Embassy of France in Nairobi


The French Embassy in Kenya is a bilateral mission in Nairobi and promotes French interests in Kenya. The embassy of France also plays an important role in development, cultural affairs and contacts with the local press of Kenya. The French Embassy in Nairobi is headed by Mr Etienne de Poncins - Ambassador of France to Kenya.


French Embassy in Nairobi, Kenya Barclays Plaza (9th floor) Loita Street P.O. Box 41784 Nairobi Kenya


(+254) (20) 277 8000


(+254) (20) 277 8180





Mr Etienne de Poncins - Ambassador

Office Hours:

Embassy Appointments

Many embassies in Kenya require an appointment before you visit. On the official website of the French embassy in Nairobi you will find information on opening hours and how to book appointments.

Opening hours

Please note that embassy opening hours can vary. Always contact the embassy before a visit.

Visa for France

For all French visa related matters contact the embassy in Nairobi before you travel. Information is available on the embassy website (www.ambafrance-ke.org ) or contact the visa department by telephone (+254) (20) 277 8000 or email

Consulates of France in Kenya

Next to the embassy in Nairobi there could be additional French consulates located in Kenya.

Please check below for the locations of the French consulates in Kenya.

French Consulates in Kenya

Next to the embassy in Nairobi, France has consulates in the following cities: Mombasa