How to Apply for Diplomatic Passport in Kenya

(D) Application for Diplomatic passports. The applicant shall submit in addition to the requirements of ordinary passport a letter from the chief of

Procedure


Apply In-Person:

  1. Applications can only be done in-person. The first step is to have the Chief of protocol from the Ministry of foreign Affairs stating that you meet the criteria set out in the third schedule of the Kenya Citizenship and Immigration Regulations.
  2. Visit the immigration offices to make the application. Here you are required to present the letter from Chief of protocol to the immigration officer.
  3. The immigration officer will provide you with an application for Kenya passport application Form 19 Kenya passport application Form 19 to fill.
  4. You should check the diplomatic passport option in your application form and complete the correctly.
  5. You should then attach the following documents to the application form before submission.
    • Letter showing that the person meets the criteria set out in the third schedule of the Kenya Citizenship and Immigration Regulations, 2012 Legal Notice No.64.
    • Old Passport or original Birth Certificate and National Identity Card together with their respective photocopies
    • Certified copy of the recommender’s National Identity Card
    • Three coloured Passport size photographs of the applicant with one of photos duly certified as true likeness of the applicant by the recommender
    • Proof of payment receipt
    • Parents National ID cards copies or Death Certificate if deceased.
    • For applicants who are below the age of eighteen years, the parents or legal guardian’s written consent must be provided. The consent letter can be downloaded through the following link .Consent Letter
    • For applicants who are adopted, the original adoption certificate, clearance letter from the children’s department, and or, the Court ruling or award.
  6. After lodging the application the diplomatic passport will be ready for collection after review at the immigration office after 5 working days.
  7. You are required to bring proof of identification when collecting the passport.
  8. You will be contacted through text and/or email when to collect your passport.

Required Documents

  1. Duly completed Passport application Form 19 Passport application Form 19
  2. Letter showing that the person meets the criteria set out in the third schedule of the Kenya Citizenship and Immigration Regulations, 2012 Legal Notice No.64.
  3. Old Passport or original Birth Certificate and National Identity Card together with their respective photocopies.
  4. Certified copy of the recommender’s National Identity Card
  5. Three coloured Passport size photographs of the applicant with one of photos duly certified as true likeness of the applicant by the recommender.
  6. Proof of payment receipt
  7. Parents National ID cards copies or Death Certificate if deceased.
  8. For applicants who are below the age of eighteen years, the parents or legal guardian’s written consent must be provided. The consent letter can be downloaded through the following link Consent Letter
  9. For applicants who are adopted, the original adoption certificate, clearance letter from the children’s department, and or, the Court ruling or award.

Office Locations & Contacts

Department of Immigration Services

Nyayo house

Passport Section Ground Floor,

Kenyatta Avenue/ Uhuru Highway

P.O. Box 30191, 00100 Nairobi.

Tel: +254-20-2222022, +254-20-2217544,+254-20-2218833

Email: dis@immigration.go.ke

Website: Immigration Kenya


Mombasa-Immigration Department Office

PC’s Office Building

Tel: +254-41-2222676


Kisumu-Immigration Department Office

New Provincial Headquarters

Tel: +254-057-2024935/2025438/0700596071Ads by Google

Eligibility

  • One need to be an Kenyan citizen.
  • The child needs to be born of Kenyan parents.

Fees

  • Diplomatic passport (48 page) – Ksh. 7,550
  • Diplomatic passport (32 pages)- KSh 6,040

Validity

  • Kenyan passports are valid for ten (10) years after date of issuance.

Documents to Use

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