- Written by Peace Loise Mbae
Parents who want to travel with their children require travel documents for them as well. The Kenyan government process of acquiring passport can be a difficult task at the immigration office if one is not well informed. Below are tips on requirements and how to prepare.
1. Documents needed
• Original and photocopy of the birth certificate
• Three passport size photos
• Parents national Identification Card(ID) and photocopy
• Consent letter for minors from both parents
• A filled eCitizen passport application form and three receipts(from the step two)
• Recommender’s Identification Card(ID)
Information on ecitizen.go.ke
2: Fill out the online application form at ecitizen.go.ke
You will be required to input personal details and other required questions here.
Once on the website go to services, immigration and click passport application for children.
Then create an online profile for yourself and not the minor. If you already have one then log in.
Fill in the form with the required information.
Go through the instructions and other details.
Once done with step two, submit the application form, pay online from your preferred mode of payment.
Print out 3 application receipts. (Needed in step 1)
4. Go to Nyayo House
Nyayo house is located at the corner of Uhuru Highway and Kenyatta Avenue.
Go with the child that you are applying a passport for.
Dress them properly for the passport photo to be taken on the spot.
Have a written consent from either parent is not present on the day.
Because of long queues, Nyayo house is known for, get there as early as 7. am when doors open.
The checks are outside Nyayo house under some tents, head to the section for mums with kids for a checkup.
Once clear, you will get into the adjacent office and have another document scan by security officers
You will then be guided to an office for processing passports for children. This process moves very fast.
You will then be directed to a photoshoot office to take the passport photo and voila you are done.
5. Passport collection
You will be given a confirmation slip.
The officers will inform you to come collect after two weeks.
You can also send someone to pick it up. They will need the confirmation slip, a written permission, and their ID.