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Lost or Stolen Passports

Learn more about what you should do if your passport is lost or stolen in Kenya.

Lost or Stolen: Visitors to Kenya

1. If your passport is lost or stolen you must immediately report this to your nearest police station and make a report.

There may be a small fee for issuing a police report.

2. You should contact the Embassy to make arrangements for an alternative travel document.

Minimum requirements to apply for an Emergency Travel Document:

  • Your original police report.
  • Two passport photographs.
  • Proof of your flight home.
  • Evidence of your identity/citizenship. If you do not have alternative photo i.d. with you in Kenya, you will need to ask somebody to bring your original long form birth certificate ((and civil marriage certificate in the case of a married woman whose passport name is in her married surname), or an old cancelled passport, to a Garda Station in Ireland and fax a copy to the Embassy.
  • The relevant fee.
  • Depending on your situation, we may require additional evidence in support of your application, including a fully witnessed application form, and additional proof of name and address.

Please bear in mind this service is not available outside of office hours except in case of emergency. You may need to arrange a new flight to allow you time to obtain a travel document.

3. If you are in an emergency situation requiring urgent travel (such as the death or serious illness of a family member)

Contact the Duty Officer by phoning +254 (0)716 353999 (outside normal working hours). If you will have to leave a message, remember to state your name, telephone number, the nature of the emergency, and where you are now.

Lost or Stolen: Resident in Kenya

If you are resident in Kenya and your passport has been stolen or lost, you must follow the following steps:

1. Immediately report the loss or theft to your nearest police station and make a report.

The may be a small fee for issuing a police report.

2. Apply to the Embassy of Ireland, Kenya, for a full new passport. For general advice, please see our step-by-step guide on how to apply for a passport.

All applicants must include:

  • A completed and witnessed APS2 application form.
  • 4 Passport Photographs (2 witnessed)
  • Previous passport if you have had one
  • Original long form birth certificate. This must be included for all under 18s and for adults if you have lost your passport, or if applying for your first passport.
  • Civil Marriage Certificate (if you are changing your name).

With a view to preventing identity theft and the circulation of falsified passports, there are additional safeguards for the passport application procedure for those adults seeking to replace a lost or stolen passport. If your passport has been lost or stolen, you must also supply the following documents:

  • Additional form of photo-identification; e.g. certified copy of a drivers licence, work ID; student card; social club membership; passport from other country etc.
  • Evidence of entitlement to Irish citizenship, where applicable
  • Documentary evidence to show use of name, e.g. payslips; records of unemployment or disability payment; bank statement; college registration etc.; and
  • Evidence of residency at the application address, e.g. utility bills; official correspondence from public or private sector etc.