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.

COVID-19 Travel Restrictions and Exceptions

Presidential Proclamation on the Suspension of Entry as Nonimmigrants of Certain Additional Persons Who Pose a Risk of Transmitting Coronavirus Disease 2019

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

Expiration of Presidential Proclamation 10052

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.

Interview waiver for certain visa classes in Kenya

We are pleased to announce new interview waivers for visa renewals. If your visitor or student visa (B1/B2, F1, F2, J1, J2, M1, M2) is still valid or expired less than one year ago, you may be able to renew your visa without an in-person interview. Eligibility for an interview waiver will be determined as you go through the process of scheduling an appointment on this website (https://ais.usvisa-info.com/en-ke/niv). You will be provided instructions on how to proceed if you have been determined to qualify for an interview waiver. Please note that if you are not applying for one of the above-mentioned visa types, or if you are applying for a visa for the first time, you are not eligible for an interview waiver.


Select this option if you have never used this site before and you have completed a DS-160 https://ceac.state.gov/genniv.

Select this option to continue or review an existing visa application, or if you have already established an account on this site.

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