Children Born Abroad
As Per the Kenya constitution (2010), a Child born abroad to a Kenyan Parent is granted automatic citizenship. Such a child is entitled to a Kenyan passport and any document of registration or identification issued by the state to its citizens.
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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 emails on the application forms before sending your application by post to facilitate dispatch of processed documents.

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.

Requirements to Apply for a Birth Certificate when Born Abroad
Duly filled application form (Click to Download)
Two copies of relevant pages of parent’s passports duly certified by the Kenya High Commission
Two copies of child’s British Birth Certificate certified by the Kenya High Commission
Two copies of parent’s Marriage Certificate certified by Kenya High Commission
Two copies of both parent’s Birth Certificates certified by Kenya High Commission
Fee of £5 payable by card or postal order
A certified self-addressed stamped envelope for the return of your passport(s)  (for postal applications). The envelope should have sufficient return postage.
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