PASSPORTS

KENYAN PASSPORT AND TRAVEL DOCUMENTS

General Information

  • ALL passport applications must now be recommended by a Kenyan passport/National ID card holder, who is not a relative on section 7 of the application form.
  • All passport applications must include a copy of the Kenya National Identity Card (ID) of the applicant (from the age of 18) or the Kenyan parent (for children under 18).
  • All applicants who have other acquired other nationalities MUSTdeclare their dual nationality within 3 months of becoming a dual national in accordance to Section 8(3) of the Immigration and Citizenship Act, 2011.
  • Kenyan passport holders are advised to apply for a passport replacement at least six months before expiry.
  • Children are no longer endorsed in parent’s passports.
  • Passports are no longer renewed by stamping.

 

Notes for Photographs

Kindly ensure that photos attached on Form 19 (click to download form) have the following:

  • Be clear photos – they should not be blurred nor have a dark hue, all facial features should be clearly outlined
  • Have a full face and both ears showing
  • Be taken against a white background
  • Be without shadows in the background
  • No smiling or laughing
  • Be taken without spectacles
  • Size of the face should be 2.5 (two and a half) inches by 2 inches
  • Weaves and hair should not cover the forehead or the rest of the face
  • Decent photos – ladies should not be wearing strapless tops
  • Attach at least 3 photos

 

APPLICATION FOR KENYAN PASSPORT

The following are the procedures to be followed when applying for a new passport or a replacement at the Embassy.

  1. Download the passport application form 19 and fill in all the required information: incomplete applications will be rejected (click to download form)
  2. Carefully go through the requirements as outlined in the website.
  3. Once you have met all the requirements, transfer the relevant non-refundable fee into the Embassy account.

ONLY transfer the fee if you have ALL the required documents.

 

Replacement of an expired Passport/Filled up passport

Requirements

  • Form 19 duly completed, (click to download form)
  • The expired passport/filled up passport, 
  • A copy of the new generation Identity Card (front and back)
  • 4 coloured, passport size photographs,
  • The Application must be recommended in section '7' by a citizen of Kenya personally acquainted with the applicant, but not by immediate relatives. 
  • The recommender must attach a copy of his/her National ID or passport.
  • Processing fees: € 60 for a 32 pg passport/ € 90 for a 48 pg passport /€ 115 for a 64 pg passport
  • Postage fee: € 7

For payment click here

 

Replacement of a lost passport

 Requirements

  • Form 19 duly completed,  (click to download form)
  • Letter explaining how, where and when the passport got lost
  • Declaration for lost/damaged passport form (click to download form)
  • Police abstract
  • A notarised affidavit detailing the circumstances under which the loss occurred
  • A copy of the Kenyan Identity Card (front and back)
  • 4 coloured passport size photographs,
  • The Application must be recommended in section '7' by a citizen of Kenya personally acquainted with the applicant, but not by immediate relatives. 
  • The recommender must attach a copy of his/her National ID or passport.
  • Translation fee of €20  if the police abstract is in Italian
  • Copy of the lost passport
  • € 170,00 processing fee
  • € 7  postage fee

For payment click here

 

Replacement of a damaged passport

 Requirements

  • Form 19 duly completed,  (click to download form)
  • Declaration for lost/damaged passport form (click to download form)
  • The damaged passport,
  • 4 coloured passport size photographs,
  • Letter explaining how, where and when the passport got damaged.
  • A notarised affidavit detailing the circumstances under which the damage occurred
  • The Application must be recommended in section '7' by a citizen of Kenya personally acquainted with the applicant, but not by immediate relatives. 
  • The recommender must attach a copy of his/her National ID or passport.
  • € 135 processing fee
  • € 7  postage fee

 For payment click here

 

Application for a passport for a Child

 Requirements

  • Form 19 duly completed,  (click to download form)
  • Parental consent form duly completed (click to download form)
  • 4 photographs (studio taken with a white back ground, 2 x 1.5 inches and indicate the name of the child behind the photo)
  • Photocopy of the father’s and mother’s passport
  • Original foreign birth certificate (Estratto di nascita )for applicants residing in Italy)/ Plurilingual birth certificate
  • NB: Kenyan nationals in Greece, Cyprus, Poland and Malta are required to submit the original birth certificate with an authenticated English translation of the same.
  • The Application must be recommended in section '7' by a citizen of Kenya personally acquainted with the applicant, but not by immediate relatives. 
  • The recommender must attach a copy of his/her National ID or passport.
  • € 20 translation fee if the birth certificate is in Italian language     
  • Processing fees: € 60 for a 32 pg passport/ € 90 for a 48 pg passport /€ 115 for a 64 pg passport
  • € 7  postage fee

For payment click here

 

Emergency travel document

An “Emergency Certificate” is a one-way travel document which is issued to Kenyan nationals who do not have a valid passport at the time when they wish to travel to Kenya. This document is merely intended to facilitate travel to Kenya, and does not allow for a return journey. The person to whom it was issued must, therefore, obtain a valid Kenyan passport during their stay in Kenya, so as to ensure that they can actually leave Kenya again.

 

Requirements

  • Letter explaining reason for travel/emergency
  • Proof of Kenyan citizenship i.e. copy of lost/expired Kenyan Passport.
  • Police Report if passport is lost
  • Confirmed flight booking/ticket
  • Duly filled passport form 19,  (click to download form)
  • 3 coloured passport size photographs,
  • € 20 processing fee
  • € 7 postage fee.

Carefully go through all the documents to be submitted to check the accuracy of the information compiled. Incomplete applications will not be processed.

      Once you have met all the requirements, transfer the relevant non-refundable fee into the Embassy account.

For payment click here  

CONTACTS

Viale Luca Gaurico 205

00143

Rome

Italy

+39-068082714/8

+39-068082707

http://www.embassyofkenya.it

 

OPENING HOURS

Main Office

Monday to Friday

9:00am to 5:00pm

 

Summer

9:00am to 4:00pm

Consular Section/ Ufficio Visti

Monday to Thursday

9:30am to 12:30pm