How Can I Check My National Id Card Online in Uganda?

How Can I Check My National Id Card Online in Uganda?

A national identity card is a portable document, typically a plasticized card with digitally-embedded information, that someone is required or encouraged to carry as a means of confirming their identity.

In this article, tries to answer the question by publishing How To Check Your National Id Card Online in Uganda

National identification cards are essential for every Ugandan adult.

The cards are paramount in every registration program available in the country, for example, processing driving permits, passports, bank accounts, sim cards, job employment, and just basic identification. If you do not have one, you could probably miss out on a lot of services, and yet registration is simple, free and you can also register online.

However, if you have applied for a National ID, you need to check your national ID status and this article will guide you on how to achieve that.

Below is How To Check Your National Id Card Online in Uganda

Option 1: Track National ID Registration Status using USSD Code

  • Launch the phone app.
  • Dial *216# then Ok.
  • Select option 2, Status of Application.
  • Opt for option 1, National ID. You can also check the Status of the application for birth certificate, death certificate, and adoption certificate.
  • Choose to proceed with either option 1, Application ID, or Option 2, provide Surname, Given name, and Date of birth.
  • Enter the application ID or surnamegiven name, and date of birth accurately as per the first application form.
  • Your national ID status will appear on the screen. In case of any error (no record found), you will be required to visit NIRA offices at Kololo Airstrip or call 0312119600.
check national ID status
How to check national ID status

NOTE: After checking your National ID status, you can go ahead to use the same used code, *216# to gain access to NIRA services like application requirements, replace ID, correct ID information, and also check your National Identification Number (NIN).

Option 1: Track National ID Registration Status using NIRA Website

Under Key Services section, tap Track Status
  • Enter your Application ID Number
  • Verify you are not a robot by filling in the reCAPTCHA
  • Tap Send
Enter your Application ID Number  and click Send
  • Your National ID Registration Status will appear on the screen.

How long does it take to get a national ID in Uganda?

Once the NIRA processes the data and verifies it, the cards are made and sent to the Embassy. The Embassy then posts the list of the names of the printed identification cards on the Embassy website. This process can take up to 3 months.