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Issuance of passports, work permits resumes at immigration offices

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The directorate of immigration has resumed the issuance of work permits and passports after a four months break occasioned by an outbreak of coronavirus disease. State Minister for Internal Affairs Mario Obiga Kania says that 30 percent of the operations that resumed today will …

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Ugandans to apply, receive National IDs in South Africa

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Ugandans in South Africa are now able to apply and receive National Identity Cards-IDs and passports while there, Uganda Radio Network-URN has learnt. Until recently, Ugandans in South Africa had to travel back home to apply and receive the travel documents. However, Uganda’s High Commissioner …

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UK issues passports without ‘European Union’ on cover

London, United Kingdom | AFP | Britain has begun issuing passports with the words “European Union” removed from the front cover — despite Brexit being delayed and its political leaders deadlocked over how to extricate the country from the bloc. The interior ministry said Saturday that a longstanding decision to start introducing passports without reference …

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‘Newly issued E-Passports lack vital information’

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The newly issued East African Community E-passports lack some vital National Identification and Registration Authority-NIRA bio data of the holders, URN has learnt.  The E-passports contain a chip, which should ideally carry the bio data of the holders including the names, date of birth, …

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Uganda’s digital passport not yet approved by embassies

  Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The new Uganda East African digital passport has not yet been approved by some diplomatic missions and consular offices. As a result, a number of Ugandans have reportedly been denied visas for using the new passport. “The Danish Embassy has received your visa …

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Bagyenda applies for passports to travel for Christmas holiday

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Former Central Bank Executive Director Justine Bagyenda is seeking repossession of her passports to enable her travel for a Christmas holiday. The passports were confiscated by parliament’s Committee on Commissions, Statutory Authorities and State Enterprises (COSASE) early this month after Bagyenda snubbed the committee, where …

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THIS WEEK: Uganda moves to issue digital passports

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Government Spokesperson Ofwono Opondo has revealed that come 2019, the country will start issuing e-pass ports, a move by the East African Community states to move from machine readable passports to digital versions. While the old passport has been costing the country Shs150, 000, …

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THIS WEEK: e-passports for January

THIS WEEK: e-passports for January Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The government has said Ugandan citizens will start receiving electronic (biometric) passports beginning January 2019. “Uganda is ready to migrate from the current machine readable passports to e-passports in January 2019,” Dr Benon Mutambi, the Internal Affairs ministry’s Permanent Secretary, …

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Gov’t to revise dual citizenship fees

  Kampala, Uganda | GODFREY SSALI |  Government is considering revising selected immigration fees to make it easy for Ugandans in the diaspora to acquire dual citizenship. Speaker of Parliament Rebecca Kadaga, while addressing the political forum of the Ugandan North American Association (UNAA) on Sunday, September 3, 2017 in …

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