British Consulate in Kenya

British Consulate

British Consulate in Kenya. We have listed the British Consulates in Kenya below being both the British Consulates in Mombasa and Nairobi. If you need to apply for a British passport while in Kenya then email either of the consulates in Kenya for assistance. Both consulates are also able to provide you with consular assistance such as registration of births, registrations of marriages, applying for a British visa for your wife or spouse to the UK.  You can also apply for a visitors visa for the UK.

British Consulate in Kenya

UK spouse visa, UK fiance visa or a settlement visa at the British Embassy in Nairobi. Below are the telephone number and other contact details such as their street addresses, maps and contact email and contact numbers.


British Consulate in Kenya


High Commission of United Kingdom in Nairobi

Upper Hill Road

PO Box 30465-00100 Nairobi Kenya


Office Hours: Mon-Thur: 0745hrs-1630hrs : Friday: 0745hrs-1300hrs

Details: Note Visa Section opening hours may vary. Please visit Visa pages for correct hours


Honorary Consulate of United Kingdom in Mombasa

PO Box 85593 80100 Mombasa Kenya

City: Mombasa

Public Holidays in Kenya:

The public holidays listed below are that of Kenya and not the British Embassy combine. Email the embassy in Nairobi before you go to pay them a visit to ensure that they will be open when you go in. These are the listed public holidays.

Holiday Day Observed Observance
New Year’s Day 1st January Beginning of a new year
Good Friday Easter holiday celebrations
Easter Monday Easter holiday celebrations
Labor Day 1st May International workers day
Madaraka Day 1st June
Idd – ul – Fitr
Mashujaa (Heroes) Day 20th October
Jamhuri (Independence) Day 12th December National Day of Kenya
Christmas Day 25th December
Boxing Day 26th December

British Embassy in Kenya, Nairobi

The following is visa processing time for a British visa for you or your spouse or fiancee while in Kenya. Speak to the Embassy staff in Nairobi for more information with regards to the time and documents needed for you visa. For an African consulate you will note how fast the times are compared to others. most UK visas are issued within 15 days from application. See also the TB tests for UK visa applicants as well as the British nationals in Australia articles on here.


Visits Visas 5 days 10 days 15 days 40 days 90 days Total decisions made
Premium Visit (more than 6 months) 67% 72% 86% 99% 100% 253
General Visit (6 months or less) 27% 34% 65% 99% 100% 368
Business Visit (6 months or less) 52% 55% 75% 99% 100% 275
Family Visit (6 months or less) 24% 26% 60% 100% 100% 162
Transit (6 months or less) 50% 50% 50% 100% 100% 2
Other Visit (6 months or less) 30% 38% 58% 96% 100% 90


Points Based System Visas 5 days 10 days 15 days 40 days 90 days Total decisions made
PBS Tier 2 100% 100% 100% 100% 100% 1
PBS Tier 4 8% 48% 99% 100% 100% 474
PBS Tier 5 50% 100% 100% 100% 100% 2


Other Non Settlement Visas 5 days 10 days 15 days 40 days 90 days Total decisions made
EEA Family Permits 0% 0% 0% 100% 100% 6
Other Non-Settlement 50% 50% 50% 100% 100% 2


Settlement Visas 5 days 10 days 15 days 40 days 90 days Total decisions made
Settlement 0% 0% 0% 63% 100% 36


The above data is for all decisions made in September 2012



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