Tuesday, June 3, 2014

How to Replace a Lost, Mutilated or Expired Kenyan Passport

Is your Kenyan passport lost, expired or mutilated? If so, then you need to replace. This article outlines the requirements, fees and time period it will take to renew or replace your passport.

Passport Replacement/Renewal Instructions

With effect from 15th April 2015, new rules were put into place requiring all passport applications to made via eCitizen. Manual applications are no longer accepted.  You can download the application form from eCitizen but you must present yourself in person to any immigration office in Kenya (Nyayo house, Mombasa & Kisumu) or if you are not resident in Kenya, visit any Kenyan mission abroad for digital photo capture.
You will need the following documents:

For an Expired/Filled up Passport

  1. Passport application Form 19
  2. Expired/filled up passport original and a copy
  3. Three passport size color photos of yourself. One of the photographs must be certified as your true likeness by a recommender
  4. A certified copy your recommender’s National ID Card

For a Mutilated Passport

  1. Passport application form
  2. Mutilated Passport original and a copy
  3. An affidavit explaining how the passport got mutilated 
  4. Three passport size color photos of yourself.  One of the photographs must be certified as your true likeness by a recommender
  5. A certified copy your recommender’s National ID Card

For a Lost Passport

  1. Original Birth Certificate
  2. Passport application form
  3. Three passport size color photos of yourself.  One of the photographs must be certified as your true likeness by a recommender
  4. An affidavit explaining how the passport got lost
  5. Police abstract
  6. A certified copy your recommender’s National ID Card
  7. A letter addressed to the Director of Immigration explaining how the passport got lost

In order to be issued with a temporary permit as your passport is being processed, you will also need to provide the following documents:
  1. Temporary Permit application form
  2. National ID card original and a copy
  3. Two color passport size photos

Tips & Warnings

  • Take note that you must present yourself in person at the immigration office
  • Fee payment is made via a banker's cheque drawn in favor of "Director of Immigration Services".
  • If you are under 18, you must obtain a consent letter from your parents or guardian and a copy of their national ID card.
  • Your national ID is a mandatory requirement with every type of application.
  • Immigration officials may require more information from you.
  • See the list of Kenyan passport fees and charges.


Resources

Republic of Kenya Immigration Department

ecitizen

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