New Passport Applications
A child born outside of Kenya to an Kenyan citizen parent(s) is eligible for Kenyan citizenship.
Passport Requirements
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Things to note:

Please ensure you have read and understood the guidelines and requirements both on www.ecitizen.go.ke and those listed below before submitting your application.

You will need to apply for your Passport on the E-citizen platform before booking an appointment for processing at the High Commission. (www.ecitizen.go.ke)

Passport applications without complete requirements will not be processed. Please ensure all the requirements are met.

You must bring your original Kenyan Birth Certificate, parent's Identity Card and Passport that is being replaced. Copies will not suffice.

Please ensure you follow the order of documents as outlined below.

The waiting period is approximately 6 weeks.

Dual Citizens are required to declare their other nationality prior to renewing Kenya passports.

Those required to apply to regain Kenya citizenship are expected to await completion of the regaining process.

Use clear photos with all facial features clearly outline against a white background without shadows in the background. The photo should be decent & not include spectacles. The face should be 2.5 by 2 inches

Collection of passports is strictly only via postal services.

As a measure in support of the containment of the spread of Covid-19, applicants are advised to provide at the time of application, a secure, registered and trackable self-addressed envelope with pre-paid postage stamps for the dispatch of their critical documents. The envelope should have sufficient return postage (not less than 500g) and clearly indicates full names and postcode of the applicant.

In line with the UK Government guidelines, everyone coming to the Mission must wear a mask and note that social distancing rules will be enforced.

Passport Requirements for a minor (Below 18 years)
1
One printout of completed form and two corresponding receipts (Available on E-Citizen)
2
Original and one copy of Kenyan Birth Certificate
(Children born abroad require Kenyan birth certificates for births occurring abroad before applying for the passport. click here for more information )
3
Original Kenya National ID card of the parent presenting the child and application and a copy of Kenyan IDs from both parents.
4
A copy of Parent/Parents passports
5
A copy of United Kingdom’s Residence Permit/Visa of child and parents’
6
A copy of completed Parental Consent form for applicants under 18 years, completed by father or mother (Click to download)
7
A copy of the Father’s / Mother’s Kenyan Birth certificate (both sides) where applicable
8
Applications must be recommended  by a Kenyan citizen, who should provide a copy of his/her passport or ID card.
9
Additional documentary proof of Kenya citizenship may be required if necessary.
10
A secure, registered and trackable self-addressed envelope with pre-paid postage stamps for the dispatch of their critical documents. The envelope should have sufficient return postage (not less than 500g) and clearly indicates full names and postcode of the applicant.
Order of Documents
1
Secure, registered and trackable self-addressed envelope
2
Invoice 1
3
Application form & photos clipped to the top left hand
4
Copy of Passport
5
Invoice 2
6
Recommender’s ID or Passport
7
Copy of Kenyan Birth Certificate
8
Copies of Parents’ Documents (IDs/Passports) (Optional for Replacements)
9
Copy of Applicant’s ID (For person’s aged 18 years and above)
10
Copy of Marriage Certificate (where applicable)
11
Letters for those requesting change of name
12
Copy of residence card/visa or Certificate of Naturalization for Dual Citizens
13
For Dual Citizens- Proof of having either regained Kenya Citizenship and or Declared Dual Citizenship
14
Copy of Certificate of Registration (For citizens by registration)
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