How to Apply For a Kenyan Passport Online


According to a report by Passport Index the holder of a Kenyan Passport can travel to 68 countries without a visa or they can get one upon arrival at their destination. This report goes on to say the Kenyan passport is the most powerful in East Africa .

Read more on this report here 

Applying for a passport in Kenya has gone online, thanks to the eCitizen portal website. Applying for a Kenyan passport online makes the service more decentralized unlike before when one had to travel all the way to the city to acquire a passport. Now if you are in Mandera or Kilifi you still can apply for a passport just like the guy in Nairobi.

What You Need to Apply For a Kenyan Passort 

  • An pre-filled e-Citizen  passport application form and three receipts.
  • Original birth certificate and photocopy.
  • Original National ID Card & copy.
  • Three Current passport size photos.
  • Recommender’s ID Card copy.
  • Consent letter for minors.
  • Old passport for replacement.
  • Parents National ID cards and copy

The Procedure of Applying For a Kenyan Passport Online 

Here are steps that any Kenyan who is applying for a passport online will need to follow.

  1. Log on to the eCitizen portal and register an account.

       How to register on the eCitizen portal

  1. Once registered go to the Department of Immigration services
  2. Click submit application then head to passport and temporary permits
  3. Click on “Passport Application Form”. Here you will find instructions that will guide you on how to fill the application form.
  4. Once you have grasped the instructions click on “Apply Now” and fill the application as instructed in 4 above.
  5. With the application form filled you need to choose how to pay, you have the option of M-Pesa, Airtel Money Debit / credit card and eCitizen agent
  6. Once done download the application with three receipts and submit the form in person to I an immigration center close to you. (Mombasa, Kisumu and Nairobi-Nyayo house)

Immigration Centers

  1. Nairobi: Ground Floor (North Wing), Nyayo House – Tel :+254- 20-2222022
  2. Mombasa: immigration office  – Tel:+254-41-2222676
  3. Kisumu: New Provincial Headquarters – Tel:+254-057-2024935/2025438/0700596071
  4. Eldoret: Public works building – Tel: +254-53-6337
  5. Garissa: Telefax:0462102140
  6. Embu
  7. Nakuru
  8. Kenya Embassy, Washington D.C: 2249 R Street,N.W.Washinton D.C 20008 U.S.A – Tel:+12023876101 –
  9. Kenya High Commision, London: 45 Portland place London WIBISIAS United Kingdom – Tel:+442076368364 – w

Here are the various passport fees

32 Pages – Kshs. 4,550

48 pages – Kshs. 6,050

64 Pages – Kshs. 7,550

East African Passport – Kshs. 990

Diplomatic passport (48 page) – Kshs 7,550

Mutilated Passport – Kshs 10,050

Lost Passport Ksh. 12,050

It’s imperative to note that there will be a Ksh. 50 convenience fee  (some necessary evil you have to content with). Payments via Debit/Credit Card will attract a 2.5% handling fee.

Related: How to Apply for Temporary Travel Permit in Kenya

After getting the passport, you may need a visa to travel abroad, find out the visa requirements for Kenyan passport holders:
<a href=””>Visa to America (USA)</a>
<a href=””>Visa to Australia</a>
<a href=””>Visa to Brazil</a>
<a href=””>Visa to China</a>
<a href=””>Visa to Dubai</a>
<a href=””>Visa to Turkey</a>
<a href=””>Visa to Spain (Schengen Visa) </a>

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5 thoughts on “How to Apply For a Kenyan Passport Online

  • ibrahim boraw alio

    Am in Kenya because I want to apply for a passport

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    I need more jobs.

  • ibrahim boraw alio

    I am a poor person because I need more salary.

  • Phanny Shigg's

    Am in Saudi Arabia and my passport has been retained by my sponser but am no longer under him so it means I can’t get my passport back but I want to apply it online its it possible plz assist


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