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High Commission of Canada to Kenya, in Nairobi

We provide services to Canadians visiting and living in Kenya.

We also provide services to Canadians in:

Burundi, Rwanda, Somalia, South Sudan, Uganda

COVID-19: Travel guidance

All travellers, regardless of citizenship, must meet specific requirements when coming to Canada. For information on COVID-19 and travel, visit COVID-19: Travel, testing, quarantine and borders.

Services and information

Adoption and surrogacy

Process to adopt a child internationally and bring them back to Canada.

Birth abroad

Register a child's birth abroad.

Citizenship services

Steps to become a Canadian citizen. Get proof of citizenship.

Criminal record checks

How to get a criminal record check abroad, if required.

Death abroad

Steps to follow when a loved one dies abroad.

Marriage abroad

Requirements, documents and processes for getting married abroad.

Notarial services

Have your documents certified and authenticated.

Passport services

Apply for a passport and what to do if your passport is lost, stolen or damaged.

Pensions and retirement

Information on pensions and retiring outside of Canada.

Studying abroad

Information on education or research opportunities in foreign countries.

Visa and immigration services

Apply to immigrate. Get a visa to study, work or visit Canada.

Voting abroad

Voting process for Canadians who live abroad.

Office information

Address

Limuru Road, Gigiri, Nairobi, Kenya

Our representative

Christopher Thornley, High Commissioner for Canada to the Republic of Kenya and Canada’s Permanent Representative to the United Nations Environment Program and the United Nations Human Settlements Program

Christopher Thornley
High Commissioner for Canada to the Republic of Kenya and Canada’s Permanent Representative to the United Nations Environment Program and the United Nations Human Settlements Program

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Office closures

Date Holiday
2022-01-03 New Year’s Day (in lieu)
2022-04-15 Good Friday
2022-04-18 Easter Monday
2022-05-02 Labour Day (Kenya)
2022-05-23 Victoria Day
2022-07-11 Eid ul Adha (in lieu)
2022-08-01 Civic Day
2022-09-05 Labour Day (Canada)
2022-10-10 Huduma Day (Kenya) & Thanksgiving Day (Canada)
2022-12-12 Jamhuri Day
2022-12-26 Boxing Day
2022-12-27 Christmas Day (in lieu)
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