Kenyans have been lining up at Nyayo House trying to beat the August 31st deadline that Interior CS Fred Matiang’ i had given for Kenyans to renew their passports. The move made many to even wake up early at the verge of replacing the old passport.
President Uhuru Kenyatta has now extended the deadline to 1st March 2020 and the move has been welcomed by many Kenyans especially those who are abroad. With the extension, you can now take a breather especially if you were planning to travel.
What do you need to know about E-passports?
How to get it – Applicants must personally present themselves to immigration offices for the taking of biometrics (i.e., fingerprints, photo, and signature).
Those with the current passports will be required to replace them with the ePassports within the next 2 years. All new applications henceforth will be migrated to ePassports.
Fees – The fee for acquiring the ePassport will be Sh4,550 for a 32-page and Sh6,050-page document. The processing period for an ePassport will be 10 working days.
Distinct features – The ePassports has three distinct features: A new logo at the bottom, A new blue color scheme and it is labeled “East African Community.”
The blue color was an agreement by EAC member states. The blue represents Lake Victoria, symbolizing the unity of the EAC states.
If you have been wondering, how you will replace yours, you’ve got time to plan on how you can do that now on ease as the deadline is extended.