Virginia, US

Aug 14 2017

Kenya Immigration Service Delays Following Elections


Following the recently concluded Kenya general elections held on August 8, 2017, operations at the Department of Immigration have remained very slow. Most immigration officials are still away from the office especially following sporadic unrest in Nairobi. Other government offices are also operating on a limited capacity.

What This Means for Employers and Foreign Nationals

Foreign nationals and employers with pending applications should expect delays due to the limited operations.  

This alert is for informational purposes only. If you have any questions, please contact the global immigration professional with whom you work at Fragomen or send an email to

Fragomen in Kenya is Fragomen Kenya Limited, operating exclusively as an immigration consultancy and not as a law firm in Kenya.