How to renew or replace a Kenyan passport

Kenyan passport

If your Kenyan passport has been lost, mutilated or has expired, then you must apply for a new passport. This is how you do it.

Replacement of an expired/mutilated passport – Requirements

1. A duly filled passport application form (download it here).
2. The expired, filled up or mutilated passport being replaced and its copy.
3. Three coloured passport size photographs of the applicant. One of the photos must be certified by the person recommending the applicant.
4. A certified copy of the ID of the person recommending.

Replacement of a lost passport – Requirements

1. A duly filled passport application form (download it here).
2. Original Birth Certificate of the applicant.
3. Three coloured passport size photographs of the applicant. One of the photos must be certified by the person recommending the applicant.
4. A certified copy of the ID of the person recommending.
5. An affidavit detailing the circumstances under which the loss of the passport occurred.
6. A Kenya police abstract.
7. A letter explaining the circumstances of the loss of the passport.

Fees

Expired/filled up passport

A series: 32 pages – Kshs. 4,500
B series: 48 pages – Kshs. 6,000
C series: 64 pages – Kshs. 7,500

Lost passport

Kshs. 12,000 (payable by Banker’s cheque)

Mutilated passport

Kshs. 10,000 (payable by Banker’s cheque)

Note: For directions on how to fill the application, kindly read this post. It also has information on how first timers can apply for a Kenyan passport.

Update

There are new rules for applying and renewing Kenyan passports. Kindly follow the link below

New rules for applying for a Kenyan passport

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About James Wamathai

wamathai is the managing editor of hapa kenya. find him on twitter at: @uqweli . his email address is: jw@hapakenya.com. Follow @uQweli
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  • http://zellycherry.wordpress.com/ Zaynah McAdam

    Thanks! I needed this info! :)

  • John

    Hi James, good article any idea on how one can legally expedite the renewal process

  • eric

    Can someone renew his passport from anywhere or it must be in nairobi.

  • G

    What do you mean by a recommender? I can’t do it myself?

  • https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC62cKOkUxgK0oxVFES8JFUA Top Commentor

    Thanks for this information,please update as per the latest directive for online application in 2015