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.

Foreign Minister Gabriel on the attack in Mogadishu

On 16 October, Foreign Minister Gabriel issued the following statement following the attack in Mogadishu:

Statement by Sigmar Gabriel

Stellenausschreibung: Sachbearbeiter/in im Somalia-Team

Die Botschaft der Bundesrepublik Deutschland in Nairobi sucht baldmöglichst eine/n Sachbearbeiter/in im Somalia-Team der Botschaft für Vorhaben im Bereich Krisenprävention, Stabilisierung und Konfliktbewältigung

The Federal Republic of Germany to support Electoral Institutional Strengthening as Kenya readies for the 26 October Presidential Election

Nairobi, 6 October, 2017:  Under UNDP’s Strengthening the Electoral Processes in Kenya (SEPK) project, the Federal Republic of Germany on Friday 6 October 2017, entered into an agreement with UNDP to support institutional strengthening of the IEBC in readiness for the 26 October 2017 presidential elections. The tripartite partnership is strategic as it facilitates the implementation of the IEBC’s roadmap, ahead of the repeat elections as recommended by the Supreme Court of Kenya under the guiding principles of; transparency, impartiality, objectivity and independence.

Statement by the spokesperson of the German Federal Government on 6th October 2017

Kenya is an important partner for us with respect to stability in the region and is a model for Africa with its democratic system. We are therefore monitoring current developments in the region with all the more concern:

Statement by Ambassadors and High Commissioners to Kenya- 2nd October 2017

In Advance of the New Presidential Election

We, Ambassadors and High Commissioners, met today with the IEBC leadership to discuss preparations for the new presidential election.  As committed friends of Kenya, we have been following developments around it very closely.  We are deeply concerned by the deterioration in the political atmosphere and the impact this has had on preparations for the election.  We believe it is time for Kenya’s leaders and citizens to come together to work for a free, fair, credible, and peaceful poll. 

Statement by Ambassadors and High Commissioners to Kenya [pdf, 270.08k]

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500th anniversary of the Reformation

Five hundred years ago, on 31 October 1517, legend has it that theology professor Martin Luther nailed his 95 theses to the door of All Saints’ Church in Wittenberg. The posting of these theses in Wittenberg marks the beginning of the Reformation. The far reaching theological, cultural and political consequences of the Reformation make its anniversary in 2017 not only a church affair, but a central global event in cultural history.

Get fit for the Climate

WWF and Deutsches Klima-Konsortium (DKK) offer free online course. The free and open online course follows the principle of a MOOC (Massive Open Online Course) and includes six chapters on the physical basis of the climate system, the anthropogenic climate change and impacts on nature and society. The course is given in English and will start on October 1st 2017.


Germany’s guidelines for Africa

Which strategy is Germany pursuing with regard to this rapidly changing continent? The Federal Government Policy Guidelines for Africa, developed by the Federal Foreign Office, set out approaches to taking opportunities, tackling risks and overcoming crises.

Experience Germany: Refreshed, mobile and highly interactive – has a new face to it

The Deutschland portal has a new face: young, refreshed, mobile and highly interactive. Discover topics, find information, view videos, take part in the Germany Quiz and in online voting, interact with others.

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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. Former 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)


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.

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German Embassy Nairobi

Please note: separate contacts for the visa section


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

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

+254-(0)20-4262 140
+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)

+254-(0)20-4262 140
+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.


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

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

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. 

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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.

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