How to Book an Appointment for Passport Collection in Kenya

Book an Appointment for Passport Collection in Kenya

If you’re a Kenyan citizen tired of the long queues and endless waiting at passport application centers, you’re in luck. The Immigration Department has introduced a booking system that allows you to schedule appointments for your e-passport application.

No more wasting precious hours in line. In this guide, I’ll walk you through the process step by step, making it as easy as possible for you to secure your e-passport appointment.

Getting Started

First things first, if you don’t already have an account on the e-citizen portal, you’ll need to create one. Registration is free, so you don’t have to worry about any additional fees. Once you’ve got your account set up, you’re ready to begin.

  1. Login: Select “Department of Immigration Services – e-passport” by clicking on the ‘Get Service’ icon. Log in with your credentials.
  2. Choose Passport Application: You’ll be directed to the Department of Immigration page. Click on “Passport Application.”

Passport Details

Now, let’s dive into the nitty-gritty of your passport application.

  1. Select Category: You’ll need to choose whether the application is for you or your child. Select the appropriate category.
  2. Instructions Page: Here, you’ll find essential information on the passport application process. This includes details on the time it takes to get your passport after submission and the corresponding fees. For an ordinary 32-page passport, it’ll cost you Ksh. 4,550, while a 48-page passport is Ksh. 6,050, and a 64-page passport costs Ksh. 7,550. Diplomatic passport applications come at the same price of Ksh. 7,550, and if your passport is mutilated, it’s Ksh. 10,050. For lost passports, the fee is Ksh. 12,050. Make sure to read and understand all the requirements and costs.

Filling in Your Information

The next steps involve filling in your personal details.

  1. Dual Nationality: Indicate whether you have dual nationality by selecting ‘Yes’ or ‘No.’
  2. Select Passport Type: A drop-down menu will appear, allowing you to specify the purpose of your application. Whether it’s a first-time application, replacement, lost or mutilated passport, or a change in particulars. You’ll also choose the number of pages for your passport – 34, 50, or 66. If it’s a replacement, provide your current passport number.
  3. Applicant Details: It’s essential to complete all sections marked with an asterisk symbol (*). This includes your surname, given names, date of birth, gender, eye color, height (in feet/inches), birth location, country of birth, and your citizenship status (by birth/naturalization). Additional information required includes your KRA PIN, birth entry number, profession/occupation, marital status, name changes (if any), reason for travel, and residential details (country of residence, postal address, phone number, estate location, village, and email address). Don’t forget to omit the dot symbol (.) when filling out the postal address section.

Family Details

  1. Parents Details: Provide your father and mother’s names, along with their status (deceased/alive/unavailable).
  2. Next of Kin Details: Fill in details for two individuals, including their names, ID numbers, division, location, relationship, address, phone number, and email contacts.
  3. Children Details: If you have children, select ‘Yes’; if not, select ‘No.’ For those with children, you’ll need to input details, including legitimacy (birth/adoption), full name, place and date of birth, as well as gender.

Recommender’s Details and Uploads

  1. Recommender’s Details: Provide the full name, ID number, profession/occupation, email address, phone number, and postal address for your recommender.
  2. Uploads: You’ll be asked to download the application form, which will have been automatically filled with the details you’ve provided in previous sections. Make sure to review the information and then upload it, along with your ID copy and the recommender’s ID copy. If you’re renewing an old passport, you’ll also need to upload the last, 2nd last, 3rd last, and 4th last pages of your previous passport. Once everything is in order, click ‘COMPLETE’ to make your payment and select a date, time, and station for your biometrics appointment.

What to Bring to Your Appointment

On the day of your appointment, don’t forget to bring along the appointment slip generated from the e-citizen portal, your original ID, and your old passport if you’re seeking a replacement.

President Uhuru Kenyatta has extended the deadline for e-passport application to March 2020, so you’ve got some time to get everything in order.

With these steps, you’ll be well on your way to booking an appointment for your e-passport application. No more long queues and waiting; you’ll have control over your schedule.

Good luck with your application!

For those in the diaspora, please note that e-passport issuance centers are available in six countries: France (Paris), Germany (Berlin), United States (Washington), United Kingdom (London), United Arab Emirates (Dubai), and South Africa (Johannesburg).

Remember, this guide aims to make the process as straightforward as possible. If you have any questions or need further assistance, don’t hesitate to reach out to the Immigration Department. Happy travels!

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