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German Embassy Nairobi

Welcome to the German Embassy Nairobi

A warm welcome to the website of the German Embassy Nairobi! We are glad to offer you herewith a wide range of information on Germany, on the multifaceted relations between Germany and Kenya, and on our work.

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Welcome to Germany

Germany - Land of Ideas - has something for everyone: Its beautiful urban and rural landscapes, combining age-old traditions and experimental modern culture, make a trip to Germany a unique experience. With its high quality of life, good infrastructure and central location in Europe, Germany is one of the world's most attractive bases for business. Major emphasis is placed on education, science, research and development. Contemporary German culture means both: traditional grandeur with Goethe, Schiller and Bach ... and exciting new forms of art.

Karibu Kenya!

Welcome to Magical Kenya. With its beautiful landscapes, its rich diversity of flora and fauna and especially its friendly people, Kenya is one of the most popular tourism destinations on the African continent. 

Important

The Embassy will be closed on Monday 1 May 2017.

Green Talents

Submission period for Green Talents Award now open

Become a Green Talent, promote your research in Germany and benefit from an exclusive network of excellent green researchers. The goal of sustainable development is to find a balance between the need for socio-economic development and the need to preserve the environment, and to thus meet the requirements of present and future generations. The 2017 Green Talents competition will address ''Sustainable Production and Consumption''. Applications are open until May 23.

Environmental Management courses in 2017/18 at the Technical University Dresden in Germany

Courses are being financed by the German Federal Ministry for the Environment, Nature Conservation, Building and Nuclear Safety in cooperation with UNESCO and UNEP. The programme, implemented by the Center for International Postgraduate Studies for Environmental Management (CIPSEM) at the Technical University Dresden, is celebrating its 40th anniversary this year.

Opening of Kenyan-German Centre for mining at Taita University in Voi

On 6th April, the German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD), the Kenyan Government and the German Embassy Nairobi have officially opened the new Kenyan-German Centre of Excellence for Mining, Environmental Engineering and Resource Management (CEMEREM) at Taita Taveta University (TTU).

Tanzanian German Centre

Scholarships for LLM and PhD Programmes Focus on EAC and Regional Integration Law

Invitation for Applications for Admission to the LLM and PhD Programmes at the Tanzanian-German Centre for Eastern African Legal Studies (TGCL) starting on 1 October 2017 The TGCL, a think tank on East African Community law, is a cooperation project of the University of Dar es Salaam and the University of Bayreuth in Germany. It is funded by the German Federal Foreign Office through the German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD). Structured LLM and PhD study programmes at the University of Dar es Salaam, Tanzania, are addressed to aspiring young East African lawyers, qualifying them for leading positions in the region. Scholarships for LLM and PhD Programmes Focus on EAC and Regional Integration Law

Local EU Statement on the execution of five suspected Al Shabab members in Puntland

The EU Delegation regrets the execution of five suspected Al Shabab members by the Puntland authorities on Saturday 8th April 2017...

Global Media Forum 2017

Global Media Forum 2017

The Deutsche Welle Global Media Forum is the Place Made for Minds, where decision makers and influencers from all over the world come together. Join us at the Global Media Forum June 19 - 21, 2017 in Bonn, Germany, to shape the discussion about the impact of identity and diversity on politics, society and media.

Frank-Walter Steinmeier has been elected the 12th President of the Federal Republic of Germany

In a Federal Convention election held in Berlin on 12 February 2017, former German Foreign Minister Frank-Walter Steinmeier was elected the 12th President of the Federal Republic of Germany.

Sigmar Gabriel

The Federal Minister of Foreign Affairs

Sigmar Gabriel

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Germany’s candidacy for a seat on the Security Council in 2019/20

Germany is seeking to become a non-permanent member of the United Nations Security Council. Foreign Minister Steinmeier announced the candidacy for 2019/20 in Hamburg on Monday (27 June). The elections are expected to take place at the General Assembly in June 2018.

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German Ambassador to Kenya, Jutta Frasch

Krisenvorsorgeliste (ELEFAND)

Hubschraubereinsatz

Alle Deutschen, die - auch nur vorübergehend - im Amtsbezirk der Vertretung leben, können in eine Krisenvorsorgeliste (ELEFAND) gemäß § 6 Abs. 3 des deutschen Konsulargesetzes aufgenommen werden. Es handelt sich hierbei um eine freiwillige Maßnahme. Die Vertretung rät dringend dazu, von dieser Möglichkeit Gebrauch zu machen, damit sie - falls erforderlich - in Krisen- und sonstigen Ausnahmesituationen mit Deutschen schnell Verbindung aufnehmen kann.

Contact us:

German Embassy Nairobi

Please note: separate contacts for the visa section

Address

German Embassy
113 Riverside Drive
P.O. Box 30180
00100 Nairobi - Kenia

Phone:
+254-(0)20-4262 100
+254-(0)20-2605 601/602/619*
*Callers from Nairobi: please also dial the city code (020)
Mobile:
+254-(0)727 667 474
Fax:
+254-(0)20-4262 129

Visa Section

Visa appointments can only be obtained online. Appointments cannot be made by phone.

Online visa appointment
Visa regulations

Kindly note that all visa inquiries must be directed to the below-mentioned e-mail address. Please do not use the contact form for visa inquiries.

Telephone service (information only) of the visa section:
Tue and Thu 15:00-16:00 hrs (local time)
(Summer CET + 1h, Winter CET + 2h)

Phone:
+254-(0)20-4262 140
Fax:
+254-(0)20-4262 129 or +49-(0)30-1817 67246

Consular Section

For visa information please see the point "Contact Visa Section".

Access to the Consular Section is by appointment only.

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Telephone service (information only):
Tue and Thu 15:00-16:00 hrs (Kenya)
(Summer CET + 1h, Winter CET + 2h)

Phone:
+254-(0)20-4262 140
Fax:
+254-(0)20-4262 129

Honorary Consul Sechelles

Please note that Honorary Consuls have a limited scope of action and can only perform certain official acts.

Address

Ms. Kerstin Henri
The Centre for Environment and Education
Nature Seychelles - Roch Caiman
P.O. Box 1310
Victoria - Mahe - Seychelles

Phone:
+248-(0)4601 100
+248-(0)4601 101
Mobile:
+248-2718 350 (emergencies only)

Bundestagswahl 2017: Informationen für Deutsche im Ausland

Bundestagswahl 2017

Am 24. September 2017 findet die Wahl zum Deutschen Bundestag statt. Möchten Sie an der Wahl teilnehmen?

Latest News from the GIC Africa

The German Information Centre Africa is part of a network of nine GICs in key regions of German foreign policy. It is designed to enhance the flow of information to those in Africa interested in Germany. The GIC presents today's modern, innovative Germany with its multi-faceted and close links to Africa. 

News

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Thiago to stay until 2021

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Retail sales up

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Read all about Visa

Read through the German Embassy's instructions to ensure a smooth visa application process. Please note that visa appointments can only be obtained online and cannot be made by phone.

All about Visa

Online visa appointment

Customs & duty-free

Follow these links to find out more about German customs, duty-free and import regulations.

Duty-free allowances
German Customs website

More about Germany

Business, tourism, visit of friends or family: whatever the purpose of your travel, follow this link to find out more about Germany.

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