Emergency Travel Documents

Any Emails for Inquiries and Requests for Appointments to be forwarded to: consular@kenyaembassy-bern.ch


This document can only be issued after an interview at the Embassy in Bern which should be scheduled the earliest. To issue the document, the applicant is required to personally avail himself/herself at the Embassy within 7 days of the date of travel in order to receive and sign the document before the Consular officer.


The document allows the holder to make a one-way direct journey to Kenya where they are expected to report to the Director of Immigration Services in order to regularize their situation and will be withdrawn by the Immigration officer at the port of arrival.


  1. Cover letter explaining why you need the document.
  2. Two passport sized photographs taken in the last six months.
  3.  Proof of Kenya citizenship through a Copy of passport or, and ID card.
  4. If the passport or, and ID are lost, a Police abstract in English/certified
    translation into the English language.
    5. For a child who has never held a Kenya passport, a birth certificate and its certified translation into the English language
  5. Confirmed flight booking/copy of air ticket.
  6. Evidence of payment of a non-refundable fee of Chf 20 to the Mission via Post office or Bank Transfer

Bank Account Information:

Embassy of the Republic of Kenya to the Swiss Confederation
UBS Switzerland AG
IBAN CH87 0023 5235 2621 1801 M


Modes of Payment

  1. The Embassy does not accept cash payment for services offered.
  2. Do not put money in an envelope. The Embassy will not take responsibility for any money lost in envelopes. All cash payments enclosed  in the application will be sent back to the applicant at their own expense.
  3. Attach copy of the payment slip to your documents when posting or presenting them at the Embassy (failure to do so could mean delay on the service requested).
  4. Payments made on behalf of someone else should clearly indicate the name of the applicant and the service requested for on the copy of the slip.

Applicants for services should pay into the Embassy Account requisite fees (indicating their name and the type of document/service required). The payment may also be made through e-banking or at the post office. Proof of payment and a cover letter/explanatory note with full contact details should  be included in the application. 

All payments for consular services should be made to the following Bank Account: 


Embassy of the Republic of Kenya to the Swiss Confederation
UBS Switzerland AG
IBAN CH87 0023 5235 2621 1801 M



  • Incomplete applications will not be accepted;
  • Registration fee is non-refundable.

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