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How to Apply for Diplomatic Passport in Kenya

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How to Apply for Diplomatic Passport in Kenya by Kenyans247(m): Sun Jan 2020 02:11pm
Procedure

'Apply In-Person:
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.
Visit the immigration offices to make the application. Here you are required to present the letter from Chief of protocol to the immigration officer.
The immigration officer will provide you with an application for Kenya passport application Form 19 http://www.kenyarep-jp.com/visa/form/Form-19-Application%20for%20Kenya%20Passport.pdf
Kenya passport application Form 19 to fill.
You should check the diplomatic passport option in your application form and complete the correctly.
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 http://www.kenyarep-jp.com/visa/form/consent%20letter0001.pdf
For applicants who are adopted, the original adoption certificate, clearance letter from the children’s department, and or, the Court ruling or award.
After lodging the application the diplomatic passport will be ready for collection after review at the immigration office after 5 working days.
You are required to bring proof of identification when collecting the passport.
You will be contacted through text and/or email when to collect your passport.

Required Documents

Duly completed Passport application Form 19 Passport application Form 19 http://www.kenyarep-jp.com/visa/form/Form-19-Application%20for%20Kenya%20Passport.pdf
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 http://www.kenyarep-jp.com/visa/form/consent%20letter0001.pdf
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 http://www.immigration.go.ke/

Mombasa-Immigration Department Office

PC’s Office Building

Tel: +254-41-2222676


Kisumu-Immigration Department Office

New Provincial Headquarters

Tel: +254-057-2024935/2025438/0700596071

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

Form-19-Application for Kenya Passport: Form-19-Application for Kenya Passport http://www.kenyarep-jp.com/visa/form/Form-19-Application%20for%20Kenya%20Passport.pdf
Consent Letter : Consent Letter http://www.kenyarep-jp.com/visa/form/consent%20letter0001.pdf

Processing Time

The processing time is 5 days.

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Instructions

The applicant shall submit in addition to the requirements of ordinary passport a letter from the chief of protocol from the Ministry of foreign Affairs.

Kindly ensure photos attached on passport application forms are as follows:
a) Clear photos – they should not be blurred nor have a dark hue, all facial features should be clearly outlined.
b) Photos with full face and both ears showing.
c) Photos taken against a white background.
d) The size of the face should be 3.5cm x 4.5cm.
e) Weaves and hair should not cover the forehead or the rest of the face.
f) Decent photos- ladies should not be wearing strappy or strapless tops.
g) Attach at least 3 photos.
h) Photos should be without shadows in the background.
i) Photos should be taken without spectacles.

Required Information

Full name
Valid identity proof
Date of birth
Place of birth
Birth certificate number
Address
Occupation
Citizenship
Telephone number
Referee full names
Referee ID number
Maiden names for married women
Husbands full name in case of married women
Date of married
Place of marriage

Need for the Document

The diplomatic passport – Issued to citizens who are travelling abroad on diplomatic missions, and to Kenyan diplomats and their dependents.
This allows for easy passage at borders, special lines at customs and baggage inviolability are just a few.
The diplomatic passport is advantageous while traveling to conflict zones and protecting your safety and privacy.

Information which might help

The applicant must be Bona Fide Kenya citizen.
Immediately upon collection of a new Passport, it is important that one reads through the notes, appends his/her signature and notes the Immigration Reference Number(R. No).
Applicants under 18 years of age must have one of the Parents’/Guardians’ consent letter and a copy of the National Identity Card.
All applicants are advised not to use third parties to follow up on their applications, but to consult directly with the Immigration Officers dealing with services being sought who are in official uniforms. Applicant’s copy of National Identity Card is MANDATORY for every application.
Please note that, applicants MUST come in-person.

Disqualification of Application for Passports :
A Passport Control Officer shall disqualify the application of any person: -
i. Who is not a citizen of Kenya
ii. Who gives false information for the purpose of obtaining a passport
iii. Submits incomplete forms
iv. In respect of whom there is evidence of involvement in passport fraud, passport forgery or international crime(s).

Other uses of the Document/Certificate

Some benefits of having a diplomatic passport are:
No tax liability on several income sources
Easier visa restrictions
Use of CC or CD or Consul license plates on cars
Access to salon d’honneur government lounges
Instant door opener in political or business environments
Meeting top ranking government officials in any country
Sovereign inviolable status of your home and residence
Free visas to any country and visa free travel in many cases
Never pay airport departure tax
Travel upgrades on airlines and hotels.

External Links

Kenya Passports: Kenya Passports http://www.kenyarep-jp.com/visa/kenya_passports_e.html

Others
'Persons entitled to diplomatic passport in Kenya

President and immediate family members
Prime Minister and immediate family members
Vice President/Deputy president and immediate family members
Cabinet Secretary and spouse(s)
Secretary to the Cabinet and spouse(s)
Principal Secretaries and spouse(s)
Speakers of National Assembly and the Senate and spouse(s)
Chief Justice and spouse(s)
Deputy Chief Justice and spouse(s)
Justices of Supreme Court and spouse(s)
Justices of Court of Appeal and spouse(s)
Attorney General and spouse(s)
Director of Public Prosecutions and spouse(s)
Solicitor General and spouse(s)
Controller of Budget and spouse(s)
Auditor General and spouse(s)
Governor of the Central Bank and spouse(s)
Clerk of the National Assembly and spouse(s)
Chief of the Kenya Defence Forces and spouse(s)
Service Commanders of the Kenya Defence Forces and spouse(s)
Director-General of the National Intelligence Service and spouse(s)
Inspector General of the National Police Service and spouse(s)
County Governor and spouse(s)
Aide-De-Camp to the President
Former Presidents and spouse(s)
Former Prime Minister and spouse(s)
Former Vice Presidents and spouse(s)
Foreign Service Officer, spouse and dependent children below the age of 19 years
Country governors and spouse (s)

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