China Embassy in Kenya

 Visa Application Form of PRC

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

 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 Jun. 15, 2021 -
Questions & Answers on China Embassy in Kenya
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.
Asked by Erick from KENYA | May. 13, 2021 23:28Reply
Other than the work permit, what other documents do i need to get the Chinese work visa?
Answers (2)
Answered by David | May. 18, 2021 00:28

Your passport, recent photo and fully completed application form. Some embassies also require medical form and criminal history check.
Answered by Lizz | Sep. 03, 2021 05:22

From where can i get the work permit? is it chinese or kenyan work permit
Asked by Sahara from KENYA | Feb. 26, 2021 10:02Reply
How much visa cost for kenyan citizen
Asked by sahara from kenya
Answers (1)
Answered by Bonnie | Mar. 08, 2021 00:40

Dear, you can contact the Chinese visa center in Nairobi to ask about this.
Asked by Abdullahi from KENYA | Feb. 24, 2021 01:56Reply
When will china embassy open and issue visa
Have paper notification letter and your not issue me visa ,I can’t get you guys
Your issues are hard how do you do want us africa to work with you chinese
Answers (1)
Answered by Charlie | Mar. 03, 2021 17:26

Sorry, the embassy is now only open for handling emergent visa applications because of the epidemic situation.
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