How to Apply for a Kenyan Passport

A Passport is a document issued by the Directorate of Immigration Services to Kenyan citizens who intend to travel abroad. You can apply for, renew or replace your passport and pay for it online. Its validity is for a maximum period of ten (10) years.
Published on Jun 4, 2022 by CalebCategory How Tos

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How to Apply for a Kenyan Passport

Requirements

  • Pre-filled Passport Application Form from the eCitizen portal
  • Three Payment Receipts from the eCitizen portal
  • Original Birth Certificate and its copy
  • Original National ID Card and its copy
  • Three Current passport size Photographs
  • Recommender’s copy of National ID Card
  • Consent Letter, for minors
  • Old Passport, for replacement
  • Parents National ID Cards and their copies
  • KES. 4,650 in your M-PESA account, for Ordinary "A" Series Passport application

Procedure

  1. Go to your browser, search eCitizen then click on the eCitizen Portal to open,
  2. click on Sign In at the top right corner of your screen to sign into your eCitizen account,
  3. click the Directorate of Immigration Services (New Applications) tab,
  4. confirm it’s your account from the name (your name) displayed and click Continue.
  5. Under Our Services click Passport Application,
  6. under Catergory section select Passport Owner as either Your Application or Your Child’s Application (under 18 years) and click Next,
  7. scroll down the page as you read the Application Instructions and click Next,
  8. under Dual Nationality section, select either No or Yes (if you have dual nationality) and click Next,
  9. select your Passport Type as either Ordinary or Diplomatic, Application Type as either First Time Application, or the other options given, Passport Page Count and Who in your Family as a Passport? and click Next,
  10. Under Applicant Details section, enter your personal details as directed by the form starting with the Location to Submit your Application up to your Residental Details and click Next. Note that Special Peculiarities are visible unique marks on your body.
  11. Under Parents Details section, enter your Father’s and Mother’s Details if they are avalable specifiying their Full Name, ID Card Number, Place of Birth, Postal Address and Phone Number and click Next.
  12. Under Next of Kin section, ether your first and second next of kin detaila specifying their Full Name, ID Card Number, Place of Birth, Postal Address and Phone Number and click Next.
  13. Under Particulars of Children section, enter your children’ details if you have them.
  14. Under Uploads section, upload a scanned copy of your recent Colored Passport Size Photograph (in a white background), National ID Card (front and back sides), Birth Certificate and parents’ National ID Cards, then click Complete. Note that the scans must be in picture formats (e.g. jpg and jpeg) and not exceeding 200 kb in file size.
  15. Under Payment section on the Pay for Service page, choose your preferred payment method, like M-PESA.
  16. Follow the M-PESA payment instructions as displayed to pay the bill quoted (depends on the type of Passport you chose), then 
  17. click Complete once you’ve received the M-PESA confirmation of payment message on your phone. The eCitizen system will confirm your payment, and when successful, you’ll be redirected back to Applications page where you’ll
  18. book the date and time at a Immigration Office wish to visit for submission of the Application Form and Payment Receipts.
  19. Under Downloads and Payments sections on the left side of your screen, download the application form and the payment receipt respectively by clicking on Download or Print (if you have a printer connected).
  20. Print One (1) copy of the Application Form and Three (3) copies of Payment Recepts that you’ll submit at the immigration office on the date and time you just booked.

Passport Application Fees

Passport Type Application Fee (KES.)
32 Pages Ordinary "A" Series 4,550
48 pages Ordinary "B" Series 6,050
64 Pages Ordinary "C" Series 7,550
East African Passport 990
Diplomatic passport (48 pages) 7,550
Mutilated Passport 10,050
Lost Passport 12,050

Note

  • You’ll have to print out a form at the end. You must sign and date the form, add any documents or photographs that are needed, and return it for processing.
  • It should take atleast ten (10) working days to get your first passport once your form has been physically submitted at the Immigration offices.
  • For all other application types, it should take atleast five (5) working days. It can take longer if more information is needed or your application hasn’t been filled out correctly.
  • 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.
  • Passport delivery is done through Postal Corporation Services within the country while delivery to the foreign missions is done by Ministry of Foreign affairs.
  • Applicant receives a notification via SMS with instruction on how to collect. Click on the link and follow the instructions to collect your passport.

Immigration Offices Contacts

  • Physical Address: Nyayo House, 9th Floor, Kenyatta Avenue/Uhuru Highway, Nairobi (Monday - Friday 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM)
  • Postal Address: P.O. Box 30191 - 00100 Nairobi, Kenya
  • Phone Numbers: +254202222022 or +254110923422 or +254110923423
  • Email Address: info@immigration.go.ke
  • Website: www.immigration.go.ke

Contact teQniQal Stationers & Printers Ltd. for Paid Assistance

Call/SMS/WhatsApp us through +254748836850 to be assisted to apply for a Kenyan passport at a cost of KES. 200 (Lipa na M-PESA Till No.: 840376). We’ll be happy to help.

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