Local Resources for U.S. Citizens

Please note: The Department of State assumes no responsibility or liability for the professional ability or reputation of, or the quality of services provided by, the entities or individuals whose names appear on the following lists. Inclusion on this list is in no way an endorsement by the Department or the U.S. government. Names are listed alphabetically, and the order in which they appear has no other significance. The information on the list is provided directly by the local service providers; the Department is not in a position to vouch for such information.

When renewing or applying for a work permit, beware of whom you deal with. Using a “broker” or alleged facilitator is not recommended and it is advisable that you apply in person or representative from your organization at the Immigration office in Nyayo house.

If in the U.S.:  Kenya Immigration has instituted a new visa policy whereby all visitors must obtain visas by using a new online system –https://immigration.ecitizen.go.ke/index.php?id=5.  While exceptions may be made in emergency situations, all visitors arriving after September 1, 2015 should apply for and obtain the e-visa rather than obtaining a visa upon arrival at Kenyan airports, as has been done historically.  For more information regarding the Kenyan e-visa program, please contact Kenya Immigration in Nairobi or the Kenyan embassy in Washington, D.C.  Contact information can be found at www.kenyaembassy.com.

If in Kenya: Multiple-entry visas are normally issued at the Immigration office in Nyayo house and are normally valid for a period of six to twelve months. For more information please visit the Kenya Immigration website.