Information reaching Kossyderrickent has it that China has scrapped off visa appointments for all Kenyans..
The Embassy, however, noted that the processing time and fees will remain unchanged.
Kenyans have complained in the past over punitive visa requirements that make traveling expensive due to high fees, delays, and a lot of requirements that force applicants to dig deeper into their pockets.
The Chinese Embassy has removed visa appointments for Kenyans, effective November 20, 2023.
In a statement on Monday, the embassy said the move will ease the process for local travellers to the East Asian economic powerhouse.
“In order to further facilitate the exchange of China and Kenya, the Chinese Embassy in Kenya will completely cancel visa appointments from November 20, 2023,” read part of the statement. After filling out the forms, download and print the form and submit it with other materials at the time of application.
The embassy advised the applicants to avoid peak hours when submitting the application to avoid overcrowding and delays.
According to the embassy, applicants who have already completed online appointments will be given priority. Going further, the embassy stated that Kenyans seeking a Chinese visa to submit their applications directly to the Visa application service centre in Nairobi.
However, all applications should be done during working hours
In addition to that the Embassy also noted that the processing time and fees will remain unchanged.
Last month, President Ruto went on his first trip to China since he took office.
He went for a three-state visit, where his hunt for public-private partnerships bore fruit after Kenya and China signed more deals.