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Ugandans start losing appetite for passports

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The Ministry of Internal Affairs has reported a significant drop in numbers of applicants for Ugandan passports. The Internal Affairs spokesperson Simon Peter Mundeyi said the Covid-19 pandemic saw an increase in the number of Ugandans applying for passports, prompting them to upgrade their system, …

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Operation nets 1600 foreigners without proper documentation

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Statistics released by the Department of Inspection and Legal Services (DILS) in the Ministry of Internal Affairs indicate that 1,655 foreigners were arrested and interrogated between July and December 2023 on suspicion of illegally staying in the country. Headed by Dr. Josephine Ekwang Ali, …

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Labour exporters warned for illegally withholding 8,000 passports

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Labor exporters are illegally withholding more than 8,000 passports, the Directorate of Citizenship and Immigration Control (DCIC) has revealed. Simon Peter Mundeyi, the Internal Affairs Ministry Spokesperson, says that they have been receiving complaints from mostly women whose passports have been confiscated by labour export firms. …

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Eritrean found with 80 passports at Entebbe Airport

Entebbe, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The Aviation Police, in conjunction with immigration officials, has launched a search for the owners of 80 passports discovered in the possession of an Eritrean national identified as Ali Hassan Hida. Hida was apprehended by the AVIPOL and immigration team at Entebbe Airport two …

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Internal Affairs stuck with 20,000 uncollected passports

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The Ministry of Internal Affairs said it is currently stuck with over 20,000 new passport booklets that have not been picked by owners. Simon Peter Mundeyi, the ministry spokesperson said with the 3000 passports processed and printed every day, the Directorate of Immigration and Citizenship …

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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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