MESSAGE FROM THE HIGH COMMISSIONER

I wish to take this opportunity to introduce and welcome you to the new official website of the Kenya High Commission in Ottawa, Canada.

The aim of this website is to link the Mission to the public with a view to providing information on issues pertaining to consular services such as passports, visa applications and other related matters.

The website will in addition provide information on trade and investment opportunities available in Kenya. Tourism is also showcased so that visitors to Kenya can take full advantage of the flora and fauna and all that this beautiful country has to offer to those visiting whether for business or leisure.

Another important function of this website is to create a link between the Mission and the Kenya Diaspora. Kenyans living in Canada will be updated on political, social and economic developments in Kenya through the website on a regular basis. This, we hope, will enable for effective participation by all in the affairs of our motherland.

You are welcome to browse the website and provide feedback on ways we can improve it so as to serve you better. You can interact with us through the website, on social media or by contacting us directly using the telephone numbers listed on this site.

H.E. Mr. John L. Lanyasunya, MBS
HIGH COMMISSIONER


Kenya High Commission Ottawa 2018 Newsletter

It was a busy year for our team. This Newsletter edition covers the main activities undertaken by the Mission in the first quarter of 2018.


The 2019 Tamarack Ottawa Race Weekend will take place on 25th and 26th May, 2019. It is Canada's Biggest Marathon Weekend. As has been the custom, Kenyan Elite Runners will participate in various races: Ottawa 10K, Scotiabank Ottawa Marathon and Scotiabank Half Ottawa Marathon. Kenyans in Ottawa are encouraged to turn out in large numbers to cheer our runners at the strategic spectator locations. For more information about the race weekend, visit www.runottawa.ca ... See MoreSee Less

The 2019 Tamarack Ottawa Race Weekend will take place on 25th and 26th May, 2019. It is Canadas Biggest Marathon Weekend. As has been the custom, Kenyan Elite Runners will participate in various races: Ottawa 10K, Scotiabank Ottawa Marathon and Scotiabank Half Ottawa Marathon. Kenyans in Ottawa are encouraged to turn out in large numbers to cheer our runners at the strategic spectator locations. For more information about the race weekend, visit https://www.runottawa.ca

HUDUMA NAMBA REGISTRATION SCHEDULE
HERE IS THE LINK TO REGISTER ONLINE : diaspora.hudumanamba.go.ke/diaspora/faces/login.xhtml
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HUDUMA NAMBA REGISTRATION SCHEDULE 
HERE IS THE LINK TO REGISTER ONLINE : https://diaspora.hudumanamba.go.ke/diaspora/faces/login.xhtml

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Kenya High Commission OttawaFor more information on Huduma namba visit: www.hudumanamba.go.ke/#

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Zakir Ramani

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we have a good and growing number of Kenyans living in Winnipeg and majority have already registered online for huduma Number. How will your services reach this population? Sorry we feel left out and any response will be highly appreciated

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Mtampata Tu msijali

4 hours ago
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The link is not even opening. It keeps giving an error message.. “404 not found”

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How about saskachewan and Manitoba

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Can this huduma number process be carried out together with the Epassport application?I believe the Epassport is more relevant to us out here

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What about Winnipeg?

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Smiley Riga Ona hii

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For Vancouver, please make it in Surrey or Langley as most Kenyans live in those suburbs

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I try to create an account but it's refusing

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the link is a pain and the there is error in the server and it cant save your work you have to redo every time

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IMPORTANT ANNOUNCEMENT
Further to our notice about the ongoing Huduma Namba registration, we wish to inform that we will carry out mobile registration in some cities where we have received confirmation of registration by many Kenyans. In this regard, we will be in Toronto on 25thMay, 2019 from 9 am to 5 pm and on 26th May 2019 from 9 am to 1pm. We ask all Kenyans resident in the Greater Toronto Area to register online, get a reference number and come for Biometric Capture at the registration centre. They should come with all relevant original documents. The venue will be The Kenyan Consulate to Toronto, 41 Lesmill Rd, North York M3B 2T3. We will be issuing a complete program covering other major cities in due course.
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A failed attempt at registering online. No confirmation email, checked in spam and junk email. Is there a grace period for receiving the confirmation email?

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I called and asked about getting an E-passport....apparently the commission had stopped the application process and was advised to go to the Nearest Kenyan Embassy which happens to be in Washington DC. Now I am more than confused about this Huduma no. Why just have two days to do so in Toronto? Why not make it a week? People have schedules that they need adequate time to plan to do this. Eh yawa!!

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God answers prayers. Thanks for this. It makes sense.

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E-passport plz our Kenya high commission Ottawa work for us to get it done here before the deadline date it’s important for the huduma number I appreciate the speed you have we congratulate you.

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Great news waiting to register in my city . Make sure to give out the dates in advance . And make huduma number to be there all the time . On top of that we need E passport 2 months to due date

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Going to wait until court decision on data collection is final.

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Something making sense. You should visit all provincial headquarters and announce the dates in advance. Coordinate with Kenyan organization in those cities

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am i missing on something? whats the e-passport?

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Why on earth would you prioritize Huduma number and not bother about the E-passport despite the deadline approaching quickly? Our country is becoming a joke these days with misplaced and inconveniencing priorities😔

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Karibu Toronto.

14 hours ago
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When will you be in Vancouver ?

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Thanks for your plans and information on Huduma Number issuance in Toronto! However as stated by most Kenyans we need also for The Immigration Attaché to bring facilities for e_passport issuance.and IDs Registration for Our Children who came to Canada 🇨🇦 as Minors.

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Will they give the E.Passport with the Huduma number.?

2 days ago
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Any plans for Vancouver?

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will you carry the biometric machines for new generation passports? I'll register for Huduma if I can get a new generation passport as well.

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Zakir Ramani! Look out when they come to Vancouver!

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Thanks when are they comming in Calgary please

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We who are after

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Damar Kariuki it is working out. Check out this. Thanks

2 days ago
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Sure let us do both E-passport and Huduma Number.

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How do we register online to get a reference number?

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Get the passports done as well or update us on that matter

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I guess you have to keep trying. I got through to the link

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#Nonsense

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Is anyone else having problems accessing the portal - it's not loading for me 😥

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IMPORTANT ANNOUNCEMENT ON HUDUMA NUMBER REGISTRATION FOR THE DIASPORA

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It takes 5 days to drive to Ottawa, 10 hrs flight to OTTAWA. I have a small baby, another one is in school . It means I have to book a hotel in Ottawa , then my son will miss school for more than 5 days , because I should be there during working days , remember school ends June 20th. I need to have enough $ . Am unable to travel . It’s either you bring your officers in the cities , or you make the process to be all the time without deadline dates . It will help to save enough money to travel to Ottawa. It sound ridiculous , it’s good to plan something . You understand very well canada is not like Kenya. It is massive . Hope you will consider the distance. The process should be there all the time. Otherwise we need E passport first .

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It may not be possible for all Kenyans to come to Ottawa. If you can arrange city to city registration exercise in order to reach as many Kenyans. Thank you for the update

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Thank-you for the update , consider some people living far away from Ottawa , some are students , they may not afford to travel to Ottawa , please can you arrange city to city . Much easier . Again we are waiting for E passport . We need to apply before d date

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It's interesting to see how our government as chosen to ignore a very important aspect in regards to the introduction of new developments, civic education!. As I make this post, I really do not know the government services being referred to here and no relevant body cares to educate me other than give ultimatums. I am just curious, suppose for unforeseen situation, I miss the dateline, what will be the consequences?

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According to today (May 17th) Law Society of Kenya, the government has been barred by the High court from: 1.Making registration for NIIMS mandatory 2.Setting any time restriction or deadline for registration 3. Denying any unregistered person access to any Government services 4. Sharing/disseminating any personal information collected with any third parties. This are FACTS. Let us as Kenyans know our rights!!!! Spread the word. Our rights to privacy cannot just be walked all over as we go quitely into the night

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Please remember the size of Canada is almost the size of Africa. Travelling to Ottawa from BC would be like travelling from Accra Ghana to Nairobi Kenya. We are also in 21 st century. Can the Kenya high commission of Kenya adopt the Canada way of offering services to its citizens? Where almost all the services are available within the city?

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Please like this post if you live in the greater Vancouver area or would be able to travel there for registration. It would be useful to have an idea of the numbers of people living in each city/region.

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Application of Kenya police clearance cert also entails biometrics but we do them with the local police and mail them. Can the team at Ottawa please think more about the process? It's definately a pain to travel to Ottawa for an exercise than can be achieved using other means.

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Is the embassy open on saturdays?

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Guys are asking good questions about the priority between e-passports and Huduma number. I hope those at the Kenya high commission are reading them. Which of the 2 carries a higher priority?

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Thanks for the update. I echo the suggestions above re distance so kindly make it possible for folks living in the West Coast and other far corners of the country.

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This is a failed project.

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I live in Alberta and I am a student. For real I can’t make/afford to travel to Ottawa for the biometrics. If you could make it accessible through a city in each province we would appreciate. We need E-passports too before the deadline which would have been the first priority before this huduma number.

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For the official press release, please go to Law Society of Kenya

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Shairose Haji

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When is the dead line for having the E passport?

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Thanks

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My husband does not have an epassport and mine has expired so what is the next step ? Please advise

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Can we get the epassport before this

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From BC to Ottawa😂... They should do door to door, then maybe..

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I'm leaving in chilliwack, Ottawa is too far my question is how are we going to get the huduma number

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Stella Njogu

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Stella Njogu

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Anisa Jiwa

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Diana Elizeo trip to Ottawa soon ? lol

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On 7th May,2019, H.E. Amb. John L. Lanyasunya, launched the Huduma Namba Registration, with the Mission’s Staff. The process is now open to members of the Kenyan Diaspora living in Canada.

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How about your team travels the country this summer and have Kenyans register. Bring the service closer to people

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I need to go to Canada. Someone invite me please.

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We need the E-passport first before the huduma number

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We travel to Ottawa? Or it's online ? We need to more about this process

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We need a team in Alberta too. The E-passport deadline is around the corner. What are the plans to make sure we all get them?

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MIGUNA MIGUNA WILL COME TO REGISTER THERE SOON AND THAT IS HIS RIGHT AS KENYAN

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How can we get the information here in Montreal.

2 weeks ago
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How are we going to register? Give us more details. What about E passport the deadline is around the corner .

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When is the team coming to Montreal we register please update? We want to register

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