We represent the British government in its relations with the Kenyan government and supports British interests in Kenya.

To build a more stable and prosperous Kenya. Britain is committed to a dynamic and mutually beneficial relationship with Kenya. Britain and Kenya have a shared history, enduring friendship and vital political, economic, commercial and cultural interests that we develop and maintain.

Our services


For information on whether you require a visa for the United Kingdom and how to apply go to the UK Visas and Immigration website

Births, deaths and marriages

Information on how you can register a birth or death which occurred overseas, and legal documents for couples marrying or entering into civil partnerships abroad.

List of Medical Facilities

A list of medical facilities/practitioners has been prepared by the British High Commission, Nairobi for the convenience of British Nationals who may require these services and assistance in Kenya. Please note that inclusion in this list does not constitute official endorsement by the British High Commission or the UK government.

List of Lawyers

A list of English speaking lawyers and translators/interpreters has been prepared for the convenience of British Nationals who require legal advice

List of Funeral Directors

A list of funeral directors has been prepared by the High Commission in Nairobi for the convenience of British Nationals who may require this service and assistance in Kenya. It is provided on the understanding that we the British High Commission do not assume or undertake any legal responsibility, to you, or those affected, if you choose to take it into account when instructing a local funeral director.

Passports and emergency travel documents

How to renew or replace your British passport when visiting the UK and information on getting replacement travel documents if your passport is lost or stolen. Details of how to get an emergency child travel document can be found here.

Prisoner Pack

This guide aims to explain the legal and prison system to British Nationals who are imprisoned. You can also read about how to apply for a transfer back to a UK prison

Travel Advice

Information on staying safe and avoiding problems when living or travelling abroad, with links to our embassies, high commissions and other diplomatic posts across the world.

  • To subscribe to our SMS alerts: Text regp (for permanent residents) and regv (for visitors) to +447537404755

  • Subscribe to our Email alerts on Travel Advice

Legalisation Service

How to get official confirmation that your UK public documentation is genuine so it can be accepted by foreign authorities. The UK does not require any documents to be legalised for use within the UK.

Our people

Dr Christian Turner

Dr Christian Turner

British High Commissioner to Kenya

    Contact us

    British High Commission Nairobi

    Upper Hill Road
    P.O. Box 30465-00100, Nairobi


    Opening Hours : Monday to Thursday: 7am to 4pm and Friday 7am to 1pm

    General Enquiries
    Email: Nairobi.Enquiries@fco.gov.uk

    Email: consular.enquiries@fco.gov.uk
    Opening hours:
    Local time: Monday to Thursday: 7:45am to 2pm
    Closed on Friday (except for emergencies)

    For Visa Enquiries
    Contact: https://ukvi-international.faq-help.com/

    For Passport enquiries
    Email: overseasnewportccc@hmpo.gsi.gov.uk
    Passport collection Opening hours: 2pm to 3pm Tuesday and Thursday

    Access and opening times