This article examines the application process for a Kenyan e-passport. Using an E-Citizen account has made applying for a Kenyan e-passport incredibly simple and convenient. Information on the passport bearer is kept on an electronic chip within the e-passport. The chip enables quicker clearance at entry and departure points.
So don’t let waiting hinder your desire to travel. Here is a simple and efficient method for obtaining a Kenyan e-passport.
- Create an account with E-Citizen.
- Apply online by filling out the form.
- Upload and submit the necessary documents.
- Pay the required amount. Depending on the amount of pages, begins at KES 4550.
- Schedule a submission and biometrics appointment.
- Attend your appointment for biometrics as you wait for your passport.
You will require the following during the Submission:
- A pre-filled passport application form from E-Citizen, together with three receipts.
- Original and replica birth certificates.
- Original and a copy of your national identification card.
- A total of three recent passport-size pictures.
- A copy of the recommender’s ID card.
- Letter of consent for children. (Under 18 years of age)
- Old passport if you are replacing.
- Copies and original parents’ national ID cards.
The following Kenyan passport fees are applicable:
- 32 Pages – KES 4550
- 48 pages – KES 6050
- 64 Pages – KES 7550
- East African Passport – KES 990
- Diplomatic passport (48 pages) – KES 7550
- Mutilated Passport – KES 10,050
- Lost Passport KES – 12,050
It should take at least 15 working days after your application has been physically submitted at the immigration offices for you to obtain your first passport.