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Kenyans to pay less for South African visa

09 August 2015, 10:38 William Korir

Nairobi - Kenyans will pay slightly less to visit South Africa but still undergo largely the same application process.

Kenyans will now pay KES 4700 for an SA visa, down  from KES 6,800 which was the new fee erected by the South Africans six months ago.

The agreement, signed by immigration services head Gordon Kihalangwa for Kenya and South Africa’s Deputy Director of South African Immigration Services Jackie McKay, tackled transit visas, single entry visas, business, medical and student visas, change of immigration status for Kenyans in South Africa, visa application fees and travel arrangements for government officials.

The figure, though less of a burden to Kenyans will not however, be a joyful ones for suffering Kenyans who had been forced to go through a stringent process to be allowed to visit the country.

For example, Kenyans will still have to go through the tough 5 day application proces.

South Africans arriving in Kenya can apply for visas at the airport.

Kenyans living in countries neighbouring South Africa are still not eligible for multiple-entry visas.

South Africans still charge visa fees of about KES 6,000 to Kenyans wishing to stay longer than 30 days, meaning a single application to stay more than 30 days will cost about KES 12,000.

That has yet to change.

For many who ply the route down south, the deal if announced in its current form, will not be an improvement in any way on days past.

" I hope for significant change because frankly, what has been put on the table that I hear from insiders is simply not good enough, especially for a country like Kenya which has strong business and trade interest with South Africa," Jonas Mugwiri, a business and trade analyst told news24.

An official announcement will be made in regards to the new visa requirements and changes sometime this coming week.

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