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  • The government of Kenya will introduce a new biometric passport on November 30, 2022


The government of Kenya  will launch a biometric e-passport by November 30, 2022. The government stated that processing delays might be experienced when the new e-passport is launched.

The passport, known as the East African Community (EAC) biometric e-passport, will also be introduced in all other EAC member states, including Burundi, the Democratic Republic of Congo, Rwanda, South Sudan, Tanzania, and Uganda.

What are the Changes?

The government of Kenya announced that it would launch a new biometric e-passport on November 30, 2022. According to the announcement, the e-passport will include additional security and technology measures to protect against falsification and identity theft.

Looking Ahead

Continue to check the government of Kenya’s website for the latest updates and information.

Written by: Jessie Butchley, Global Immigration Writer, Envoy Global
Source: Foreign Affairs, Republic of Kenya

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