Passports

The London Mission is a commissioned passport control office and processes and issues passports.  The waiting period is an average of  10 working days, however for  Lost  or Damaged passports the wait time will be 20 working days. For those who cannot be issued with passports, are issued with either Certificates of Identity or Emergency certificates to enable their travel.

N.B: For walk-ins, we have an interact machine.

Passports

Requirements for Renewing an Expired/Full Passport:

        • Current Original passport.
        • Copy of your Kenyan ID. Applications that are not accompanied by copies of ID cards will be referred to the Director of Immigration Services for approval and issuance
        • Kenyan Birth Certificate Original
        • One copy of fully and correctly completed prescribed application form (Form 19) .
        • One copy of Bio Data Page of Kenyan passport
        • Two passport sized-photographs 45mm x 35mm (UK Standard Size).
        • Postal order  or Bankers Cheque made payable to the “Kenya High Commission” in the amount of £45.
        • For postal applications include a pre-paid self addressed return courier envelope (it should have a tracking number).
        • Applications must be recommended (in Section 7) by a Kenyan citizen, who should provide a copy of his/her passport or ID card

Passport Requirements for a minor (Below 18 years):

        • One copy of fully and correctly completed prescribed application form (Form 19) .
        • Original and Copy of Birth Certificate
        • Parents Original Kenya passport in case the child(ren) was previously endorsed
        • Proof of father’s/mother’s Kenya Nationality (Kenya passport and Identity card)
        • Completed Parental Consent form ( completed by father or mother)
        • One copy of the Father’s / Mother’s Kenyan Birth certificate (both Sides)
        • Postal order  or Bankers Cheque made payable to the “Kenya High Commission” in the amount of  £45.00
        • Applications must be recommended (in Section 7) by a Kenyan citizen, who should provide a copy of his/her passport or ID card

Requirements for Replacing a Lost or Damaged Passport:

          • Fully and correctly completed application form (Form 19).
          • Police Report in case of a lost passport
          • A Sworn Affidavit done before a Commissioner of Oaths explaining the circumstances under which the passport got lost or mutilated.
          • A copy of lost passport or original of any previous held.
          • The damaged passport for those replacing a mutilated one.
          • A copy of Kenya Identity card. Applications that are not accompanied by copies of ID cards will be referred to the Director of Immigration Services for processing.
          • A copy of birth certificate.
          • Duly filled proforma for lost/damaged passport
          • Three passport- sized photographs 45mm x 35mm (UK Standard Size) with one photo signed at the back by your recommender ( Refer to note nos. 2& 3 in the application form).
          • Postal order  or Bankers Cheque of £100 for a lost passport or £80 for a damaged passport made payable to the “Kenya High Commission”
          • Additional documentary proof of Kenya citizenship may be required if necessary.
          • Applications must be recommended (in Section 7) by a Kenyan citizen, who should provide a copy of his/her passport or ID card.

Name Change in Passports
Those who wish to change names in their passports, should apply to renew their current passports and the requirements are:

          • Copy of marriage certificate, Deed Poll registered in Kenya Gazette, Divorcee Decree or proof of marriage dissolution.
          • Duly filled Form 19 ( Passport Application form)
          • Original Current passport which is to be replaced/renewed
          • Two passport size photographs (UK Standard) on a white background.
          • Copy of Current National Identity Card
          • Fee of £ 45 payable by card or postal order/banker’s cheque.
          • Self- addressed prepaid envelope for postal applications.NB: For correction of dates of birth/place of birth, Original Birth Certificate used to obtain first passport which should bear the stamp of Immigration Department is required in addition to requirements 2-7 above.

For postal applications include a pre-paid self addressed return courier envelope (it should have a tracking number).

Notes for Photographs

Kindly ensure that photos attached on Form 19 have the following:
Be clear photos – they should not be blurred nor have a dark hue, all facial features should be clearly outlined

      • Have a full face and both ears showing
      • Be taken against a white background
      • Be without shadows in the background
      • No smiling or laughing
      • Be taken without spectacles
      • Size of the face should be 2.5 (two and a half) inches by 2 inches
        Weaves and hair should not cover the forehead or the rest of the face
      • Decent photos – ladies should not be wearing strapless tops
        Attach at least 2 photos