Passport applications must be done in person at the Embassy. However, parents may apply on behalf of their children aged below 16.
Kenyan citizens wishing to apply for a passport, travel document or emergency certificate can do so at the nearest Kenyan Embassy, High Commission or Consulate. From 1 January 2007, new passports are issued with a validity of 10 years, the renewal fee being included in the initial payment. Kenyans in the diaspora who travel frequently are advised to apply for 48-page or 64-page passports.
In the framework of the fight against child trafficking, the International Civil Aviation Authority Organization (ICAO) recommends that all travellers carry their own passport. As a result, the Kenyan authorities no longer endorse minor children in their parents' passports, but require that children be issued with their own passport.
Passport application for children born in Belgium/Luxembourg
If you are applying for a passport for a child born in Belgium/Luxembourg, please note that all documents issued by the Belgian/Luxembourg authorities (e.g. the birth certificate) must be legalized first. Check the "Other Consular Services" section of the website for more information on legalization.
Certificate of Identity (CIN)
In case a CIN is required, contact the embassy for more information.
With effect from 27/05/15, the Embassy no longer accepts cash payments for passport applications. Fees must be paid by bank transfer at least 3 working days prior to the application (mentioning "passport application fee" + applicant's name). Proof of payment is to be presented when submitting the application.
- Click here for list of requirements to apply for a passport.
- Click here for list of requirements to apply for a CIN.
- Click here for photograph guidelines.
- Click here for the procedure to change a name.
- Form 19: to be completed for the issue of new passports, or replacement of expired passports after 5/10 years from the date of issue. (Kindly print on both sides of the sheet(s) of paper.)
- Parental Consent form
- Application for lost/mutilated passport form
- Form PP5: to be completed by all persons who apply for the endorsement/amendment of their passports