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Australian High Commission, Kenya
The Australian High Commission in Nairobi is now saying “karibu” (welcome) to East Africa on Facebook! The Facebook Page will share news, public diplomacy and event announcements for the whole region.
Visit us at: https://www.facebook.com/AustraliaInEastAfrica
- 9 July 2015 - High Commissioner John Feakes handed over a Special Needs Unit for disabled children at Kangemi Primary School, Nairobi. Pictures of the event can be seen on our Facebook page.
- 27 June 2015 - The High Commissioner hosted an Australia Alumni Family Fun Day at his Official Residence. Pictures can be seen on our Facebook page.
- 29 May 2015 - Tanzanian Australian Alumni Association (TAAA) is launched.
- 25 May 2015 - Africa Day is celebrated in Australia by Kenyan Australia Awardees. Read more here.
- 20 May 2015 - The Australian High Commission is pleased to announce that HE John M. Feakes has presented the Letters of Credence to HE Mr Yoweri Kaguta Museveni, President of the Republic of Uganda, accrediting him as High Commissioner for Australia to the Republic of Uganda.
- 12 May 2015 - Australia supporting Ugandan youth. Read more about it here.
- 8 May 2015 - Australia supports Tanzanian small businesses. Read more about the launch of an innovative new project here.
- Australia Awards - Semester One Reintegration workshops. Read more about them here.
- 30 April 2015 - The Australian High Commission is pleased to announce that HE John M. Feakes has presented the Letters of Credence to HE Dr Jakaya Mrisho Kikwete, President of the United Republic of Tanzania, accrediting him as High Commissioner for Australia to the United Republic of Tanzania.
- 25 April 2015 - The Australian High Commission participated in Anzac Day Dawn Services held in Nairobi, Kampala and Dar es Salaam. Pictures from these events can be seen by clicking on the city names above.
- 22 April 2015 - The Australian High Commission would like to announce that HE John M. Feakes has presented the Letters of Credence to HE The Hon Uhuru Kenyatta CGH, President of the Republic of Kenya and Commander in Chief of the Defence Forces, accrediting him as High Commissioner for Australia to the Republic of Kenya. His speech can be found here.
- Australian High Commission staff visited Lodwar in north western Kenya to see World Food Program projects. They also visited the Kakuma Refugee Camp. Both are supported by Australia. Read the full story here.
- Deputy High Commissioner Jeremy Green officially opened the cartoon exhibition on "Freedom & Security - Can we have both?" at the Alliance Française, Nairobi.
- 2014 Outcomes Study Results - Maintaining and developing links established while on-award. Results from the 2014 Australia Awards Africa Outcomes Study paint a positive picture for ongoing Alumni engagement. Read the full story here.
- In the lead up to the centenary of the Gallipoli Campaign on 25th April 2015, the Australian High Commission has produced a photo exhibition on 'The First World War in East Africa'. We have now placed this onto our website and it will also be displayed in a number of locations during the First World War commemorations.
As a result of the visit of President Obama and the Global Entrepreneurship Summit (24-26 July) we are expecting significant transport disruptions in Nairobi. This may mean that services available at the Australian High Commission could be impacted, especially on Friday 24th July. We apologise for any inconvenience that this may cause. Our full travel advice can be found at:
http://www.smartraveller.gov.au/zw-cgi/view/Advice/Kenya . For Australians needing consular assistance, please contact the 24 hour Consular Emergency Centre on +61-2-6261-3305 from outside Australia, or 1300-555-135 within Australia (local call cost), or SMS +61-421-269-080.
From 1 July 2015 all passport applications must be lodged in person at the Australian High Commission Nairobi or an Australian Consulate (Dar-es-Salaam or Kampala). Applications sent by courier or post will not be accepted. From 1 July 2015 all passport applications lodged outside of Australia will incur an additional processing fee of AUD100 (adults) or AUD50 (children).
On 1 July 2015, the Department of Immigration and Border Protection will be integrated with Australian Customs and Border Protection Service. Email addresses will change, and we will be online at www.border.gov.au. For more information, see http://www.border.gov.au/about/news-media/pages
From 19th January 2015, for all issues relating to South Sudan please contact the Australian Embassy in Ethiopia (Tel: +251 11 667 2678, email: firstname.lastname@example.org, website: http://ethiopia.embassy.gov.au/adba/home.html)
On-line Registration for Australians overseas
We encourage use of this online registration service by Australians planning to reside overseas for extended periods, and those travelling to locations where there are security risks.
Information for Australian Travellers
- Consular Duty Officer (24 hour): +61 2 6261 3305
- Toll Free (local call cost - within Australia only) 1300 555 135
- Travel Advice from the Department
- Australian travellers and residents in Kenya are encouraged to register with the Australian High Commission in Kenya and seek updated information on current security issues.
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Information for Travellers to Australia
For information on visa and migration services provided by the Australian High Commission in Kenya, see Visas and Migration.Entry into the Australian High Commission for visa, immigration and citizenship matters is by appointment only. To make an appointment, you must call or email the Immigration Section.