For passport renewals, please click here for further instructions.

A detailed list of the requirements is also listed in the requirements section.

If you wish to apply for a new passport, please see the guidelines below:

Download Form 19

Sections 1, 2, 3,4, 5, 6 and 8 of this form must be completed by all applicants for new passports.

Recommendation of Application:

The application must be recommended in Section 7 by a citizen of Kenya, such as a Minister of Religion, a Medical or Legal Practitioner, an established Civil Servant or Bank Official personally acquainted with the applicant, but not by immediate relatives.


Two copies of a recent photograph of the applicant must be included with the application. These photographs must be taken full face without hat, and the photographs must not be mounted.

The size of the photograph must not be more than 2.5 inches by 2 inches or less than 2 inches by 1.5 inches. The photographs must be printed on normal thin photographic paper and must not be glazed on the reverse side.

The recommender is also required to endorse the reverse side of one copy of the photograph with the words: “I certify that this is a true likeness of the applicant Mr. (Mrs. or Miss) ……………………..” and add his signature.

Children under the age of 21 years of age may not be granted passport facilities without the written consent of the legal guardian, i.e. the father, or if the father is dead, the mother, except where the applicant is married or a member of the armed forces.

Documentary evidence must be produced to support claims to citizenship status.

All applications must be supported by a previous passport or a birth certificate.