Kenyan lady reveals the secret of getting a passport faster in Kenya—use these tricks

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Getting a Kenyan passport is not easy but this lady has revealed the tricks she used get a Kenyan passport.Mackennah said that she avoided booking an appointment at e-Citizen and instead went straight to Nyayo House. She went there at 5 am,asubuhi na mapema.She was surprised to get the passport ready.

Mackennah also say if you want to get the passport easily, upgrade from the 34-page passport to the 50-page passport.

Here is her testimony:

“Applied on 2nd April 2024.

Ready for collection on 26th April 2024.

I could not book an appointment on eCitizen for collection. I walked to Nyayo house and got it (The earlier you go, the better, less queue and the staff are not tired)

If you had previously applied for 34page passport, you need to upgrade to the current 50page.Visit customer service desk at Nyayo house for advise. All the best.

And by the way I queued for 2days to get the biometrics despite having an appointment time.

Lesson learnt: Go as early as 5am to get the biometrics”

Below are the types of passports in Kenya and the rates for each passport

 Type of Passport/ApplicationNumber of pagesAmount
1Ordinary passportsA Series (34 Pages)Ksh. 4,550.00
B Series (50 pages)Ksh. 6,050.00
C Series (66 pages)Ksh. 7,550.00
2Diplomatic passportsKsh. 7,550.00
3Mutilated passportKsh. 10,050.00
4Lost passportsKsh. 12,050.00
5Certificate of Identity (for Foreigners)Ksh. 3,050.00
6Temporary permitKsh. 350

This means that you have to pay Ksh 6,050 to get the 50-page passport.

Recently,Interior CS Kithure Kindiki assured that henceforth, Kenyans will be getting their passports within 21 days.