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PASSPORT APPLICATIONS IN KENYA

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PASSPORT APPLICATIONS IN KENYA

PASSPORT APPLICATIONS IN KENYA

The Directorate of Immigration Services is a Directorate under the Ministry of Interior and Coordination of National Government.

It is charged with the responsibility of issuance of Passports and other Travel Documents, Regulation of Entry and Exit from the country, Foreign Nationals Management and Registration of Kenyan Citizenship.

Vision

To be the lead immigration services provider in the world

Mission

To contribute to security and socio-economic development of the country by facilitating international travel, regulating entry, exit, residency, citizenship and delivery of consular services.

Core Values
  • Efficiency and Effectiveness.
  • Professionalism.
  • Patriotism.
  • Teamwork.
  • Integrity (honest, accountable, transparency, impartiality, fairness).
  • Customer-focused.

PASSPORT APPLICATIONS IN KENYA

A passport is document issued to Kenya citizens by the Directorate of Immigration services and is valid for a maximum period of ten (10) years to enable them to travel abroad.

The Directorate of Immigration Services derives its mandate from section 27(1) of the Kenya Citizenship and Immigration Act 2011 and Kenya Citizenship and Immigration Regulation 2012, legal notice No. 64

Passport Section derives its mandate mainly from the Sections 24, 25, 26, 27, 28, 29, 30 and 31, of the Kenya Citizenship and Immigration Act 2011 and the attendant Regulations.

In September 2017, Kenya launched the e-Passport system to issue digital passports in compliance with ICAO document 9303 and the East African Community Summit resolution.

The current Passport Application and Processing Stations are in: Nairobi, Mombasa, Kisumu Embu, Nakuru, Kisii and Eldoret and in six foreign missions London, Washington DC, Berlin, Pretoria, Dubai and Paris.

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Applicable Fees

 
Type of Passport/Application
Number of pages
Amount
1 Ordinary passports A Series (34 Pages) Ksh. 4,550.00
B Series (50 pages) Ksh. 6,050.00
C Series (66 pages) Ksh. 7,550.00
2 Diplomatic passports Ksh. 7,550.00
3 Mutilated passport Ksh. 10,050.00
4 Lost passports Ksh. 12,050.00
5 Certificate of Identity (for Foreigners) Ksh. 3,050.00
6 Temporary permit Ksh. 350

Requirements for New (First time) Applications

i. A duly filled application Form 19 and 2 payment invoices

ii. Original Birth Certificate and a copy for citizens of Kenya by birth

iii. Certificate of Registration for citizens of Kenya by registration

iv. Original applicant’s national identity card and a copy for adults

v. Copy of the recommenders national identity card

vi. Duly filled Consent Form for minors

vii. Copies of parents’ national identity cards/ Death certificates where applicable

viii. Original and Copies of parents’ birth certificates

ix. And any other additional document as may be required

x. Payment of the prescribed fee

Requirements for replacement of passports

i. A duly filled application Form 19 and 2 payment invoices

ii. Original national identity card and a copy for adults

iii. Duly filled Consent Form for minors

iv. Previous Passport and a copy

v. And any other additional document as maybe required

vi. Payment of the prescribed fee

 
Type of Passport/Application
Number of pages
Amount
1 Ordinary passports A Series (34 Pages) Ksh. 4,550.00
B Series (50 pages) Ksh. 6,050.00
C Series (66 pages) Ksh. 7,550.00
2 Diplomatic passports Ksh. 7,550.00
3 Mutilated passport Ksh. 10,050.00
4 Lost passports Ksh. 12,050.00
5 Certificate of Identity (for Foreigners) Ksh. 3,050.00
6 Temporary permit Ksh. 350

Requirements for Mutilated Passports

i. A duly filled application Form 19 and 2 payment invoices

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ii. Original ID and a copy for Adults

iii. Previous Passport and a copy

iv. Personal Statement explaining circumstances for the damage

v. Sworn Affidavit to support (iv) above

vi. Payment of the prescribed fee of Ksh.10,050.00

Requirements for Lost passports

i. A duly filled application Form 19 and 2 payment invoices

ii. Original ID and a copy for Adults

iii. Personal Statement explaining circumstances for the damage

iv. Sworn Affidavit to support (iii) above

v. Police Abstract for loss of passport

vi. Copy of the lost passport bio data page if available

vii. Payment of the prescribed fee of Ksh.12,050.00

Requirements for Change of Names

In addition to the above requirements depending on the category

• Present written explanation for change of names addressed to the Passport Control Officer.

• Attach Supportive documents i.e deed poll plus the Kenya gazette notice, marriage certificate etc

Application steps for Passport

i. Register for an e-citizen account

ii. Fill online application

iii. Scan and upload required documents

iv. Pay prescribed fee

v. Book appointment

vi. Print the duly completed application form and two invoices

vii. Attached copies of required documents

viii. Submission and bio-metrics (on the appointment date) To apply visit ecitizen

Submission and Biometrics capture

All applicants must appear in person in the various stations as per the appointments for submission and enrolment of bio-metrics. The application centers are as follows

  • Nairobi – Nyayo House Ground Floor
  • Mombasa – Uhuru na Kazi Mombasa P.o box 90284 Mombasa
  • Kisumu – New PC’s office Kisumu
  • Embu – Embu PC’s office
  • Nakuru- Regional Commissioner’s Blg Nakuru P.O box 17632
  • Kisii – County Commissioners Building
  • Eldoret – Public Works Building
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Applicants in the Diaspora can have the passport application, process done at the following foreign missions:

  • London (United Kingdom)
  • Washington DC (United States of America)
  • Berlin (Germany)
  • Pretoria (South Africa)
  • Dubai (United Arab Emirates)
  • Paris (France).
Passport delivery

Passport delivery is done through Postal Corporation Services within the country while delivery to the foreign missions is done by Ministry of Foreign affairs.

Steps for local delivery

1. Applicant receives a notification via SMS with instruction on how to collect

2. Click on the link and follow the instructions to collect your passport

TO APPLY VISIT OFFICIAL WEBSITE
Directorate of Immigration Services In Kenya
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