Chinese Embassy Removes Visa Appointments for Kenyans

Chinese Embassy Removes Visa Appointments for Kenyans

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Its a sigh of relief for Kenyans travelling to China after the Chinese Embassy in Nairobiremoved visa appointments for Kenyans, effective November 20, 2023.

In a statement on Monday, November 13th, 2023, the embassy said the move will ease the process for local travellers to the East Asian economic powerhouse.

“In order to further facilitate the exchange of China and Kenya, the Chinese Embassy in Kenya will completely cancel visa appointments from November 20, 2023,” read part of the statement.

Going further, the embassy stated that Kenyans seeking a Chinese visa to submit their applications directly to the Visa application service centre in Nairobi.

However, all applications should be done during working hours.

In addition to that the Embassy also noted that the processing time and fees will remain unchanged.

Last month, President  Ruto went on his first trip to China since he took office.

He went  for a three-state visit, where his hunt for public-private partnerships bore fruit after Kenya and China signed more deals.

The trip was significant as this year, Kenya and China are marking six decades of formal diplomatic relations.

President Ruto said that the relations have provided a robust and enduring foundation for successful engagements across a broad spectrum of social, political, cultural and economic spheres of bilateral endeavour.

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