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Stay tuned for more information on this latest development. Full details on the application process, phasing out of current passports and any other related issue will be posted once available. ... See MoreSee Less
Answering FAQ’S IN REGARDS TO THE epassport ROLLOUT;
1. What will be the process of acquiring an ePassport?
- Do the applications and payment through www.ecitizen.go.ke
- Come to our offices for biometrics, bring along other required documents.
- Then in 10 working days, your passport will be ready for collection.
2. How much will the ePassport cost?
- A series (32 pages) 4550/=
- B series (48 pages) 6050/=
- C series (64 pages) 7550/=
- Diplomatic 7550/=
3. What of those with Valid visas in the current ordinary passports?
- They will remain valid even after replacement, since the holder will retain the ordinary booklet and will be issued with the new ePassport.
4. Will those with valid ordinary passports be charged when replacing them with the ePassports?
5. What will be the processing period for an ePassport?
- 10 working days.
6. What of those in the Diaspora?
- Applications to be submitted through our consulates/ Embassies
7. What is the difference between the current Ordinary passport and the ePassport?
- The current passport doesn’t have a chip that stores the passport holder’s info while the ePassport has one. Thus it facilitates faster clearance at ports of entry and exit.
8. Payments modes for the ePassport?
- Through M-pesa
- Credit cards
9. What will happen to the Temporary permits for East Africa?
- They’ll remain available, for those traveling within EAC
10. How do you know if you have a biometric or an epassport?
- There will be a biometric symbol on the front cover of your passport, which looks like a camera.
11. When will you start issuing the ePassport? and when can Kenyans start applying for one?
- Applications and all the processes of issuing will begin on 1st September 2017.
12. Can I use the ePassport traveling outside East Africa.?
- Yes you can. It's an International Passport.