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High Commission of Canada in 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

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


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 in the Republic of Kenya and Permanent Representative to the United Nations Human Settlements Programme and to the United Nations Environment Programme

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Office closures

Date Holiday
2023-01-02 New Year’s Day (in lieu)
2023-01-26 Office closure
2023-04-07 Good Friday
2023-04-10 Easter Monday
2023-05-01 Labour Day (Kenya)
2023-06-01 Madaraka Day
2023-07-03 Canada Day (in lieu)
2023-09-04 Labour Day (Canada)
2023-10-09 Thanksgiving Day
2023-10-20 Mashujaa Day
2023-12-12 Jamhuri Day (Independence Day)
2023-12-25 Christmas Day
2023-12-26 Boxing Day
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