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.