China Embassy in Kenya

 Visa Application Form of PRC

Ambassador: Mr. Liu Xianfa
Address: Woodlands Road, Kilimani District, Nairobi (P. O. Box 30508)
Tel: +254-20-2722559, 2726851
Fax: +254-20-2726402, 2711540 
24-Hour Duty Phone: +254-719235543
Office Hours: 08:30-12:00, 15:00-17:00, Monday-Friday (except holidays)

Consular Office of Chinese Embassy in Kenya

Tel: +254-717070214
Office Hours: 08:30-11:30, Monday to Friday (except holidays)

Economic and Commercial Counselor's Office

Mailing Address: Ngong Road, P.O. Box 48190, GPO 00100, Nairobi
Tel: +254-20-5141108
Fax: +254-20-5141107

 As of October 15, 2015, China visa applicants holding ordinary passports are required to go to the VFS.GLOBAL in Kenya to submit applications. Holders of diplomatic, service (official) passport, or applicants applying for Chinese diplomatic, courtesy and service visa, or applicants applying for visa/entry permit for Hong Kong/Macau can still submit their applications directly to the Chinese Embassy.

Details About the VFS.GLOBAL in Kenya

Address: 7th floor, Chancery Building, Valley Road, Milimani, Nairobi
Business Hours: Monday - Friday (holiday excepted)
Application Submission: 08:00 - 15:00 (urgent service closes at 11:00)
Payment and Collection: 08:00 - 15:30
Tel: +254 790 487 260

Fees (in KES)

Regular Visa Fee per Person

Types Kenya USA Romania Canada Serbia Others
1 Entry 4,000 11,200 5,700 7,200 200 3,000
2 Entries 6,000 11,200 7,600 7,200 200 4,500
Multi-Entries (6-Mon) 8,000 11,200 11,400 7,200 200 6,000
Multi-Entries (1-Year) 12,000 11,200 11,400 7,200 200 9,000

Expedited Service Fee per Person

The regular processing time is 4 working days. For urgent cases, the expedited service is available. Moreover, additional fees will be paid as following:

2 working days processing 3,000
3 working days processing 2,000

Service Fee Charged by VFS.GLOBAL per Person (tax inclusive)

Regular Service 
(Fourth working-day collection)
Express Service
(Third working-day collection)
Urgent service
(Second working-day collection)

(1) Visa Fees are collected on behalf of the Embassy.
(2) The total amount of the fees to be paid by an applicant = visa fees + application service fees.
(4) Pay fees when collecting passport.

Notices for Chinese Travelers to Kenya

Climate: Kenya lies in the tropical monsoon area; it is humid and hot on the coastal areas; it is mild in plateaus. Throughout the year, the highest temperature is 22-26 degrees centigrade, and the lowest temperature is 10-14 degrees centigrade. Nairobi is located in a plateau with an elevation of about 1,700 meters, where the temperature difference is big between day and night. When the sun shines, the temperature is relatively high in the Lake Nakuru National Park. The temperature is relatively low in Masai Mara National Park in the morning and evening.

Bank: Britain's Barclays Bank, Standard Chartered Bank and Kenya Commercial Bank are the three largest banks in the country. The business hours of bank is generally 09:00-15:00, Monday-Friday. Some banks also make business during 09:00-11:00 on Saturday.

Foreign Exchange: Foreign currency can be exchanged freely. The traveler's check and main international currencies (such as dollar, euro and pound) can be converted in grand hotels, airports, banks and personal foreign exchange entity.

 Please contact Embassy of Kenya in China if Kenyans are in troubles there. 

 Related China Embassies in Africa: Lesotho, Liberia, Libya

- Last modified on Nov. 06, 2019 -
Questions & Answers on China Embassy in Kenya
Asked by Catherine from KENYA | Dec. 02, 2019 04:48Reply
If I don't have a bank statement can the person hosting me present his or hers
Answers (1)
Answered by Sam | Dec. 03, 2019 16:54

Yes, you can have a try.
Asked by samuel from KENYA | Nov. 29, 2019 00:12Reply
Invitation issued with old passport number
my invitation later was sent with the old passport number I renewed passport and number is very different is my invitation still valid?
Answers (2)
Answered by Sally from USA | Dec. 01, 2019 18:28

If other information on your passport does not change and you can provide both passports to the embassy, you still can use this invitation letter.
Answered by samuel from KENYA | Dec. 01, 2019 20:11

information dont change but number have change
Asked by abdikafi abdalla from KENYA | Nov. 24, 2019 03:05Reply
Hi my name is abdikafi with Ugandan travel document but live in Nairobi with valid visa. i am a business man i wanted to go to china for trade purpose, so my question is, am i eligible to apply china trade visa with Ugandan travel document. Thanks.
Answers (1)
Answered by Emily | Nov. 24, 2019 23:22

Yes, you can.
Asked by Hannah from CHINA | Nov. 05, 2019 21:18Reply
Visa tranfer from old passport to new passport
Hello i am currently in China and due to the passport of Kenya changing, I am suppose to come back to Kenya to get a new passport. My old passport will still have valid visa. What documents do i need to bring in order to get my visa transffered to the new passport? Thank you
Answers (1)
Answered by Candy from UNITED KINGDOM | Nov. 06, 2019 18:18

Hanah, as far as I know, you can take both passports to enter China and it's not necessary to transfer the visa to the new passport. Please double check this at the China embassy in your country.
Asked by Sam from ETHIOPIA | Oct. 18, 2019 04:59Reply
I am holding Ethiopian passport, can I apply Chinese business visa in Kenya?
Answers (1)
Answered by Edward from UNITED KINGDOM | Oct. 21, 2019 00:56

If you have long-term residence permit there, it's possible.
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