Passports

PASSPORT REQUIREMENTS

New Passport

All applicants must fill three application Forms 19A.

  • Be a Kenyan Citizen
  • Three duly completed Passport application Forms 19A
  • Applicant’s Birth, Adoption or Registration (original and photocopy) Certificate In some instances an applicant’s parent(s) birth certificate maybe required
  • New generation National Identity Card (original and copy)
  • Three coloured Passport size (3,4 x 4,5 cm) photographs of the applicant with one of photos duly certified as true likeness of the applicant by the recommender. Applicant’s ears must be visible on the photo.
  • Certified copy of the recommender’s National Identity Card
  • Fees for passports: A – USD 50, B – USD 70, C – USD 80

If the applicant is a child other requirements include: Two photocopies of the parent(s)current Kenyan passport pages 30,31,32 for type ‘A’ passports and pages 45,46,47 for type ‘B’ passports Two copies of the parents’ National identity card(s) Two copies of the child’s international and/or Kenyan birth certificate Two copies of the parents’ birth certificates Completed parental consent form (obtained at the Embassy)

Replacement of Passport after 5/10 years (Expired / Filled up)

  • Three duly completed Passport application Forms 19A
  • An introductory letter adressed to the Ambassador explaining why you need another passport
  • Copy of the Bio-data page of your current passport
  • Three coloured Passport size (3,4 x 4,5 cm) photographs of the applicant with one of photos duly certified as true likeness of the applicant by the recommender. Applicant’s ears must be visible on the photo.
  • Certified copy of the recommender’s National Identity Card
  • Copy of birth certificate or the National ID of the applicant
  • Original passport being replaced
  • Fee of USD 50 (32 pages)

Replacement of Mutilated Passport

  • Three duly completed Passport application forms 19A
  • Mutilated Passport to be replaced
  • Copy of the Bio-data page of your current passport
  • An affidavit detailing the circumstances under which the mutilation occurred
  • Three coloured Passport size (3,4 x 4,5 cm) photographs of the applicant with one of photos duly certified as true likeness of the applicant by the recommender. Applicant’s ears must be visible on the photo.
  • Certified copy of the recommender’s National Identity Card
  • Fee of USD 100 (32 pages)
  • Mutilated Passport application form (obtained at the Embassy)

Replacement of Lost Passport

  • Original Birth Certificate
  • A copy of the birth certificate (both sides) that was used to issue the lost passport
  • Three duly completed Passport application forms 19A
  • Three coloured Passport size (3,4 x 4,5 cm) photographs of the applicant with one of photos duly certified as true likeness of the applicant by the recommender. Applicant’s ears must be visible on the photo.
  • An affidavit detailing the circumstances under which the loss occurred
  • Police abstract original (in Russian) and a translation in English showing when and where the loss was reported
  • Certified copy of the recommender’s National Identity Card
  • Cover letter addressed to the Ambassador explaining circumstances of loss by the applicant
  • Fee of USD 120
  • Lost passport application form (obtained at the Embassy)

Diplomatic Passport

  • Three duly completed Passport application form 19A
  • Letter showing that the person meets the criteria set out in the third schedule of the Kenya citizenship and immigration regulations, 2012 legal notice No.64.
  • Old Passport or original Birth Certificate and National Identity Card together with their respective photocopies
  • Certified copy of the recommender’s National Identity Card
  • Three coloured Passport size photographs of the applicant with one of photos duly certified as true likeness of the applicant by the recommender
  • Fee of USD 120

Emergency Travel Document

  • One-way Emergency Travel document is issued at the Embassy free of charge for repatriation to Kenya
  • Requirements include: An interview at the Embassy; to be scheduled at the earliest, three days before the confirmed date of flight
  • Two (2) passport size photos
  • Proof of Kenyan citizenship i.e. Kenyan Passport or National Identity Card.
  • Police Report if passport is lost
  • Confirmed flight booking/ ticket

APPLICATION TO REGAIN CITIZENSHIP For the application to regain Kenyan citizenship for those who may have lost it through denounciation or acquisition of citizenship of another country the requirements are:

  • Proof of Kenyan Citizenship (birth certificate, passport or National ID)
  • Proof of citizenship of the other country (Notarized passport)
  • Two passport size photographs
  • Completed application for regaining citizenship form 5
  • Fee 120 USD

Notes:-

Applicant’s copy of National Identity Card is MANDATORY for every application.
These requirements are not exhaustive, if need be, more information may be required.