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  2. Bundestagswahl 2017 Bundestag Election 2017
  3. Former Chancellor Helmut Kohl
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.

Bundestagswahl 2017

Bundestag Election 2017

The next Bundestag election is taking place on September 24, 2017. Germans living abroad are not automatically entered into a voters’ register. If they wish to participate in Bundestag elections, they have to submit a formal application for entry into the voters’ register before each election.

Former Chancellor Helmut Kohl

Foreign Minister Sigmar Gabriel said today (June 16) on the passing of former Chancellor Helmut Kohl:"He was a great statesman, a great German politician and above all a great European. He did not only do such a lot for German reunification, but also for the integration of Europe. That is his great legacy. That is how we will remember him. Our thoughts are with his family und his children. A truly great German has passed."

Important

The Embassy informs that currently there is a waiting time of 4-5 weeks for appointments for short term/ Schengen visa applications

Federal Minister for Foreign Affairs Sigmar Gabriel on the occasion of the end of Ramadan (Eid al Fitr)

Federal Minister for Foreign Affairs Sigmar Gabriel congrats muslim women and men around the world on the occasion of the end of Ramadan (Eid al Fitr).

Helmut Kohl

Foreign Minister Sigmar Gabriel said today (June 16) on the passing of former Chancellor Helmut Kohl:

"He was a great statesman, a great German politician and above all a great European. He did not only do such a lot for German reunification, but also for the integration of Europe. That is his great l...

Energy Efficiency Award 2017

Energy Efficiency Award 2017: Companies can apply now

The international energy efficiency competition of the Deutsche Energie-Agentur GmbH (dena) - German Energy Agency has the motto "The Makers of Energy Transition " this year. Private and public companies are invited to submit their projects and concepts by 15 July 2017, which have a special impact on the practical implementation of the energy conversion. You can find all the information you need to enter for free at

#youforG20

#youforG20 – deutschland.de is looking for your project!

Does your project support social engagement at the municipal level? Does it help to enhance gender equality? Does it protect the environment or the climate? Does it promote participation on the part o...

Bundestagswahl 2017

Bundestag Election 2017

The next Bundestag election is taking place on September 24, 2017. Germans living abroad are not automatically entered into a voters’ register. If they wish to participate in Bundestag elections, they have to submit a formal application for entry into the voters’ register before each election.

The German Minister for Foreign Affairs Sigmar Gabriel in Somalia

Germany's Foreign Minister has warned of a looming humanitarian catastrophe on a trip to Somalia. Gabriel's visit, the first by a German Foreign Minister, comes ahead of an international security conference on Somalia. 

Germany's Gabriel makes surprise visit to Somalia

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.

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

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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.

online appointment

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)

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 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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