Important Information

Contact information of the Consulate General in Kenya

Address: Eaton Place 2nd Floor, UN Crescent, Gigiri, Nairobi
Telephone: (+254) (0) 205 143 583
CONSULAR EMERGENCIES: (+254) 0 728 591 572
Postal Box: Embassy of Costa Rica, P.O. Box 63946 – 00619, Nairobi
Email: concr-ke@rree.go.cr
Service Hours: Monday to Friday from 9:00 am to 12 md and from 2:00 pm to 4:00 pm
(During the COVID-19 pandemic the consulate has been working with an appointment system)

Payment method at the Costa Rican consulate in Nairobi, Kenya

DETAILS OF THE ACCOUNT IN DOLLARS
Name of Bank Account: Embassy of Costa Rica – Consular Fees
Account Number: 2042250271
Bank Name: Barclays Bank of Kenya Ltd
Bank Code: 03
Branch Name: Village Market Branch
Branch Code: 105
Swift Code: CITIUS33

Empadronamiento de costarricenses en el consulado

Para empadronarse en el consulado de Costa Rica en Kenia, deberá llenar el siguiente formulario: (See Attached) y enviarlo al correo electrónico: concr-ke@rree.go.cr

Elecciones 2022

Para todos los ciudadanos costarricenses con posibilidad de participar en las elecciones nacionales de febrero de 2022

La Embajada de Costa Rica en Kenia comunica que el 5 de octubre de 2021 es la fecha límite para realizar el empadronamiento electoral (procedimiento distinto al empadronamiento consular) y poder votar en el recinto electoral que se abrirá en Nairobi.

Como una consideración adicional, y para minimizar los trámites presenciales en el Consulado, el TSE informa que el cambio de domicilio electoral se puede realizar por medio de la página web del TSE a través del siguiente enlace:

https://www.tse.go.cr/servicios.htm

Al ingresar a la página, debe buscar la opción que dice “Traslado electoral para voto en el extranjero” y esto le permitirá ingresar al formulario. La persona deberá tener a mano la cédula de identidad vigente. Antes de llenar el formulario, la página le va a indicar unas imágenes que debe tener listas, es un proceso sencillo.

Visits to the United Nations headquarters in Nairobi, Kenya

To schedule a visit to the United Nations headquarters in Gigiri, Nairobi; access the following link: https://visitors.unon.org/our-tours

The UN headquarters are currently closed due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

Frequently asked questions:

1. What does the Embassy do?

The Embassy of Costa Rica in Kenya is part of the foreign service of Costa Rica and is under the Foreign Service regime of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Worship of Costa Rica. The Embassy coordinates and manages issues of politics, commerce, tourism, education, health and international relations between countries and concurrent embassies.

The Ambassador of Costa Rica in Kenya is Mrs Giovanna Valverde Stark. Her contact information is: embcr-ke@rree.go.cr

2. In which cases the Embassy cannot or is not authorized to act?

a.   Charge for some service, except as established in the consular fees.
b.   Act as or recommend lawyers, translators, interpreters or tourism agents
c.   Interfere in judicial matters
d.   Find a job and residence in Kenya
e.   Discuss already resolved visas cases to Costa Rica
f.   Provide information on entry, visas or residence in Kenya
g.   Get birth certificates
h.   Apply for driver’s licenses
i.   Provide financial support (including air tickets and transportation)
j.   Search Kenyans in Costa Rica

3. What does the Consulate do?

The consulate processes applications for authentication, visas, passports, residence permits, birth records and assists Costa Rican citizens residing in Kenya.

The Minister Counselor and Consul General of the Embassy of Costa in Kenya is Ms Ana Elena Campos-Jiménez, her contact information is: concr-ke@rree.go.cr

IMPORTANT INFORMATION ABOUT COVID-19