CONSULAR REPORTS OF BIRTH ABROAD: UPDATES TO EMBASSY WEBSITE

The U.S. Embassy in Nairobi wishes to inform U.S. citizens that we have updated the Embassy’s website with new information about Consular Reports of Birth Abroad (CRBA), the official form that is used to document the birth of a United States citizen in a foreign country and to obtain a U.S. passport for the child.  The updates contain important information about the CRBA application process that – if followed carefully – will substantially reduce the time it takes to obtain a CRBA and passport for your child.

If you are applying for a CRBA for your child, we strongly encourage you to review the updated website, which can be accessed by clicking this link.  

We strongly recommend that U.S. citizens traveling to or residing in Kenya enroll in the Department of State’s Smart Traveler Enrollment Program (STEP).  STEP enrollment gives you the latest security updates, and makes it easier for the U.S. embassy or nearest U.S. consulate to contact you in an emergency.  If you don’t have Internet access, enroll directly with the nearest U.S. embassy or consulate. 

Regularly monitor the State Department’s website, where you can find current Travel Warnings, including the Travel Warning for Kenya, Travel Alerts, and the Worldwide Caution.  Read the Country Specific Information for Kenya.  For additional information, refer to “Traveler’s Checklist” on the State Department’s website.

Contact the U.S. embassy or consulate for up-to-date information on travel restrictions.  You can also call 1-888-407-4747 toll-free in the United States and Canada or 1-202-501-4444 from other countries.  These numbers are available from 8:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m. Eastern Time, Monday through Friday (except U.S. federal holidays).  Follow us on Twitter and Facebook to have travel information at your fingertips.

The U.S. Embassy in Nairobi is located on United Nations Avenue Gigiri, Nairobi, Kenya , tel. +254-20-363-6000. You can contact the Consular Section of the Embassy by phone at +254(0)20-363-6451 or via email at Kenya_ACS@state.gov.  For after-hours emergencies, please call +254-(0) 20-363-6000.

Providing Assistance to U.S. Citizens is our Top Priority!