Ugandan passport

Last updated
Republic of Uganda Passport
Uganda Passport - Ordinary Passport New 2019.jpg
Type Passport
Issued byThe Government of Uganda
First issued09/10/1962 after Independence but there were Ugandan British Protectorate Passports in the 1940s.
PurposeInternational Travel Document
EligibilityAll citizens of the Republic of Uganda
Expiration10 years after issuance
CostUGX 250,000/= for ordinary passports

UGX 400,000 service and official passports

UGX 500,000 for diplomatic Passports.

The Ugandan passport is a document issued to citizens of Uganda for international travel. [1]

Contents

History

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.

Issuance

Under the Uganda Citizenship and Immigration Control Act 2009, Ugandan passports and other travel documents may only be issued to and held individuals that are proven to be citizens of Uganda . This is overseen by a passport control officer and a deputy passport control officer [2]

They are processed and issued only by Government of Uganda through the Directorate of Immigration Control (DCIC). [3] The Uganda Citizenship and Immigration Control Act 2009 also provides for the issue or renewal of the passport and other travel documents at Uganda diplomatic missions abroad and these currently are in : Washington DC (United States of America), London (United Kingdom) and Pretoria (Republic of South Africa). [4]

Visa requirements

Visa requirements for Ugandan citizens
.mw-parser-output .legend{page-break-inside:avoid;break-inside:avoid-column}.mw-parser-output .legend-color{display:inline-block;min-width:1.25em;height:1.25em;line-height:1.25;margin:1px 0;text-align:center;border:1px solid black;background-color:transparent;color:black}.mw-parser-output .legend-text{}
Uganda
Visa-free
Visa on arrival
eVisa
Visa required Visa requirements for Ugandan citizens.png
Visa requirements for Ugandan citizens
  Uganda
  Visa-free
  Visa on arrival
   eVisa
  Visa required

As of 1 January 2017, Ugandan citizens had visa-free or visa on arrival access to 61 countries and territories, ranking the Ugandan passport 75th in terms of travel freedom (tied with Filipino passport) according to the Henley visa restrictions index. [5]

Types of passport

Ordinary

Diplomatic

Validity

The Passports Act 1982 set the validity of the Ugandan passport at 5 years. [6] This has since been increased to 10 years under a provision of

Withdrawal

Part V, Section 47, Sub Section 1 of The Uganda Citizenship and Immigration Control Act 2009 [7] sets out the conditions under which a Ugandan passport can be temporarily withdrawn or seized from the holder

Current

The Government of Uganda introduced new e-passports as of January 2019. [8] The new e-Passports are presented in the following colours: Slay Blue (Ordinary Passport), Green (Service Passport) and Red (Diplomatic Passport). [9]

Other travel documents

Related Research Articles

Border control

Border control is the measures taken by a state or a bloc of states to monitor its borders and regulate the movement of people, animals, and goods across the border.

Travel visa Document authorizing a person to enter, stay in, or leave a territory

A visa is a conditional authorization granted by a territory to a foreigner, allowing them to enter, remain within, or to leave that territory. Visas typically may include limits on the duration of the foreigner's stay, areas within the country they may enter, the dates they may enter, the number of permitted visits or an individual's right to work in the country in question. Visas are associated with the request for permission to enter a territory and thus are, in most countries, distinct from actual formal permission for an alien to enter and remain in the country. In each instance, a visa is subject to entry permission by an immigration official at the time of actual entry, and can be revoked at any time. A visa most commonly takes the form of a sticker endorsed in the applicant's passport or other travel document.

Indonesian passport Passport for Indonesian citizens

An Indonesian passport is a travel document issued by the Government of Indonesia to Indonesian citizens residing in Indonesia or overseas. The main governing body with regards to the issuance of such passport(s), possession(s), withdrawal and related matters is the Directorate General of Immigration under the Ministry of Law and Human Rights. Indonesia is one among many countries in the world that does not recognize multiple citizenship for its citizens and such citizens will automatically lose her/his Indonesian citizenship if another citizenship is acquired voluntarily. Special exceptions allow newly born citizens to hold dual nationalities until his/her eighteenth birthday after which a choice of either nationalities should be decided. The latest Indonesian passport has different national birds and sceneries on each page.

Norwegian passport

A Norwegian passport is the passport issued to nationals of Norway for the purpose of international travel. Beside serving as proof of Norwegian citizenship, they facilitate the process of securing assistance from Norwegian consular officials abroad.

Pakistani passport Passport issued to Pakistani nationals

Pakistani passports are issued to Pakistani citizens for the purpose of international travel. They are issued by the Directorate General of Immigration & Passports (DGIP) of the Ministry of Interior from regional passport offices and Pakistani embassies. Since January 2014, Pakistani passports have been valid for 5 or 10 years. Under Pakistani law, Pakistani passports are not valid for travel to Israel.

Kenyan passport

The Kenyan passport is issued to Kenyan citizens in accordance with the Constitution of Kenya, 2010 and as provided for in the Kenya Citizens and Immigration Act that commenced on 30 August 2011. In addition issuance process is regulated by Legal Notice No. 64 . If eligible, an individual can apply for a New Passport, Renewal Passport and Replacement Passport. Passports are issued by the Department of Immigration. The department is under the Ministry of Interior and Coordination of National Government. Kenyan passports are usually used as a form of ID as well and would be rated as second to The Kenyan national ID card.

Barbados passport

A Barbados passport is a travel document issued to citizens of Barbados, in accordance with Citizenship Act from 1978, the Immigration Act from 1997, and the Barbados Constitution, for the purpose of facilitating international travel. It allows the bearer to travel in foreign countries and the Commonwealth of Nations, in accordance with visa requirements, and facilitates the process of securing assistance from Barbados consular officials abroad, if necessary.

The Somali passport is a passport issued to citizens of Somalia for international travel. Green Passports were formerly used, which have since been replaced with biometric passports to ensure authenticity. The passports are regulated by the federal government of Somalia.

Visa requirements for Indonesian citizens

Visa requirements for Indonesian citizens are administrative entry restrictions imposed on citizens of Indonesia by the authorities of other states. As of January 2020, Indonesian citizens had visa-free or visa on arrival access to 71 countries and territories, ranking the Indonesian passport 73rd in terms of travel freedom according to the Henley Passport Index. Indonesia is also a part of ASEAN and has visa-free access to these countries and vice versa.

Visa requirements for Philippine citizens

Visa requirements for Philippine citizens are administrative entry restrictions imposed on citizens of the Philippines by the authorities of other territories. As of 14 April 2020, Philippine citizens had visa-free or visa on arrival access to 67 countries and territories, ranking the Philippine passport 76th in terms of travel freedom according to the Henley Passport Index.

Visa requirements for South African citizens Entry restrictions by the authorities of other states placed on citizens of South Africa

Visa requirements for South African citizens are administrative entry restrictions by the authorities of other states placed on citizens of South Africa. As of 5 January 2021, South African citizens had visa-free or visa on arrival access to 101 countries and territories, ranking the South African passport 54th in terms of travel freedom according to the Henley Passport Index.

Grenadian passport

The Grenadian passport is a travel document is issued to citizens of Grenada, in accordance with Grenada Citizenship Act 1976 and the Grenada Constitution, for the purpose of facilitating international travel. It allows the bearer to travel in foreign countries and the Commonwealth of Nations, in accordance with visa requirements, and facilitates the process of securing assistance from Grenadian consular officials abroad, if necessary.

Sri Lankan passports are issued to citizens of Sri Lanka for the purpose of international travel. The Department of Immigration and Emigration is responsible for issuing Sri Lankan passports.

The visa policy of the Philippines is governed by Commonwealth Act No. 613, also known as the Philippine Immigration Act, and by subsequent legislation amending it. The Act is jointly enforced by the Department of Foreign Affairs (DFA) and the Bureau of Immigration (BI). Visitors from 157 countries are permitted visa-free entry for periods ranging from 14 to 59 days.

Overseas Citizenship of India category of Indian nationality law

Overseas Citizenship of India (OCI) is a form of permanent residency available to people of Indian origin and their spouses which allows them to live and work in India indefinitely. Despite the name, OCI status is not citizenship and does not grant the right to vote in Indian elections or hold public office. The Indian government can revoke OCI status in a wide variety of circumstances. As of 2020, there are 6 million holders of OCI cards among the Indian Overseas diaspora.

A Surat Perjalanan Laksana Paspor is an Indonesian travel document issued to persons who do not have other appropriate travel documents, for the purpose of proceeding to and from Indonesia. There are several categories of SPLPs, covering both Indonesian citizens and non-Indonesian citizens. Indonesia also issued a travel document known in English as an Alien Passport, a two-year 24-page document which is separate from the SPLP.

Micronesian passport

Micronesian passports are the regular travel document issued by the Federated States of Micronesia to its citizens in order to enable them to travel outside the country.

Visa policy of Uganda Policy on permit required to enter Uganda

Visitors to Uganda must obtain a visa on arrival to Uganda or from one of the Ugandan diplomatic missions, unless they come from one of the visa exempt countries. All visitors must hold a passport valid for 6 months.

Visa requirements for Central African Republic citizens are administrative entry restrictions by the authorities of other states placed on citizens of Central African Republic. As of 2 July 2019, Central African Republic citizens had visa-free or visa on arrival access to 49 countries and territories, ranking the Central African Republic passport 94th in terms of travel freedom according to the Henley Passport Index.

Visa requirements for Chadian citizens

Visa requirements for Chadian citizens are administrative entry restrictions by the authorities of other states placed on citizens of the Chad. As of 2 July 2019, Chadian citizens had visa-free or visa on arrival access to 51 countries and territories, ranking the Chadian passport 92nd in terms of travel freedom according to the Henley Passport Index.

References

  1. "Who we are". Directorate of Citizenship and Immigration Control. Retrieved 2017-07-06.
  2. "Uganda Citizenship and Immigration Control Act | Uganda Legal Information Institute". ulii.org. Retrieved 2019-05-23.
  3. "Passports & Other Travel Documents | Directorate of Citizenship and Immigration Control". www.immigration.go.ug. Retrieved 2019-05-23.
  4. "Passports & Other Travel Documents | Directorate of Citizenship and Immigration Control". www.immigration.go.ug. Retrieved 2019-05-23.
  5. "Global Ranking - Visa Restriction Index 2017" (PDF). Henley & Partners. Retrieved 14 March 2017.
  6. "Passports Act 1982 | Uganda Legal Information Institute". ulii.org. Retrieved 2019-05-23.
  7. "Uganda Citizenship and Immigration Control Act | Uganda Legal Information Institute". ulii.org. Retrieved 2019-05-23.
  8. "Uganda Introduces New East African E-Passport | MIA". www.mia.go.ug. Retrieved 2019-05-18.
  9. "Passport Applications". berlin.mofa.go.ug. Retrieved 2019-05-23.
  10. "Passports & Other Travel Documents | Directorate of Citizenship and Immigration Control". www.immigration.go.ug. Retrieved 2019-05-23.