How much does it cost to replace an ID in Kenya? A gazette notice published on Tuesday, November 14, 2023, states that the cost of replacing a lost or damaged ID will now be Ksh. 1,000 instead of the proposed Ksh. 2,000, which was published two weeks ago.
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Interior Cabinet Secretary Kithure Kindiki announced new charges for government services, such as ID replacement, after receiving criticism from Kenyans.
How much does it cost to replace an ID in Kenya?
It had previously been suggested that Kenyans give up Ksh 1,000 while applying for IDs.
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On the other hand, passport fees are set to remain as earlier proposed. An ordinary 34-page passport would cost Kenyans Ksh. 7,500, while an ordinary 50-page passport will cost Ksh. 9,500.
The ordinary travel document, spanning 66 pages, will cost Ksh 12,500.
Even so, a lost passport replacement would now cost Ksh. 20,000, up from Ksh. 12,000 at present. The cost of an express passport is capped at Ksh. 30,000.
“The intended revised charges, fees, and levies are informed by the need for Kenya’s self-reliance in financing the National Budget, to wean the Country from unsustainable debt that poses grave threats to our sovereignty and the dignity of future generations.
The new intended charges, fees, and levies have been adjusted to accommodate views of the public already received following the publication of the revoked Gazette Notices.”Gazette Notice.
Additionally, the CS mandated that public involvement in the new rates be conducted and completed by the State Department of Immigration and Citizen Services by December 10, 2023.
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The revised rates are set for implementation effective January 1, 2024.