New E-Passport Launched at Uganda Mission, London

Submitted by on Thu, 05/05/2022 - 09:32

The High Commission of the Republic of Uganda in London was the first among Uganda’s Missions Abroad to officially launch operationalisation of the new e-passport system at the Mission Premises on 2nd March, 2022.  This follows a two-year transitional period to allow phasing out of the East African and international machine-readable passports.

Government of Uganda through the Directorate of Citizenship and Immigration Control (DCIC) issued a statement confirming 4th April, 2022 as the deadline date for phasing out the old passports. The new passport system was designed to reduce the turn-around time in processing the passports to effectively serve Ugandans in Diaspora.