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Kenyans to pay more for passports, IDs as new fees for State services kick in

The government has implemented revised fees for some of its services, including passports, IDs, birth and death certificates, and work permit applications.

This will see the new charges and fees ranging from double to ten times or more, from the previous costs.

The new fees will be implemented following the conclusion of a public engagement exercise conducted last year between 14 November 2023 and 5 December 2023, the government said in a memo dated 29 February 2024.

“You may recall that the effective date for the implementation of these charges was 1 January 2024. However, the said charges were to be subject to public participation before coming into effect,” said a memo from the director of the Ministry of Home Affairs.

“The purpose of this circular is therefore to inform you that the revised fees, charges and levies will come into effect from 1 March 2024 and all our services will be charged accordingly.”

The memo was copied to all section heads, regional coordinators, national registrars, district coordinators and sub-district registrars.

Home Affairs CS Kithure Kindiki had published the new rates in a gazette notification No. 241 on 14 November 2023, where all services provided by the Immigration Department had been reviewed upwards.

As a result, the issuance of a new birth certificate will now cost Sh200 instead of Sh50, similar to the issuance of a death certificate. Late registration of a birth certificate will now cost Sh500 up from Sh50, similar to late registration of a death certificate. Amendment fees for both certificates have increased by Sh870 to Sh1,000.

Foreign registration of births and deaths at Kenyan missions abroad will cost US$150, up from US$50.

Replacing an ID card now costs Sh1000. It used to cost Sh100. Changing details remains the same at Sh1000.

The cost of applying for a standard 34-page passport has jumped from Sh4500 to Sh7500.

According to the new rates, a 50-page ordinary passport will now cost applicants Sh9500 from Sh6000, while the application fee for a 66-page ordinary passport has shot up from Sh7500 to Sh12500.

At the same time, the cost of a 50-page diplomatic passport has doubled to Sh15000, while the price of a 34-page service passport remains unchanged at Sh6000.

Replacing a lost passport will cost Sh20,000, up from Sh12,000, while replacing a mutilated passport will double from Sh10,000 to Sh20,000.

While an express passport now costs Sh30,000, a single entry visa now costs $100 while a multiple entry visa costs $500.

Legal residents with spouses and children will now part with Sh800,000 to be processed and issued with permanent residence permits. Foreign spouses to Kenyans will now part with Sh50,000 for to become permanent residents.

Citizenship processing fees now go for Sh20,000, with declaration of dual citizenship now costing Sh10,000 while obtaining citizenship costs Sh50,000 from Sh5,000.

Becoming a Kenyan citizen now costs Sh50,000 for East Africans and Sh100,000 for non-East Africans.

Identity report fees have shot up from Sh300 to Sh700, while civil servants’ cards now cost Sh900 more than Sh100. At the same time, civil servants will have to part with Sh1000 for their identity cards, an increase from Sh350.

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