Kenya will phase out the old-generation passport and migrate fully to the new East African Community (EAC) biometric e-passport.

Because of this development, the Ministry of Interior and Co-ordination of the National Government has advised Kenyans to acquire the new biometric passport to avoid any inconveniences.

“Kenyans are therefore hereby advised to acquire the new Biometric e-passport to avoid any inconveniences,” the statement read in part.

According to a statement the Director-General Directorate of Immigration Services Alexander Muteshi released on Thursday, Kenya will migrate to the new EAC biometric e-passport by November 30, 2022.

This is pursuant to the decision of the EAC Council of Ministers meeting, which was held in Arusha in November 2021.

“Pursuant to the decision by EAC Council of Minister's meeting held in Arusha from 22nd to 29th November 2021, the deadline for phasing out of the old generation passport for all EAC member States is November 2022.,” the statement read in part.

“In line with this decision, the Directorate of Immigration Services wishes to inform the general public that Kenya is bound to migrate fully to the new East African Community biometric e-passport by 30th November 2022.”