Consular services include:


Registration of Kenyans

Consular services to Kenyans residing in Burundi or visiting can be offered more efficiently if registration with the Embassy is done promptly upon arrival in Burundi.

It is always advisable to include copies of the relevant pages of your own and your family’s Kenyan passports. These will come in handy in cases of emergency (e.g. stolen passport). For the same reason, you should keep copies of all Kenyan documents at home.

Digitization of Authentication Services

All official Government of Kenya documents requiring authentication should be submitted through the Ministry of Foreign and Diaspora Affairs’ online platform

Assistance to Kenyans in distress

Kenyans residing or visiting Burundi are strongly urged to ensure that they observe the laws and regulations of this country in order to avoid getting into costly legal processes. Kenyans are particularly urged to keep their immigration status valid at all times, and avoid being at the risk of facing deportation proceedings. All travel documents should in addition be kept valid. It is extremely important to register with the Embassy in case of any eventualities.
If for any reason you are arrested and/or detained:

  1. Do not resist the arrest; it will only serve to aggravate your legal problems just seek an explanation from the law enforcers and ask to talk to the Consular section at the Embassy.
  2. Give consent to the law enforcement agency to notify the Embassy, Consular Section, of your arrest/detention. This could be the only way for the Embassy, and your next of kin, will learn about your predicament and find possible ways for assistance.
  3. When talking to the Embassy, state your case honestly and provide names and contacts of individuals, both in Burundi and in Kenya, you wish to inform about your situation. The Embassy will communicate your messages to them as soon as possible.
  4. If you can afford an attorney or lawyer, decline to answer questions relating to your case except in the presence and with the advice of your attorney or lawyer.

Requirements for non-Kenyans wishing to conduct a marriage ceremony in Kenya

Non-Kenyan parties wishing to conduct a marriage ceremony in Kenya are required to produce the following documents:

  • Birth certificates
  • Valid passports
  • Decree Absolutes (if divorced)
  • Death certificate (if widowed)
  • Statutory declarations or family register from city Office stating the fact that one is single and free to marry. This should bear the city hall seal and official stamp.
  • Parental consent in the form of a legal document, for persons below twenty-one (21) years of age.
  • Residency in the country for twenty-one days. If this is not possible, a special license should be obtained beforehand by contacting the Registrar’s Office in Kenya.
  • All documents must be seen and stamped by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Japan and legalized or authenticated by this Embassy.

The contact addresses for the Registrar’s Offices in Nairobi and Mombasa are:

The Registrar of Marriages
Department of the Registrar-General
PO Box 30031-00100
Nairobi, Kenya
Tel: +254-20-227461
Fax: +254-20-215651

Senior Assistant Registrar General
PO Box 80366
Mombasa, Kenya
Tel: +254-41-316061/2

Dual Citizenship

According to the Constitution of Kenya and the Kenya Citizenship and Immigration Act of 2011, the Dual Citizenship is permissible in Kenya.
Kindly visit the Department of Immigration Services’ website at for details on the dual citizenship.