Extension of deadline to phase out old generation passports.

Directorate of Immigration Services Alexander Muteshi now says Kenyans will still be able to renew or replace the old generation passports even after the November 30 deadline.

In a press statement, Director General stated that the exercise will continue in all passport application centers locally and at missions abroad.

“The wishes to remind the general public that the deadline for phasing out of the old generation Kenya passport is 30th November 2022,” read the report.

“Kenya will migrate fully to using the new East African Community Biometric e – passport on 1st December 2022,” he said.

According to Muteshi, Kenya will fully migrate to the new passports from December 1.

Kenya launched the e – passport system in September 2017 in compliance with the International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO).

In November 2021, the EAC Council of ministers in a meeting held in Arusha agreed to do away with the old generation passports for all member states by November 2022.

“However, renewal/replacement of the old generation Kenya passport will continue normally in all  passport application centers locally, and in our missions abroad after this deadline,” he added. Muteshi further said that replacement of the passports will continue even after the deadline.

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