The State Department of Immigration Services has published the names of passports applicants that have been printed and are ready for collection in line with Interior CS Kithure Kindiki's directive.
The Interior CS had announced a nationwide Rapid Results Initiative (RRI) on collection of passports every Wednesday to enhance service delivery.
In a statement issued on Wednesday, the Immigration Department indicated that 87,574 passports are available for collection at the Immigration office where the applications were made.
For ease of service, passports will be issued to a specified number of applicants per day for the next 30 days beginning September 25, 2023.
Additionally, the names of passport applicants to be served on each day will be listed on the Department's website and social media accounts.
Kenyans have been advised to check their names to confirm the day they are required to pick up their passports, failure to which they risk being penalised.
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.ke
Scroll down and click the Announcements tab which includes press releases, public participation, tenders, and Gazette Notices.
A list containing various counties and the due dates will appear.
Select the county where you applied and access the list, for instance, in Nairobi, the list contains 7,500 names required to collect their passports by September 29, 2023.
The decision to implement the rapid collection of passports was informed by the Interior Ministry's plan to decongest Nyayo House and other centers and ensure a seamless process of acquiring a passport.
Among the changes included the revision of the working hours in the passport printing offices to run between 7:00 a.m. and 9:00 p.m. to enhance service delivery and clear the backlog which consisted of 120,000 applicants.
The CS also conducted impromptu visits to the offices to ensure the officials worked round the clock to deliver the passports.