UK Visa Application Centres in Nairobi, Mombasa resume operations

Jane Mariott, the British High Commissioner to Kenya. [Photo courtesy]

The British High Commission in Kenya has announced the resumption of visa application services.

UK’s Visa Application Centre in Nairobi and Mombasa were opened on Monday.

In a statement on its website, the British Embassy in Kenya stated that those seeking to apply for visas can go ahead and book online.

“If you would like to submit a new visa application, our appointment booking table is now open,” part of the statement read.

For those who had submitted visa applications, a staff at the mission, the embassy stated, will contact and inform them of the status of their applications and how to collect passports.

If you have already submitted a visa application and are awaiting a decision from UK Visas & Immigration, you will be contacted shortly by our staff regarding your application status and passport collection options.”

While visiting the centre, one is required to wear a mask, keep social distance and allow body temperature to be taken.

The mission further notified those waiting for their documents via Courier Return services will have to wait longer.

“If you have selected our Courier Return service, please be advised that delivery of your documents could take longer than usual, due to current delays in transit times for our courier partners,” the centre stated.

In light of COVID-19 pandemic, those seeking to travel to the UK were reminded that they must adhere to set conditions by the UK government.

They are required to provide their contact and journey details and isolate for the first 14 days after arriving in the UK at the place of stay.