Interior CS Kindiki Announces Increase in Passport and Visa Fees

The government has announced an increase in the service fee for passports and visas.

In a special gazette notice, the govt announced that the fee for an ordinary 66-page passport has been increased from Ksh 7,500 to Ksh 12,000.

Meanwhile, the fee for an ordinary 34-page passport has been hiked from Ksh 4,500 to Ksh 7,500.

The fee for a diplomatic 50-page document is also set to rise from Ksh7,500 to Ksh15,000 while the fee for an ordinary 50-page document will tick up from Ksh 7,500 to Ksh 9,500.

Conversely, the cost of replacing a lost passport will now increase from Ksh12,000 to Ksh20,000 while the cost of replacing a mutilated passport will increase from Ksh10,000 to Ksh20,000.

Meanwhile, the fees for single journey visas have been doubled from Ksh 7,572 to Ksh 15,145 while the fee for a multiple journey visa has been hiked from Ksh 15,145 to Ksh 75,725.

Meanwhile, extending a visa, which was initially free will now be charged at Ksh 30,290 while the application for visas for Kenyan children which was also free will now be the same price.

The cost of applying temporary permit passport and a service passport has however not been hiked.

The immigration and other consular fees take effect immediately.

CS Kindiki had earlier reshuffled the whole immigration department following a backlog of passport processing at the Nyayo house.

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