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PASSPORTS

Consular- passports

KENYAN PASSPORT AND TRAVEL DOCUMENTS

General Information

  • ALL passport applications must now be made online through ecitizen.go.ke
  • Print out the completed form and the INVOICE, and then submit to the Embassy together with other required documents for processing.
  • The embassy is no longer accepting payment for postage. Please ensure to include a secure, prepaid self – addressed envelope in your application to enable postage of the issued passport.
  • Carefully go through the requirements as outlined in the below.
  • ALL passport applications must 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 MUST declare 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 the application 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

  

Replacement of an expired Passport/Filled up passport

Requirements

  • Printed application form and invoice; apply online though www.ecitizen.go.ke
  • 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.
  • The Application can be personally delivered to the Embassy, by a courier or by post. Those posting their applications must include a prepaid, secure, self-addressed envelope to facilitate posting back their issued passports. Note that the Embassy is not accepting postage fee.

Replacement of a lost passport

 Requirements

  • Completed application form and invoice; apply online though citizen.go.ke
  • 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. For payment click here
  • Copy of the lost passport.
  • The Application can be personally delivered to the Embassy, by a courier or by post. Those posting their applications must include a prepaid, secure, self-addressed envelope to facilitate posting back their issued passports. Note that the Embassy is not accepting postage fee.

 

 

Replacement of a damaged passport

 Requirements

  • Completed application form and invoice; apply online though citizen.go.ke
  • 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
  • The Application can be personally delivered to the Embassy, by a courier or by post. Those posting their applications must include a prepaid, secure, self-addressed envelope to facilitate posting back their issued passports. Note that the Embassy is not accepting postage fee.

 

Application for a passport for a Child

 Requirements

  • Completed application form and invoice; apply online though citizen.go.ke
  • 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)/ Plurilingualbirth 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    For payment click here
  • The Application can be personally delivered to the Embassy, by a courier or by post. Those posting their applications must include a prepaid, secure, self-addressed envelope to facilitate posting back their issued passports. Note that the Embassy is not accepting postage fee.

 

 

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 For payment click here 
  • The Application can be personally delivered to the Embassy, by a courier or by post. Those posting their applications must include a prepaid, secure, self-addressed envelope to facilitate posting back their issued passports. Note that the Embassy is not accepting postage fee.

  

 

CONTACTS

Viale Luca Gaurico 205

00143

Rome

Italy

+39-068082714/8

+39-068082707

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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