Kenya – Statutory Declaration for Lost Passport
What should you do if you lose your Kenya passport?
As a Kenyan citizen in Australia, if you’ve lost your Kenya passport you must apply to the Kenya High Commission in Canberra for a replacement passport. The details of the application process are available on the High Commission’s website under their ‘passport‘ services.
In your application for a replacement passport, you must provide a statutory declaration (stated as an ‘affidavit’ on the checklist) notarised by a notary public. The template for the statutory declaration is also available on the High Commission’s website.
Statutory declaration for lost Kenya passport
Your statutory declaration must contain the following information/declarations:
- You must declare that you’re a Kenyan citizen and provide your Kenya passport number and the issue date.
- You must explain how you lost your passport.
- You must confirm that you have reported the event to the police, and provide the police station details.
- You must declare that you have been unable to find your passport and believe that your passport is lost.
- You confirm that you are applying to be reissued with a new passport and you have attached the application form with the application fee.
- You undertake to return your new passport to the Kenya Government if you find your lost passport.
- You must indemnify the Kenya Government for any claims arising from your lost passport.
- You swear that your statutory declaration and your application are true to the best knowledge and belief.
Finally, once you’ve completed all of the information in your statutory declaration, you must declare and sign it in front of a notary public. The notary public must then notarise your statutory declaration before you can submit it to the Kenya High Commission.
Notary public services for lost Kenyan passport
As a leading provider of notary public services in Sydney, we help many Kenyan citizens to notarise their statutory declaration as part of their lost passport application. If you have lost your Kenyan passport and you’re applying for a replacement, then you’ll need our services too.
For us to notarise your statutory declaration, you must be able to prove your identity. Usually, your passport would be your primary form of identification in Australia. However, if you’ve lost your passport, then you’ll need a substitute identity document like an Australian driver licence or photograph ID card. If you’re unable to prove your identity, then we’re unable to witness you sign or notarise your statutory declaration.
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