Information on Biometric e-Passport applications

Kindly note that all successful applicants for Kenya passports made through the Mission will be issued with the current series of Kenya passport that are not Biometric e- passport and which may not be acceptable for international travel/use after 31st August 2019.

Currently, applicants for passports who wish to obtain a Biometric e-passport must physically present themselves at the Department of Immigration Services in Nyayo House, Nairobi in order to allow for the capture of their Biodata. The Biometric e-passports have a validity period of ten (10) years from the date of issue during which time they are acceptable for international travel/use. Applicants are encouraged to obtain the Biometric e-passports from Nairobi, where circumstances allow.

In the meantime, the Government is making arrangements to roll out the issue of biometric e-passports at various regional offices both within Kenya and in the Diaspora and will periodically inform of progress.