September, 2017: This is to notify the Kenyan Diaspora that the Department of Immigration Services has rolled out issuance of the e-Passport with effect from 1 September, 2017.
Holders of valid current passports will be allowed to use them for the next 2 years (i.e. 31 August 2019) after which they will be rendered invalid.
Applicants who wish to be issued an e-Passport will be required to make an application online on the e-citizen platform www.ecitizen.go.ke and present themselves to the Accredited Immigration Passport Processing Centers for profiling and biometrics capture.
The Embassy of Kenya Rome has not yet been accredited to issue e-Passports. Applicants who make an application through the Embassy will continue applying through the Form 19 and be issued the normal passport. All passport applications will be forwarded to Nairobi for further processing and issuance.
Kenyan Driving License
Kenyan driving licenses may only be renewed and verified by the Registrar of Motor Vehicles, who is the issuing authority and can be contacted at the following address:
Registrar of Motor Vehicles
Department of Road Transport
PO Box 30440-00100 Nairobi,
Kenya Tel: +254-20-310900
Kenyans who are in the possession of a valid Kenyan driving licence may use it for a period of up to one year as long as the licence has been translated and authenticated by the Prefettura. After living in Italy for one year one MUST obtain an Italian driving licence to be able to drive. This involves taking both the theoretical and practical driving test in a Italian driving examination centre.
All applications for licenses to film in Kenya should be addressed to:
The Film Licensing Officer
Department of Film Services,
Ministry of Information and Communications,
P. O. Box 74934 - 00200, Nairobi, Kenya.
There are no restrictions in Kenya on how many expatriate crew members or artists can arrive per production. Advance notice is more of a courtesy than a requirement. Crew members and artists may arrive in Kenya on a visitor's pass prior to the film work permit being processed.
Film License Form
The Ministry would like to inform all foreign production companies that Kenya has a considerable number of experienced technical staff in filming techniques. We therefore recommend that producers should reserve as many places as possible for local crew.
For further information, please visit this link: www.kenyafilmcommission. com
Click to download an application form for a licence to film in Kenya