Kenya: Introduction of Biometric E-Passport

October 11, 2022 Jessie Butchley

Key Points   

  • The government of Kenya will introduce a new biometric passport on 30 November 2022  


The government of Kenya  will launch a biometric e-passport by 30 November 2022. The government stated that processing delays may be experienced when the new e-passport is launched.  

The passport, known as the East African Community (EAC) biometric e-passport, will also be introduced in all other EAC member states, including Burundi, the Democratic Republic of Congo, Rwanda, South Sudan, Tanzania and Uganda.  

What are the Changes?   

The government of Kenya announced that it will launch a new biometric e-passport on 30 November 2022. According to the announcement, the e-passport will include additional security and technology measures that will protect against falsification and identity theft. 

Looking Ahead   

Continue to check the government of Kenya’s website and Envoy’s website for the latest updates and information.   

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Content in this publication is for informational purposes only and not intended as legal advice, nor should it be relied on as such. For additional information on the issues discussed, consult an attorney at one of the two U.S. Law Firms working with the Envoy Platform or another qualified professional. On non-U.S. immigration issues, consult an Envoy global immigration service provider or another qualified representative. 

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Jessie is Envoy's Global Immigration Writer.

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