Urgent message to Kenyans travelling to the US

The American embassy has issued a new directive to all Kenyans planning to travel to the USA.

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The American embassy has issued an urgent message to Kenyans planning to travel to the United States of America.

Any Kenyan who wish to fly to the US will now have to apply for a visa 30 days in advance as opposed to the current one week before they are called for an interview.

This new directive follows a waiting time extension by the US Embassy, citing seasonal demand for visas and rotation of its consular staff.

“The seasonal demand for visas and the rotation of consular staff does affect the wait time for interviews at the US Embassy during some periods of the year, including the months of June, July and August,” said an official from the US Embassy.

“As always, we are working to accommodate and facilitate travel to the US, but recommend that travelers plan ahead.”

Likewise, the embassy asked all its staff to inform possible travellers to the US of the new changes to help them plan ahead so as to avoid unnecessary delays.

The directive comes barely two months after the Nairobi consulate issued a travel alert over the August general elections, to US citizens residing in or planning to travel into the country.

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