Passport and Other Travel Documents

(A) Application for passport:- Requirements

  • All adult applicants must fill the application forms  Form PP1. Children must fill PP2.
  • Documentary evidence of Kenya Citizenship i.e. Naturalisation, Registration, and Birth Certificates & ID/Card original and copies.
  • Photographs of the applicant taken full face, without head-scuff or wigs. The photographs must have been taken within the last six months of the date of passport application. Photographs may be black and white or coloured and must not be mounted. The size of the photographs must 2 by 1½ inches, machine photos are not acceptable.


  • Children born abroad can only acquire Kenyan citizenship by descent if the father is a Kenyan citizen.
  • Children excluded from the above category need to obtain a dependant’s pass then registered as Kenyan citizens.

(B) Application for Replacement of Passport

  • The applicant shall submit an application for the passport in person in the prescribed manner or form.
  • An application shall be accompanied by:
  • The previous passport and copy
  • Three (3) Recent clear passport size photographs (coloured)
  • In the case of a diplomatic passport, a letter from the Chief of protocol from the Ministry of Foreign Affairs
  • Prescribed fee


  • The passport which was previously used and cannot be used any further shall immediately after the issuance of a new passport be cancelled by the consular Officer.
  • No person shall be issued with a new passport unless the application is accompanied by the previous passport.

(C) Application for Replacement of a lost or mutilated passport

The applicant shall submit an application for the passport in person in the prescribed form. The application shall be accompanied by:-

  • An affidavit of the circumstances surrounding the loss, theft, mutilation or damage.
  • A police report on the loss of the passport
  • Prescribed fee

To ascertain the true circumstances on the loss, theft or damage of the passport, the applicant may be required to appear for an interview before Consular Officer at the Mission.

(D) Application for Diplomatic passports

The applicant shall submit in addition to the requirements of ordinary passport a letter from the chief of protocol from the Ministry of foreign Affairs.

(E) Disqualification of application for passports

A Passport Control Officer/consular officer shall disqualify the application of any person:-

  • Who is not a citizen of Kenya
  • Who gives false information for the purpose of obtaining a passport
  • Submits incomplete forms
  • In respect of whom there is evidence of involvement in passport fraud, passport forgery or international crime(s).

(F) Revocation of Passports

The Passport Control Officer may, where:-

  • The holder of a passport or travel document permits another person to use his passport or travel document
  • The holder of a passport has been deported or repatriated to Kenya at the expense of the government
  • The holder engages in drug trafficking, money laundering, human trafficking, terrorist acts or any other illegal activity
  • It is in national interest or national security
  • It is discovered that a Kenyan over 21 years of age is a holder of a passport of another country
  • The holder has a pending warrant of arrest, and
  • The holder is a habitual criminal;

at anytime withdraw, cancel or revoke the passport or travel document granted or issued to the holder.

Passport Guidelines

  • In case of married woman-documentary evidence of marriage e.g. Sworn Affidavit, marriage certificate.
  • In case of children /people under the age of 21 years of age, written Consent from Father or legal guardian unless one is a member of the Armed forces.
  • The Application must be recommended in section ‘6’ by a citizen of Kenya such as Minister of religion, a Minister or Legal Practitioner, an established Civil Servant or Bank Official personally acquainted with the applicant, but not by immediate relatives.
  • Applicant must be Bona Fide Kenya citizen.
  • Must demonstrate a genuine reason for travel.
  • Applicant must be capable of meeting travel up-keep expenses while outside Kenya.

For students the following additional documents are required: –

  • Letter of admission to school or college (original and copy)
  • Form 1-20 (for USA college)
  • Letter of clearance from the Permanent Secretary, Ministry of Education.
  • Parents/guardians affidavit in support of the passport application Travel.
  • Kenya citizenship-registration certificate for those registered citizens (original and photocopy) and a renunciation certificate and if the applicant is born in Kenya after independence (1963) etc and one of the parents is Kenyan.


Service offered Fees (in Ksh) ZAMBIAN KWACHA( ZK)
New Application A series Ksh. 3,040
B series Ksh. 4,540
C series Ksh. 6,040
ZK. 205,000
ZK. 305,000
ZK. 405,000
Replacement A series Ksh.  3,040
B series Ksh.  4,540
C series Ksh.  6,040
ZK. 205,000
ZK. 305,000
ZK. 405,000
Lost Passport Ksh. 10,040
ZK. 700,000
Mutilated Passport Ksh. 8,040 ZK. 550,000
Certificate of Identification (CIN) Ksh. 3,040 ZK. 205,000
Diplomatic Passport Ksh. 6,040 ZK. 405,000
Emergency Travel Document Ksh. 340 ZK. 25,000
Certificate of good conduct
(Police Clearance)
Ksh. 1,000 ZK. 65,000