A passport is used to verify one's country of citizenship. If traveling outside the country, it is used to regain entry into your country of citizenship. Passport include your photo, name, birth date, gender and physical characteristics.
It should take at least 20 working days to your first passport once your form has been physically submitted at the immigration offices. For all other application types, it should take at least 5 working days. It can take longer if more information is needed or your application hasn't been filled out correctly.
According to the press release issued on Thursday, September 30, the Director of Immigration Services, there is a new service that will allow the issuing of urgent passports at Nyayo House.
Directorate General Alexander Muteshi revealed that a Special Desk had been set aside for applicants who need passports for urgent travel such as medical emergencies.
The desk, dubbed counter 16, will be located on the ground floor of Nyayo House and will also cater for those seeking travel for studies and scholarships.
Those returning to work and official assignments abroad will also be given priority. Applicants can present requests for rescheduling appointments for biometrics at the desk.
They will however be required to provide documentary evidence to prove that they require emergency or urgent passports. Services will be available strictly by appointment booked on e-citizen portal.
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