Australian High Commission
Republic of Kenya

Visas and migration

Visas, Migration and Citizenship

The Immigration Section of the Australian High Commission receives and processes visa and citizenship applications for people intending to travel to Australia. Travellers of all nationalities, except citizens of Australia and New Zealand, will need to obtain a visa to travel to Australia.

The information on this website is meant as supplementary, country specific information to that contained in the website,

To find out which visa option is for you, see: Find a Visa

Important News

The Australian Government has announced it will enhance the way visa and citizenship services are delivered using the latest digital technologies. For more information visit the Department Immigration and Border Protection’s website.

Beware of Visa Scams

Country Coverage

The Australian High Commission in Nairobi provides Visa and Immigration services to residents of Kenya and 21 other countries in east, central and west Africa. The Australian High Commission is also responsible for the Refugee and Humanitarian program for all sub-Saharan Africa.

For more information including how to contact us see: Immigration Services

Student visa applications are now processed by the Student hub at the Australian High Commission, Pretoria. See: African Student Hub

Visa Application

As the Australian High Commission in Nairobi covers a large area for immigration services, there are several ways a visa application can be lodged. See: Making a Visa Application

Visa Application Charges

For information on Visa charges click here

Citizenship Fees

For information on Citizenship Fees  click here

Processing Times

Processing time for individual applications will vary and is dependent on a number of factors, including the complexity of the case, the planning levels and priority for the visa category and the number of applications lodged. Every year the Australian Government sets the overall migration program as part of the Budget process. See: Nairobi Processing Times 

Documents in support of a Visa Application

It is important to include information and documentation in support of your visa application. The document checklist provides you with advice on what you need to provide depending on your individual circumstances. See: Application Document Checklist