Names of Ready Passports: How to Check

Names of Ready Passports: How to Check

Names of Ready Passports: How to Check

In accordance with Interior CS Kithure Kindiki’s direction, the State Department of Immigration Services has made public the identities of passport applicants whose names have been printed and are available for pickup.To improve service performance, the Interior CS had established a nationwide Rapid Results Initiative (RRI) on passport collection every Wednesday.

The Immigration Department announced on Wednesday that 87,574 passports are ready for pickup at the location where the applications were submitted.For convenience, starting on September 25, 2023, passports will be provided to a certain number of applicants each day for the following 30 days.

Additionally, the Department’s website and social media pages will display the names of the passport applicants who will be serviced on each day.Kenyans have been warned to check their names to make sure the day they must pick up their passports is correct; else, they run the danger of being fined.

Kindiki had warned that passports that stay uncollected after the time period will be disposed and the owners penalised in accordance with the law.

How to Check

Click on the Interior Ministry’s official website: immigration.go.keScroll down and click the Announcements tab which includes press releases, public participation, tenders, and Gazette Notices.

There will be a list with all the counties and their due dates. To access the list, choose the county where you submitted your application; for example, in Nairobi, the list has 7,500 names of those who must pick up their passports by September 29, 2023.The Interior Ministry’s aim to clear Nyayo House and other centers of people and ensure a smooth passport application procedure guided the choice to conduct the speedy collection of passports.The alteration of the passport printing offices’ operating hours to run from 7:00 a.m. to 9:00 p.m. was one of the measures made in order to improve service delivery and eliminate the backlog of 120,000 applications.

The CS also made ad hoc visits to the offices to make sure the staff members were working nonstop to provide the passports.

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