British High Commissioner to Kenya
We maintain and develop relations between the UK and Kenya. The British High Commission in Nairobi provides services to British nationals living in and visiting Kenya.
If you’re in Kenya and you need urgent help (for example, you’ve been attacked, arrested or someone has died), call +254 (0)20 287 3000 or +254 (0)20 2844 000. If you’re in the UK and worried about a British national in Kenya, call 020 7008 1500.
Get an emergency travel document
You can apply for an emergency travel document if you’re abroad and your passport has been lost or stolen, damaged or expired, and you can’t get a new or replacement passport in time to travel. If you are due to travel in the next 24 hours, contact us as soon as possible.
- are over 16 years old and
- are a British citizen and
- have previously owned a British passport
- over 16 years old but have not owned a British passport before or
- not a British citizen or
- applying for a child under 16 years old
Once you have contacted us, you will be advised to make an appointment to apply for an emergency travel document at the British High Commission Nairobi.
Other consular services
Notarial and documentary services
For legal reasons, we’re unable to carry out notarial acts in Commonwealth countries. This includes certifying documents as true copies of originals, administering oaths or taking affidavits. For these or other notarial acts, you should contact a local notary. A standard letter is available to confirm we do not offer these services in Kenya.
We offer a limited range of documentary services, including administering oaths for UK Visa and Immigration nationality applications, letter of no objection for those adopting from overseas, and making a search in the naturalisation, registration or renunciation records held by a consular officer. See the list of documentary services we provide.
We charge fees for some of our services. See the full list of consular fees in Kenya.
Deputy High Commissioner
British High Commission Nairobi
Upper Hill Road
P.O. Box 30465-00100, Nairobi
Telephone +254 (0)20 287 3000 / +254 (0)20 2844 000
Opening Hours : Monday to Thursday: 7am to 4pm and Friday 7am to 1pm
Local time: Monday to Thursday: 7:45am to 2pm
Closed on Friday (except for emergencies)
For Visa Enquiries
For Passport enquiries
Email correspondence should be submitted via the online enquiry form at the following web address: www.gov.uk/passport-advice-line
Passport collection Opening hours: 10am to 11am Tuesday and Thursday