Here’s How to Apply for a US Visa in Kenya (The Easy Way)


What to apply for US visa in Kenya without facing anything issues. Here’s How to Apply for a US Visa in Kenya (The Easy Way)

A step by step easy guide for you to apply for a US Visa in Kenya smoothly.

The United States of America has made it simpler for people to apply for visa in various countries in the world.

In Kenya Visa Application fees varies depending on the type of Visa you are applying for.

US visa in Kenya, you may either be applying for a Non-immigrant visa or Immigrant visa.

Non-immigrant visas are issued to persons who wish to visit the United States of America temporarily while the Immigrant visas are issued to people who want to live permanently in the United State of America (USA).

To give you a clear picture, below is a list of types of non-immigrant Visas that you can apply for.

Different Types Non-immigrant Visa:

Family Visa:

A family visa is issued to US Citizens who want to sponsor their families like their spouses, children, wives, husbands, siblings or parents to join them in the United States of America.

Work Visa:

Work visa is issued to Kenyans who have secured employment (job) in the United State of America (USA).

Student Visa:

Student visa also known as F1 Visa, is issued to international students who have secured or been admitted to study abroad in any higher institution in the United States of America.

Tourist and Business Visa:

These are known as B1 and B2 visas. They are issued to those who need a short travel entry permit for business (B2 visa) and tourism or visitation (B1 visa).

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Those are the types of visa to apply in Kenya depending on your business, you know what type of visa you want before applying for the visa, it will save you time and money.

Now let’s check out the documents that are required in Kenya for a US Visa application.

Here are all the documents you need to apply for a US visa in Kenya.

Documents Required for US Visa in Kenya:

A 2×2 passport photograph. Requirements

An immigration passport, which must be valid for 6 months after the intended stay.

A US visa application form.

(please note that no handwritten forms will be accepted by the US Embassy)

Proof of payment of the Application fee. Payments done through the Postbank or MPESA.

(Note that if you made your payment through Mpesa, you will need to provide a nine (9) digits code received via sms to confirm the Transaction)

(*US Visa Application fee is not refundable)

Proof of financial status – your original bank statement from a commercial bank recognized by the Central Bank of Kenya.

For students Visa you might need the following too.

Documents for Student Visa:

If you are a sponsored student, you must provide financial proof from your sponsor.

SEVIS I-901 fee must be paid to the Department of Homeland Security for individual-program.

(You can pay this fee via western union or mail) Payment must reflect on the Embassy’s system)

Apply for your student visa 4 months before school reopen.

A valid I-20 or DS-2019 form must indicate that you as the student has paid the unsubsidized cost of the education.

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If everything above is in order, now this is how to apply for a US Visa in Kenya.

How to Apply for a US Visa in Kenya:

First thing to do is to complete the visa application form DS-160.

When done,

Create an account on the website and fill out all your travel information. (website link available below this post)

You should now print out a deposit slip in your account. The slip will be used to pay the visa application fee via Mpesa or Postbank.

Once you have completed your payment of the application fee.

Now enter the receipt number in your account on the Visa Service website.

You will be redirected to the calendar where you are expected to provide your dates.


All applicants are required to book an interview appointment on U.S. Visa Service.

The Interview appointments are given on a first-come, first-served basis.

The earlier you can get there the better.

The interviews are conducted from Monday to Thursdays and those without complete requirements or documents may not be interviewed, so remember to keep that in mind.

The US Visa application processing takes between 2 to 3 working days. The time/days starts to be counted after the date of your interview.

It may take longer in some cases.

After everything is complete.

Your US Visa in Kenya will be available at the embassy and you can go pick it from there.
Sometimes they might send it to you through different ways, such as through a Courier Service Company in Kenya.

That’s exactly how to apply for US VISA in Kenya.

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For enquires contact the US Embassy in Kenya through the contact information below.

United States Embassy website:

United State Embassy Physical Address:


United Nations Avenue Nairobi
P. O. Box 606 Village Market
00621 Nairobi, Kenya



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