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You will not travel to US without the new passport - Embassy

This is a requirement

President Uhuru Kenyatta and US President Donald Trump meet at the White House

The US Embassy in Nairobi on Tuesday announced that people seeking to travel to the United States will be required to have the new e-passport.

Through a tweet, the embassy stated that the travellers would be required the new passport upon entering the foreign country.

“Travelers with a valid U.S. visa may travel with their current visa in the old passport but must also have a new e-passport for entry. It is not necessary to apply for a new visa,” read the tweet by the embassy.


The institution further noted that it could only place their visa in the new passport.

“We can only place a US visa in a new passport. You may make an appointment with your current passport but you will need to obtain an e-passport before we can issue a visa,” read a part of the post.

Kinyua warns government officers with old passports

Last Friday, Head of Public Service Joseph Kinyua revealed that government officers would not be allowed to travel outside the country without the e-passport.


Through an order that had been issued by Kinyua, the officers with old passports might not travel unless they acquired the new document.

The Public service boss had further noted that the Ministry of Foreign Affairs would not help the officers in getting the visas for the old travel document.


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