passport application

Kenyan Passport application.

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.

Requirements for new (First time) applications:

  • A duly filled application Form 19 and 2 payment invoices
  • Original Birth Certificate and a copy for citizens of Kenya by birth
  • Certificate of Registration for citizens of Kenya by registration
  • Original applicant’s national identity card and a copy for adults
  • Copy of the recommenders national identity card
  • Duly filled Consent Form for minors
  • Copies of parents’ national identity cards/ Death certificates where applicable
  • Original and Copies of parents’ birth certificates
  • And any other additional document as may be required
  • Payment of the prescribed fee

Requirements for replacement of passports

  • A duly filled application Form 19 and 2 payment invoices
  • Original national identity card and a copy for adults
  • Duly filled Consent Form for minors
  • Previous Passport and a copy
  • And any other additional document as maybe required
  • Payment of the prescribed fee

Requirements for Mutilated Passports

  • A duly filled application Form 19 and 2 payment invoices
  • Original ID and a copy for Adults
  • Previous Passport and a copy
  • Personal Statement explaining circumstances for the damage
  • Sworn Affidavit to support (iv) above
  • Payment of the prescribed fee.

Requirements for Lost passports

  • A duly filled application Form 19 and 2 payment invoices
  • Original ID and a copy for Adults
  • Personal Statement explaining circumstances for the damage
  • Sworn Affidavit to support (iii) above
  • Police Abstract for loss of passport
  • Copy of the lost passport bio data page if available
  • Payment of the prescribed fee

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

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Services Provided

Passport Application, Passport tracking,

Requirements

Applicants ID, Applicants birth certificate, applicants parents copy of ID / death certificate, applicants passport photo, applicants signature.

Service Timeline

30 Minutes consulting and 30 min application turn around.