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

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


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


For information on how to apply for your first passport or renew an existing passport, please visit the overseas passport section.

Emergency travel documents

We may be able to provide an emergency travel document if you can’t get a new or replacement passport in time to travel. If you are due to travel in the next 24 hours, you should contact your nearest consulate as soon as possible.

For all other applications, please check what you must bring with you and then make an appointment at your nearest consulate using the links below. Please call your nearest consulate for advice before making an appointment if:

  • you have never applied for a British passport before
  • you are applying on behalf of a child

An emergency travel document does not guarantee entry to every country. Read what an emergency travel document does.

Book an appointment for an emergency travel document in British High Commission Nairobi

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.

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

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
Note: There will be no passport collections on Thursday 26 November.

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