A passport is document issued to Kenya citizens by the Directorate of Immigration services and is valid for a maximum period of ten (10) years to enable them to travel abroad.
The Directorate of Immigration Services derives its mandate from section 27(1) of the Kenya Citizenship and Immigration Act 2011 and Kenya Citizenship and Immigration Regulation 2012, legal notice No. 64
Passport Section derives its mandate mainly from the Sections 24, 25, 26, 27, 28, 29, 30 and 31, of the Kenya Citizenship and Immigration Act 2011 and the attendant Regulations.
In September 2017, Kenya launched the e-Passport system to issue digital passports in compliance with ICAO document 9303 and the East African Community Summit resolution. The current Passport Application and Processing Stations are in: Nairobi, Mombasa, Kisumu Embu, Nakuru, Kisii and Eldoret and in six foreign missions London, Washington DC, Berlin, Pretoria, Dubai and Paris.