How to apply for a kenyan e-passport from abroad

The processing of the new Kenya e-passport in major towns abroad is programed to start on the second week of July  2019. This will be possible in kenyan embassies Washington DC, London, Berlin, Paris, Dubai and Pretoria.

Here is the procedure of replacing your old passport with the new e-passport 

Before Starting you must have the following documents/informations  with you.
1. Old passport for replacement.
2. Birth certificate informations.
3. National ID Card informations
4. Your PIN number, if you don’t have get it online >>>HERE
5. A recommender (Must be a Kenyan)
6. Recommender’s ID Card informations.
7. Parents National ID informations.
8. Mode of payment (Mpesa Airtel Money or credit card).


Step 1
Visit the eCitizen portal and login to the eCitizen portal. >>>HERE

Step 2
Login or register. If you have an account with the immigration service department you don’t have to register, but if you don’t have one, it means your first step is to register.

Step 3
Click on immigration Kenya e-Passport application online form. You don’t have to answer all the questions at once, but ensure the details are right.

Step 4
You can pay through Mpesa or credit card

Step 5 – Download and print your pre-filled application form.

Step 6
Print the 3 receipts of the payments you made, they will be required when submitting to the embassy.

Step 8
Book and appointment with your embassy 

Step 7
Submit the application form and other necessary documents to the embassy.

Once you have booked your appointment with the embassy you should go with the following documents:
1. Old passport for replacement. 
2. Original birth certificate and photocopy. 
3. Original National ID Card & copy. 
4. Three Current passport size photos. 
5. Recommender’s ID Card copy. 
6. The eCitizen pre-filled passport application form and the three receipts

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21 Responses

  1. Jazzy says:

    Hi, I am in Karachi, Pakistan. The drop-down list of WHERE the application is being made, doesn’t include the High Commission in Islamabad, which is 2-hours by flight from here. Should I select Dubai, and just go there instead, as the flying time is the same kind-of…I’m already registered for e-citizen and have all the requirements, tena ni renewal tu…

  2. Brian Fili says:

    Hello Wachira
    Kindly consult the link below

  3. Robert wachira muriithi says:

    Must i have my birth certificate document coz i dont have it with me here in emirates bt i have the entry number

  4. Editors Desk says:

    If you are in Europe born on kenya or not and still under I8 years you can get your new passport under your parents .

  5. Tamara says:

    What if you dont have a Kenyan Id? I came to Europe at the age of 10. What do I do? I live in Denmark @James have you found out ???

  6. david says:

    what do I do with the part for cell phone number. I don have a Kenyan number

  7. Andrew says:

    have the machines arrived?

  8. James Muriithi says:

    What if you dont have a Kenyan Id? I came to Europe at the age of 11. What do I do? I live in Denmark

  9. Mimi says:

    So if someone is in Europe and should get a recomender who is a Kenyan citizen and a civil servant(does working in Europe count as a civil servant)since the recomender is in Europe too,also any other alternative carreer for the recomender? can it be any Kenyan citizen like a nurse? I do not know any Kenyan who have high rank jobs(lmao) highest are nurses no Doctors,lawyes,etc…

    • Editors Desk says:

      Concerning the recommender kenyan embassy in Paris says it can be any kenyan just a copy of Id is needed !

  10. David says:

    What if I am a resident in Italy can I make the application through Kenya Embassy in Paris?

    • Editors Desk says:

      @David you can make your application through the kenyan embassy in Paris or Germany.
      check the embassies contacts >>>here

  11. Mutua joel says:

    Cant understand the meaning ofcdeadline kenyans who dont live in kenya and cant access the services..its really sad thou we comply and wanna have it.u forgot about us matiangi and immigration department.tupatieni mitambo kwenye embassy zetu tuliopo kama b4..plzz

  12. Mohamed says:

    Can some one help me I’m kenya who lives currently Europe and I want to apply my Kenyan passport first where should it start first since I don’t wann permanent lives here I made my decision and I want rebuild my country with experience.

  13. Joshua says:

    Can you confirm it actually works

  14. Willy says:

    Whats the need of carrying the form again with me to the embassy if I filled it online, I feel some documents are irrelevant unless one is applying for the first time.
    I dont knw why its made so complicated and its just replacement.

  15. Hafsa says:

    What does this recommender mean?

  16. Naomi says:

    What if someone doesnt have an id?some kids cane to europe underage and now they need to have the passport.

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