Immigration to fast-track passport delivery from Monday to Friday

The exercise will be carried out in Nairobi, Mombasa, Kisumu, Eldoret, Embu, Nakuru, Kisii and Kericho.

In Summary
  • It advised those whose passports are ready for collection to take advantage of the exercise.
  • "To enhance passport issuance, we have dedicated May 13 to May 18, 2024, to the fast-tracking of passport delivery in all passport application centres across the country," it stated.
A Kenyan passport booklet.
A Kenyan passport booklet.
Image: MINA

The Immigration Department has announced that from Monday, May 13, to Friday, May 18, it will be fast-tracking passport delivery in all passport application centres.

In a notice issued on Sunday, the department said the exercise will be carried out in Nairobi, Mombasa, Kisumu, Eldoret, Embu, Nakuru, Kisii and Kericho.

"To enhance passport issuance, we have dedicated May 13 to May 18, 2024, to the fast-tracking of passport delivery in all passport application centres across the country," it stated.

The department advised applicants who have received notification that their passports are ready for collection to take advantage of the exercise.

This comes after the department on Saturday, May 11, remained open to allow Kenyans to collect their passports.

In its statement on Thursday, it called upon Kenyans who had received notifications to use the extended period to pick up their passports.

Addressing the issue of passports, Interior CS Kithure Kindiki said the government has put in place measures for the speedy collection and delivery of the final batch of 45,000 passports which are now ready.

The batch is from the over 720,000 passports whose production had been delayed.

Kindiki said systems are now aligned after the acquisition of two new printers for the personalisation of passport details.

The CS had earlier directed the Immigration Department to ensure that the 49,500 uncollected passports are delivered and collected within 14 days effective May 10.

He directed the department to roll out a Rapid Results Initiative (RRI) to ensure the documents were cleared within the set timeline.

The CS said there were 27,000 uncollected passports in Nairobi, Mombasa (3,000), Nakuru (4,200), Embu (4,500), Eldoret (3,900), Kisumu (3,900), Kisii (3,000) and Kericho (400).

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