Kenyans now have till March 1st 2020 to acquire new e-passports after the government extended the original August 1st deadline for replacing old passports.
Government spokesman Cyrus Oguna stated, “The directive has in effect, extended the deadline for travel using the new e-passport to March 1st 2020 for all Kenyans. Kenyans can therefore travel using their current (old blue) passports until 1st March 2020.”
President Uhuru Kenyatta directed Cabinet Secretary for Foreign Affairs Monica Juma and Interior CS Fred Matiang’i to work with foreign government agencies to issue visas to Kenyans on current passports.
The statement encourages Kenyans to take advantage of the extended deadline. Earlier in June, the then Principal Secretary for Immigration and Citizen Services Gordon Khihalangwa warned that the Immigration Department would not be issuing new passports unless applicants had a valid reason to apply.
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