Citizenship By Registration In Uganda
Citizenship by registration also applies to those persons who have continuously lived in Uganda since 9 October 1962, which is the date when Uganda gained independence. These shall, on application, be entitled to be registered as a citizen of Uganda. A person who has been lawfully resident in Uganda for a continuous period of at least seven years, and who satisfies the conditions prescribed by an Act of Parliament, may apply to be registered as a citizen.
The second category of citizenship is by registration. This has five means through which citizenship can be attained under Article 12 of the Constitution. The first is for every person born in Uganda, who at the time of their birth, their parents or grandparents had no diplomatic status in Uganda or had a refugee status in Uganda.
Procedure For Citizenship By Registration In Uganda
Citizenship by registration in Uganda is acquired through completing an application which is submitted to the Secretary to the Board which issues a certificate of registration as citizenship if satisfied that the prescribed conditions have been met.
Regulation 5(1) of the Regulations provides that an application for citizenship by registration under section 14, chapter 66 of the Act shall be, described as Forms B and C of the Second Schedule.
Under the stated forms the applicant is required to sign or mark the form but where the applicant is a child, the application shall be signed or marked by the child’s parents or guardians. The applicant under the form country that they are ordinarily resident in Uganda and have been so for a period of at least 15 years, describe their good character and adequate knowledge of English/the prescribed vernacular language.
The applicant is also required to specify particulars such as their date and place of birth, and evidence of citizenship of a Commonwealth country, or the Republic of Ireland or a declared African country. In addition, they must also provide evidence of previous residence in Uganda, criminal records, and a certificate of sponsors. It should be noted that the regulations specify who can be a sponsor and this includes advocates amongst others. Lastly the applicant must also make a declaration.
Types Of Citizenship By Registration In Uganda
Citizenship by family
Citizenship by birth
Citizenship by marriage
Citizenship by investment or Economic Citizenship.
Period Of Stay For Citizenship By Registration In Uganda
He must have lived in the country for a minimum of 15 years. He must take an oath of allegiance. He must pay his tax regularly. He must be prepared to contribute positively to the development of the country.
Documents For Citizenship By Registration In Uganda
Form I-551, Permanent Resident Card
A second form of identification (driver’s license, passport, or state identification card). Your second form of identification must have your photograph on it.
Ways Of Acquiring Citizenship By Registration In Uganda
Marriage to a citizen.
Adoption by a citizen.
Becoming a surrogate child of a citizen.
Legitimation (where a person’s parents were not married to each other at the time of the person’s birth)
On entering into public or official service in a country.
Cost Of Citizenship By Registration In Uganda
Fees: Non Refundable cost UGX 758807.20. Application fee upon approval: UGX 11382108.00 if married to an indigenous Ugandan, UGX 18970180.00 if married to a registered Ugandan citizen.
Dual Citizenship Registration In Uganda
For an Indigenous Ugandan; All applications are submitted online at the e-Immigration Portal. Fees: Application fee of UGX 758807.20.
For a Non-Ugandan; All applications are submitted online at the e-Immigration Portal. Fees: Non Refundable cost UGX 758807.20. Application fee upon approval UGX 18970180.00.
Office Location For Citizenship By Registration In Uganda
Directorate Of Citizenship And Immigration Control
Old Port bell Road,
Kampala – Uganda
Toll Free: 0800199003
General Line: +256 417 346 100
Public Relations: +256 417 346 151, +256 417 346 147