CONSULAR SERVICES NOTICE

CONSULAR SERVICES NOTICE All visa and American citizen services appointments for Monday, August 12, 2019 have been rescheduled as follows: Non-Immigrant Visas: Friday, August 16, 2019 Immigrant Visas: Wednesday, August 14, 2019 American Citizen Services (non-emergency): Friday, August 16, 2019 Your appointment time does NOT change. All Visa questions: +254 020 7640121/ +254 020 7640799 …

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New Kenyan Currency Now Accepted for Consular Appointments

U.S. EMBASSY NAIROBI Message for Consular Applicants June 18, 2019 New Kenyan Currency Now Accepted for Consular Appointments After coordination with the Central Bank of Kenya, the U.S. Embassy has been provided the equipment upgrades and training necessary to accept the new Kenyan currency.  We now accept the new currency as well as the legacy currency …

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Kenyan Currency Acceptance for Consular Appointments at U.S. Embassy Nairobi

U.S. EMBASSY NAIROBI Message for Consular Applicants June 18, 2019 Kenyan Currency Acceptance for Consular Appointments at U.S. Embassy Nairobi The Government of Kenya has introduced new currency with plans for withdrawing all old currency from circulation by October 1, 2019.  The Embassy of the United States is currently developing procedures to accept the new …

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Security Alert: U. S. Embassy Nairobi, Kenya (May 18, 2019) 

Location: Kenya, countrywide Event: Terrorist groups have a history of carrying out attacks during Ramadan. On May 15, the Kenyan Police issued a notice to the public explaining that they have enhanced patrols during this time and intensified security in areas of interest (churches, mosques) countrywide. Actions to Take:  Be aware of your surroundings.  Stay …

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Demonstration Alert: Marches Announced for March 8, 2019 in Nairobi

Marches Announced for March 8, 2019 in Nairobi  Location:  Announced gathering point is Uhuru Park, adjacent to the Central Business District, Nairobi. Event:  Kenyan organizers have announced two marches to take place on March 8, 2019, beginning at 8:00 a.m.  One march is in support of women’s rights, while the other is to protest corruption.  Organizers claim …

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Strike Alert: JKIA Resumes Normal Operations

Strike Alert March 6, 2019 JKIA Resumes Normal Operations  Location:  Jomo Kenya International Airport (JKIA), Nairobi Event:  The March 6, 2019 strike of aviation workers at JKIA has ended.  The airport has resumed normal operations. Actions to take: Monitor local media for updates Consider checking with your airline or travel agent regarding planned travel Assistance: U.S. Embassy Nairobi, Kenya …

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Strike Alert: JKIA Strike Impacting Aviation Travel

Strike Alert March 6, 2019 JKIA Strike Impacting Aviation Travel Location:  Jomo Kenya International Airport (JKIA), Nairobi Event:  Aviation workers at JKIA began a strike March 6, 2019.  Some air travel has been disrupted. Actions to take: Monitor local media for updates Check with your airline or travel agent regarding planned travel If you encounter protest activity, immediately …

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SECURITY ALERT FOR U.S. CITIZENS

U.S. EMBASSY NAIROBI Security Message for U.S. Citizens February 4, 2019 Continue to Exercise Heightened Caution Location: Kenya: Nairobi, Naivasha, Nanyuki, and coastal regions Event: Credible information indicates Westerners may be targeted by extremists in Nairobi, Naivasha, Nanyuki, and coastal areas of Kenya. The U.S. Embassy reminds the public of the continued need for heightened …

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SECURITY ALERT FOR U.S. CITIZENS

SECURITY ALERT FOR U.S. CITIZENS U.S. Embassy Nairobi January 26, 2019  Location: Central Business District, Nairobi Event:  A small explosion has been reported in the vicinity of Nairobi’s Central Business District. Avoid the area and move to a known safe location. Actions to Take: Avoid the area Monitor local media for updates Notify friends and …

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Security Alert: Exercise Sustained Vigilance – U.S. Embassy Nairobi

Security Alert – U.S. Embassy Nairobi (January 24, 2019) Location:  Kenya, countrywide Event:  The U.S. Embassy reminds the public of the continued need for sustained vigilance in public spaces such as shopping malls, hotels, and places of worship. Actions to Take: Be aware of your surroundings Stay alert in locations frequented by tourists/Westerners Have travel …

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SECURITY ALERT UPDATE: 14 Riverside Drive Attack including Dusit

SECURITY ALERT FOR U.S. CITIZENS U.S. Embassy Nairobi January 16, 2019  Location: Dusit2 Hotel, 14 Riverside Drive, Westlands, Nairobi Event:  The Government of Kenya has advised that all terrorists involved in the Dusit2 Hotel attack have been neutralized.  Follow-on security operations are continuing in the Dusit2 Hotel and its vicinity.  Please continue to avoid the …

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SECURITY ALERT: 14 Riverside Drive Attack including Dusit

SECURITY ALERT FOR U.S. CITIZENS U.S. Embassy Nairobi January 15, 2019, 8:15 PM  Location: Dusit Hotel, 14 Riverside Drive, Westlands, Nairobi Event: Security operations by Kenyan authorities in the Dusit Hotel and its vicinity are ongoing.  Please continue to avoid the area and remain in known safe areas. Actions to Take: Avoid the area Monitor local …

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VOTING IN THE 2018 U.S. ELECTIONS

U.S. EMBASSY NAIROBI Information Message for U.S. Citizens  VOTING IN THE 2018 U.S. ELECTIONS October 1, 2018 The Federal Voting Assistance Program’s website (FVAP.gov) is your one-stop shop for submitting your November ballot. Go to FVAP.gov and select your state. Note the state’s registration, ballot request and ballot return deadlines. If you already registered by submitting …

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Security Message for U.S. Citizens – U. S. Embassy Nairobi (August 21, 2018)

Demonstration Alert: Possible Protest Activity on Wednesday, August 22 Location:  Nairobi and Countrywide Event:  Media reports indicate the possibility of protests scheduled for Wednesday, August 22. Possible protest areas include Nairobi’s Central Business District, Riverside Drive, and other possible areas, including outside Nairobi. Please plan your activities accordingly. Actions to take: Monitor local media for updates Exercise caution if …

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Security Alert – U. S. Embassy Nairobi (August 6, 2018)

Security Alert – U. S. Embassy Nairobi (August 6, 2018) 20th Anniversary of U.S. Embassy bombing Location: Kenya, countrywide Event: Tuesday, August 7, 2018 is the 20th anniversary of the bombings of the U.S. Embassies in Nairobi and Dar es Salaam. Although we have no information on threats associated with the anniversary, we encourage a …

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Security Message for U.S. Citizens November 24, 2017

U.S. EMBASSY NAIROBI Security Message for U.S. Citizens November 24, 2017 Precautions for swearing-in ceremony President Uhuru Kenyatta will be sworn in as President of Kenya for a second term on Tuesday, November 28, 2017.  The ceremony will be held at Kansarani Stadium in Nairobi.  Many thousands are expected to attend, including heads of state.  Restrictions on …

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Message for U.S. Citizens

Routine Consular Services Resume Full consular services will resume Tuesday, October 31, 2017.  Appointments for consular services will proceed as scheduled.  Emergency consular services for U.S. citizens continue to be available. U.S. citizens are reminded that rallies, demonstrations and protests may continue during this post-election period.   U.S. citizens are encouraged to monitor local news for …

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Message for U.S. Citizens: Kenya Travel Alert

The State Department alerts U.S. citizens residing in or traveling to Kenya that general elections are scheduled for August 8, 2017. Candidate selection for national and county offices will take place throughout the country in April, followed by nationwide campaigning. This Travel Alert expires on August 31, 2017. Rallies, demonstrations, and protests may occur with …

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Embassy To Reopen on October 31

We are grateful for the ongoing protection provided by the Kenyan police. We are cooperating with Kenyan authorities on the investigation of the incident on Thursday, October 27 and refer all questions about the investigation to them. We will be open to the public for normal operations on Monday, October 31, 2016. Previous message from October 27: …

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Erroneous Security Message

On January 21, 2016, a security message was sent to American Citizens in Kenya regarding security awareness in Dakar, Senegal due to a systems error.  Please disregard this message. For further information: See the State Department’s travel website for the Worldwide Caution , Travel Warnings, Travel Alerts, and Kenya Specific Information . Enroll in the Smart Traveler Enrollment Program ( STEP ) to receive security messages and make it …

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News from American Citizen Services

Greetings from American Citizen Services in Nairobi!  Please find below some important news for Americans traveling to or residing in Kenya: 1.  Elimination of visa page inserts 2.  Update on the new Kenyan e-visa program 3.  New Facebook page for ACS Elimination of visa page inserts – The Department of State has proposed to discontinue …

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Delays in Overseas U.S. Passport and Visa Processing

The Department of State’s Bureau of Consular Affairs is currently experiencing technical problems with our overseas passport and visa systems.  This issue is not specific to any particular country, citizenship document, or visa category.  We apologize for the inconvenience and are working urgently to correct the problem and restore full operability. Passport applications accepted overseas …

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CHOLERA OUTBREAK IN KENYA

The U.S. Embassy in Nairobi wishes to inform American citizens in Kenya that there is an ongoing outbreak of cholera that has affected at least nine counties in Kenya and has produced over 3,000 reported cases and over 60 reported deaths. The counties affected by the Cholera outbreak are Nairobi, Homa Bay, Mombasa, Nakuru, Muranga, …

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