Embassy of Switzerland in Kenya

New Embassy Building Nairobi
New Embassy Building Nairobi © FDFA

As the official representation of Switzerland, the embassy covers all matters concerning diplomatic relations between the two countries. It represents Swiss interests in the areas of political, economic and financial affairs, legal arrangements, science, education and culture.

The tasks of the embassy


Contact the responsible Swiss representation for identity papers, civil status, registration and deregistration, matters of civil status, etc...


Information on visa requirement, procedure to submit an entry visa application to a Swiss representation and visa application form


The Swiss embassy publishes a newsletter containing information on culture, science and politics


Local and international news and events related to the country

Job vacancies

Local job vacancies and admission requirements for internship programmes

at the occasion of the Launch of Swiss pharmaceutical industry Novartis Access Initiative in Kenya on October 15th, 2015

Remarks 15.10.2015 

On 6th June 2013, the Embassy of Switzerland in Nairobi has introduced the Schengen Visa with biometric data. Therefore, all visa applicants (who are older than 12 years of age) have to come personally to the Embassy for submitting their visa application. For further information please carefully read the document “Introduction of biometric visa” !


The Embassy of Switzerland in Nairobi warns of employment offers posted by an organization who requests payments for certain tests as part of their recruitment process. In addition it is pretending a close partnership with The Swiss Agency for Development & Cooperation (SDC).

In this context the Embassy wishes to clarify that the organization concerned does not receive any Swiss Government funding, nor is there any cooperation between that organization and SDC contrary to what is claimed on its website.

Furthermore the Embassy strongly recommends not to pay any amount in such or any related processes nor to send any personal information about your own or another person.

Please do not hesitate to contact the Embassy, if you have any questions or doubts.