How To Register For A Passport In Uganda

What Is A Passport?

A passport is an official travel document issued by a government that contains a given person’s identity. It enables its holder travel to and from foreign countries and to access consular assistance while overseas. The document certifies the personal identity and nationality of its holder.

How To Register For A Passport In Uganda?

Following the completion of integration of online applications and URA with the e-Passport System (IMAGO), the Directorate of Citizenship & Immigration Control has issued the following guidelines to help Ugandan living abroad and the Missions/Embassies process online applications.

What Is Required Of The Applicant For A Passport In Uganda?

  1. Navigate to the passport portal:
  2. Click the Start New Application link to start a new application.
  3. Accept the terms and conditions displayed in the Disclaimer.
  4. Answer simple security questions.
  5. Complete the passport application form.
  6. Print the Passport Application Payment Advice Form.
  7. Make payment for the selected type of passport using the selected payment method.
  8. Schedule an appointment with the nearest Mission/Embassy for face-to-face interviews.

What Is Required Of The Mission Staff?

  1. The Immigration/Consular Officer conducts the interview and records or documents the results on the Passport Interview Record Form.
  2. The Passport Interview Record Form is signed by the applicant and the interviewing officer.

Applicants Without National Identity Cards

Government is aware that a number of Ugandans in the diaspora have not yet acquired National ID cards due to geographical challenges. Therefore, an applicant who has not yet acquired a National ID will not be required to provide his/her National Identification card.
The applicant will, however, be required to schedule an appointment with our Embassy in Berlin for a face-to-face interview so as to enable the Consular Officer ascertain the applicant’s nationality. The applicant MUST also bring along a copy of a Recommender’s National ID when coming for the face-to-face interview at the Embassy.

Documents Sent To Passport Control Officer

The Applicant attaches the following documents to the Passport Interview Record Form for onward transmission to the Passport Control Officer:

  • Copy of National Identity Card or NIRA confirmation letter. (Those without National IDs see previous sub-heading above)
  • Copy of Bio data page and File No page (page 45) of the current passport.
  • Copy of Police Report or Sworn in Affidavit for lost passport.
  • Copy of Marriage Certificate for change of name due to marriage.
  • Deed poll and gazette for change of name.
  • Citizenship certificate where applicable.
  • 2 passport photos. One must be stamped by the interviewing officer as indicated on the Passport Interview Record Form.
  • Proof of profession.
  • Copy of Recommender’s National ID who is not a Mission staff.

How Much Does It Cost To Get A Ugandan Passport?

The Passport costs Uganda Shillings UGX 250,000 for normal applications or UGX 400,000 for Express applications, UGX 400,000 for Official Passports and UGX 500,000 for Diplomatic Passports. All fees are exclusive of bank charges which vary from bank to bank i.e. UGX 2200 to UGX 3000.

What Is Required To Get A Passport In Uganda?

A valid visa and supporting documents;a valid residence permit;if you also hold the Ugandan nationality: a valid Ugandan passport or ID card.

Where Can I Register My Passport In Uganda?

The main Passport Office is situated at the Ministry of Internal Affairs Plot 75 Jinja Road (entrance is on Old Portbell Rd. The other Passport Offices are located at the RDC Building Mbarara, The Regional Administration Block, Republic Street, Mbale and in Gulu (soon opening).

How Do I Book A Passport Appointment In Uganda?

Make an appointment to submit your application by visiting and selecting ‘schedule appointment’.

How To Process A Passport In Uganda?

  1. Navigate to the passport portal:
  2. Click the Start New Application link to start a new application.
  3. Accept the terms and conditions displayed in the Disclaimer.
  4. Answer simple security questions.
  5. Complete the passport application form.

How Many Types Of Passport In Uganda?

The Passport Regulations provides for three (3) types of Passports i.e. Diplomatic, Official and Ordinary.

How Many Days Does It Take To Get A Passport In Uganda?

Collect your passport in Person after ten working days (normal passport applications) or two (2)working days (for Express Passport Applications) from the point where you submitted the application, unless advised otherwise by an Immigration Officer.

Can I Get Passport Without Appointment?

ONLY EXCEPTIONAL AND EMERGENCY CASES are allowed on walk-in basis at Courtesy Lane in DFA Aseana and other Consular Offices in the Philippines. Non-emergency applicants must secure an online appointment at

Can I Apply Passport Online?

Passport applications cannot be submitted online. Fill out the application by hand. Download the passport application form (DS-11) and instructions (PDF, Download Adobe Reader) and complete the application by hand, or go to a local passport acceptance facility to get a copy to fill out.

How Much Is Renewing A Ugandan Passport?

UGX 250,000Required Documents:

The fee is UGX 250,000, Bank Charges exclusive for replacement of your Passport.

How Do I Know My Passport Is Ready In Uganda?

You can call the National Passport Information Center at 1-877-487-2778 or 1-888-874-7793 (TDD/TTY) to check on your status.

How Powerful Is A Ugandan Passport?

The Ugandan passport currently ranks on the 78th place according to the Guide Passport Ranking Index. It provides visa-free access to 66 destinations. This gives it an overall medium-low mobility score.

What Is The Deadline For Old Passports In Uganda?

April 4, 2021

Within Uganda, the Government through the Directorate of Citizenship and Immigration Control (DCIC) had set April 4, 2021, as the deadline date for phasing out the old machine-readable passports in favour of e-passports.

Who Can Get A Diplomatic Passport In Uganda?

Ugandan diplomatsThe diplomatic passport is given to Ugandan diplomats or those who carry out diplomatic duties and specific members of the family like spouses. The official passport is given to high ranking government officials. But family members are not entitled to the official passport.

How Much Is E-Passport In Uganda?

The fee for a regular East African e-passport is UGX 250,000. A service international East African e-passport costs UGX 400,000. The price of an international East African diplomatic passport is UGX 500,000.

The Office Location To Register For A Passport In Uganda

The Director,Directorate of Citizenship & Immigration Control,Ministry of Internal Affairs,Plot 67, Old Port Bell Road,P. O. Box 7161,KAMPALA.
Attn. Passport Control Officer

What Happens At The Passport Control Office?

  1. The Enrollment Officer enrolls and scans the Passport Interview Record Form and the other relevant attachments for passport processing.
  2. The new Passport is dispatched by Courier to the respective Mission/Embassy from where the applicant can arrange for pick up or delivery.