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NOTIFICATION OF EXTENSION OF THE DEADLINE FOR PHASE OUT OF MACHINE-READABLE PASSPORTS FROM 31ST JANUARY 2021 TO 4TH APRIL 2022 BY THE REPUBLIC OF UGANDA

Date: 
Friday, January 8, 2021

The Government of the Republic of Uganda started issuance of the International e-Passport to the citizens on 7th December 2018 and as a result stopped issuance of the Machine-Readable Passports. Government issued a notifi cation of a 2-year transition period to phase out the Machine-Readable Passports by 31st January 2021.

However, due to the restrictions that have been brought about by COVID-19 Pandemic, the deadline for phase of Machine-Readable Passports cannot be achieved without inconveniencing the public. We would like to notify the public of the decision to extend the phase out period from 31st January 2021 to 4th April 2022. The Government of the Republic of Uganda wishes to inform all citizens that the Machine-Readable Passports will continue to be used as a valid travel document alongside the new International e-Passport until 4th April 2022.

The Government of the Republic of Uganda calls upon the public to take note of the new deadline. All citizens who have not yet changed to the new international e-Passport are encouraged to use this window of opportunity to migrate to the new e-Passport to avoid any inconveniences related to the new deadline. To apply, pay and schedule appointment, please log on to our e-Passport portal www.passports. go.ug. THE REPUBLIC OF UGANDA MINISTRY OF INTERNAL AFFAIRS Directorate of Citizenship and Immigration Control PRESS STATEMENT NOTIFICATION OF EXTENSION OF THE DEADLINE FOR PHASE OUT OF MACHINE-READABLE PASSPORTS FROM 31ST JANUARY 2021 TO 4TH APRIL 2022 BY THE REPUBLIC OF UGANDA  In case of any clarifi cation on this matter, please contact our Public Relations Offi ce on telephones: 0800199003/0800199004 (Toll Free) or email: info@mia.go.ug

Dr. Benon M. Mutambi

PERMANENT SECRETARY

MINISTRY OF INTERNAL AFFAIRS

To apply, pay and schudule appointment for your new International e-Passport please visit www.passports.go.ug