Urgent Information For Visa Applicants Regarding Novel Coronavirus

Due to the global COVID-19 pandemic, the U.S. Government has imposed restrictions and requirements that may affect travel to the United States. Please review the information below before scheduling or attending a visa-related appointment.

Presidential Proclamations on Novel Coronavirus

Extension of Visa Fee Validity

CDC Expands Negative COVID-19 Test Requirement to All Air Passengers Entering the United States

Rescission of Presidential Proclamations 9645 and 9983

Rescission of Presidential Proclamation 10014

U.S. Visa and Travel Updates

For the latest information from the U.S. Department of State regarding visa issues and travel to the United States, please visit: https://travel.state.gov/content/travel/en/News/visas-news.html.


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Welcome, U.S. Nonimmigrant Visa Applicants

You are at the official nonimmigrant (temporary) visa information and appointment website for the U.S. Embassy in Kenya.

The U.S. Embassy has resumed limited processing of student (F-1, F-2, M-1, and M-2) visas

The U.S. Embassy has resumed limited processing of student (F-1, F-2, M-1, and M-2) visas. To keep both applicants and our staff safe during the Covid-19 pandemic, we've had to keep the number of appointments lower than normal. If you would like an appointment to apply for a student visa, please go here. If you need an urgent appointment due to an emergency, or because you would suffer severe financial hardship such as the permanent loss of a scholarship if you were to arrive late, please apply for an Expedited Appointment - for instructions on how to do so, go here and scroll down to the section on Visa Appointment Questions. For all other visa categories, please continue to monitor this site for information on when we will return to routine visa operations. If you have an urgent need to travel immediately, please follow the guidance provided here (scroll down to the section on Visa Appointment Questions) to request an expedited appointment.


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