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NIRA, CID probe source of National IDs recovered in Lubigi

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The National Identification and Registration Authority-NIRA and the Criminal Investigations Directorate-CID have started investigations into the source of numerous National Identity Cards and other various documents that were picked from Lubigi. Dozens of suspected stolen identity cards, passports, and vehicle number plates were recovered on Wednesday …

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DCIC to destroy 37,000 unclaimed passports in September

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The Directorate of Citizenship and Immigration Control (DCIC) has given an ultimatum of two months to more than 37,000 people with unclaimed passports to pick them up or else be destroyed. Through the Internal Affairs Ministry spokesperson, Simon Peter Mundeyi, DCIC says it is stuck …

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Kakwenza petitions UHRC over children’s passports

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Novelist Kakwenza Rukirabashaija has petitioned the Uganda Human Rights Commission-UHRC accusing the passport office of violating the rights of his children to own a passport. In his June 20th, 2022 petition filed by Counsel Eron Kiiza, the novelist says that his three children namely Rutakirwa …

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Passport application process marred by bribery claims

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Jane Among, 36, a resident of Kireka, a Kampala suburb landed an invitation to a conference in the United States of America. She decided to process an ordinary passport which costs Shillings 250,000. Among, however says that she was told that the passport booklets were …

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Passport office scales down production to upgrade systems

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The Ministry of Internal Affairs has scaled down the production of passports to enable them to upgrade their system. Addressing journalists at the Internal Affairs Ministry offices in Kampala, the spokesperson Simon Peter Mundeyi refuted rumors that they have run out of passport booklets, which …

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E-Passport, driving licenses to be printed in Uganda

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | E-Passports, driving licenses and other security documents will soon be produced within the country, according to a plan by the Ministry of Works and Transport. Winstone Katushabe, the commissioner for Transport Regulation and Safety in the Ministry of Works and Transport says once the …

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Former ministers asked to return diplomatic passports

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The Directorate of Citizens and Immigration Control has asked former Ministers and Members of Parliament to return the official and diplomatic passports. Without revealing names, Jacob Siminyu, the Ministry of Internal Affairs spokesperson said several former ministers and MPs are illegally holding diplomatic and official passports …

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Labour exporters raise concern over reduction in issuance of passports

Ministry of Internal Affairs has reduced passport issuance from 1,500 daily to 500 Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The immigration department has reduced the issuance of passports. Jacob Siminyu, the spokesperson for the Ministry of Internal Affairs says that passport issuance has been reduced from 1,500 daily to only 500. …

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