Kenya’s Immigration Department has asked foreigners whose passes and residency permits have expired to renew the documents online from Monday, April 13th.
Alexander Muteshi, the Director-General for Immigration on Wednesday said the renewal process will be done through the foreign nationals’ service portal.
Muteshi stated that it is a mandatory requirement for all foreign nationals with expired passes and residency permits to renew them through the portal.
He said the move is aimed at helping foreigners who are presently stuck in the country due to travel restrictions occasioned by the coronavirus pandemic.
Applicants will receive a downloadable notification from the Immigration Department once their applications for renewal are approved. They will be required to print the notification and produce them when asked to present their passes or residency permits.
Those making new applications for citizenship or permits will be required to submit relevant documents in a drop box at the immigration headquarters in Nairobi.
“Application forms for permits, passes, citizenship and multiple journey visa applied online may be placed at the drop box located at Nyayo House,” said Muteshi.
“You are advised to place the payment receipt, invoices, security bond, and approval acknowledgments.”