How to Apply for a Passport in Kenya

You can apply for, renew or replace your passport and pay for it online. You’ll have to print out a form at the end. You must sign and date the form, add any documents or photographs that are needed, and return it for processing.

You’ll pay using mobile money, Credit, Debit Cards, and online banking from local banks. It should take at least 10 working days to get your first passport once your form has been physically submitted at the Immigration offices. For all other application types, it should take at least 5 working days. It can take longer if more information is needed or your application hasn’t been filled out correctly.

Application steps for Passport

  1. Register for an e-citizen account
  2. Fill online application
  3. Scan and upload the required documents
  4. Pay prescribed fee
  5. Book Appointment
  6. Print the duly completed application form and two invoices
  7. Attached are copies of the required documents
  8. Submission and bio-metrics (on the appointment date)

Requirements for new (First time) applications

  • A duly filled application Form 19 and 2 payment invoices
  • Original Birth Certificate and a copy for citizens of Kenya by birth
  • Certificate of Registration for citizens of Kenya by registration
  • Original applicant’s national identity card and a copy for adults
  • Copy of the recommenders national identity card
  • Duly filled Consent Form for minors
  • Copies of parents’ national identity cards/ Death certificates where applicable
  • Original and Copies of parents’ birth certificates
  • And any other additional documentation as may be required
  • Payment of the prescribed fee


  1. Register on
  2. Go to and or Department of immigration services and click on the passport application form.
  3. Read the instructions carefully then fill out the application form.
  4. Select the mode of payment and pay for the passport fees.
  5. Download and print the application form and three application receipts.
  6. Submit the application form in person to the Immigration office.( Nyayo house, Mombasa & Kisumu.)


  1. An eCitizen pre-filled passport application form and three receipts.
  2. Original birth certificate and photocopy.
  3. Original National ID Card & copy.
  4. Three Current passport-size photos.
  5. Recommender’s ID Card copy.
  6. Consent letter for minors.
  7. Old passport for replacement.
  8. Parents’ National ID cards and copy.


32 Pages Ordinary “A” SeriesKshs. 4,550
48 pages Ordinary “B” SeriesKshs. 6,050
64 Pages Ordinary “C” SeriesKshs. 7,550
East African PassportKshs. 990
Diplomatic passport (48 page)Kshs 7,550
Mutilated PassportKshs 10,050
Lost PassportKshs 12,050


  • Nairobi Office: +254 772 246 669
  • Mombasa Office: +254 708 206 206

What is needed to apply for a Kenyan passport?

During the Submission, you will need the following

An eCitizen pre-filled passport application form and three receipts. Original birth certificate and photocopy. Original National ID Card & copy. Three Current passport-size photos.

How much is a passport application in Kenya?

Passport Services

Type of Passport/ApplicationAmount
1Ordinary passportsKsh. 4,550.00
Ksh. 6,050.00
Ksh. 7,550.00
2Diplomatic passportsKsh. 7,550.00

How long will it take to get a passport in Kenya?

EU passports are printed in Kenya. Once you have successfully submitted your application and biometrics physically at the Embassy, your details are transferred digitally to the Department of Immigration for the necessary process of passport issuance. If all is clear, your passport should be ready within 4-6 weeks.

What is required when applying for a passport?

To apply for the passport, you must submit the following documents: A duly completed passport application Form DHA-73. Your original identity document and a copy, or a birth certificate and copy thereof if under 16. If under 18 years, parental consent is for issuing the passport.