How to apply for a passport in Kenya, documents required, passport fee, payment methods

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Nowadays application for a passport in Kenya is through eCitizen.The cost ranges between Ksh 4,550 and Ksh 12,050.

Payment for the passport is through mobile money, Credit, Debit Cards and online banking from local banks. It takes at least 10 working days to get your first passport once your form has been physically submitted at the Immigration offices.

Below are steps for passport application, documents needed and fee to be paid:

Steps of Application

  1. Register on www.ecitizen.go.ke
  2. Go to immigration.ecitizen.go.ke and or Department of immigration services and click on the passport application form.
  3. Read the instructions carefully then fill the application form.
  4. Select the mode of payment and pay for the passport fees.
  5. Download and print the application form and three application receipts.
  6. Submit the application form in person to the Immigration offices.( Nyayo house, Mombasa & Kisumu.)

During the Submission you will need the following

  1. An eCitizen pre-filled passport application form and three receipts.
  2. Original birth certificate and photocopy.
  3. Original National ID Card & copy.
  4. Three Current passport size photos.
  5. Recommender’s ID Card copy.
  6. Consent letter for minors.
  7. Old passport for replacement.
  8. Parents National ID cards and copy.

Passport fees

PASSPORT TYPEFee (Kshs)
32 Pages Ordinary “A” SeriesKshs. 4,550
48 pages Ordinary “B” SeriesKshs. 6,050
64 Pages Ordinary “C” SeriesKshs. 7,550
East African PassportKshs. 990
Diplomatic passport (48 page)Kshs 7,550
Mutilated PassportKshs 10,050
Lost PassportKshs 12,050

Most people go for ordinary passport with 32 pages.

If you have any Any Issues or questions, call

  • Nairobi Office: +254 772 246 669
  • Mombasa Office: +254 708 206 206

The immigration offices are also present in Nakuru.If you live there,you can submit your application to Nakuru offices.

To apply,follow this link https://immigration.ecitizen.go.ke/index.php?id=4

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