreigners Regional Registration Office (FRRO)/ Foreigners Registration Office (FRO), please contact - www.immigrationindia.nic.in

12. For any query or making suggestions, please write to hoc.mombasa@mea.gov.in or call 041-2224433 or 0412311051.


VISA FEES


(i) TOURIST VISA - Up to 01 year/Single or Multiple Entry US$ 100 Ksh 10300
More than one year up to 5 years/ Multiple Entry US$ 200 Ksh 20600
(ii) BUSINESS VISA - Up to 01 year/Single or Multiple Entry US $120 Ksh 12400
More than 01 year and up to 5 years/Multiple Entry US$ 250 Ksh 25700
(iii) ENTRY VISA - Up to 6 months/Single or Multiple US$ 80 Ksh 8300
More than 6 months and up to 01 year/Multiple US$ 120 Ksh 12400
More than 01 year and up to 5 years/Multiple US$ 200 Ksh 20600
(iv) EMPLOYMENT & PROJECT VISAS - Up to 06 months/Single or Multiple US$ 120 Ksh 12400
More than 06 months and up to 01 year/Multiple Entry US$ 200 Ksh 20600
More than 01 year and up to 05 years/Multiple Entry US$ 300 Ksh 30900
(v) STUDENT VISAS - Valid for the duration of the course or 05 years, whichever is less/Multiple Entry US$ 80 Ksh 8300
(vi) MEDICAL VISAS & MEDICAL ATTENDANT VISAS - Up to 06 months/Single or Multiple Entry US$ 80 Ksh 8300
More than 06 months and up to 01 year/Multiple Entry US$ 120 Ksh 12400
(vii) CONFERENCE/SEMINARS VISAS - Up to 06 months/Single (or Multiple) Entry US$ 80 Ksh 8300
(viii) JOURNALIST VISA - Up to 06 months/Single (or Double Entry with HOM's approval) US$ 80 Ksh 8300
(ix) RESEARCH VISA - Up to 06 months/Single (or Multiple) Entry US$ 80 Ksh 8300
More than 06 months and up to 01 year/Multiple Entry US$ 120 Ksh 12400
More than 01 year and up to 05 years/Multiple Entry US$ 200 Ksh 20600
(x) MISSIONRY VISAS - Up to 6 months/Single or Multiple Entry US$ 80 Ksh 8300
More than 6 months and up to 01 year/Multiple Entry US$ 120 Ksh 12400
More than 01 year and up to 5 years/Multiple Entry US$ 200 Ksh 20600
(xi) MOUNTAINEERING VISAS - Up ro 6 months/Single (or Multiple) Entry US$ 80 Ksh 8300
More than 6 months and up to 01 years/Multiple Entry US$ 120 Ksh 12400
(xii) INTERN VISAS - Up to 01 year/Multiple US$ 80 Ksh 8300
(xiii) FILM VISAS - Up to 01 year/Single or Multiple Entry (Maximum duration of the visa will be 1 year) US$ 120 Ksh 12400
(xiv) TRANSIT VISA - Up to 15 days/Single or Double Entry US$ 20 Ksh 2100

Visa Fees in case of following nationalities may differ from the above:-


Business Visa:


S.No. Country Up to one year More than one year up to five years
1. USA US $140 Ksh 14400 US$ 250 Ksh 25700
2. Ecuador US$ 240 Ksh 24700 US$ 320 Ksh 32900
3. New Zealand US$ 130 Ksh 13400 US$ 250 Ksh 25700
4. France US$ 165 Ksh 17000 US$ 250 Ksh 25700
5. Australia US$ 215 Ksh 22100 US$ 295 Ksh 30300
6. Czech Republic US$ 190 Ksh 19600 US$ 270 Ksh 27800
7. Iran US$ 275 Ksh 28300 US$ 355 Ksh 36500
8. Ireland US$ 200 Ksh 20600 US$ 280 Ksh 28800
9. Philippines US$ 220 Ksh 22600 US$ 300 Ksh 30900
10. Poland US$ 145 Ksh 14900 US$ 250 Ksh 25700
11. Saudi Arabia US$ 215 Ksh 22100 US$ 295 Ksh 30300
12. Thailand US$ 200 Ksh 20600 US$ 280 Ksh 28800
13. U.A.E. US$ 415 Ksh 42700 US$ 495 Ksh 50900

Employment Visa:


No. Country Up to 6 months Up to one year More than one year up to five years
1. Canada US$ 150 Ksh 15500 US$ 200Ksh 20600 US$ 300 Ksh 30900
2. Ireland US$160 Ksh16500 US$200 Ksh 20600 US$300 Ksh 30900
3. France US$135 Ksh 13900 US$200Ksh 20600 US$300 Ksh 30900
4. Denmark US$125 Ksh 12900 US$200 Ksh20600 US$300 Ksh 30900
5. Australia US$180 Ksh18500 US$220 Ksh 22600 US$300 Ksh30900
6. New Zealand US$145 Ksh14900 US$200 Ksh20600 US$300 Ksh30900
7. Thailand US$160 Ksh16500 US$200 Ksh20600 US$300 Ksh30900
8. UAE US$375 Ksh 38600 US$415 Ksh42700 US$495 Ksh50900
9. Israel US$1000 Ksh 102700 US$1040 Ksh106900 US$1120 Ksh115100
10. Iran US$235Ksh 24200 US$275 Ksh28300 US$355 Ksh36500

Japanese nationals:


Sl No. Type of visa Fee
1. Transit visa US$1 Ksh200
2. All other types of visas US$8 Ksh900

Mozambique nationals


Sl No. Type of visa Fee
1. Tourist Visa
(single entry)
(single entry) - urgent
(multiple entry)
(multiple entry) - urgent
US $80 Ksh 8300
US $150 Ksh 15500
US $220 Ksh 22600
US $300 Ksh 30900
2. Business/ Employment Visas --
3. All other types (except transit & student visas)
1. Upto six months
2. Upto six months (in emergency)
3. Upto one year
4. Upto one year (in emergency)
5. Upto five years
6. Upto five years (in emergency)
US $220 Ksh 22600
US $300 Ksh 30900
US $300 Ksh 30900
US $300 Ksh 30900
US $300 Ksh 30900
US $300 Ksh 30900

NIGERIA


Type of Visa / Visa Category Validity / Duration Fee in US Dollars Visa fee in Ksh. (rounded off)
Business/Student/Medical/ Entry/Tourist / Employment/ Conference and all other types of visas Any duration as per prevailing instructions 250 25700

Pakistan nationals: Fee of Rs.100(equivalent to Ksh 200/-) visas of all types.


Romanian nationals:


Sl No. Type of visa Fee
1. All types Ksh 4600

Russian nationals:


Sl No. Type of visa(All types) Fee
1. Single Entry US$40 Ksh4200
2. Double Entry US$90 Ksh9300
3. Multiple Entry US$120 Ksh12400
Transfer of Valid visa US$40 Ksh4200

Sri Lankan nationals:


S.No. Type of visa Period of validity/No. of Fee entries US$ Ksh
1 Transit Visa Up to 15 days (Single/Double Entry) 10 1100
2 Tourist Visa Double Entry - 30 days 15 1600
Single Entry - 90 days 15 1600
Double Entry - 90 days 25 2600
6 months (Double/Multiple)entry 25 2600
3 Entry Visa 1 Year (Multiple Entry) 25 2600
4 Business Visa 30 days - Multiple Entry 25 2600
90 days - Single Entry 27 2800
90 days - Multiple Entry 40 4200
6 months - Multiple Entry 80 8300
1 Year - Multiple Entry 80 8300
5 Years - Multiple Entry 120 12400
5 Employment Visa 01 Year - Multiple Entry 157 16200
6 Student Visa (For institution covered by bilateral agreement) 01 Year More than one year 43 81 4500 8400
7 Student Visa (For institutions not covered by bilateral agreement) 81 8400

Singapore nationals:


(i) Tourist visa(multiple entry) valid for up to six months US$25 Ksh 2600

US nationals:


S.No. Type of visa Period of validity/No. of entries Fee
1. Tourist visa (ONLY) Up to 10 years US $ 100 = Ksh 10300
2. Business visa Five and ten year US$250 visa fee + US$ 20 visa application fee = US$270 Ksh 27800

★ For US nationals except for Tourist Visa, an additional visa application fee of US $ 20 would be charged.


UK nationals:


Type of Visa Validity Visa fee in US$ Visa fee in Ksh.
Transit Up to 3 months with up to 15 days stay 88 9100
Student Up to 5 years 229 23600
Medical Up to one year 129 13300
Business(Single/Multiple) Up to 1 year 242 24900
Business(Multiple) More than 01 year and up to 5 years/Multiple Entry 726 74600
Business visa same days (excluding visa fee) - 215 22100
Employment Up to 6 months 460 47300
Employment Up to one year 500 51400
Employment More than one year 597 61400
Transfer of Visa 167 17200
Emergency visa charges (for same day visa in case of death/medical emergency 89 9200
Tourist(Single/Multiple) Upto 1 year 162 16700
Tourist (Multiple) Upto 5 years 484 49800
Entry visa(Single/Multiple) Upto 1 year 162 16700
Entry Visa(Multiple) More than 01 year and up to 5 years/Multiple Entry 484 49800
Research visa Upto 3 years or duration of course(whichever is less) 229 23600

★ Please note that it takes at least 15-days (excluding the day of submission of visa application) to issue visa to the UK Passport holders on reciprocity basis.


UKRAINAN NATIONALS


Type of Visa/ Visa Category Validity/ Duration Fee in US Dollars Visa fee in Ksh.
Transit Visa (Single/Double Entry) 15 days 85 8800
Tourist Visa Single/Double/Multiple entry Up to 01 year 100 10300
Student visa (Single entry) Less than 5 years (Multiple Entry) 85 8800
Business visa (Single/Double/Multiple Entry) Less than 01 year 130 13400
Business visa (Single/Double/Multiple Entry) 01 Year to 05 Years 250 25700
Employment Visa Less than 6 month 120 12400
Less than 01 Year 200 20600
Less than 05 Years (Single/Double/Multiple Entry) 300 30900
All other types of visa i.e. Conference visa, Journalist visa, Entry visa etc. Less than 06 months 85 8800
Less than 01 year 130 13400
Less than 05 years (Single/ Double/Multiple) 200 20600
Emergency visa fee 85 8800

Gratis visas - Nationals of Afghanistan, Argentina (Only Transit, Tourist & Business visas), Bangladesh, DPRK, Jamaica, Maldives, Mauritius, Mangolia, South Africa, and Uruguay (Only Tourist Visa). For Seychelles nationals all type of visas except for Work/Employment Visa.


Countries whose nationals do not require visa to enter India Nepal and Bhutan. However, Nepali nationals require visa if they enter India from China, which may be granted gratis.


Visa transfer fee: US $ 5 = Ksh 600(except from nationals of Afghanistan, Argentina, Bhutan, Bangladesh, DPRK, Jamaica, Maldives, Mauritius, Nepal, Pakistan, South Africa, Uruguay)


Permit for restricted areas: US$ 30 Ksh 3100(except nationals from Afghanistan, Argentina, Bhutan, Bangladesh, DPRK, Jamaica, Maldives, Mauritius, Mongolia, Nepal, Pakistan South Africa, and Uruguay)


Emergency visa fee: Ksh 4000(In addition to the Visa Fees)


Indian Community Welfare Fund (ICWF): Additional Fee of Ksh200 (US$2) will be charged in each case towards Indian Community Welfare Fund.


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