Need a Temporary Passport in Kenya? Here’s How To Get It FAST

Temporary Passport in Kenya

Are you dreaming of exploring the captivating beauty of the East Africa region? Well, I’ve got some good news for you! The Directorate of Immigration Services has a handy solution that can make your travel plans come to life. Say hello to the Temporary Permit, your golden ticket to a year of adventure within East-Africa.

What Is a Temporary Permit?

A Temporary Permit is a travel document that can open doors to the wonders of East-Africa. It’s valid for a whole year and is exclusively designed for Kenyan citizens who wish to explore the neighboring countries in the region.

Whether you want to visit Tanzania’s Serengeti, marvel at Uganda’s lush landscapes, or savor the culture of Rwanda, this permit will be your trusty companion throughout your journey.

Requirements for Obtaining a Temporary Permit

Before you start planning your East-Africa escapade, let’s take a look at what you’ll need to secure your Temporary Permit. The process is pretty straightforward, and here are the key requirements:

For Adults:

  • Original ID and a copy
  • Two passport size photos
  • The prescribed fee

For Minors:

  • Original Birth Certificate and a copy
  • Two passport size photos
  • The prescribed fee

For those of you who are well-versed in the world of travel documents, you’ll find that the requirements are quite standard. The key here is to ensure that you have all the necessary documents ready to roll.

How to Apply for Your Temporary Permit

Now that you know what you need, let’s dive into the application process. It’s simpler than you might think:

  1. Register for an e-citizen account: Head to the eCitizen website and create an account. This is your first step on the journey to hassle-free travel.
  2. Fill out the online application: Once you’ve got your e-citizen account, fill out the application form online. Make sure to double-check your information for accuracy.
  3. Pay the prescribed fee: As with most things in life, there’s a fee associated with your Temporary Permit application. Pay it through the eCitizen platform and keep the receipt handy.
  4. Print two copies of the application form and two invoices: This step is essential, so don’t forget it. You’ll need these copies for your submission.
  5. Attach copies of the required documents: Ensure that you’ve got all the necessary documents in order. Attach them to your application form.
  6. Submit at the nearest Immigration office or point of entry/exit: You’re almost there! Take your completed application form, invoices, and documents to your nearest Immigration office or the point of entry/exit. Once you’ve submitted everything, all that’s left is to wait for your Temporary Permit to be processed.

And that’s it! You’re ready to embark on your East-Africa adventure.


Exploring the stunning landscapes, diverse cultures, and unique experiences that East-Africa has to offer is a dream come true for many. With the Temporary Permit, this dream is now easily attainable for Kenyan citizens.

So, whether you’re planning to witness the annual wildebeest migration in Kenya’s Maasai Mara, sip coffee in Ethiopia, or take in the history of Zanzibar, this travel document is your key to hassle-free travel within the region.

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