Kenyan citizens wishing to apply for new passports, travel documents or emergency certificates can do so at the nearest Kenyan Embassy, High Commission or Consulate at country of residence or visit. From 1st January 2007, new passports with validity of 10 years are being issued. With the issuance of the new passport with a ten year consecutive period, the renewal fee was merged into the initial fee paid at the application stage. Children are no longer endorsed in their parents’ passports, but parents must apply for their children’s own passport on the PP2 prescribed from.
Application for 48 page ‘B’ series passport has been stopped. Kenyans are advised to apply for 32 page ‘A’ series passport.
Click here to download passport application forms & list of fees
Form PP1(PDF:48KB) to be completed for the issue of new passports or lost or defaced passports.
Form PP2(PDF:42KB) to be completed for issue of passports
to children aged 0-16 years.
Form PP5(PDF:19KB) to be completed by all persons who apply
for the endorsement / amendment of their passports
||New Passport Fees
|32 Pages Ordinary "A" Series
|48 pages Ordinary "B" Series
|64 Pages Ordinary "C" Series
|Diplomatic passport (48 page)
|Replacement of Lost passport ordinary
|Replacement of valid Mutilated passport
|Certificate of Identity
|Emergency travel document
Additional Passport Information
This section covers the following:
- Application for a New Kenyan Passport
- Replacement of lost/stolen passports
- Passport application by children previously endorsed in their parent's
- Change of name
1. Application for a New Kenyan Passport
The Following documents are required for application of a new Kenyan
- A completed Passport application form PP1
(Revised 2006)(PDF:48KB) available
in downloadable form.
- Photocopy of the previous passport.
- 3 passport size photographs taken full face and in color. See notes on
passport application form.
- Fee of Japanese Yen 4,500 for ordinary 32 page passport.
- Photocopy of marriage certificate where applicable.
- Copy of Kenyan National ID Card.
- Kenyan Birth Certificate
||Kenyans are advised to apply for new passport 3 months before the
expiry date of their passport
||Photos for Passport Application
Kindly ensure photos attached on passport application forms are as follows:
- Clear photos – they should not be blurred nor have a dark hue, all facial features should be clearly outlined.
- Photos with full face and both ears showing.
- Photos taken against a white background.
- The size of the face should be 3.5cm x 4.5cm.
- Weaves and hair should not cover the forehead or the rest of the face.
- Decent photos- ladies should not be wearing strappy or strapless tops.
- Attach at least 3 photos.
- Photos should be without shadows in the background.
- Photos should be taken without spectacles.
2. Replacement of lost/stolen passports
The following are required for replacement of lost/stolen passports
- Original Birth Certificate
- Copy of National ID
- Duly completed Passport application form
- Three coloured Passport size photographs of the applicant with one of photos duly certified as true likeness of the applicant by the recommender
- An affidavit detailing the circumstances under which the loss occurred
- Police abstract
- Certified copy of the recommender’s National Identity Card
- Self-explanatory letter explaining circumstances of loss(including address & telephone number/e-mail in Japan)
- Fee Yen 12,000
3. Passport application by children previously endorsed in their parent's passport
- Applicants should submit copies of their parent's passport, including
the page containing the endorsement, a copy of both sides of the
parent's birth certificate, and the applicant’s original Kenyan birth
- The "recommender" part of the application
form is to be completed by a Kenyan citizen living in Japan who knows the
applicant or, if none is known, an official of the Kenyan Embassy in Japan.
- The recommender must also sign one photograph (see instructions on form).
4. Change of name for married women and others.
- Change of name for married women, especially those married to a non-Kenyan,
should indicate their maiden names of the previous passport, and also include
the marriage certificate. Those married to fellow Kenyans should include
the particulars of the husband, i.e. his R-number and passport number,
to enable the authorities to trace and amalgamate the files.
- Women in second marriages should submit a divorce certificate or
death certificate to nullify the previous marriage(s).
- Kenyans wishing to change names through deed poll are to contact the
relevant Japanese authorities, and also do it in Kenya through the Kenya
Gazette. Affidavits will not be accepted.
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