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20 Passport Renewal

Adult Passport Renewal

• Complete Form DS-82 (PDF 89 KB). Enter your information online and print Form DS-82 OR print out the blank form and then complete using black ink on one-sided pages. Failure to provide information requested on this form, including your social security number, may result in significant processing delays and/or the denial of your application. The form can also be obtained from American Citizen Services at the U.S. embassy. Sign and date Form DS-82 on page 1.

• Bring one (1) identical photo 2×2 inches. For exact specifications on the photo, please click here. • The fee is $110, payable in dollars or the equivalent in Kenyan Shillings, or credit card (VISA, MasterCard, Dinners, American Express, and Discover). You will pay the fee at your appointment. Be sure to schedule a separate appointment for each individual applying.

To submit the application, request an appointment at the Department of State Website. Allow approximately two weeks for processing. Passports must be collected at the ACS section by the applicant or authorized representative (with a signed letter from the applicant). An appointment is not necessary to pick up your passport.

Minor’s Passport Renewal (Under Age 16)

Compile your application materials:

• Complete Form DS-11 (PDF 100 KB). Enter your information online and print Form DS-11 OR print out the blank form and then complete using black ink on one-sided pages. Failure to provide information requested on this form, including your social security number, may result in significant processing delays and/or the denial of your application. The form can also be obtained from American Citizen Services at the U.S. embassy. Do not sign Form DS-11 on page 1.

• Provide the birth certificate(s) of the child/children. • Bring the passports and identification documents for both parents. • Bring one (1) identical photo 2×2 inches. For exact specifications on the photo, please click here. • The fee is $115 payable in U.S, dollars or the equivalent in Kenyan Shillings, or credit card (VISA, MasterCard, Dinners, American Express, and Discover). You will pay the fee at your appointment. • If the child’s physical appearance has changed significantly since the last passport photograph, the Consular Officer will request transitional photos as proof of identification. • To submit the application, request an appointment at the Department of State Website. Be sure to schedule a separate appointment for each individual applying.

Allow approximately two weeks for processing. Passports must be collected at the ACS section by the applicant or authorized representative (with a signed letter from the parent). An appointment is not required to pick up the passport. Both parents and the child(ren) should come to the appointment. If one or more parents are not in Kenya:

• The non-applying parent(s) or guardian(s) must complete item 3 on the DS-3053 “Statement of Consent,” (PDF 52 KB) providing written consent for the issuance of a passport for the minor child. Additionally, the non-applying parent or guardian consenting to the issuance of a passport for a minor child must:

• Sign and date Form DS-3053 in the presence of a Certified Notary Public, and • Submit a photocopy of the front and back side of the ID that was presented to the Notary Public with Form DS-3053. • NOTE: Notarizations from notaries operating on the local Kenyan market are not accepted by the U.S. embassy due to the prevalence of fraud. • The completed, notarized DS-3053 must be submitted on the appointment date, alongside the non-applying parent’s ID copy. If a parent holds sole custody of the child/children, we will need documentation such as a court order, a death certificate, or any other proof showing sole custody of the child/children.

If you are the applying parent or guardian and the written consent of the non-applying parent or guardian or evidence of sole custody cannot be obtained in a timely manner, complete the DS-5525 “Statement of Exigent/Special Family Circumstances” (PDF 48 KB). The statement must explain in detail the non-applying parent’s or guardian’s unavailability and recent efforts made to contact the non-applying parent. You may also be required to provide evidence (e.g., custody order, incarceration order, restraining order) to document your claim of exigent or special circumstances. Please submit the DS-5525 with the DS-11 on the appointment day.