|Republic of Uganda Passport|
|Issued by||The Government of Uganda|
|First issued||09/10/1962 after Independence but there were Ugandan British Protectorate Passports in the 1940s.|
|Purpose||International Travel Document|
|Eligibility||All citizens of the Republic of Uganda|
|Expiration||10 years after issuance|
|Cost||UGX 250,000/= for ordinary passports |
UGX 400,000 service and official passportsUGX 500,000 for diplomatic Passports.
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Passports with the name Uganda written upon them or used by Ugandan citizens were first used in the 1940s although they were mainly used by Asians and Afro-British nationals. The passport was a British titled passport but in the location it mentioned Uganda. At this time Uganda was still a British Protectorate but unlike Kenya it was slightly more self-governing. Uganda became an independent Dominion on 9 October 1962, then a republic on 9 October 1963 and it is from that day that all the passports have the title of Republic of Uganda Passports. But since 1986 the current terms of the passport haven't changed hence enabling any Ugandan citizen travel freely to any country of their choosing.
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