Diplomatic Official Visa
Issued for Single or Multiple entries to holders of Diplomatic passports who are on official duty.
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Things to Note:

Visa applicants are required to have national passports/travel documents valid for at least 6 months from the date of intended entry into Kenya.

Visa processing fees are non-refundable and non-Transferable

Applicants should allow 3 business days to process visa applications.

A Visa DOES NOT authorize a foreign national to work in Kenya whether paid or unpaid. Those who wish to work in Kenya (paid or unpaid) require authorization from the Director of Immigration Services, Nairobi.  Work/residence permit applications can be submitted by your appointed agent/contact in Kenya. For more information, please visit The Department of Immigration Services on www.immigration.go.ke and https://fns.immigration.go.ke

Incomplete applications will NOT BE PROCESSED and WILL BE REJECTED.

The possession of a visa for Kenya is not the final authority to enter Kenya. The Immigration Officer at the port of entry may refuse such a person permission to enter if he is satisfied that such a visitor is unable to fulfil the immigration requirements and that the entry and presence of such a visitor, in Kenya would be contrary to national interests even though such a person may be in possession of a valid visa for Kenya, provided that any such refusal is consented to by the Director of Immigration Services Nairobi, his Deputy or Provincial Heads of Immigration at Mombasa, Kisumu, and Garissa or any other Senior Officer so authorized to deputize.

All application letters should be addressed as:

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

Visa Requirements for Applying at the High Commission via post
1
Duly filled application form (Click to Download)
2
Diplomatic Note (Note Verbal) confirming that holder is travelling on official duty.
3
A valid national Diplomatic/Official/Service passport (with minimum validity of six (6) months or more with at least two (2) blank pages)
4
One passport sized photograph taken on white background and within the last six months.
5
Payment is not required
6
A copy of UK residence permit/work permit for non-British & Non-EU passport holders.
7
Postal applications Return Envelope:- A certified (SPECIAL DELIVERY) self-addressed envelope with pre-paid postage stamps and recorded for the return of your passport(s). The envelope should have sufficient return postage.
Visa Requirements for Applying Online Through E-Visa
Please visit E-Visa for information on applying for your visa online
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