Embassy of the Republic of Uganda, Washington DC

Embassy of the Republic of Uganda, Washington DC The Embassy of the Republic of Uganda in Washington, DC is the official representation of the Government of the Republic of Uganda in the United States of America.

Operating as usual

Photos from Ministry of Lands,Housing and Urban Development's post
01/18/2022

Photos from Ministry of Lands,Housing and Urban Development's post

This is to inform you that the Embassy will close for the Holiday Season as follows:Friday 24th December 2021 - Monday 2...
12/24/2021

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

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 announceme...
11/04/2021

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 yo...
10/29/2021

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

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

10/26/2021
Embassy of the Republic of Uganda, Washington DC

****************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

The Embassy of the Republic of Uganda in Washington, DC is the official representation of the Government of the Republic of Uganda in the United States of America.

Dear Uganda Nationals in Washington DC, Maryland, Virginia, West VA & Pennsylvania a special National ID drive  #funanda...
10/25/2021

Dear Uganda Nationals in Washington DC, Maryland, Virginia, West VA & Pennsylvania a special National ID drive #funandagamuntu 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 NDAGAMUNTUDear Ugandan Nationals in Minnesota, NIRA UGANDA and the Uganda Embas...
10/13/2021

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.

10/03/2021
node-10.zeno.fm

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
10/03/2021

Reminder to tune in tonight as Amb. Mull Katende is hosted on Radio Uganda Boston

*TODAY SUNDAY OCTOBER 3rd*
Live at www.Radiougandaboston.com starting at 5pm

Ambassador Mull Katende will be answering all your questions.

Call in number for questions +1-781-314-6944

*Listen in for yourself than hearsay *

Dear Ugandans in North America, please tune in to listen to H.E. Amb Mull Katende  on Radio Uganda Boston tomorrow  Sund...
10/03/2021

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.

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? #knowyourcoffee
10/01/2021

Did you know that 80% of coffee grown in Uganda is the Robusta variety? #knowyourcoffee

Did you know that 80% of coffee grown in Uganda is the Robusta variety? #knowyourcoffee

Last night September 26th 2021, the Uganda Embassy in Washington, DC hosted guests to a cultural evening sponsored by TH...
09/26/2021

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

************ ANNOUNCEMENT **********Dear Ugandan community in the USA & Caribbean, we have received some national IDs an...
09/18/2021

************ ANNOUNCEMENT **********

Dear Ugandan community in the USA & Caribbean, we have received some national IDs and some feedback on status of delayed IDs.

Kindly follow link below to check on BOTH lists for the status of your ID application.

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

************ ANNOUNCEMENT **********

Dear Ugandan community in the USA & Caribbean, we have received some national IDs and some feedback on status of delayed IDs.

Kindly follow link below to check on BOTH lists for the status of your ID application.

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

09/14/2021

As we wrap up the coffee cupping week, here is an extract of the Coffee cupping event story that ran on NBS TV in Uganda last week

09/09/2021

The excitement at the Uganda Coffee Cupping and Tasting event at the Uganda Embassy was palpable. The Ugandan Robusta coffee was an undeniable hit!

UGANDA EMBASSY IN WASHINGTON DC ORGANIZES COFFEE TASTING AND CUPPING EVENT FOR THE US MARKETThe Embassy of Uganda to the...
09/08/2021

UGANDA EMBASSY IN WASHINGTON DC ORGANIZES COFFEE TASTING AND CUPPING EVENT FOR THE US MARKET

The Embassy of Uganda to the United States, in Washington, DC today held a coffee cupping and tasting event at the official Chancery. The event, organized in partnership with Inspire Africa Coffee and the Africa Coffee Bureau attracted coffee roasters, coffee importers and coffee shop businesses and diplomats in the Washington, DC area, who were curious about Uganda’s boost in promotion of Canephora which (Robusta) coffee grows natively in Uganda in the Kampala Forest area and the Lake Victoria Crescent. While Ethiopia is considered the birthplace of Arabica coffee, Uganda is considered the birthplace of Robusta coffee.

The Embassy partnered with Mr. Nelson Tugume, CEO of Inspire Africa coffee and Mr. Saleh Nakendo, CEO of the Africa Coffee Bureau in putting the event together, and it was curated by Mr. Todd Arnett an Authorized SCA Trainer AST and member of the Education Advisory Council for the Specialty Coffee Association SCA.
Mr. Arnett, who has 25-years experience in the coffee industry, is a Quality Assurance instructor at the American Academy of Coffee Excellence in Williamsburg, Virginia. He has conducted training and consulting projects in coffee consuming and producing countries worldwide including consultancies with the Uganda Coffee Development Authority. He described Uganda’s Robusta as “Uganda’s best kept secret”. He welcomed the participation of the Africa Coffee Bureau who have helped to, discover niche markets that will reinvent African Robusta competitiveness in the enormously Arabica-dominated United States.

The African Coffee Bureau Africa Coffee Bureau (ACB) which was represented by Mr. Saleh Nakendo is a company founded by a group of Ugandans in Silver Spring city, United States to promote African coffees, cocoas, vanillas, teas and tourism. Their ultimate objective is to undertake promotion, competitive market linkages and trade negotiations that will translate into premium incentive and profitability for the African coffees, cocoa, vanilla, tea and tourism in North American retail chain structure.

In her welcome remarks, Deputy Chief of Mission Amb. Santa Mary Laker-Kinyera welcomed the guests, explaining that for Uganda, Coffee is woven into the very fabric of not just the economy but the culture. She informed the attendees that Uganda is a main cash crop of Uganda and the biggest foreign exchange earner being among the top five products exported to the United States from Uganda. Uganda has experienced growth in the coffee industry, making it the largest exporter of coffee by volumes. Uganda is also the leading producer of Robusta and second largest producer of Arabica coffee, after Ethiopia, in Africa. She spoke about the Embassy’s commercial diplomacy mandate that requires the staff to ensure that Uganda products are promoted, tangibly and stocked on the shelves of stores in the USA and Ugandan coffee served in coffee cups in US restaurants. ‘Uganda is not only a good place to do business, but one in which an investor will get the highest return on their investment' She said.

Mr. Bryan Schell, Desk Officer for Uganda at the State Department expressed deep pleasure at what he described as taking the relationship with Uganda to the next level, from the boardrooms and exchanges of Diplomatic Notes to seeing a growing tangible business relationship.
Mr. Nelson Tugume informed the attendees that Coffee is an item used to seal relationships and underscore close friendships in Uganda. He stated that it is his dream to ensure that there are Ugandan coffee shops all over the United States. He called on the Government of Uganda to support such an initiative that will see the value chain of coffee increase and change the lives of the farmers at the Ugandan grass-root. He called for more Ugandan coffees to get into the United States retail chain structure at fairer prices.

The event was attended by a cross-section of Coffee roasters and importers who included Ms. Candy Schibli, CEO of South Eastern Roastery, a Company that roasts and brews Ugandan Coffee and makes a cold refrigerated single-origin (Sipi Falls) canned brew, and several others.
According to the Uganda Coffee Development Authority (UCDA), Uganda grows 2 types of coffee: Robusta and Arabica in the ratio of 4:1. Arabica is grown at altitudes ranging between 1,300-2,300m above sea level; while Robusta is grown at altitudes ranging from 900-1,500m above sea level making Ugandan coffee to possess very good intrinsic qualities due to high altitude, soils and farming systems not easily found elsewhere in the world. Ugandan Robusta has a remarkably impressive cup when wet processed. It is commonly deemed to be of exceptional quality and retains its flavour qualities very well, which cannot always be said of other washed Robusta coffee. The variety of Wild Robusta Coffee still growing today in Uganda's rain forests is thought to be some of the rarest examples of naturally occurring coffee trees anywhere in the world.

The next Uganda Coffee-cupping and tasting event is scheduled to take place on Friday September 10th 2021 at Uganda’s Permanent Mission to the United Nations in New York.

Public Diplomacy Unit
Embassy of Uganda
WASHINGTON, DC

The 3-day 33rd UNAA Convention in Cincinnati drew to a close yesterday September 5th 2021, with a corporate gala dinner ...
09/07/2021

The 3-day 33rd UNAA Convention in Cincinnati drew to a close yesterday September 5th 2021, with a corporate gala dinner punctuated by Ugandan success stories shown on large screens and intense networking within the Ugandan business community. The special invited guest for the evening was Mr. Jason Dunn, General Vice President for Diversity Sales and Inclusion of the CincinnatiUSA Convention & Visitors Bureau.

Amb. Mull Katende engaged in the political forum, fielding questions and providing answers ranging from requests for information on voting by Ugandans in the diaspora, to Government borrowing and Cultural preservation for second and third generation Ugandans born in North America. He encouraged Ugandans to be discerning about what is and is not factual when reacting to social media information about Uganda. Amb. Katende emphasized to the forum participants that following the recently concluded national election, that there was a need to focus more on developmental issues that bring the community together than on those that divide them.

The evening culminated in a dinner banquet and ball with Ugandan Cultural cuisine and entertainment. The crowd participated in traditional dances from all parts of Uganda led by Bankema African Dance Academy and was serenaded over dinner by African Smooth Jazz maestro Isaiah Katumwa.

The 3rd day of  #UNAA 33 activities included a segment for engagement with senior officials of the Uganda Directorate of...
09/07/2021

The 3rd day of #UNAA 33 activities included a segment for engagement with senior officials of the Uganda Directorate of Citizenship and Immigration control in which there was an exchange of views regarding consular services and processes, including dual citizenship, the new E-Visa requirements. The Embassy officials set up National Identification and enrollment kits to enable Ugandans in the diaspora to apply for IDs and and pick-up those that had been issued by the NIRA.

Scores of Ugandans visited the Embassy registration site and waited patiently for assistance, which included questions and answers on immigration matters. The participants expressed appreciation to the Embassy for bringing the services closer to them, given the individual costs involved in traveling to Washington, DC. They asked that the Embassy makes periodic visits to the United States sub-regions for Consular outreach and education programs.

Address

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

General information

Welcome to the official page of the Embassy of the Republic of Uganda in Washington, DC. Here you will read updates on Uganda's relations with the United States as well as other countries and institutions like the World Bank and IMF to which the Embassy is accredited. The scope of coverage of Uganda Mission in Washington includes the USA, Central American States, South America & the Caribbean States; the World Bank and the International Monetary Fund (IMF). You can get details on the Embassy website at www.washington.mofa.go.ug The Embassy reserves the right to delete inappropriate comments.

Telephone

(202) 726-7100

Alerts

Be the first to know and let us send you an email when Embassy of the Republic of Uganda, Washington DC posts news and promotions. Your email address will not be used for any other purpose, and you can unsubscribe at any time.

Contact The Business

Send a message to Embassy of the Republic of Uganda, Washington DC:

Videos

Nearby government services


Other Public & Government Services in Washington D.C.

Show All

Comments

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 #funandagamuntu 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? #knowyourcoffee
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