Faqs on Consular Issues


1.Where can I apply for a Kenyan passport

Embassy of Kenya
2249 R Street, N.W.
Washington, D.C. 20008
Telephone: (202) 387-6101
Fax: (202) 462-3829
E-mail: immigration@kenyaembassydc.org


Los Angeles Consulate
Park Mile Plaza, Mezzanine Floor
4801 Wilshire Boulevard
Los Angeles, CA 90010
Tel: (323) 939 2408
Fax: (323) 939 2412


New York Consulate
Consulate General of Kenya in New York
866 UN Plaza Suite 4016
New York, NY 10017 U.S.A.
Tel: (212) 421 4741
Fax: (212) 486 1985
e-mail: newyorkconsulate@kenyaembassydc.org


2.What happens to my passport after five years from the date of issue?

It expires and you need to apply for a new passport.


3.What happens to my passport after ten years from the date of issue?

It expires and you need to apply for a new passport.


4.How long does it take for a new Kenya passport to be issued?

It takes approximately 8-10 weeks to process your passport. (For replacement ,mutilated and new passport cases only. Time period for lost passport is on a case by case basis.)

From September 1 ,2017 passports are no longer issued at the Embassy,all passport applications are forwarded to Nairobi for issuance.


5.What is the address for the Kenya Embassy website?

6.What steps should I take if my passport gets lost?
Check the lost and found section. If your name is not on the list you are required to apply for a new passport.See application for lost passport.


7. What is an application for a new passport for?
When your passport is Five years old (from the date of issue) it expires and you therefore need to apply for a new passport.


8. (a) Kindly be informed that whereas the mission will continue to assist in cases of emergency, we shall not tolerate negligence of those Kenyans who deliberately choose to ignore to replace their passports on time and wait until it has expired.
You are therefore required to ensure that you renew your passport six months prior to the expiry date.

(b) Kindly also note that you are required to keep a copy of your passport at all times. This will assist us to process your passport in case it gets lost. This copy should be kept in a separate place from your passport.