Kenya Visa $35 now instead of $25?

Jul 9th, 2010, 04:30 AM
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Kenya Visa $35 now instead of $25?


After reading for hours on end I am finding that people who are buying their visas upon arrival in Kenya are paying $25 USD. I also confirmed this with our tour operator.

Unfortunately, my friends went to Kenya in June and they each had to pay $35 USD. I have experienced fraud living in Africa in the last year but I would be more surprised if they did this for visas? Our tour operator said fraud is unlikely because visitors are supposed to receive a receipt when they pay for the visa.

Has anyone been to Kenya in the last month and only had to pay $25 rather than $35?

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Jul 9th, 2010, 06:00 AM
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The fee is currently USD$25-adult; children under 16/yrs are FOC.

I visited in June and handed over $25; received Visa and receipt for same.
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Jul 12th, 2010, 09:59 PM
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Thanks Sandi!
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Jul 14th, 2011, 12:49 PM
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Sandy and everyone!

I stoped at Kenya Consulate in Washington DC today, 14 July. The visa fees are $50 per person, including children under 16. This took effect on the 1st of July of this year. See the information on Kenya Consulate website:
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Jul 14th, 2011, 12:54 PM
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TIA - this is Africa.

Notice came out that as 1st April prices would remain at the lower $25 and children under 16/yrs FOC to 1st July; then another notice that the 1st July date was extended thru end 2011. Seems now, they've gone back to the 1st July increase at $50/person including children. Remember though - this was the price before the government reduced the rates during the economic downturn, which appears to be over

It is now what it is.
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Jul 14th, 2011, 06:05 PM
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Thank you for informing me the economic downturn is over. Who knew?
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Jul 15th, 2011, 12:55 PM
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... well, with tourism numbers almost back to those of '07, the last really good year, guess "it's over"

Just looking thru old passports... my first safari, the Visa cost was $25, next was $35.
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