Chinese Embassy in Kenya

Ambassador: Mr. Zhou Pingjian
Address: Woodlands Road, Kilimani District, Nairobi (P. O. Box 30508)
Tel: +254-20-2726851
Office Hours: 08:30-12:00, 14:30-17:30, Monday-Friday (except holidays)

Consular Office of Chinese Embassy in Kenya

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

Economic and Commercial Office

Mailing Address: Woodlands Road, P.O.Box 30508-00100, Nairobi, Kenya
Tel: +254-20-2730128
Fax: +254-20-2726402

Chinese Visa Application Center in Nairobi, Kenya

 China visa applicants holding ordinary passports are required to go to Chinese Visa Application Center in Nairobi, Kenya to submit applications. 

Address: 7th floor, The Chancery, Milimani, Valley Road, Nairobi
Business Hours: Monday - Friday (holiday excepted)
Application Submission and Express Service: 08:00 - 15:00
Collection for Express and Normal service: 08:00 till 15:30
Tel: +254 790 487 260

Visa Fees (in KSH)

Regular Visa Fee for Kenya Citizens

Types Kenya
Single Entry valid for 3 months 3,000
Double Entry valid for 6 months 4,500
Multi-Entry valid for 6 months 6,000
Multi-Entry valid for 12 months 9,000
Group L Visa 2,400
Hong Kong 3,000
Macau 3,000

Visa Fees for Specific Countries

Country Type Fee
US U.S. Nationals except J visa 18,500
U.S. Nationals J visa 22,800
Canada all categories of visas 5,400
Serbia Serbian Nationals for all categories of visas 150
Brazil Brazilian Nationals for all categories of visas 10,500
Israel  Israel Nationals for all categories of visas 2,800
Argentine Argentinian Nationals for all categories of visas 17,000
Panama Panamanian Nationals for all categories of visas 4,500
Romania Romania Nationals Single Entry visa 4,300
Romania Nationals Double Entry visa 5,700
Romania Nationals Multi-Entry visa 8,600
Romania Nationals Group L visa 3,500
Uruguaya Uruguayan Nationals for all categories of visas 4,700
Russia Russian Nationals Single Entry visa 5,600
Russian Nationals Double Entry visa 11,200
Russian Nationals Multi-Entry visa 16,800
Russian Nationals Express 1/2 10500/4,500
Albania Albanian Nationals for all ordinary visas 0
Albanian Nationals Single Entry visa (Express) 1,500
Double Entry visa (Express) 3,000
Multi-Entry visa (Express) 7,500
Pakistan all categories of visas 0
all categories of visas (Express) 0
Belarus all categories of visas (under 16 years of age) 0
all categories of visas (Express for under 16 years of age) 0
Bosnia and Herzegovina all categories of visas 0
Maldive all categories of visas 0
all categories of visas (Express) 0
Micronesia all categories of visas 0
Chile F, L, M, Q2, S2 visas 0

Expedited Service Fee

The regular processing time is 4 working days. For urgent cases, the expedited service is available. Moreover, additional fees will be paid as following if not listed in the above chart:

2 working days processing 3,700
3 working days processing 2,500

Service Fee Charged by  (tax inclusive)

Regular Service 
(Fourth working-day collection)
Express Service 2
(Third working-day collection)
Urgent Service 1
(Second working-day collection)
Postal Service Fee 7,250

(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.
(3) 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 updated on Mar. 18, 2024 by Gabby Li -
Questions & Answers on Chinese Embassy in Kenya
Asked by Liz gakii from KENYA | Jun. 18, 2024 08:25Reply
Where can i apply a chinese visa im a kenyana
Asked by Abdullahi Awed from SOMALIA | Jun. 13, 2024 14:26Reply
embassy shifting
Dear Sir/Madam,I hope this message finds you, I would like to know if I can shift the location for my visa issuance from the Chinese embassy in Djibouti to Chinese embassy in kenya
If I chose Chinese embassy in Djibouti during my Addmision process?
As a Somali citizen.
I kindly request guidance on the procedure to transfer my visa application from Djibouti to your esteemed Embassy in Kenya. Please advise on any necessary steps or documentation required to facilitate this change.
Answers (1)
Answered by Emily | Jun. 13, 2024 19:12

I'm afraid you cannot shift the location for the application once you have submitted your application to Djibouti. If you want to apply in Kenya, then you need to make the preparation once again and then submit.
Asked by Robert from KENYA | Mar. 18, 2024 16:26Reply
I would like to visit Guangzhou, Macau and Hong Kong. for 8 days. How many visas do i require
Answers (1)
Answered by Olivia | Mar. 18, 2024 23:01

You don't need a visa to Hong Kong, but need a visa for Guangzhou and Macao respectively, totally two visas.
Asked by ABDIRAHMAN from KENYA | Feb. 15, 2024 00:47Reply
Can i travel to china without invitation letter
Answers (1)
Answered by Hailey | Feb. 17, 2024 21:44

No, you cannot. Generally, you need to prepare one invitation letter to apply for your China visa.
Asked by kiptooberna from KENYA | Dec. 21, 2023 03:04Reply
for S2 visa from kenya
what is the bank statement requirement
Answers (1)
Answered by Jessica | Dec. 21, 2023 19:11

I haven't found any bank statement requirement on the official website. It is better for you to confirm with the visa center or Chinese Embassy.
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