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The Embassy wishes to point out to holders of a Kenyan birth certificate that they may apply for a duplicate birth certificate if the Belgian/Luxembourg authorities request one or insist that the birth certificate should not be more than 6 months old.  For the application procedure, see below.

Check the "Practical Information" in the "Consular services offered to Kenyan citizens" section of the website for more information on legalization of documents that are issued by the authorities in Kenya and are intended for official use in Belgium/Luxembourg.



Applications for consular services are by appointment only, by telephone or email to the the Visa/Consular Section.

Check the "About the Embassy" section of the website for information on opening hours (Visa/Consular section) and for a list of days when the Embassy is closed.


Payment modalities

Payment of consular services is by Bancontact only.  Credit cards are not accepted.

Please note that if you wish to apply for any of the documents mentioned herebelow through the post, the relevant fee is to be transferred into the Embassy's bank account, BE07 3100 5224 2266 (BIC: BBRUBEBB), mentioning the type of document you are applying for and your name. Proof of payment is to be included with the forwarded documents.  You are also required to include an explanatory note with your contact details.

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(Duplicate) birth certificate for a foreigner born in Kenya:


Certificate of good conduct for a foreigner who previously resided in Kenya:


Authentication & certified copies

of documents issued by the Kenyan authorities and intended for official use in Belgium/Luxembourg.
The service is free of charge.  Making an appointment is advisable.



of documents issued by the Belgian/Luxembourg authorities and intended for official use in Kenya.  The fee is 15 € per document.  The process usually takes one working day, but making an appointment is advisable.  The Kenyan Embassy can only legalize documents which have first been legalized by the Belgian/Luxembourg Ministry of Foreign Affairs.  (Please note that documents issued in a language other than English must be accompanied by an English translation provided by a certified translator.)
For information on the Belgian/Luxembourg legalization procedure, click on the links herebelow:


Requirements for a Belgian/Luxembourg national wishing to marry a Kenyan national


Requirements for non-Kenyan couples wishing to conduct a marriage ceremony in Kenya:

  • Click here for more information about the application procedure.


Non-Kenyans wishing to apply for Kenyan citizenship

Foreign nationals wishing to apply for Kenyan citizenship can consult the requirements and conditions on the website of the National Council for Law Reporting.  Citizenship cannot be applied for at a Kenyan embassy.

  • Click here to consult the "Kenya Citizenship and Immigration Act".