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Have You Replaced Your Old Generation Passport?

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Have You Replaced Your Old Generation Passport?

Introduction

The Government of Kenya through the Ministry of Interior & Co-ordination of National Government has recently shared a press release reminding all Kenyans that by 1st December 2022 Kenya will migrate fully to using the new East African Community Biometric e-passport.

Well, renewal /replacement of the old generation passports shall continue as usual, however it is important to note that one will not be able to travel in and out of the country using the old generation passport after 30th November 2022.  Therefore, it would be important to ensure that you replace your passport as there shall be no further extension to the said deadline.

Procedure for Application of Kenyan Passports

N/B All passport applications should be submitted online via the E-citizen Platform and every individual should ensure to use their own Ecitizen account.  For children under the age of 18 years, either of the parent should submit the application on their behalf using their Ecitizen Account. Thereafter one should book for an appointment for collection of their biometric details, taking of a digital photo as well as the submission of the hard copies of the application and other requirements.

Kenyans Citizens Living Abroad

Kenyans living abroad should submit their applications through the respective Kenyan Embassies and High Commissions.

Would you also wish to renew/replace your old Generation passport but you fall under any of the categories listed below, please get in touch with us on this and any other immigration related issue.

  • You lost your Kenyan Citizenship and wish to regain it and acquire the new E-Biometric passport.
  • You are a Kenyan with Dual Citizenship and would wish to acquire the new E-Biometric passport.
  • You are Kenyan in (ii above) and would wish for your Non-Kenyan Passport to be endorsed with Dual Citizenship.
  • You would wish your children born abroad who have foreign passports to acquire the new E-Generation passport.
  • You relocated abroad prior to attaining the age of majority (18 years) and need a Kenyan National ID to facilitate opening of an E-citizen account and subsequent issuance of the new e-Biometric passport.

Please find the press release attached herewith for your information and reference.

Conclusion

For any enquiries on this or any other matter do not hesitate to contact through immigration@cmadvocates.com  or book a virtual consult here.

Written by:

Miriam MUGO

Senior Associate

Written by:

Maryanne WAMBUGU

Associate

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