Kenya extends the E-passport application deadline

The New Epassport for Kenyans.
The New Epassport for Kenyans.

The e-passport deadline has been extended from August 31st 2019 to 1st March 2020.

His Excellency the President Uhuru Kenyatta on Thursday 25th July, 2019 directed the Cabinet Secretaries for the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Amb. Monica Juma and her Interior and Coordination of National Government counterpart, Dr. Fred Matiang’i to work with Foreign Missions across the world to facilitate the issuance of visas to Kenyans on the current passports.

The directive has in effect, extended the deadline for travel on the new e-passport to 1st March, 2020 for all Kenyans. Kenyans can therefore travel using their current (old blue) passports until 1″ March, 2020.

Applications for the new passport continue countrywide and Kenyans are urged to take advantage of the extension and not wait until the last minute to apply. Visas on the old passports will remain valid even after replacing your passport with the new e-Passport.

Locally, you can submit application for the ePassport at the following centers; for both new applications as well as replacements:
1). Nairobi
2). Mombasa
3). Kisumu
4). Eldoret
5). Kisii
6). Embu

To replace your current passport, you will need the following items:
1). Birth certificate copy
2). Original ID and copy
3). Recommender’s ID copy
4). Original and Copies of the last two pages of the current passport
5). Duly filled downloaded and printed application form.
6). 3 invoices
7). 3 passport sized photos

The Passport processing duration is 10 working days for replacements and 15 days for New applications.

Also read;

How to apply for a Kenyan E-Passport- Requirements and procedure


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