APPLICATION FOR THE EAST AFRICAN e-PASSPORT

JULY 2019 : This is to notify the Kenyan Diaspora that the Department of Immigration Services has rolled out the e-Passport application submission and biometrics capture service for Kenyans in Diaspora at the Embassy of Kenya in Berlin, Germany. Kindly read until the end to be fully informed.

IMPORTANT INFORMATION

1. Passport applicants who are 18 and above must be holders of a valid Kenya National Identity Card (ID card) to be able to apply. Parents who hold a valid ID card can apply for their children who are under the age of 18.

2. If you do not have an ID card or you lost it and only have a copy, you must obtain an ID card first before applying for the ePassport. The Kenya Embassy in Berlin does not issue ID cards. You must travel to Kenya to register and be issued the ID card.

3. All passport applications must be made on the Department of Immigration Services page on www.ecitizen.go.ke You will have to enter your ID card number to be able to register on eCitizen and then apply for the passport.

4. In order to register successfully, a verification code will be sent on the number you enter. Currently, the codes are only sent to Kenyan mobile phone numbers that have never been registered on eCitizen. You must therefore enter an active Kenyan number on the telephone number field (you can enter the number of a relative or friend who has never held a passport)

5. Applicants who hold a manual passport should apply for a REPLACEMENT on eCitizen and not for a NEW PASSPORT!!!! 

6. When entering foreign alphabet letters, e.g. Ä,Ö,Ü, these letters should be anglicized to AE, OE and UE. There should not be any commas or any other symbols on the application entries.

7. Ensure that you enter the correct country and place of birth and country of residence.

8. You can make corrections or edit your ePassport application through the APPLICATION HISTORY page by clicking on the EDIT button.

SUBMITTING YOUR APPLICATION

Once you have successfully applied and paid online, download the relevant application checklist below and after obtaining all the necessary requirements, book an appointment to submit the application and biometrics capture.

Ensure that you enter the applicant´s EPP1 or CPP1 Number, which is on the eCitizen application form and invoice of payment on the Description field as follows: Description: EPP1-XXXXXXX or CPP1-XXXXXXXXX (do not add any other information)

All bookings without the EPP1/CPP1 identification code on the Description field will be cancelled upon review and the applicant must rebook with the required number. You should not book one appointment for several applicants (each child should also have their own appointment).

If you already have a booking but wish to change it, do not forget to cancel the first booked slot via the cancelling link on your booking confirmation email. Further passport information is available HERE

                  APPLICATION CHECKLIST FOR:

1. ORDINARY REPLACEMENT OF A MANUAL PASSPORT

2. PASSPORT FOR A CHILD UNDER 18 YEARS

3. CHANGE OF NAME OR PARTICULARS

4. REPLACMENT OF A LOST PASSPORT

5. REPLACEMENT OF A DAMAGED PASSPORT

Once you have successfully applied for the ePassport on eCitizen and have all the required application documents as stated on the relevant checklist above, you can proceed to BOOK YOUR APPOINTMENT HERE