China 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 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

 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 updated on Jul. 26, 2023 by Brenda Lian -
Questions & Answers on China Embassy in Kenya
Asked by Karma from KENYA | Jul. 26, 2023 01:54Reply
Requirements for visiting China for business purposes
Answers (1)
Answered by James | Jul. 26, 2023 20:17

Applicants who are planning their first trip to China need to submit: a) an Invitation Letter (TE) or Verification Letter of Invitation from China; b) and a travel itinerary.

Invitation Letter(TE) or Verification Letter of Invitation should be obtained through the inviting party in China.

※Invitation Letter(TE) or Verification Letter of Invitation can be exempted if the following supporting documents, along with an invitation letter from the inviting party or a trading partner in China, are submitted:

a) Bank statement (account balance not less than 1 million Kenyan shillings, of 6 months at least) notarized by a Kenyan notary public; and

b) Police clearance certificate certified by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Kenya; and

c) Tax clearance/tax compliance certificate OR employment proof(e.g. an employment certificate or a reference letter by an legal business representative) OR membership certificate of a business/industry association.

The Tax clearance/tax compliance certificate must be certified by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Kenya. The employment proof or membership certificate of a business/industry association must be notarized by a Kenyan notary public.
Asked by Caroline from KENYA | Jul. 24, 2023 05:03Reply
Day tour for children
A group of 40 children and 10 adults
Answers (1)
Answered by Jenny | Jul. 24, 2023 20:06

If you plan to travel to China, applying Chinese tourist visas is also needed.
Asked by Peter from CHINA | Mar. 24, 2023 00:20Reply
Do we have a new visa requirements for those traveling to China since the situation has now changed
Do we have a new visa requirements for those traveling to China since the situation has now changed ?

Can I now invite a friend to come visit me if I am on Z VISA here in China?
Answers (1)
Answered by Vivian | Mar. 26, 2023 19:10

China has resumed to issue all kinds of visas and the requirements are the same as before. As for your friend, he or she can apply for a tourist visa to come to China.
Asked by khalil from KENYA | Feb. 24, 2023 05:54Reply
Is the embassy open as of feb 2023, can you please send us a link of the application form for visa
Answers (1)
Answered by Fiona | Feb. 26, 2023 23:29

The application is received by China Visa Application Center in Nairobi, not the embassy.
Here is an application form for reference:
Asked by Judis from ONCHARI | Jun. 09, 2021 20:40Reply
Are you now issuing Visa? I would like to travel in December .
Answers (1)
Answered by Dave | Jun. 15, 2021 02:03

China embassies only issue humanitarianism visa currently. But things may change by December.
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