Online Application for a New Kenyan Passport
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Application for all passport services should be completed online.
After completion, please download, print and sign the application before mailing it to the Embassy of The Republic of Kenya.
Applications which are not filled online will be returned unprocessed.
After reading the Requirements below, please follow the "Continue with Online Application" link to complete the online application form. 

You are required to apply for a new passport.You may apply for a new passport 6 months before expiry. 


  1. Form 19 (Online Application)fully completed and signed
  2. Your current passport and 1 copy of (Bio-data page of your passport)Page with picture and information)
  3. Two passport size pictures. (NB: Most current picture taken maximum within the last one month.)
      (a)Clear Pictures. They should not be blurred nor have a dark hue, all facial features should be clearly outlined.
      (b)Pictures with full face and both ears showing.
      (c)Pictures taken against a white background.
      (d)Weaves and hair should not cover the forehead or the rest of the face.
      (e)Decent pictures-ladies should not be wearing strapy or strapless tops.
      (f)Pictures should be without shadows in the background.
      (g)Pictures in which the applicant is not smiling or laughing.
      (h)Pictures should be taken without spectacles.
      (i)The size of the pictures should be 2 inches by 2 inches.
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  5. A Money Order or Cashiers Check of: (Payable to Embassy of The Republic of Kenya)
      (a). $150.00 for a 48 page passport.
  6. A copy of your birth certificate both sides.(Mandatory)
  7. A copy of marriage certificate duly certified/registered with the county for married ladies who wish to change their names. Or divorce certificate/divorce decree duly authenticated by the secretary of state of the United States of America.
  8. A self addressed stamped envelope for the return of your passport (s). The Passport being a secure document, we recommend a PRE-PAID trackable Mail {e.g Express Mail,Priority Mail(with delivery confirmation) & Fedex }as a preference for reliable mode of postage.Please ensure that your mode of postage has ADEQUATE POSTAGE for return of your passport(s) to avoid damage or loss (NB: UPS, Metered stamps and Regular mail are not acceptable).

>Requirements if applying for a Kenyan Passport for a minor :

  1. In addition to requirements above No. 1,3 4 and 7 the following are required:
  2. Parents passport where the child was previously endorsed (Original and 1 copy of (Bio-data page)Page with parents picture and information)
  3. Proof of father's/mother's Nationality if the child was not born in Kenya
  4. Original Child Birth certificate and a copy
  5. A copy of the Father's / Mother's Kenyan Birth certificate (both Sides)
  6. A copy of Parents marriage certificate
  7. Written consent from father/mother to issue the child with a passport.

*Please note that it takes approximately 4 weeks to get a new passport from the date the application is received in WASHINGTON D.C. Incase passport does not come back within the specified time, please email
*Incase of emergency to travel and your application is under process, please refer to Emergency Certificate under "other services".
*Please return the instructions sheet together with the application.
*No Expedited service available for new passports.

NB: All incomplete application will be returned.

To avoid delays in processing your application please ensure that you have read all the requirements above.