Please Note: Payment must be made in U.S. dollars or the equivalent in Kenyan Shillings, or credit card (VISA, MasterCard, Diners, American Express, and Discover). We do not accept payment via mobile money or digital wallets, including M-Pesa and Airtel Money.
U.S. Embassy Kenya
United Nations Avenue Nairobi
P. O. Box 606 Village Market
00621 Nairobi, Kenya
On the day of your appointment, you must present original records for each of the following items (photocopies or scanned or faxed copies will not be accepted):
- The child’s birth certificate.
- The child’s hospital birth notification.
- Original marriage certificate for the parents (if they are married).
- Original divorce certificate or death certificate (if either parent was previously married).
- Proof of parent’s U.S. citizenship (original or certified copies of the U.S. citizen parent’s passport and Naturalization Certificate, if applicable).
- Proof of parent’s identity (originals of non-U.S. citizen parent’s passport or national identification card).
On the day of your appointment, you must present sufficient evidence to demonstrate that at least one parent was physically present in the U.S. for a sufficient amount of time to transmit citizenship. In most cases where only one parent is a U.S. citizen, the U.S. citizen parent must show that he or she was physically present in the U.S. for a total of five (5) years before the birth of the child. If both parents are U.S. citizens and are married at the time of the child’s birth, then the applicants must show that one of the parents resided in the United States prior to the child’s birth.
Evidence that may be presented includes, but is not limited to:
- School transcripts,
- Elementary and middle school report cards,
- W-2s from employment held while in the United States,
- Social Security statements
- Pay stubs,
- Employment records,
- Military discharge papers, and
- Rental or lease agreements.
On the day of your appointment, you must present sufficient evidence to demonstrate that the applicant is the biological child of the U.S. citizen parent(s). Examples of the types of evidence that can demonstrate the blood relationship between the child and the U.S. citizen parent(s) include:
- Pregnancy and birth records, such as dated ultrasounds containing the name of mother, laboratory test results, doctor/ultrasound/hospital receipts, pictures of the mother pregnant, pictures of mother and baby immediately following the birth and during the hospital stay, the baby’s and mother’s hospital identification bracelets, crib card, discharge orders, or paid hospital bills.
- Proof of relationship between parents, such as time-stamped photos of the couple together before, during, and after the pregnancy, photos of the U.S. citizen parent with the newborn baby, money transfer receipts or other remittance records, lease agreements, bank statements, home utility bills, or IRS tax declaration documents showing a shared address.
- Proof the couple was together at time of conception, such as original or certified copies of passport pages showing entry and exit stamps.
All entrants to the U.S. Embassy must wear masks and are subject to body temperature screening and may be refused entry if displaying an elevated temperature.
The U.S. Embassy does not provide parking for applicants presenting for services.
You must arrive to the appointment with the completed passport form, passport photo, and all additional documents.
If needed, the U.S. Embassy is able to offer translation for Swahili speaking applicants. Although the Embassy tries to have Somali translators available, they may not be available for your interview. For all applicants who do not speak English or Kiswahili, it is the responsibility of the applicants – not the Embassy – to bring translators. For any other languages, please reach out to the Consular Section ahead of your appointment. All translators must have government issued identification cards and must pass through security screening in order to enter the Embassy.
For minor passport renewals, please not that if your child’s physical appearance has changed significantly since the last passport photograph, the Consular Officer will request age progression photos as proof of identity. Mobile phones and other electronic devices are not allowed within the Embassy, so you will need to provide hard copy photos.
For the issuance of an emergency passport, please be prepared to state the reason for the emergency and present a flight itinerary showing urgent travel. Please come prepared with hard copies to present at the time of your interview.
Allow up to five weeks for processing. Passports must be collected at DHL (or the ACS Section in rare circumstances) by the applicant or authorized representative. The representative must have a signed letter from the applicant).