new PASSPORT application requirements




(a)Clear Pictures. They should not be blurred nor have a dark hue, all facial features

should be clearly outlined.
(b)Pictures with full face and both ears showing
(c)Pictures taken against a white background
(d)Weaves and hair should not cover the forehead or the rest of the face
(e)Decent pictures-ladies should not be wearing strapy or strapless tops.
(f)Pictures should be without shadows in the background.
(g)Pictures in which the applicant is not smiling or laughing
(h)Pictures should be taken without spectacles.
(i)The size of the pictures should be 2 inches by 2 inches.

  • A Money Order or Cashiers Check of: (Payable to Embassy of The Republic of Kenya)
    A Money Order or Cashiers Check of: (Payable to Embassy of The Republic of Kenya)
    (a)$120.00 for a 32 page passport. (b)$170.00 for a 64 page passport. (c)$210.00 for a mutilated passport.
  • A copy of your birth certificate both sides.
  • A notarized copy of recommender's Kenyan ID.(Mandatory). Recommender is any Kenyan of sound mind who can certify that you are a Kenyan citizen.
  • A notarized copy of marriage certificate for married ladies who wish to change their names or a notarized copy of divorce certificate/divorce decree .
  • A prepaid, self-addressed USPS Express overnight ,Priority mail with delivery confirmation ,UPS or Fedex return envelope must be submitted will all applications for return of your passport(s). Please ensure that your mode of postage has ADEQUATE POSTAGE).


Requirements if applying for a Kenyan Passport for a minor (Below 18 years) :


*Please note that it takes approximately 8-10 weeks to get a new passport from the date

the application is received at the consulate. Incase passport does not come back

within the specified time, please email
*Incase of emergency to travel and your application is under process, please refer to

Emergency Certificate


All incomplete application will be returned.



Sample on how to fill the Kenyan passport application.


How long does it take for a new Kenya passport to be issued?

4 Weeks from the date the application is received at the Embassy.


What is the address of the Kenya Embassy website?



What steps should I take if my passport gets lost?

Check the lost and found section. If your name is not pn the list you are required to apply for a new passport.See application for lost passport.


What is an application for a new passport for?

When your passport is Five years old (from the date of issue) it expires and you therefore need to apply for a new passport.


(a) Kindly be informed that whereas the mission will continue to assist in cases of emergency, we shall not tolerate negligence of those Kenyans who deliberately choose to ignore to replace their passports on time and wait until it has expired.
You are therefore required to ensure that you renew your passport six months prior to the expiry date.

(b) Kindly also note that you are required to keep a copy of your passport at all times. This will assist us to process your passport in case your passport gets lost. This copy should be kept in a separate place from your passport.