In an announcement made on Thursday, the US Embasssy in Nairobi said this increased validity will cover tourist business and student visas.
“The United States and the Republic of Kenya are scheduled to jointly increase the validity of short-term business/tourist visas and student visas issued to each other’s citizens on September 22, 2015,” the announcement said.
Qualified Kenyan students and their dependents who qualify for a student visa will be eligible for a multiple-entry student visa valid for up to five years or the length of their program.
“U.S. citizens eligible for Kenyan short-term business and tourist visas or student visas will be afforded the same benefit. Changes in visa validity will not affect visa eligibility criteria. Visa applicants will be subject to the same standards of eligibility for a U.S. visa as before the change in validity,” the statement by the embassy said.