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About Kenya

What is the temperature like in Kenya?

Around Nairobi, the highest temperatures range from 23 C in the cold season to approximately 28 C in the hot season. The temperatures in Central and Western Kenya are more or less the same. North Eastern and Coastal area experience hotter temperatures. Only the coastal region experience hot and humid temperatures.

What is the unit of currency in Kenya?

Kenya Shilling denominations in notes of 20, 50, 100, 200, 500, and 1000 and coins of 5 cents, 10 cents, 1 Shilling, 5 Shillings, 10 Shillings and 20 Shillings.

What is the voltage output for electrical appliances?

220V ~ 240V / 50 Hz

What is Kenya Time in relation to GMT?

+3 hours GMT (6 hours behind Japan time)

Where is the location of Kenyan in African Continent and which countries are bordering Kenya?

Kenya is located on the eastern side of Africa next to the Indian Ocean. Countries bordering Kenya are Somalia at North East Ethiopia at the North, Sudan at the North West, Uganda at the West and Tanzania at the South. While Indian Ocean is at the East.

Visa

Does one send all visa requests to the Kenya Embassy in Tokyo or is there another consular office in Japan?

Visas are issued at the Kenya Embassy in Tokyo, Kenya entry points and online. There is no other Consular Office in Japan.

I am a citizen of Japan and am traveling through Nairobi on my way to Tanzania. I will be in Kenya for less than a day and do I need to obtain a Visa and what type of a Visa?

You need to obtain a Transit Visa. The fee for Transit Visa is US$20.

How much does a Visa cost for Japanese citizen?

JY5,500

I am a Japanese citizen. It is my understanding that a Visa can be obtained at the Jomo Kenyatta International Airport in Nairobi for US$50.00. Am I right?

Yes, you can obtain a visa on arrival at Jomo Kenyatta Airport or any other port of entry into Kenya.

What is the advantage of obtaining a Visa prior to entry into Kenya?

You will not have to wait at any port of entry into Kenya. And in case of some reasons entry is denied, you will have saved on air ticket and time.

Is it possible to issue a multiple entry Visa for twelve months? What are the requirements?

  • Yes. It can be issued under special circumstances.
  • Application will have to be forwarded to the Director of Immigration Service, Nairobi, for approval
  • Processing takes up to two months.

I would like to know whether children's Visa applications should be signed by a parent and if so, until what age?

Yes, a parent can sign a visa application for his/her child until the child is able to read and write.

What kind of immunizations are required?

Yellow fever; Cholera

For Kenyan

I am a Kenyan and my passport is about to expire. What is it the procedure for new passport?

You bring or mail a completed application to the Embassy. Click Here for Requirements
Passport fees are JY5,500 for A Series, JY7,500 for B Series and JY9,375 for C Series.
Application form: For Downloading Click Here.

How long does it take to obtain a new passport?

About two (2) months

I am Kenyan and would like to know the procedure for applying for a birth certificate for my child who was born in Japan.

Application together with all the documents below should be forwarded to this Embassy for onward transmission to the Director of Civil Registration Services, Nairobi:

  1. Birth registration from (download from the website or obtain at the Embassy)
  2. Copies of relevant pages of parents' passports and birth certificates, duly certified by the Embassy.
  3. Parents Marriage Certificate
  4. Copy of child's Japanese birth certificate (translated, certified
    and legalized by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs).
  5. Authentication fee -Yen 3,875
  6. Processing fee –Yen 625