DEPARTMENT OF CONSULAR SERVICES


Strategic Objective

The  Consular Services Department provides consular services  at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs headquarters and abroad through Uganda's Embassies and Missions. 

The key functions of the Department are:
  • Strengthening the policy and regulatory framework for the provision of consular services;
  • Coordinating the establishment of Uganda Consular Missions abroad;
  • Coordinating the provision of consular services by Ugandan Embassies and Missions abroad;
  • Providing consular services at Headquarters to Ugandans, Diplomatic Missions and other foreign entities  and  nationals  resident in Uganda;
  • Managing consular relations between Uganda and other countries;
  • Establishing national and international  networks for the provision of consular services. 

Consular Services provided by the Department include:

  • General information on consular protection and assistance; 
  • Next of kin notifications  in cases of death, illness, arrest and other emergency situations involving Ugandans abroad; 
  • Repatriation guidelines in emergency situations abroad;
  • Coordination of visa application processes for Government Officials travelling abroad for official work;
  • Authentication of academic documents issued by Ugandan academic institutions; 
  • Coordination of the issuance and renewal of Uganda Diplomatic passports for Ugandans carrying out diplomatic assignments abroad;
  • Coordination of consular visits to foreign nationals detained in Uganda.

NAMEDESIGNATIONRANKEMAIL ADDRESS
Amb. Eunice KigenyiHead of DepartmentFSO Ieunice.kigenyi@mofa.go.ug 
Mr.Oundo Mukanga
FSO III
Ms. Judith Asiimwe Nyangoma
FSO 1Vjudith.asiimwe@mofa.go.ug
Mr. Stilson Muwhezi
FSO VIstilson.muwhezi@mofa.go.ug 
Ms. Paula Mugisa
FSO VIpaula.mugisa@mofa.go.ug




Highlights

STATEMENT ON THE ALLEGED CLOSURE OF THE UGANDA BORDER WITH RWANDA, 14th-March 2019

Uganda wishes to refute allegations that it closed its borders with Rwanda. Since 28th February 2019 when the Government of Rwanda issued an advisory against travel of its nationals to Uganda, flow of traffic from Uganda to Rwanda has been continuing normally as detailed below

SPEECH DELIVERED BY PRESIDENT YOWERI KAGUTA MUSEVENI AT THE AFRICA NOW CONFERENCE 12TH -13TH MARCH 2019, 12th-March 2019

We first need to understand what is meant by transformation. In the 1960s, economists were talking about growth and development.  Growth was supposed to mean quantitative expansion of the respective sectors e.g. grow more coffee, cotton, etc.  Development was a term that implied some qualitative changes ? propelling the economy and society to a higher level....

UGANADA HANDS OVER 70 EX-23 COMBATANTS TO DRC, 27th-February 2019

The Ministry of Foreign Affairs on behalf of Government of the Republic of Uganda on 26th Febuary 2019, facilitated the repatriation of over 70 EX-23 Combatants  and 10 dependants to  the Government of the Republic of the Democratic of Congo. The Ceremony took place at Entebbe International Airport.
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