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87,574 passports are now ready for collection, says Kindiki

Interior CS Prof. Kithure Kindiki has confirmed the completion of 87,574 passports that will be published in various media outlets for their owners to go collect them.

“The Government has initiated a 30-day Rapid Results Initiative (RRI) for delivery of uncollected passports at the Immigration Department’s Nyayo House Headquarters and all regional offices.

Beginning Monday 25th September 2023, owners of 87,574 passports that are now ready but remain with us uncollected are advised to forthwith pick their passport from the designated collection points in Nairobi and various regional immigration offices that will be published in various media outlets and social media platforms from tomorrow and every other Wednesday during the RRI period.” said Kindiki

According to the CS, every Wednesday the Immigration department will publish the list of applicants whose passports are ready for collection. Those who fail to collect within the stipulated period will have theirs disposed as per the law.

In the meantime, the 24 hour shift in the department is ongoing and priority will be given to those seeking medical care abroad, students due for admission in learning institutions outside Kenya and people who have secured job opportunities.

“Delivery of uncollected passports is an integral part of addressing the historical backlog and to avert a recurrence, the Immigration Department is at the tail end of procuring modern printing equipment that will triple the production of passports.

In the meantime, the 24-hour shifts in processing and production of passports continue. Emergency applications for persons seeking medical care abroad, students due for admission in learning institutions outside Kenya and people who have secured job opportunities that have a clear reporting deadline will be processed expeditiously.” said the CS

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