More pain for Kenyans as gov’t raises ID, passport application costs by over Ksh.3,000

Published: 8/Nov/2023
Source: The Citizen (Nairobi)

By Bashir Mbuthia

The government, through the State Department of Immigration and Citizen Services, has revised the charges of some of its services including passport, ID, work permit, birth and death certificate applications.

In a special gazette notice dated November 7, 2023, Interior Cabinet Secretary (CS) Prof. Kithure Kindiki announced that the fee for the standard 34-page passport application has surged to Ksh.7,500 up from the current Ksh.4,500.

A 50-page ordinary passport will now cost applicants Ksh.9,500 from the existing Ksh.6,000 while the application fee for a 66-page ordinary passport has shot up by Ksh.5,000 to Ksh.12,500.


New birth certificate applications will cost Ksh.200 from Ksh.50. Application fees for death certificates have also quadrupled to Ksh.200 while amendment fees for both birth and death certificates have increased by Ksh.870 to Ksh.1,000.

The notice also highlighted that fees for the processing of Permanent residences for children of Kenyan citizens born outside Kenya had doubled to Ksh.200,000 while the fees for the issuance of permanent residences for the same children had increased to Ksh.1,000,000 from Ksh.500,000.

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Themes: Birth Registration, ID Documents and Passports
Regions: Kenya
Year: 2023