How to get a USA visa for Kenyan passport holders

The United States of America (USA) embassy in Nairobi has simplified the visa application process for Kenyan applicants. You can now walk to any cyber cafe fill our the application form, pay the visa fee via Mpesa (or Post bank) and book an appointment for the interview.

If your application is successful, your passport and other documents will be send to a DHL office of your choice for you to pick up. This means a Mombasa resident who needs a US visa will only travel once to Nairobi for the interview.

Step 1: Fill the DS-160 Nonimmigrant Visa Electronic Application at

Step 2: Pay the visa fees by signing up at and following the instructions.

Step 3: After paying, book an appointment.

* This article refers to Non- Immigrant visa applications.

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Disclaimer: This article is based on the authors personal experience, and information available on the US embassy website at We are not agents of the US embassy and do not claim affiliation to the American Embassy.