Uhuru extends deadline for acquisition of e-passports

By , K24 Digital
On Thu, 25 Jul, 2019 19:07 | < 1 min read
Kenyan passport
A Kenyan passport. PHOTO | FILE

President Uhuru Kenyatta on Thursday, July 25, extended the deadline for the acquisition of new passports from August 31, 2019 to March 1, 2020.

The announcement was made by Government spokesperson, Colonel (Rtd) Cyrus Odhiambo Oguna, on Thursday evening.

“President Uhuru Kenyatta has today (Thursday, July 25) directed the Cabinet Secretaries for the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Amb. Monica Juma and Ministry of Interior and Coordination of National Government, Dr Fred Matiangi’i, to work with foreign missions across the world to facilitate the issuance of visas to Kenyans on the current passports.

“The directive has in effect, extended the deadline of travel on the new e-passport to March 1, 2020 for all Kenyans. Kenyans can therefore travel on their current (old blue) passports until March, 2020.

“Application for the new passport continue countrywide and Kenyans are urged to take advantage of the extension and not wait until the last minute to apply,” said Oguna in a press statement dated July 25.

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