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Certificates

Application for a Certificate of no Impediment to Marriage

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The following documents are required:

  1. Application form N° 7 duly filled
  2. Copy of Birth Certificate
  3. Copy of Kenya Passport
  4. Proof of legal stay in country of residence (residence permit)
  5. Copy of the intended spouse’s passport
  6. 110 euros in cash if the applicant comes to the Embassy or by postal money order (payable to Kenya Embassy Paris) if the application is mailed to the Embassy.
  7. Clearly indicate IN FULL, your telephone number, residential and or postal address for any correspondences from the Mission.

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Certificat de Coutume

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The document is issued by the Embassy. It is only issued upon presentation of a Certificate of No Impediment to Marriage. This can be done within 3 working days.

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Foreign Nationals Intending to get Married in Kenya

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Foreign nationals intending to conduct a marriage in Kenya need to have the following documents:

  1. Birth Certificates
  2. Valid Passports
  3. Decree Absolutes (if divorced)
  4. Death Certificate (If widowed)
  5. Separate Statutory Declarations sworn at a solicitor’s/Notary’s Office, stating the fact that one is single and free to marry. This should bear the solicitor’s signature and Official stamp.
  6. Parental consent in form of a legal document for persons below 21 years of age
  7. Residency in Kenya for at least 21 days. If this is not possible then a Special Licence should be obtained beforehand by contacting the Registrar’s Office in Kenya.

The Registrar Of Marriages, P.O. Box 30031, Nairobi, Kenya Tel: +245-2-227-461 Fax: +254-2-215-651

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Certificate of Good Conduct

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The forms can be picked from the Embassy and the following documents need to accompany the application.

  1. Application form duly filled
  2. Finger and palm prints taken at the nearest Police Station
  3. Copy of Birth Certificate
  4. Copy of Passport
  5. Clear copy of new Generation ID
  6. For students, proof of current studies in country of residence
  7. For non-students; proof of legal stay in country of residence
  8. 20 euros in cash if the applicant comes to the Embassy or by Postal money Order (payable to Kenya Embassy) if the application is mailed by post
  9. Clearly indicate IN FULL, your telephone number, residential and postal address for all correspondences from the Mission.

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Birth Certificates

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Registration of Birth of a Child born Abroad

  1. Application Form BDA.1
  2. Copy of child’s Birth Certificate
  3. Copies of parent (s) Kenyan passport
  4. Copy of parents’ Birth Certificates
  5. Proof of legal stay of parents in country of residence
  6. 15 euros in cash if the applicant comes to the Mission or by postal money order
  7. Clearly indicate IN FULL, your residential and or postal address for all correspondences form the Mission

This is equivalent to application for a Birth certificate. Application for a duplicate Birth Certificate following loss of the original document Documents required :

  1. Application Form duly filled
  2. Copy of the lost document
  3. Copies of applicants’ passport
  4. Proof of legal stay of parents in country of residence
  5. 15 euros in cash if the applicant comes to the Mission or by postal money order
  6. Clearly indicate IN FULL, your residential and or postal address for all correspondences form the Mission

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Emergency Travel Document 

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This is a one way document, issued to a Kenyan who needs to travel to Kenya urgently and has lost a passport. The applicant must come to the Mission in PERSON with the following documents:

  1. Two passport size photographs
  2. Copy of Birth Certificate
  3. Ticket Reservation to Kenya and a copy of the same
  4. 20 Euros fee for the document

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