The Kenyan government has opened four new Immigration centres in the country where Kenyans can be able to apply for the new Kenyan passport.
The new centres are located in Nakuru, Kisii, Eldoret and Embu. This will be in addition to current centres which are located in Nairobi, Kisumu and Mombasa.
The new Kenyan passport, which is an e-passport, was introduced by the Immigration department in August 2017 and it features a chip that contains a person’s bio data. The old passports will cease to be operational by September 1st 2019, which has seen long lines at Nyayo House in Nairobi. There has been a need to increase the passport application centres to ease congestion in Nairobi.
To apply for the new Kenyan passport, you need to fill the passport application form online on eCitizen. Find out how to apply for a passport on eCitizen here hapakenya.com/ecitizen-passport-application. Thereafter you will be required to visit an immigration office in Nairobi, Mombasa, Kisumu, Nakuru, Kisii, Eldoret and Embu for collection of fingerprints, digital photo and signature and also to drop the required documents.
The passport cost is as follows both for new and replacements;
A series (32 pages) – Ksh. 4,550
B series (48 pages) – Ksh. 6,050
C series (64 pages) – Ksh. 7,550
Diplomatic – Ksh. 7,550
The new Kenyan Passport will be available for collection 30 days after successful application. eCitizen will SMS you when your passport is ready.