Embassy of Switzerland in Kenya

New Embassy Building NairobiNew 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 embassy also delivers consular services to citizens of Switzerland and other countries. Furthermore, it implements the 2013-2016 cooperation strategy for the Horn of Africa.


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

Visa – Entry to and residence in Switzerland

Information on requirements to enter Switzerland and to take residence, procedure to submit an entry visa application, visa application form and fees


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

Job vacancies

Local job vacancies and admission requirements for internship programmes

President of the Swiss Confederation Doris Leuthard: National Day 2017 greetings for the Swiss abroad


Please note that the Embassy of Switzerland to Kenya, Burundi, Rwanda, Somalia and Uganda, including the Swiss Regional Cooperation Offices in Nairobi and Kigali, will never charge a fee for any service related to employment opportunities at the Embassy, scholarship applications or project proposals.

Be extra vigilant when you are approached by persons or organizations supposedly acting on behalf of the Embassy requesting a fee for their “services”. The Embassy does not work through agencies or intermediaries.

A number of people in Switzerland have received hand-written letters by alleged students from Eastern African countries seeking financial support for their tuition fees and living expenses. In most cases, such letters originate from criminal networks. Do not transfer any money to persons or organizations you do not know.

Please do not hesitate to contact the Embassy if you have any question or doubt.