The London Mission is a commissioned passport control office and processes passports.  The waiting period is an average of 6 weeks. The Kenya Government is now implementing a new e-Passport issuing system (from 1st September 2017) as per International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO) standards.

The passport printing will be centrally done in Nairobi. Applicants will be required to submit applications online on the e-Citizen platform and present themselves to the High Commission for processing.
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Things to note:

Please ensure you have read and understood the guidelines and requirements both on 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. (

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 Services at the High Commission

The following categories of passport services are provided at the Mission, select your passport option below and read the information carefully, as it contains vital information for your passport application.

New Passport applications

A child born outside of Kenya to an Kenya citizen parent(s) is eligible for Kenya citizenship

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Passport renewals

For Passport holders with expired or filled up passports.

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Lost / Damaged Passports

For Passport holders who have lost or damaged their passport.

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Name Change

For Passport holders who wish to change their names on their passports.

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Frequently Asked Questions

How do I make a passport application?
How are payments made?
Does the Kenya High Commission in London accept payments for passport services?
I have been trying to create an account on ecitizen, I have filled all the required fields, the system is now asking me to enter a verification code, but I have not received it on my mobile phone, what can I do to proceed?
Can I post my application?
Who is a recommender?
Could I use my recommender’s passport copy rather than their ID?
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Visit the Kenyan High Commission to apply for Passport or ID services. Currently all Visa services are carried out online.

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