How to replace a mutilated Kenyan passport


If you have a mutilated Kenyan passport, then you must apply for a new passport.  The mutilation could be in the form of a torn passport or even water damage. This is how you do it.


    • Applicants MUST appear in person for digital photo and biometrics capture.
    • An eCitizen pre-filled passport application form and three invoices.
    • Mutilated passport.
    • Original National ID Card & photocopy (copy certified by a lawyer).
    • Original birth certificate and photocopy.
    • Three Current passport size photos.
    • Recommenders ID Card copy (certified by a lawyer).
    • Letter explaining how you mutilated the passport.

    Kenyan passport application form

    You have to fill the passport application form online on eCitizen. Find out how to apply for a passport on eCitizen here

  • The application must be recommended in section 7 by a citizen of Kenya. The person recommending the applicant must not be an immediate relative.

    Passport photographs

    1. They photographs must be three in number.
    2. The photographs must be taken full face without a hat.
    3. The photographs must not be mounted.
    4. The size of the photographs must not be more than 2½ inches by 2 inches or less than 2 inches by 1½ inches.
    5. The photographs must be printed on normal thin photographic paper and must not be glazed on the reverse side.
    6. The person recommending the applicant is required to endorse the reverse side of one copy of the photographs with the words: I certify that this is a true likeness of the applicant Mr. (Mrs. or Miss)  and add his signature.


Kenyans will have to start the application process for their passport on the eCitizen platform. Thereafter they will be required to visit an immigration office in Nairobi, Mombasa and Kisumu for collection of fingerprints, digital photo and signature and also to drop required documents.

Those in the diaspora can apply for the new passport through Kenyan embassies and consulates near them.

Mutilated Kenyan Passport fees

Ksh. 10,050


The Kenya Passport will be available for collection 15 working days after successful application.

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