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Here's how to apply for specific visas, contact the U.S. embassy in Kenya, and more:


K-1 Fiancé Visa

General process

Looking to apply for a K-1 fiancé visa? The general K-1 visa process looks the same for Kenyan citizens as it does for applicants from other countries. More information on K-1 wait times, costs, and requirements can be found in Boundless’ K-1 guide. Here’s a more detailed breakdown of K-1 costs and processing times:

Timeline for Kenyan applicants

Cost for kenyan applicants

Marriage-Based Green Cards

General Process

If you and your partner are already married, or considering marriage soon, you may be thinking about applying for a marriage-based green card. Similar to the K-1 visa, the marriage-based green card process is standard for Kenyan citizens. Wait times, costs, and requirements differ depending on where the Kenyan spouse lives and whether the sponsoring spouse is a U.S. citizen or permanent resident. More information can be found in Boundless’ marriage-based green card guide. Here’s a more detailed breakdown of the costs and processing times for your specific situation:

Timeline for kenyan applicants

Cost for kenyan applicants

Which Visa is Right for Me?

Immigrating with Children

K-2 Visas

Looking to immigrate from Kenya with your children? If you’re going the K-1 visa route, the K-2 visa may be a good option for your family. The K-2 visa can be used by the children of a K-1 fiancé visa holder to enter the United States and immigrate with their parent at the same time.

Boundless can help you include any unmarried children under the age of 21 on your K-1 fiancé visa application for no extra charge. Learn more about what we do to help.

IR-2 Child Visas

If you’re a U.S. citizen and your child is living in Kenya, it may be possible to sponsor them for a green card through the IR-2 child visa process. More information on the process and requirements can be found in Boundless’ IR-2 guide.

Boundless can help you include your children on your green card application for just $450 per child. Check your family’s eligibility here.

U.S. Embassy Information

All immigrant visa applications in Kenya are processed at the U.S. Embassy in Nairobi:

U.S. Embassy in Nairobi

P.O. Box 606 Village Market

00621 Nairobi, Kenya

Phone: 254 20 363-6000

For all immigrant visa inquiries, applicants can contact the Call Center at 254-20-7640121 or 254-20-7640799 or email ImmigrationVisaNairobi@state.gov.

Special Considerations

medical exam information

All applicants must undergo a medical exam by a U.S. Embassy-accredited physician as part of the immigrant visa process. If you are applying in Kenya, you must schedule a medical exam at one of the following locations: International Organization for Migration (IOM)

Migration Health Assessment Center (MHAC)

78 United Nations Crescent

Off UN Avenue, Gigiri

Nairobi, Kenya

P.O BOX 55040-00200

Tel: 0734-860686 / 0731-974031

Applicants can also email mrfnbommsc@iom.int or iomnbomedical@iom.int to schedule an appointment directly.

Additional Resources

Boundless Africa Facebook Page

Family-based Immigration – Embassy Information

General Embassy Information

Civil Documents – Reciprocity Schedule

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