Services Offered to Kenyans

Passports

 

The Kenya Government is now implementing a new e-Passport issuing system (from 1st September 2017) as per International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO) standards. The passport printing will be centrally done in Nairobi. 

 

Applicants will be required to submit applications online on the e-Citizen platform (visit https://www.ecitizen.go.ke/) and present the documents to the Kenya Mission for onward transmission to the Immigration Office in Nairobi.

 

Please note that the current valid passports will be in use until 31st August 2019 after which they will be rendered invalid. For more information see link http://www.immigration.go.ke/downloads/Banner%20e-passport.pdf

         

Requirements for Renewing an Expired/Filled up Passport:

·  Two printouts of online form 19, duly completed, signed and dated together with the corresponding receipts

·  Original and two copies (Bio Data Page) of passport

·  Two copies of your Kenyan ID.

·  Two copies of Kenyan Birth Certificate

·  Two passport sized-photographs. The size of the photographs must be 2 by 1½ inches, note that machine photos are not acceptable

·  Applications must be recommended (in Section 7) by a Kenyan citizen, who should provide two copies of his/her passport or ID card

·  For postal applications include a pre-paid self-addressed return courier envelope (it should have a tracking number).

 

Passport Requirements for a minor (Below 18 years):

·  Two printouts of online form 19, duly completed, signed and dated together with the corresponding receipts

·  Original and two copies of Birth Certificate

·  Two copies of Parents Kenya passport

·  Proof of father’s/mother’s Kenya Nationality (Two copies of Kenya passport and Identity card)

·  Two passport sized-photographs. The size of the photographs must be 2 by 1½ inches, note that machine photos are not acceptable

·  Two copies of completed Parental Consent form (completed by father or mother)

·  Two copies of the Father’s / Mother’s Kenyan Birth certificate (both Sides) 

·  Applications must be recommended (in Section 7) by a Kenyan citizen, who should provide two copies of his/her passport or ID card

·  For postal applications include a pre-paid self-addressed return courier envelope (it should have a tracking number).

 

Requirements for Replacing a Lost or Damaged Passport:

·  Two printouts of online form 19, duly completed, signed and dated together with the corresponding receipts.

·  Two copies of police Report in case of a lost passport

·  A Sworn Affidavit (and a copy) done before a Commissioner of Oaths explaining the circumstances under which the passport got lost or mutilated.

·  Two copies of lost passport or original of any previously held.

·  The damaged passport (and a copy) for those replacing a mutilated one.

·  Two copies of Kenya Identity card.

·  Two copies of birth certificate.

·  Two passport sized-photographs. The size of the photographs must be 2 by 1½ inches, note that machine photos are not acceptable

·  Additional documentary proof of Kenya citizenship may be required if necessary.

·  Applications must be recommended (in Section 7) by a Kenyan citizen, who should provide two copies of his/her passport or ID card.

·  For postal applications include a pre-paid self-addressed return courier envelope (it should have a tracking number).

 

Name Change in Passports

Applicants who wish to change names in their passports, should apply to renew their current passports and the requirements are:

·  Two printouts of online form 19, duly completed, signed and dated together with the corresponding receipts.

·  Two copies of marriage certificate, Deed Poll registered in Kenya

·  Gazette, Divorcee Decree or proof of marriage dissolution.

·  Original and two copies of current passport

·  Two passport sized-photographs. The size of the photographs must be 2 by 1½ inches, note that machine photos are not acceptable

·  Two copies of current National Identity Card

·  Applications must be recommended (in Section 7) by a Kenyan citizen, who should provide two copies of his/her passport or ID card.

 ·  NB: For correction of dates of birth/place of birth, Original Birth Certificate used to obtain the first passport which should bear the stamp of Immigration Department is required in addition to requirements 2-7 above.

·  For postal applications include a pre-paid self-addressed return courier envelope (it should have a tracking number).

 
Notes for Photographs

Kindly ensure that photos attached on Form 19 are clear - they should not be blurred nor have a dark hue and all facial features should be clearly outlined.

 

Payment Information

Please note that the Mission does not accept cash payment for services rendered.

DO NOT put money in an envelope. The Mission will not be responsible for any money lost in envelopes.

Bank Transfer:

UBS A/C IBAN CH74 0027 9279 C810 6822 0  

Permanent Mission of the Republic of Kenya
to the United Nations Office in Geneva
1-3, Avenue de la Paix (1st Floor)
CH-1202 Geneva 
Tel.: +41 (0)22 906 40 50/73
Fax: +41 (0)22 731 29 05
email: geneva@kenyamission.ch