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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.

Brandenburg Gate in winter

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. 

Stellenausschreibung

Die Botschaft der Bundesrepublik Deutschland in Nairobi sucht baldmöglichst eine/n Mitarbeiter/in für Verwaltungsaufgaben

Stellenausschreibung

Die Botschaft der Bundesrepublik Deutschland in Nairobi sucht baldmöglichst eine/n Mitarbeiter/in für Rechts- und Konsularaufgaben / Pass- und Visastelle

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

IJP (Internationale Journalisten-Programme)

Apply for the International Journalists’ Programme

Every year the International Journalists‘ Programmes (IJP) offer a bursary to up to six young Southern African (SADC-Member States: Angola, Botswana, Democratic Republic of Congo, Lesotho, Madagascar, Malawi, Mauritius, Mozambique, Namibia, South Africa, Swaziland, United Republic of Tanzania, Zambia, Zimbabwe and Kenya) and up to five young German journalists.

Joint Statement by Heads of Mission in Kenya on Kenya’s 2017 Elections

The elections of August 2017 are critical to Kenya’s future.  Free, fair, peaceful, and credible elections will help secure the extraordinary promise of the 2010 Constitution, strengthen democracy, and advance prosperity for all Kenyans.  As partners, we stand with Kenya as it approaches these pivotal polls.  And, as fellow democracies, we know that while democracy is the best form of government, it also requires constant nurturing and attention.   

Second German-African Business Summit (GABS) Nairobi, 8 – 10 February 2017

The Second German-African Business Summit took place in Nairobi in Feburary 2017 and gave some 500 participants from the worlds of business and politics from Germany and Africa the opportunity to discuss Africa’s prospects and potential and to make new contacts.

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

German Security Council candidature logo

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.

Foreign Affairs Cabinet Secretary Amina Mohamed shakes hands with her Germany counterpart Frank Walter Steinmeier outside Foreign Affairs headquarters on Sunday, February 22, 2016. /COLLINS KWEYU

The Star: A German pathway to higher education for Kenya

If you want to read more about the joint project of a German-East African University kindly follow this link:

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News

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Meeting in Bonn

Feb 17, 2017 2:10 PM

The new luxury G650

Feb 17, 2017 2:10 PM

"A very special player"

Feb 17, 2017 2:10 PM

Restored and exhibited

Travelling to Germany?

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.

Find out more about Germany

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)

Video Archive

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A lot more than the Berlinale – film in Germany

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More to come – AArtists in Residence to stay on roof

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Cultural Preservation – A Program of the German Foreign Ministry

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New perspectives: AArtist in residence at the Foreign Office

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The German-Chinese Exchange Year for School Pupils and Young People 2016

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Moving people – and opening up society

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Moving people – with games

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Moving people – with street football

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Menschen bewegen – on stilts

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Moving People – with Medical Technology

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Menschen bewegen 2016

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Neither Boomtown nor Hypezig – just Leipzig

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Germany’s Cross-Cultural Music Scene

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My Germany: Undertaker Vildane Uludağ

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My Germany: Poetry Slammer and Writer Sulaiman Masomi

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The UN's Bonn Headquarters - the Success Story Continues

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My Germany – Actor Dayan Kodua

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The Humboldt-Forum in the new Berlin

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German-Israeli Youth Congress 2015: a Video Diary

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2019 - The Bauhaus Centenary

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My Germany: „District Mother“ Hanin Krimmling

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Science on Stage: Science Slam

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Training for the Fast Track Diplomatic Service

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Behind the scenes at the Berlinale: The interpreters

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Tourists work as volunteers for homeless people

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Dresden Flies the Flag for Openness and Tolerance

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Season's Greetins from the German Foreign Office

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Schwibbögen: a Christmas woodcraft from the Erzgebirge mountains

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Frohes Fest und guten Rutsch

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The club scene of Berlin

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It's the World Wide Web's 25th anniversary - so what does the Internet mean to Germans?

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The baking diploma for non-Germans