Kenya Citizens Born Abroad
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Things to Note:

As a measure to support the containment of the spread of Covid-19, applicants are advised to submit completed applications STRICTLY ONLY via POSTAL SERVICES.

(Appointments for Passports & ID's only)

Provide your Full name and Postal address, Telephone number and Email address on the application forms before sending your application by post to facilitate dispatch of processed documents.

Dual Citizens are required to declare dual citizenship prior to submitting an application for a certificate of birth or provide proof of having done so. (Click here for more information on declaring dual citizenship)

A person who is required to regain Kenya Citizenship must await completion of the regaining process before applying for a certificate of birth for their children if the child was born after they acquired other citizenship.

Note that it shall be the responsibility of clients to immediately notify us in writing via  of any changes to their postal address to avoid inconveniences in delivery of services.

Address your completed application to:

The High Commissioner,
Kenya High Commission,
45 Portland Place
London, W1B 1AS
Attn: Immigration & Consular Section

Incomplete applications will not be processed and will be rejected.

Any document in a language other than English MUST be translated and certified as a true translation by the issuing authority or representative Embassy.

Requirements to Apply for a Birth Certificate when Born Abroad
Dully filled application form and a copy (download)
Two copies of child’s UK Birth certificate (long Version) or foreign birth certificate certified and stamped by a Notary/Solicitor or Commissioner for oaths
Two copies of child’s foreign passport certified and stamped by a Notary or Commissioner for oaths.
Two copies of parents’ marriage certificate (where applicable)
Two copies of both parents Kenya passports valid at the time of child's birth and current passports, 2nd generation ID, Birth certificates. If one parent is non-Kenyan- two certified copies of foreign passport.
Certified residence permit/ proof of having regained and or declared Kenya citizenship for dual citizens
Two copies of Child/ Parents certified UK residence permit / certified naturalization certificate/ Proof of regaining Kenya citizenship and declaration of Dual citizenship.
Fee of UK£ 5.00 payable by postal order to Kenya High Commission.
A special delivery self-addressed envelope for the return of your document(s)  (for postal applications). The envelope should have sufficient return postage.
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