E-PASSPORT: What You Need to Know

By Jacob SiminyuThe Ministry of Internal Affairs has recently received a number of questions through our websites www.mia.go.ug and www.immigration.go.ug enquiring about the e-passport. I am privileged to provide some key information to the public as Uganda progresses with the roll out of the e-passport. Our current passport called the Machine-Readable Passport (MRP), holds only traditional text information, a photo and the ghost image. It does not have biometric features…

Government to start issuing E-Passports

The Government is moving to phase out the current type of passports by the end of January 2021 as preparations start to introduce electronic passports. Issuance of the e-passports will start on January 15, next year. Although similar to the existing passport, an e-passport contains a small contact-less integrated circuit (computer chip) embedded on the bio data page. The US and several countries in Europe, America, Asia and Latin America…

Government to issue National IDs to Prison Inmates

Government is set to roll out a massive registration and issuance of National identification Cards to prison inmates across the country. This was revealed by the Minister of State for internal Affairs, Mario Obiga Kania while interfacing with legislators on Parliamentary Committee on Defence and Internal Affairs, chaired by Amolator Woman MP, Doreen Amule READ MORE

DPP opens the 3rd meeting of the Judicial  Cooperation Network of the ICGLR

Uganda's DPP Justice Mike Chibita has today welcomed DPPs, Prosecutors General and Directors of Investigation authorities from the Great Lakes Region, experts from the UN and Civil society organisations to the 3rd meeting of the Judicial Cooperation Network of the Great Lakes hosted at Speke Resort Munyonyo. Also in attendance are prosecutors and focal points of the Network appointed by the Governments of Angola, Burundi, CAR, DRC, Congo, Kenya, Sudan,…