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Embassy of the Republic of Uganda, Washington DC The Embassy of the Republic of Uganda in Washington, DC is the official representation of the Govern

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CDA a.i. Amb. Santa Mary Laker-Kinyera has today 9/15/22 signed the Condolence Book opened by the British Embassy in Was...
09/15/2022

CDA a.i. Amb. Santa Mary Laker-Kinyera has today 9/15/22 signed the Condolence Book opened by the British Embassy in Washington, DC following the passing of HM the Queen.

Amb. Laker-Kinyera was accompanied by Ms. Anne Babinaga Minister-Counsellor.

09/11/2022
https://thingstododc.com/event/evening-at-the-embassy-of-uganda/We are all set to receive visitors curious about Ugandan...
09/09/2022

https://thingstododc.com/event/evening-at-the-embassy-of-uganda/

We are all set to receive visitors curious about Ugandan art, culture, music and food as we partner with "Things To Do DC" a cultural diplomacy organization.

Various items depicting UG culture will be on display. If you are in the neighborhood, there are still a few tickets available click on link to purchase. Bring a curious friend 🙂

This is to inform members of the general public and all applicants for Consular Services, that the Embassy will be close...
09/03/2022

This is to inform members of the general public and all applicants for Consular Services, that the Embassy will be closed on Monday June 5th in Observation of the US Labor Day holiday.

The Embassy will reopen for normal business on Tuesday September 6th 2022.

Passport interview applicants are reminded that the Embassy is closed on weekends and all US and Uganda Public Holidays.

Even though the application interview portal is open, please do not select a known holiday or weekend date for your interview or any other Consular service.

09/01/2022

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS BY NATIONAL IDENTITY CARD APPLICANTS LIVING IN NORTH AMERICA, SOUTH AMERICA AND THE CARIBBEAN

1. Q: if I have a passport but no birth certificate can I still apply for a National ID?
A: No. in order to process your national id, you should first process your birth certificate to give sufficient proof that you are a citizen of Uganda.
Read more about how to acquire a Ugandan Birth certificate here https://www.nira.go.ug/index.php/birth-and-death-registration/

2. Q: My parents are deceased, how can I process a national identification card without attaching the copies of their identification cards?
A: If your parents are deceased, please present your birth certificate, passport and any other supporting documents to be able to substantiate your application. The other documents that may be accepted include:
• Copies of academic transcripts
• A copy of baptism card

3. Q : How long does it take for the identification cards to be processed
A: The Embassy captures your data and forwards it to the National identification and Registration Authority in Kampala. Once the NIRA processes the data and verifies it, the cards are made and sent to the Embassy. The Embassy then posts the list of the names of the printed identification cards on the Embassy website. This process can take up to 3 months.
However, in the interim, your registration form can be used in place of a NIN to apply for passport renewal.

4. Q : If I registered for my National identification card in Uganda, can it be mailed to me here in the US
A: No, you have to collect your identification card from the registration center where your data was captured.

5. Q: I registered for my ID card at the Embassy in Washington DC. Once my identification card has been processed, and sent to the Uganda Embassy. Can it mailed to my home address?
A: No you will need to appear in person to pick up your identification card as you are required to submit your biometric finger prints as proof of identity.

6. Q: Can I walk in to the Embassy and register for my national identification card at any time?
A: Registration is strictly done on appointment. Please call the Embassy at +12027267100 / 0416 or send an emial to [email protected] (Attn. Consular Officer), leave a reliable call-back number and we shall reach out to you
7. Q: How much does it cost to register for a National identification card?
A: Registration for your first National identification card is FREE of charge. Subsequent issuances come at a fee. Click here to view statutory fees for National ID cards. (create link)
https://www.nira.go.ug/index.php/2018/05/09/national-id-for-free/

8. Q: Are children eligible to get National identification cards?
A: Children below the age of 18 years are not eligible to acquire National identification cards but can be registered. For a child to be eligible to register, both or one of the parents have to have copies of their National identification cards.
9. If I attain the age of 18 years, how do I go about applying for a National Identity card?

Where a person attains the age of 18 years, he/she should within ninety (90) days of turning eighteen years apply for a National Identity card.

• He/she should state his/her NIN issued to them after their application for registration as a citizen has been approved.
• Such a person shall appear in person before a registration officer and shall have all bio-data captured especially all bio-metrics and face image.
• After satisfying the above mentioned requirements, such a person shall be issued with a National Identity Card.

10. When and where do I get registered if I live outside Uganda? Can I register online or at our nearest Embassy?
A: Registration cannot be carried out online. Any citizen of Uganda who lives in North or South America and the Caribbean and cannot travel to Uganda, must appear in person to be registered as a citizen of Uganda at the Uganda Embassy in Washington DC.

In preparation for registration, applicants are requested to read the terms and conditions in advance and carry all relevant documents for your enrollment interview. (please see separate post on how to apply for a national ID)

11. Q: If I lose my identification card, can I come to the Embassy for a replacement?
A: Yes, the Embassy can process a replacement ID card. All citizens are cautioned to keep their National ID cards in a safe place.
You will need
1. A replacement form
2. A police report.
3. A copy or record of the missing or mutilated/damaged ID
4. A receipt of UGX 50, 000 paid at authorized bank in Uganda (DTB) online payment options will soon be available.

12. Q: If my identification card that was issued in Uganda has an error, can it be corrected at the Embassy?
A: No, this process can only be done in Uganda. Please ensure that you verify all details on your new Uganda National ID before you sign for it. If there are any errors, notify the registration officer and DO NOT sign for the card or take it away. If you do sign for the card, a replacement fee will be levied on you in Kampala when you apply for correction.

13. Q: How do I know when my identification card is ready for pick up?
A: You are advised to check the Embassy website regularly for updates but allow for 90 days of processing before you begin to check for updates.
https://washington.mofa.go.ug/data-smenu-168-National-ID.html

*Updated National ID List* Please follow this link to view the latest list of National IDs ready for collection at the U...
08/23/2022

*Updated National ID List*

Please follow this link to view the latest list of National IDs ready for collection at the Uganda Embassy in Washington, DC. , as of August 1st 2022.
Please view all lists. If your name is not on one, it could be on another.
https://washington.mofa.go.ug/visa/national-id

IDs are to be collected in-person and require biometric submission in order to be signed out. The Embassy is open Mon-Fri 10am-3pm for ID collection.

Applicants who will be in San Francisco or nearby States during Labor Day Weekend, The Embassy will have an ID enrollment and issuance center at the Hilton San Francisco, Union Square from Friday September 2nd to Sunday September 4th 2022. Make time to pick up your ID or to enroll for it if you do not have one yet.

Follow link to find out the requirements.

08/21/2022
Another GOLD
08/06/2022

Another GOLD

Bullseye 🎯

A heart of gold. A run of resilience.

Felicitations Jacob Kiplimo on scooping your second 🥇GOLD MEDAL🥇 at the

Congratulations Joshua Cheptegei and Jacob Kiplimo upon winning Gold and Silver at the Oregon World Athletics Championsh...
07/18/2022

Congratulations Joshua Cheptegei and Jacob Kiplimo upon winning Gold and Silver at the Oregon World Athletics Championships

Monday, July 4, 2022 is a US Holiday. There will be NO visa or passport services on this day. Applicants for Consular Se...
07/02/2022

Monday, July 4, 2022 is a US Holiday.

There will be NO visa or passport services on this day.

Applicants for Consular Services are requested not to book appointments for services on the online system or travel to DC for this date. Please reschedule to the next business day.

06/29/2022
Uganda e-Visa

We have experienced downtime on our e-Visa system on visas.immigration.go.ug

Applicants might experience delays in accessing it and paying for visas among others as it is intermittently on and off.

We apologise for the inconvenience and are working on restoring normal service

As the beautiful story of the Lubugo makes it's way around the United States, please make time to visit the Smithsonian ...
06/28/2022

As the beautiful story of the Lubugo makes it's way around the United States, please make time to visit the Smithsonian Folklife Festival to witness Alyosius and Fred as they manufacture Barkcloth at the National Square.

This is to inform the general public that the Embassy will be closed on Monday June 20th to mark the official "Juneteent...
06/20/2022

This is to inform the general public that the Embassy will be closed on Monday June 20th to mark the official "Juneteenth" federal holiday in the United States.

The Embassy will reopen on Tuesday June 21st at 9:00am.

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*Updated National ID List* IDs received as of June 1st 2022 Please follow this link to view the latest list of National ...
06/15/2022

*Updated National ID List*

IDs received as of June 1st 2022

Please follow this link to view the latest list of National IDs ready for collection at the Uganda Embassy in Washington, DC. Please view all lists. If your name is not on one, it could be on another.

https://washington.mofa.go.ug/visa/national-id

IDs are to be collected in-person and require biometric submission in order to be signed out. The Embassy is open Mon-Fri 10am-3pm for ID collection.

What do you know about Uganda Martyrs' Day?
06/03/2022

What do you know about Uganda Martyrs' Day?

Today we celebrate what is Uniquely ours in faith.
Happy Martyrs' day!

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PUBLIC NOTICE 🚨🚨🚨 Do not pay for free services.
06/03/2022

PUBLIC NOTICE 🚨🚨🚨

Do not pay for free services.

Do you know your Martyrs?
05/31/2022

Do you know your Martyrs?

“Good bye friends, we are on our way”. Which martyr said this?

Share knowledge of your faith with us. 🎉🎉

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Do You Know Your Martyrs?
05/31/2022

Do You Know Your Martyrs?

Which Martyr succeeded Joseph Mukasa in guiding the young converts?

Let's see who gets it first?
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Please note these upcoming Embassy closure dates.
05/31/2022

Please note these upcoming Embassy closure dates.

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05/08/2022

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 that Barkcloth can be bleached & dyed using natural compounds? Many lessons about the incredible natural versatile text...
05/08/2022

that Barkcloth can be bleached & dyed using natural compounds? Many lessons about the incredible natural versatile textile, made from the beaten bark of a mutuba tree w/ 700 year-old technology were shared today with the residents of Washington, DC who flocked to the Universityof the District of Columbia to attend our Embassy Open House.

We loved sharing about this intangible cultural heritage, its eco-friendliness, and the way it keeps on giving.

Anything that you can do with cotton and leather, you can do with

Barkcloth and Kikoy dresses courtesy of Ssenkulu House of Fashion https://www.facebook.com/senkuluhof/?ti=as

Accessories courtesy of Jose Hendo

We had an amazing time at the   this afternoon. Showcasing Uganda's sustainable art, culture and tourism, at the Univers...
05/08/2022

We had an amazing time at the this afternoon. Showcasing Uganda's sustainable art, culture and tourism, at the University of the District of Columbia. Our contribution to the is that we also exhibited a 34ft wire model battleship built by Ugandan national Ronald Nnam.

Ronald, like many Ugandan kids, grew up making his own wire toy pushcars & bicycles. He kept on challenging himself until he built a model 34 ft battleship out of wire, recycled & repurposed materials. He spent 5 yrs working on it. The mechanized parts use batteries and make-shift motors that he developed.

In Uganda, the Ankole Long-horned cattle with their massive horns have given us a natural bio-degradable alternative to ...
05/08/2022

In Uganda, the Ankole Long-horned cattle with their massive horns have given us a natural bio-degradable alternative to plastic. Ugandan creatives make art, jewelry, accessories and household items out of it we shared this and more with the guests that came to attend our Embassy Open House Exhibition at the University of the District of Columbia, during the Passport DC season.

EMBASSY OF UGANDA TO PARTICIPATE IN MAY CULTURAL EXHIBITION AS PART OF PASSPORT DCHighly Anticipated Annual Event Return...
05/05/2022

EMBASSY OF UGANDA TO PARTICIPATE IN MAY CULTURAL EXHIBITION AS PART OF PASSPORT DC
Highly Anticipated Annual Event Returns In Person, Starting May 7 for the Around the World Embassy Tour

WASHINGTON (05/04, 2022)— On Saturday, May 7, the Embassy of the Republic of Uganda joins more than two dozen other nations participating in Passport DC , when it opens its doors during Around the World Embassy Tour beginning at 9 a.m.

Passport DC runs from May 1 through 31 and offers an outstanding array of cultural activities presented at embassy open houses, street festivals, performing arts venues, museums, and special receptions throughout the District.

For a complete list of participating embassies, as well as a map and a guide to activities, go to http://www.passportdc.org, and be part of the conversation using .

“This event is more important now than ever as the world emerges from the COVID-19 pandemic and facing the current state of international affairs, said Steve Shulman, Executive Director of Cultural Tourism DC. “My hope is for Passport DC to help remind everyone that we are more alike than different, despite the multitude of cultures and beliefs.”

This year marks the 15th time that the Uganda Embassy has participated in Passport DC. This year, guests can expect Culture, food, arts, crafts and a show of talent and ingenuity for an interactive cultural exchange like none other. Admission is free. The Embassy shall have its exhibition at the University of DC Dennard Plaza, 4200 Connecticut Avenue NW.

“The Embassy plans to showcase a 34 foot work of art, a show-stopping model Warship built entirely from wire by Mr. Ronald Nnam, a Ugandan artist, ” said Margaret Kafeero, Minister-Counsellor in charge of Public Diplomacy. “In Uganda, children ingenuously make their own toys, model cars and bicycles from bits of wire, empty cans and rubber. Using this same skill, learned in childhood, Ronald has kept designing bigger and bigger pieces until over a 5-year period, this 34-foot masterpiece has come to life under his hands.”
The Embassy will also showcase the giant Ankole Cowhorns and their by-products as well as art pieces made using Uganda Barkcloth, an endangered natural textile whose unique 700-year old production involves a labor intensive process was declared in 2005, by The United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) “A masterpiece of Oral and Intangible Cultural Heritage” and added to the World Heritage list in 2008. We shall showcase items like hair extensions made from processed banana stem as well as alternative uses of dried loofah plant.
Other Passport DC Signature Events include:
 Flower Mart at National Cathedral: Friday and Saturday, May 6 and 7
 European Union Open Hose: Saturday, May 14
 Fiesta Asia Street Fair, Saturday, May 21

Go to http://www.passportdc.org to see a full map of participating embassies. Go to www.washington.mofa.go.ug and https://facebook.com/Uganda.Washington to learn more about Uganda.

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ABOUT PASSPORT DC
Cultural Tourism DC produces Passport DC presented by Events DC. Additional sponsors include Panasonic, Wolf Trap. Washington DC Economic Partnership, DuPlain Global Enterprises, LINK Strategic Partners, Wegmans, Liberty Language Services, University of the District of Columbia, DC Commission on the Arts & Humanities, The Ven Embassy Row, Alto, and The Washington Diplomat. The producers and presenters are grateful to the more than 500 volunteers who provide services throughout the month in support of the educational mission of Passport DC as well as the donors who financially support these endeavors. For more information visit www.passportdc.org or follow us on social media, and .

*Consular Service Closures over Idd El Fitr Holiday*Attention all Passport and National ID applicants.As you may be awar...
04/29/2022

*Consular Service Closures over Idd El Fitr Holiday*

Attention all Passport and National ID applicants.

As you may be aware Idd Celebrations to mark the end of the Ramadhan Season are dependent on the sighting of the moon. This may fall on Monday May 2nd or Tuesday May 3rd.

This is to advise applicants whose appointments were scheduled either for Monday May 2nd or Tuesday May 3rd, to be on the alert for closure announcements of Embassy Consular services in respect of the Idd holiday.

Applicants affected by the sudden closures will be given priority the next business day on condition they arrive at the Embassy by 9am to allow for rescheduling.

Applicants unable to make it after 10am will be asked to reschedule their appointments

Thank you.

*Uganda Embassy Washington, D.C.*

Ever heard about the Abayudaya? Promo code for $3 off each ticket: EGOFF3
04/29/2022

Ever heard about the Abayudaya? Promo code for $3 off each ticket: EGOFF3

🎥 When a little-known Jewish community in rural Uganda encounters a group of Orthodox Israeli rabbis, everyone is destined to be transformed. Join us on May 19 6:10PM at Bethesda Row Cinema for SHALOM PUTTI, as we take a poignant look at the very definition of what it is to be Jewish, while raising timely questions about wealth inequality and the relationship between Israel & the African diaspora. Screening followed by a conversation with Dir. Tamás Wormser! 🎟 Tickets & information: https://www.jxjdc.org/events/shalom-putti/

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The process will always seem difficult until you begin. Do not wait for a crisis to occur, renew your passport today.
03/31/2022

The process will always seem difficult until you begin.

Do not wait for a crisis to occur, renew your passport today.

*EPASSPORT SYSTEM LAUNCHED IN UGANDA EMBASSY, WASHINGTON, DC*The Directorate of Immigration and Citizenship Control, on ...
03/31/2022

*EPASSPORT SYSTEM LAUNCHED IN UGANDA EMBASSY, WASHINGTON, DC*

The Directorate of Immigration and Citizenship Control, on Wednesday March 30th 2022 launched the E-Passport Enrollment Center at the Uganda Embassy in Washington, DC. The new EAC e-passport is a fully digitized document incorporating biometric security, making it fully compliant with international best practises, and therefore accepted at border controls all over the world.

During 17th ordinary Summit of the East African Community Heads of State Summit in Arusha on 2nd March 2016, the EAC Heads of State launched the new international East African Community E-passport and directed that commencement of its issuance takes effect from 1st January, 2017; and implement the phase-out program for the current East African and National passports from 1st January, 2017 to 31st December, 2018. Following the outbreak of the Coronavirus pandemic, the deadline was changed to January 1st 2021 with the latest deadline being April 4th 2022.
The Washington, DC Passport Issuance Center suspended the in-person enrollment and production of The Machine-Readable Passports (MRPs) in 2018 and has since operated a mail-in paper-based system, receiving submissions of application forms by mail for onward transmission to Kampala and collections of new passports from Kampala. Under the new system, applicants for the E-passports will be required to appear in-person at the Embassy and have their facial and finger prints taken.

Speaking to guests who attended the event, the Director for Citizenship and Immigration Control, Major General Apollo Kasiita-Gowa expressed pleasure about the progress of the E-Passport roll-out, stating that the new process would see passport renewal wait-times drastically reduced from several months to a matter of 14 days. He informed Ugandans that it was important that they renew their passports as soon as possible and advised those who are not able to meet the April 4th deadline, that they would only be able to use their passports on one-way trips to Uganda.

The Passport Control Officer and Project Manager Ms. Julia Ikiso said that the new enrollment system would require applicants to appear in-person for biometric enrollment, but that the new system would have the benefit of access to the same network as the Passport Office in Kampala with 95% of the processes taking place in real-time, and printing done within a week of receiving the applications on the system. The event was marked by the handover of new passports for the first 3 Ugandan applicants, who received their passports in less than a week from the date of their enrollment. She added that the roll-out had revealed the unique circumstances of various diaspora groups, ranging from time-zone challenges, to physical accessibility and other immigration handicaps. Ms. Ikiso revealed that the Passport Office would be rolling out a 24-hour client call Center helpline to ease the congestion experienced in calling the Embassies.
Head of Mission, Amb. Mull Katende, who received the equipment, thanked the DCIC for selecting Washington, DC as an enrollment center. He said that the diaspora community remits over 1.3bn dollars a year to Uganda and it behooves the Government to be responsive to their calls to bring services closer to them and to improve service delivery. Referencing his own area of accreditation which spans 11 countries in addition to the United States, Amb. Katende called for innovative solutions for Ugandans living in areas of accreditation outside the borders of the United States, who would have challenges accessing the Embassy in-person. “Ugandans need to know that their Government cares about them,” he said.

The Washington, DC Passport Center is the second of 7 planned Embassy roll-outs, under the Uganda Security Printing Company a Consortium of German Firm Veridos GmbH and the state-owned Uganda Printing and Publishing Corporation (UPPC). The other Embassies which are designated Passport enrollment Centers include the Uganda’s Missions in London, Ottawa, Pretoria Copenhagen, Abu Dhabi and Beijing.
The event was co-presided over by Uganda’s Ambassador to the United States, H.E Mull Sebujja Katende and Maj. Gen. Apollo Kasiita-Gowa, Director Citizenship and Immigration Control (DCIC) accompanied by Brig. Gen. Johnson Namanya Abaho, Commissioner for Citizenship and Passport Control the Chairperson of the Uganda Security Printing Company, Prof. Muhammad Ngoma (USPC), members of the Ugandan Community and staff of the Embassy. END

W.E.F April 1st, 2022, the Passport Processing System at the Uganda Embassy in Washington DC, will change from manual su...
03/30/2022

W.E.F April 1st, 2022, the Passport Processing System at the Uganda Embassy in Washington DC, will change from manual submission of applications through mail to in-person appearance at the Embassy.

The Consular Section of the Embassy will be open and offer in-person enrollment and interviews for passport applicants after they have completed the passport application online, paid for passport and courier fees, and application form duly submitted. Applicants must then make an appointment on the e-passport portal before visiting the Embassy for enrollment.

Passport Renewal FAQ's

When can I visit the Embassy for enrollment?

Monday to Friday between 10:00 am - 2.00 pm, with a printed copy of your appointment date and time. Ensure you have booked an appointment on the passport portal at https://www.passports.go.ug.

Am I really required to appear in person at the Embassy to submit my passport application?

Yes. Once you have submitted your application online and have booked your appointment, please print your confirmation page and a copy of your application and report to the Embassy with your documents at the appointed date and time.

How long will it take for me to receive my passport?

The average turnaround time for processing of your passport application from the time of submission will be 14 working days.

Am I required to have a National ID to apply for the E-passport?

No. All applicants in the diaspora are not mandated to present a national ID, but it eases the requirement of proof of citizenship. If you are a dual Citizen, you will need to present a Uganda certificate of Dual Citizenship at the Embassy.

I am a Dual Citizen and want to renew my Ugandan Passport. How do I do this?

Please note that in order to hold passports of two nationalities the law in Uganda requires you to formally register as a dual citizen first. In order to renew your Ugandan Passport you will need to present your Certificate of Dual Citizenship.

Who can be a recommender?

A person with a Ugandan Passport or National ID who can attest to your identity. Ensure that the recommender signs the section which indicates “recommender’s signature”, or a signed copy of passport or national ID can be presented.

How will I know when my passport is ready for collection?

An automated SMS message or email will be sent to you once the Embassy receives your passport in Washington, DC. Please ensure that the US phone number or email you provide during enrollment is active. There is no need to call the Embassy.

How will I receive my passport once the Embassy receives it from Kampala?
All applicants must present a pre-paid self-addressed courier return envelope in a packet (EXPRESS or PRIORITY mail with a tracking number for shipment of your new passport. The sender section of the envelope should indicate “Uganda Embassy 5909 16th St. NW, Washington DC 20011” and the recipient section of the envelope should indicate your preferred receiving address.

I am having trouble making an online payment, can you advise how to resolve this?

• Applicants can try to use a different browser.
• Close the application and log in again or try to pay later. Alert your local Bank first that your Bank card is being used for an overseas transaction.
• Ensure that you pay using either VISA or Mastercard.
• The Banks in the drop-down menu are the payee banks in Uganda. You do not need to have an account with any of them in order to select one to pay into.
• You can also pay directly through the Uganda Revenue Authority (URA) portal at www.ura.go.ug
1. At the URA homepage, select E-Services, on the left-hand side of the page
2. Click on payments
3. Select Mastercard or VISA card payment icon, and follow the prompts.
4. Make each payment separately. Each will have its unique PRN.
5. Print the receipt after each payment
Over-the-counter Bank Payments
• You have the option to ask a trusted person to make payment on your behalf at most Banks in Uganda that accept URA payment. Payments must be made using the PRN numbers auto-generated on your passport application form.

Visit the Embassy website on:

www.washington.mofa.go.ug

Select "Consular Services"

Click on "Passports" and follow guidelines. You are encouraged to read through the information available until the end.

Address

5911 16th Street NW
Washington D.C., DC
20011

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This is to inform you that the Embassy will close for the Holiday Season as follows:

Friday 24th December 2021 - Monday 27th December (Closed)

Tuesday, 28th December 2021 - Open

Friday, 31st December 2021 - Monday 3rd January (Closed)

Tuesday, 4th January 2022 (Resume regular business)

WISHING YOU ALL A HAPPY HOLIDAY SEASON
Dear Ugandans in North America, South and Central America and the Caribbean. Please take note of this special announcement by the Ministry of Lands announcing applications for replacement land titles by persons claiming loss of originals. The list has been published in the Uganda Gazette to ensure that there are no objections before the Ministry issues replacement titles.
COVID-19 travel advisory for passengers traveling to Uganda.

Fill out this pre-registration form before embarking on your journey to Uganda in order to shorten waiting time for COVID-19 results at points of entry into Uganda. https://t.co/0R5RRXAQmh
****************PUBLIC NOTICE******************

PHASE OUT OF MACHINE READABLE PASSPORTS

The Government of Uganda through the Directorate of Citizenship and Immigration Control (DCIC) started the phase-out of Machine Readable (dark blue) Passports (MRPs) on the 7th December 2018 with the aim of converting all the MRPs to the East African.

Community Electronic Passports (E-Passports) by 31st January 2021.
Due to the effect of the Covid-19 Pandemic, however, the extension of the phase-out date of MRPs from 31st January 2021 was moved forward to 4th April 2022 after which date, all Ugandan Machine-readable passports will be invalidated regardless of indicated date of expiry.

All members of the Public are reminded that as a general rule, passports should have at least six months of validity when traveling internationally. Most countries will not permit a traveler to enter their country unless the traveler’s passport is set to expire at least six months after the final day of travel.

The six month window for expiry of all the Uganda Machine-Readable Passports ends in October 2021. Please make arrangements to have your passport renewed.

There will be no further reminders.

For Ugandans in the United States, information non how to renew your passports is available here http://washington.mofa.go.ug/passports
Dear Uganda Nationals in Washington DC, Maryland, Virginia, West VA & Pennsylvania a special National ID drive will take place at the Uganda Embassy in Washington, D.C. from Tuesday October 26th to Wednesday October 27th 2021 from 9am-6pm at the Embassy Chancery.

Please come and have your enrollment done or pick up your ready IDs during this time. https://washington.mofa.go.ug/visa/national-id

This service is open ONLY to UG nationals. Dual Nationals MUST present certificate of Dual Citizenship. https://t.co/KFhyn1gMt9
NATIONAL IDENTITY CARD ENROLLMENT- FFUNA NDAGAMUNTU

Dear Ugandan Nationals in Minnesota, NIRA UGANDA and the Uganda Embassy in Washington, DC in Association with UNAA will bring services closer to you October 15-17 2021.

Tell a friend to tell a friend!

Please Note: This service applies ONLY to citizens of Uganda.

Application forms will be distributed at the venue. They are not available for download.

Dual Citizens MUST present UG Certificate of Dual Citizenship.
Tune in to listen to Amb. Mull Katende's Independence Day message on Radio Uganda Boston
Reminder to tune in tonight as Amb. Mull Katende is hosted on Radio Uganda Boston
Dear Ugandans in North America, please tune in to listen to H.E. Amb Mull Katende on Radio Uganda Boston tomorrow Sunday October 3rd 2021 at 5pm (US Eastern)

He will share information on recent changes in the Uganda E-Visa services and many others.
Did you know that 80% of coffee grown in Uganda is the Robusta variety?
Last night September 26th 2021, the Uganda Embassy in Washington, DC hosted guests to a cultural evening sponsored by THINGS TO DO D.C. a Cultural Diplomacy organization in the District of Columbia. THINGS TO DO D.C. has over the years become a staple social event for young professionals in the Washington, D.C., area The evening was promoted as an occasion to introduce D.C. young professionals to the “Pearl of Africa”.

The elegant event was held at the Embassy Chancery at 5911 16th St N.W., garden and featured an evening of fun, Ugandan food, music and dancing organized by THINGS TO DO D.C., which describes itself as “the premier social and networking organization for young professionals.” Similar events are periodically sponsored by the organization at various Embassies in Washington, D.C.

Approximately 80 guests were welcomed by the Ugandan Ambassador to the United States, Mull Ssebujja Katende, who regaled the young professionals with stories about Uganda, the tourism and culture as well as investment opportunities. He encouraged those present to consider putting Uganda on their bucket list of places to go at least once in their lives. Scenes of Uganda Tourism played on the flat screens in the Chancery building.

Guests dined on traditional Ugandan cuisine, including staples like Matooke, Posho and rice, fried gonja and varied meat stews as well as the signature groundnut sauce. They were also treated to what turned out to be a popular sampling of Uganda Waragi at the bar.

Music edu-tainment was provided by solo musician Daniel Ssuuna a long-time African cultural ambassador; performer and teaching artist, who gave an energetic and captivating performance to the audience, prompting them to participate in an authentic journey of Ugandan art, culture and literature. Ssuuna, created an exotic fusion of traditional and contemporary Ugandan music, dance and storytelling accompanied by traditional instruments such as the Adungu, akogo, entongoli/endongo, Engalabi and Djembe African Drums which he invited the guests to play, while singing and dancing along to local songs.

Each visitor was given a complimentary take home gift-bag of Ugandan Coffee courtesy of UCDA and a copy of the new Smooth African Jazz CD "Dance Again", by Isaiah Katumwa, accompanied by a personal "thank you" message signed by H.E. Amb. Mull Katende.

The THINGS TO DO D.C. website advises that it has “an active membership of over 175,000 local young professionals” and it “produces original events that enrich your social and cultural experiences while enabling you to meet other young professionals in a friendly environment.”

Public Diplomacy Unit
Embassy of Uganda
WASHINGTON, D.C.

Photo credit: Things To Do D.C
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