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.

Joint Statement by Heads of Mission in Kenya On The Presidential Election - September 19, 2017

As Kenyans await the Supreme Court’s release of its full ruling on the presidential election, we urge leaders and citizens to refrain from rhetoric and actions that incite hatred and violence. Now is the time to focus on preparing for the new poll, which, in line with the Court’s order and the Constitution, must be run by the Independent Electoral and Boundaries Commission and be held by the end of October.

Joint Statement by Heads of Mission in Kenya On The Presidential Election September 19, 2017 [pdf, 145.98k]

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.

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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 – deutschland.de 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.

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.

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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)

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)

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

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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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