Kenya: Information on whether a Kenyan identification card and a valid passport are required in order to depart from a Kenyan airport, and on the consequences of having only a passport at the point of departure
|Publisher||Immigration and Refugee Board of Canada|
|Author||Research Directorate, Immigration and Refugee Board, Canada|
|Publication Date||1 January 1994|
|Citation / Document Symbol||KEN15704.E|
|Cite as||Immigration and Refugee Board of Canada, Kenya: Information on whether a Kenyan identification card and a valid passport are required in order to depart from a Kenyan airport, and on the consequences of having only a passport at the point of departure, 1 January 1994, KEN15704.E, available at: http://www.refworld.org/docid/3ae6ab1358.html [accessed 24 May 2013]|
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According to Country Reports on Human Rights Practices for 1992, ethnic Somalis are required to produce a Kenyan identification card and a second piece of identification verifying "screening" before they can apply for a passport (1993, 126). The source further states that "airlines have been required to submit passports held by Kenyan Somalis for verification before issuing tickets to such persons" (ibid.).
Information on the consequences of having only a passport at the point of departure is currently unavailable to the DIRB.
This response was prepared after researching publicly accessible information currently available to the DIRB within time constraints. This response is not, and does not purport to be, conclusive as to the merit of any particular claim to refugee status or asylum.
Country Reports on Human Rights Practices for 1992. 1993. United States Department of State. Washington, DC: United States Government Printing Office.