NOTICE ON E-PASSPORTS

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EXTENSION OF VALIDITY OF THE KENYA MACHINE READABLE PASSPORT

Further to our previous notices on E-Passports, the Kenya High Commission wishes to inform Kenyans living in Canada that the Government of the Republic of Kenya has extended the use of old generation machine-readable passports( dark blue passports) from 1st March, 2021 as earlier communicated to 31st December 2021.

Starting from 1st January 2022, the old Generation passports will be null and void. And NO Kenyan will be able to travel internationally without a valid East African Community biometric E-Passport. Therefore, Kenyans are urged to take advantage of the extension and not to wait until last minute to apply for the E-passport.

Application for new Kenyan E-Passport can now be made at the Kenya Embassy, Washington, DC. Please follow this link for details.

Note that, before you visit any of the processing stations, applicants must apply online and pay the requisite fee through the eCitizen Portal. It is important to note that you must submit the application documents in-person to complete the process.

E-passport applications can also be made at any of these passport offices: Nairobi, Mombasa, Nakuru, Embu, and Kisii. It is important to note that you must submit the application documents in-person to complete the process. E-passport applications can also be made at any of these passport offices: Nairobi, Mombasa, Nakuru, Embu, and Kisii.