How to Get a Ugandan Passport

There are three Ugandan missions overseas, one in Washington, one in London, and one in Pretoria, which process and issue Ugandan passports.

A Ugandan passport is only issued to citizens of Uganda. The Directorate of Immigration Control (DCIC) and three Ugandan missions overseasā€”in Washington, London, and Pretoriaā€”process and issue Ugandan passports.

The Ministry of Internal Affairs Plot 75 Jinja Road is where the main passport office is located. The RDC Building in Mbarara, the Regional Administration Block on Republic Street in Mbale, and Gulu each have additional passport issuance offices.

Additionally, there are Regional Immigration Offices that serve as Passport Application Collection Centers, where you can submit your application for a passport, have it processed, and then pick up your completed passport. 

These include LiraJinja, Masaka, Fort PortalAruaHoimaMasindi, and Gulu.

Applying for an Ordinary Ugandan Passport

For the purpose of travelling outside of Uganda, Ugandan citizens are issued passports. Online applications are submitted using the DCIC Passport Portal

You will need to submit your National Identification Number (NIN), Letter of recommendation and National ID of the recommender, and supporting documentation for your profession as required.

The necessary documentation for children includes a certificate of birth, National IDs and passports of the parents, a letter of approval from one of the parents, and the High Court of Uganda’s adoption decree if the child has been adopted.

To apply for an ordinary passport, visit the online Passport Portal. Accept the terms and conditions and respond to the basic security queries as you complete the application for a passport.

Print the Passport Application Payment Form and pay for your passport at the bank with the chosen payment mode. Then, book an appointment using the link for planned appointments on the home page for a time that works for you.

Print the appointment form for passport applications and present the passport appointment form and the necessary materials, as listed on the website, at the chosen passport centre to enrol.

The cost of an ordinary passport is 250,000 UGX with an additional 150,000 UGX, paid separately in a bank, if you want express processing.

Applying for a Service Ugandan Passport

In Uganda, service passports are given to individuals such as members of parliament, chancellors and vice chancellors of government universities, directors of government agencies, permanent commissioners, the Archbishops of the Church of Uganda, Roman Catholic Church and Seventh Day Adventist Church, the Orthodox Church’s patriarch, the Uganda Muslim Supreme Council’s Mufti, and any other individual that the Minister of Internal Affairs deems appropriate.

To apply for a service passport, visit the Passport Portal and accept the terms and conditions to respond to the security queries. Complete your application for a service passport and print the Passport Application Payment Advice Form.

Pay for your passport type at the chosen bank with your preferred payment method and book an appointment using the link for planned appointments on the home page for a time that works for you.

Print the appointment form for passport applications and present the passport appointment form and the necessary application materials, as listed on the website, at the chosen passport centre to enrol.

The cost of the Ugandan Service Passport is 400,000 UGX.

Applying for a Diplomatic Ugandan Passport

Ugandan Passport application form

The individuals eligible to receive diplomatic passports in Uganda include the First Family, the President, the Parliament’s Speaker and Deputy Speaker, government ministers and their spouses, the Chief Justice, the head of the Public Service, and chancellors of government universities.

Other individuals who receive diplomatic Ugandan passports include the chairpersons of permanent commissions, recognized traditional or cultural leaders, the governor and deputy Governor of the Bank of Uganda, judges of the Supreme Court, Court of Appeal, and the High Court, permanent secretaries, and foreign service personnel and their spouses as well as their children below eighteen years travelling with them overseas.

To apply for a Diplomatic Ugandan Passport, visit the Passport Portal and accept the Disclaimer’s terms and conditions. 

Respond to basic security queries and complete your application for a diplomatic passport. Print the Passport Application Payment Advice Form.

Pay for your diplomatic passport type at the chosen bank with a suitable payment method. Book an appointment using the link for planned appointments on the home page for a time that works for you. Print the appointment form for passport applications.

Present the passport appointment form and the necessary application documents, as listed on the website, at the chosen passport centre to enrol. 

You will need to present your National ID, or NIN (for children), a recommendation from the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, and any more paperwork that could be essential while processing.

The cost of a diplomatic Ugandan passport is 500,000 UGX.

Uganda Passport Certification

For certification of your passport in Uganda, you will need to present your original Passport that is being certified, 3 coloured passport photocopies, and evidence of payment.

To apply for passport certification in Uganda, visit the URA portal, click on eServices, select Payment Registration under Other NTR, and then start the certification assessment process.

Provide three coloured copies of the original passport. Hand over the copies, receipts, and original passport to the passport office. The authorized personnel will let you know when to come back for your certified copies.

Passport certification in Uganda costs 50,000 UGX.

Ugandan Passport Renewal/Replacement

To apply for Passport Renewal/Replacement in Uganda, visit the Passport Portal. Accept the Disclaimer’s terms and conditions and respond to the security queries. Complete the application for a passport and print the Passport Application Payment Advice Form.

Pay for the Passport Renewal/Replacement at the chosen bank with your desired payment method. Book an appointment using the link for planned appointments on the home page for a time that works for you. 

Print the appointment form for passport applications and present the form and the necessary application materials, as listed on the website, at the chosen passport centre to enrol.

To renew your Ugandan passport, you will need your National Identification, your previous passport, letter of recommendation from a Ugandan citizen who is well-known in society and is aware of your citizenship. 

A copy of the recommender’s national identification card must be provided.

If you alter your name, career, or marital status, you must attach the appropriate legal documentation to prove the change. Make sure to include a photocopy of your academic transcript or certificate if you have a profession or are changing it.

The cost is UGX 250,000, exclusive of bank fees, for replacing your passport and the express fee is an additional UGX 150,000, excluding bank fees.

Name Changes or Other Modifications on your Ugandan Passport

Give the passport control officer a formal justification for the name change. Include supporting documents, such as a marriage certificate, deed poll, etc.

The cost is UGX 250,000, exclusive of bank fees, for replacing your passport. The express fee is an additional UGX 150,000, excluding bank fees.

Replacing a Damaged or Lost Ugandan Passport

To replace a lost or damaged passport in Uganda, visit the Passport Portal and accept the Disclaimer’s terms and conditions. Respond to the basic security queries and complete the application for the replacement of your lost or damaged passport.

Print the Passport Application Payment Advice Form and pay for the passport replacement at the chosen bank with a suitable payment method. Book an appointment using the link for planned appointments on the home page for a time that works for you.

Print the appointment form for passport applications and present the form and the necessary application materials, as listed on the website, at the chosen passport centre to enrol.

You will have to explain the circumstances surrounding the loss of the passport in a written letter to the passport control officer. Complete the Statutory Declaration of Lost Passport or Affidavit in Lieu. 

Confirm that the passport loss has been recognized by the police of Uganda. 

You will be required to make a payment of a fine of 100,000 UGX for a lost passport.

The express fee is an additional UGX 150,000, excluding bank fees. If a duplicate of the missing passport is available, include it.