Processing of visas will take three weeks – UK Commissioner

Jane Mariott
UK Ambassador to Kenya, Jane Marriot

According to Jane Marriott, the High Commissioner of the UK to Kenya, the procedure for obtaining travel visas has resumed.

Due to visa difficulties, Marriott advised Kenyans to make their plans six weeks in advance back in July 2022.

According to a statement released by Marriott on Wednesday, people who urgently need visas will be given precedence.

“Six months ago, I promised we would get our visa service for traveling back on track. I’m pleased we’re now at normal customer service standards – a decision should take just three weeks, with faster priority services available,” she said.

Prior to now, Marriott stated that the delays were a worldwide issue.

“I want to offer my sincere apologies to Kenyans for the delays in the UK visas. It is a global challenge, it is not Kenya specific. This is due to a huge backlog as a result of visa applications during Covid-19 that were not processed.” 

“The various global issues and crises that are going off at the moment but also unprecedented demand for visas is also a reason for the delay,”


Written by Brian Mayodi

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