How to Apply for East Africa Passport In Uganda

Apply for East Africa Passport In Uganda By Yourself

  1. The applicant should get Passport application form G and other details from the closest Immigration Office or by downloading it from the Immigration website: immgration or application forms.
  2. Take the time to read through the instructions carefully and then fill it out accurately with clearly written handwriting. Sign it
  3. The applicant must then pay to submit the application via on the Uganda Revenue Authority (URA) website portal (check below for more details)
  4. When you print the acknowledgement receipt for payment, you must go to the bank that you selected in your URA payment application to make the payment required on which you will receive a receipt from the bank to serve to prove the payment
  5. Place your documents in a manila folder and then present them IN PERSON to the officers who will receive them who are located at the Passport Receiving Section at the Ministry of Internal Affairs or the nearest Passport Control Office or the Regional Immigration Office.
  6. The official in charge will examine your documents and take your biometric data, and you will be given an acknowledgement slip that identifies your receipt code as well as your the file number
  7. You can collect your passport in person after ten working day (normal applicants for passports) and the two (2) work days (for Express Passport Applications) from the time you made the application unless you are advised otherwise by the Immigration Official. You must show your receipt slip and your ID when you collect your passport from the Passport Delivery Office.

On-line process

  1. The applicant must follow the steps to complete the assessment of your choice (register for your fee) through Uganda Revenue Authority (URA). Uganda Revenue Authority (URA)
  2. Log in at URA and on the URA homepage, click on e-Services.
  3. you will be directed to the next page , click the payment registration button.
  4. Next, click the other NTR. Then you will see a form that you have to fill in the following information:
    1. MDA: Select Directorate of Citizenship and Immigration.
    2. Another NTR Head: Choose the NTR Head you applied for. Be aware that the amount will be filled itself by default.
    3. BPAF Number File numbers begin with the letter IM/Number/Year. (Do do not create any spaces or gap when filling in the number of file).
    4. Payment Method: Under Bank Details Select the payment method, e.g. cash, cheque, etc.
    5. Manual Bank Payment Mode
    6. “URA’S” Bank’s Name Choose URA’s preferred Bank of Your Choice. (E.G UBA, DTB, Orient, Etc.)
    7. Enter the Text Image In The Way You Imagine It.
    8. Choose Accept to sign in.
    9. Print out the acknowledgement receipt acknowledgement receipt
Note The fields by an red star are obligatory. Don’t fill in this TIN number until the computer prompts you to do so.
Alert: Avoid Middlemen or Kayungirizi. Applications made by Middlemen are not considered to be valid or accepted from the office for passports or immigration.

Absroad app

  1. The applicant should go to the Uganda consular office or the high commissioner in the current country of residence to get more information and inquiries regarding the process of applying through them

Required Documents For Apply for East Africa Passport

  1. Dully completed Passport Application form
  2. 3. Colored Passport size images with a white background.
  3. You must include a copy of their National ID
  4. The applicant must include a copy of their National ID or National Identification Number
  5. Attach copies of academic documentation to prove your profession (where relevant)
  6. Attach evidence of payment of fees prescribed (bank slip receipt)
  7. Attach a copy birth certificate or an adoption order consent note from the parents/guardians of minors
  8. Include any other information that could be pertinent to the application. Attach any other information that may be relevant to the

Office Locations and Contacts

Ministry of Immigration
Plot 75 Jinja Road
P. O. Box 7165/7191
Kampala Uganda Uganda
Telephone number: +256 414 595 945
Fax: +256 414 348 707
Site: Immigration

Regional Offices Arua Office
Ministry of Justice / JLOS building: Nebbi Road Arua

Gulu Office
Ministry of Justice / JLOS building: Gulu Municipality

Mbale Office
RDC /Administration building: Masaba Road

Masindi Passport Center
Masindi Town

Hoima Passport Center
Kampaya House: The Old Fort-Portal road, Hoima town

Mbarara Regional Office
Mbarara Adminisration block: Mbarara-Kabale Road

Masaka Regional Office
Administration Building block: Masaka Municipality

Jinja Regional Office
Administration block: Busoga Square

Mubende Regional Office
RDC building

Fortportal Regional Office
Administration Block: Boma Road

Lira Regional Office
District Chambers Building Dr. Obote Avenue

Mityana Regional Office
RDC building

Kampala Main Passport Office
American: Plot 75, Jinja Road next to British Tobbacco plant (BAT)

UGANDA REVENUE Authorization
P. O. Box 7279 Kampala Uganda
Telecommunications (0417) 442054 or 442055 and 443150 Fax: (0414)334419
Web portal: URA
Uganda Revenue Authority (URA) branches

Uganda Consult or embassy in Uganda, or high commissioner around the world


  • All Uganda citizens



  • The validity of the passport is 10 years.

Documents to Utilize

Processing Time

  • Within 10 working days.


  • How to fill out the form
  1. All applicants must present an identification card from the country at the time of interview.
  2. Parents are required to sign the consent form while applying for passports for their children.
  3. First time applicants have to complete all sections with the exception of section 7 on this form.
  4. The person who is recommended in section 8 must be a citizen of Uganda with some sort of standing.
  5. Photograph
    1. Three duplicates (3) of passport-sized photographs of the applicant should be submitted with the application.
    2. The photos should be taken face-to-face with no hat, veil and cannot be displayed with eyes and ears clearly visible.
  6. Candidates must present the required documents to complete each part (ie. national ID (NIN) Birth certificate of marriage, birth certificate double citizenship document, naturalization certificate letters of recommendation copy of the recommenders ID and consent letter, passport-sized photograph or adoption certificate)
  7. Customers should show up after making a making a payment on the various platforms: bank, debit card , or VISA.
  8. The applicant may need fingerprints taken prior to the application.
  9. Broken, damaged, or lost passports are subject to fines of 100,000 shs
  10. The applicant is required to sign a statutory statement (affidavit) in the event theft or loss

Requirements Information

  1. Name of the person applying
  2. Birth date of the applicant
  3. The nationality of the applicant
  4. Address of the applicant’s residence
  5. Information about next of kin
  6. Parent’s details
  7. Information about the source of the applicant
  8. The applicant’s gender and marital status
  9. Occupation

Need to have the Document

  • This East Africa passport enables East Africa Community citizens to to travel and live within the East Africa boards freely without having to apply for the visa (expect in Sudan) for the duration of six months. The passport can be extended if the period has expires.

Information that can be useful

  • Every one of the Directorate of Citizenship and Immigration control (DCIC) services can be paid for through any bank that receives NTR for the Uganda Revenue Authority. It is easy to do your own research prior to going into the bank to pay. This will not only help you save the time you spend, will also allow you to determine the exact amount you have to pay to get the service.

Other uses for the document/certificate

  • A passport from the East Africa passport can be used to prove identity.

External Links


  • The East African Community (EAC) is the intergovernmental regional organisation comprising the Republics of Kenya, Uganda, Rwanda, Burundi, South Sudan and the United Republic of Tanzania with its headquarters in Arusha, Tanzania.



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