Kenya is planning to have a fully automated visa issuance service by 2021, the Immigration Department has said.
This was revealed by Deputy Director of Immigration Services Alicent Odipo in a letter to the Airline Operators Committee at the Jomo Kenyatta International Airport (JKIA).
The complete shift to e-visa means foreigners seeking to travel to the country will no longer be required to physically visit the Kenyan embassies or consulates in their countries to apply for a visa.
“The e-visa can be obtained through www.evisa.go.ke.” Ms. Odipo said.
Kenya began automating the visa issuance service in 2015 and will shift to 100 percent e-visa from January 2021, according to Odipo.
The move is in line with the government’s plan to switch to e-services in a bid to improve efficiency and seal security loopholes.
Many countries across the world are shifting to electronic visa, which is more convenient for travelers.
It is easy to obtain an e-visa since one can make an application with a simple gadget such as a smartphone in the comfort of their homes.