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Immigration: Foreigners using Ugandan parents to get passports

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Foreign nationals are hiring Ugandan parents to ease their application for Ugandan passports, according to the Directorate of Citizenship and Immigration Control (DCIC) has said Simon Peter Mundeyi, the spokesperson for Ministry of Internal Affairs says that Ugandans are paid as low as Sh …

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Danish Embassy insists on new Ugandan passport

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The Danish Embassy in Kampala insisted that holders of the new Ugandan new polycarbonate passports will not receive Visa approvals until the verification process is done. Only holders of the older version which Ugandan authorities stopped issuing in 2019 are the ones being considered for …

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Uganda to open new passport centre in Beijing

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The Ministry of Internal Affairs announced that it will open a new passport centre in Beijing, China in May as one of the ways to ease the issuance and renewal of passports for Ugandans in that part of the world. The ministry spokesperson, Simon Mundeyi …

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Nigerian and Burundian detained over Uganda passport forgery

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Two foreign nationals and a Ugandan are in trouble for fraudulently acquiring Ugandan passports. Simon Mundeyi, the Internal Affairs Ministry Spokesperson, identifies the suspects as Ishime Gabriel alias Aime, a Burundian national, and Saunders David Joshua alias Damba from Nigeria, and their Ugandan accomplice Gibson Sseruwajji. The …

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Passport office closes temporarily for upgrades

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | All passport-related services have beem suspended for two days starting Wednesday to allow for a systems upgrade, the Internal Affairs Ministry announced. Johnson Namanya, the commissioner for Citizenship and Passport Control said that this is the first major system upgrade since the passport services went electronic …

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Passport fraudsters persist despite covert security operations

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | For the past five weeks, the Directorate of Citizenship and Immigration Control (DCIC), has been deploying covert security operatives to arrest passport fraudsters operating in the Ministry of Internal Affairs but the vice persists. In fact close to 20 people, according to the Ministry of Internal …

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UHRC investigates denial of passports to Kakwenza’s children

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The Uganda Human Rights Commission-UHRC has started investigations into allegations of passport denial to three children of novelist Kakwenza Rukirabashaija. In a letter dated 22nd June, 2022, the UHRC Director of Complaints, Investigations and Legal Services, Aida Nakiganda asked the Directorate of Immigration to respond to …

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Security detains 17 in crackdown on passport brokering

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | After a long outcry by dozens of people who have been fleeced of their money in passport application processes, police and the ministry of internal affairs have arrested 17 suspected conmen disguised as the institution’s workers. The arrest has been effected by covert crime intelligence …

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Court rejects Kakwenza plea for passport to travel abroad

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The Buganda Road Chief Magistrates Court has rejected a request by satirical novelist Kakwenza Rukirabashaija who is facing charges of offensive Communication to have his passport returned to him. Court presided over by the Chief Magistrate Dr Douglas Singiza has rejected the request who …

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