ISSUANCE OF E-PASSPORTS AT KENYA HIGH COMMISSION, OTTAWA


Apply and pay for the E-Passport online through the e-citizen portal  at passport.ecitizen.go.ke The application forms are to be submitted in person at the Kenya High Commission, Ottawa with an appointment. To make an appointment please email immigration@kenyahighcommission.ca

NOTES:

  1. Create an account on e-citizen portal if you do not have one.
  2. Recommender: This is a Kenyan who is not your relative who can certify that you are a Kenyan citizen.
  3. R. Number: this is found on the biodata page of your passport (page with your photo and other information like place of birth etc.) under “Personal Number”. The Number after the Zeros or on page 29/30 of a 32-page passport or page 45 of a 48-page passport.
  4. You may apply for a new passport 6 months before it expires.
  5. Applications for passports should be duly filled out.
  6. After completion, sign the application. 
  7. For name change the acceptable documents are two certified copies of: deed poll issued in Kenya, Marriage Certificate and Divorce Decree.
  8. All e-citizen inquiries should be directed to e-citizen at email support@ecitizen.go.ke Tel. +254780806206
  9. All minors must be accompanied by their parents or legal guardians.
  10. The birth certificate number appears on the left side of the birth certificate (above the date of birth) and not the top right side (the serial number).
  11. Part of the application process involves scanning of your documents. When uploading your documents make sure they are in picture format (.jpeg or .png) and not in document format (.pdf, .rft, .docx or .doc)
  12. Persons who were born before 27th August 1987 and acquired Citizenship of Other Countries before 27th August 2010 will be required to provide proof of having regained Kenyan Citizenship (Article 14(5) of the Constitution of Kenya)
 
PASSPORT FEES AT THE ECITIZEN PORTAL
PASSPORT TYPEFEE
32 Pages Ordinary ‘A’ series Ksh. 4,550
48 Pages Ordinary ‘B’ seriesKsh. 6,050
64 Pages Ordinary ‘C’ seriesKsh. 7,550
East Africa PassportKsh. 990
Diplomatic Passport (48 pages)Ksh. 7,550
Mutilated PassportKsh. 10,050
Lost PassportKsh. 12,050
PASSPORT PHOTO CRITERIA:
  • Be clear photos – they should not be blurred nor have a dark hue. All facial features should be clearly outlined
  • Have a full face and both ears showing
  • Be taken against a white background
  • Be without shadows in the background
  • No smiling or laughing
  • Be taken without spectacles
  • Size of photos should be 2.5 x 2 inches (two and a half by two inches)
  • Weaves or hair should not cover the forehead or the rest of the face
  • Decent photos
  • Attach at least 3 photos
 
PASSPORT RENEWAL REQUIREMENTS TO BE SUBMITTED IN PERSON AT THE HIGH COMMISSION WITH AN APPOINTMENT:
  • Two copies of Form 19. Print out the application form filled out online at www.ecitizen.go.ke 
  • Original passport
  • Original Kenyan ID card
  • Two copies of Kenyan passport (bio data page only)
  • Three passport size photos
  • Two copies of your Kenyan birth certificate both sides
  • Two copies of Kenyan ID Card (2nd generation)
  • Two payment invoices from ecitizen portal
  • If you hold any foreign passport, or are a citizen of another country
  • If you hold any foreign passport, or are a citizen of another country, please Click here to check if you need to declare or regain Kenyan citizenship and act accordingly.
  • Attach documentary proof of Regain/Declaration of Kenya citizenship (dual citizen only)
  • Documentary evidence of residence in Canada e.g. (Permanent Residence, Work Permit, Student Authorization etc.)
  • Complete and sign parental consent form for children under 18 years of age Click here to download.
  • Pre-paid self-addressed return Courier envelope e.g.  Xpresspost envelope from Canada Post. Courier envelopes from FedEx/UPS and Purolator must have a computer-generated label
  • Processing time is 4-6 weeks

PASSPORT REQUIREMENTS FOR CHILDREN (FIRST TIME APPLICANTS) BORN ABROAD TO KENYAN PARENT(S). TO BE SUBMITTED IN PERSON AT THE HIGH COMMISSION WITH AN APPOINTMENT:

  • Form 19 + one copy. Print out the application form filled out online at www.ecitizen.go.ke 
  • Two copies of parent(s) Kenyan passport (biodata page only)
  • Two colour copies of parent(s) second generation Kenyan ID
  • Two payment invoices from ecitizen portal
  • Two copies of child’s Kenyan Birth Certificate (if born outside Kenya apply for Kenyan Born Abroad Birth Certificate)
  • Three passport sized-photographs (size 2.5x 2).
  • Two complete and signed parental consent forms for children under 18 years of age Click here  to download.
  • Documentary evidence of residence in Canada e.g.  (Permanent Residence, Work Permit, Student Authorization etc.)
  • Additional documentary proof of Kenya citizenship may be required.
  • Pre-paid self-addressed return Courier envelope e.g.  Xpresspost envelope from Canada Post. Courier envelopes from FedEx/UPS and Purolator must have a computer-generated label.
  • Processing time is 4-6 weeks
 
PASSPORT REQUIREMENTS FOR FIRST TIME(NEW) APPLICANTS TO BE SUBMITTED IN PERSON AT THE HIGH COMMISSION WITH AN APPOINTMENT:
  • Form 19 + one copy. Print out the application form filled out online at www.ecitizen.go.ke 
  • Original Kenyan ID card
  • Two copies of Kenyan ID Card (2nd generation)
  • If you hold any foreign passport, or are a citizen of another country, please Click here to check if you need to declare or regain Kenyan citizenship and act accordingly.
  • Two payment invoices from ecitizen portal
  • Two copies of parent(s) Kenyan passport (biodata page only)
  • Two color copies of parent(s) second generation Kenyan ID
  • Two copies of Birth Certificate (if born outside Kenya apply for Kenyan Born Abroad Birth Certificate). If previously endorsed on parents’ passports attach a copy of the endorsement.
  • Three passport sized-photographs (size 2.5″x 2″).
  • Documentary evidence of residence in Canada e.g.  (Permanent Residence, Work Permit, Student Authorization etc.)
  • Additional documentary proof of Kenya citizenship may be required.
  • Pre-paid self-addressed return Courier envelope e.g.  Xpresspost envelope from Canada Post. Courier envelopes from FedEx/UPS and Purolator must have a computer-generated label.
  • Processing time is 4-6 weeks
 
REQUIREMENTS FOR LOST/MUTILATED PASSPORT TO BE SUBMITTED IN PERSON AT THE HIGH COMMISSION WITH AN APPOINTMENT:
  • Form 19 + one copy.  Print out the application form filled out online at www.ecitizen.go.ke 
  • Original Kenyan ID card
  • Two copies of a lost passport form (1) Click here to download
  • Two copies of Police Report in case of a lost passport
  • Two copies of Sworn Affidavit done before a Commissioner for Oaths declaring the passport is lost or mutilated
  • An application letter comprehensively explaining when, where and the circumstances under which the passport got lost or mutilated
  • Original passport for mutilated cases
  • Two payment invoices from e-citizen portal
  • Two copies of Kenyan passport (bio data page only)
  • Three passport size photos
  • Two copies of your Kenyan birth certificate both sides
  • Two copies of Kenyan ID Card (2nd generation)
  • If you hold any foreign passport Click here to check if you need to declare or regain Kenyan citizenship and act accordingly.
  • Attach documentary proof of Regain/Declaration of Kenya citizenship (dual citizen only)
  • Documentary evidence of residence in Canada e.g. (Permanent Residence, Work Permit, Student Authorization etc.)
  • Complete and signed parental consent form for children under 18 years of age Click here to download.
  • Pre-paid self-addressed return Courier envelope e.g.  Xpresspost envelope from Canada Post. Courier envelopes from FedEx/UPS and Purolator must have a computer-generated label.
  • Processing time is 4-6 weeks