Passports

KENYAN PASSPORT AND TRAVEL DOCUMENTS

Deadline Extension for Migration to Second Generation e-Passports

The Government of Kenya has been  in the process of phasing out the old generation passports as part of the binding commitment made to migrate to the new East African Community biometric e-pasports.

In that regard therefore the new deadline for voiding the old passport has been extended by further 10 months untill December 31st 2021.

Baring any unforseen curcumstances, this is the last extension and Kenyans are advised to make the necessary arrangements and acquire the electronic passports at the earliest opportunity to avoid travelling inconveniences.

For the avoidance of doubt, starting 1st January 2022, the old dark blue passport will be null and void and NO Kenyan will be able to travel internationally without a valid East African Community biometric e-passport.

General Information

  • Carefully go through the requirements as outlined in the below.
  • The embassy is no longer accepting payment for postage. Documents can be collected personally or by courier ( Airwaybill label has to be sent by email to the Embassy).
  • 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 and earings. 
  • Attach at least 3 photos

 

Replacement of an expired Passport/Filled up passport

Requirements

  • Duly filled passport application form 19, Click to download form
  • The original 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 fee: € 60 for 32 pgs; €75 for 48 pgs and € 90 for 64pgs
  • The Application can be personally delivered to the Embassy, or sent by a courier. 
  • The applicant has to arrange for collection of passport once finalized by courier ( The Couriers way bill to be sent to the Embassy via email – consular@embassyofkenya.it).

For payment click here

Replacement of a lost passport

 Requirements

  • Duly filled passport application form 19, 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,
  • Copy of the lost passport.
  • 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
  • Translation fee of €20 if the notarized affidavit is in Italian. For payment click here
  • Passport processing fee of € 150. For payment click here
  • The Application can be personally delivered to the Embassy or sent by a courier.
  • The applicant has to arrange for collection of passport once finalized by courier ( The Couriers way bill to be sent to the Embassy via email – consular@embassyofkenya.it).

 

Replacement of a damaged passport

Requirements

  • Duly filled passport application form 19 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.
  • 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 notarized affidavit is in Italian. For payment click here
  • Passport processing fee € 130. For payment click here
  • The Application can be personally delivered to the Embassy, or by a courier.
  • The applicant has to arrange for collection of passport once finalized by courier ( The Couriers way bill to be sent to the Embassy via email – consular@embassyofkenya.it).

 

Application for a passport for a Child

Requirements

  • Duly filled passport application form 19 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 indicating the names of father and mother(Estratto di nascita) for applicants residing in Italy) OR 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 .
  •    For payment click here
  • Passport processing fee: € 60 for 32 pgs; €75 for 48 pgs and € 90 for 64pgs. For payment click here
  • The Application can be personally delivered to the Embassy, or sent by a courier.
  • The applicant has to arrange for collection of passport once finalized by courier ( The Couriers way bill to be sent to the Embassy via email – consular@embassyofkenya.it).