Who we are
The Directorate of Citizenship and Immigration Control is a Public Service Institution under the Ministry of Internal Affairs and is responsible for managing migration to and from Uganda. The Directorate is also the Secretariat of the National Citizenship and Immigration Board established under Article 16 of the Constitution and a member of Justice Law and Order Sector.
To be the model of excellence in Immigration service delivery
To facilitate the legal and orderly movement of persons to and from Uganda, regulate the residence of immigrants in Uganda, verify and process Uganda citizenship and enforce national and regional immigration laws for the development and security of Uganda.
- Facilitate the legal and orderly movement of persons to and from Uganda.
- Process, verify and grant Uganda citizenship
- Regulate the issue of national passports and other travel documents;
- To facilitate and provide a conducive immigration environment for foreign investment in Uganda.
- To enforce national and regional immigration laws for the security and development of Uganda.
- Border management (facilitation and regulation)
- Processing and issuing of visas, passes and residence Permits
- Processing and issuing national and regional travel documents
- Inspection, investigation prosecution and removal of illegal immigrants
- Verifying and processing Ugandan citizenship
- Collection of Non Tax Revenue.
Immigration services may be obtained at any of our 52 gazetted entry/exits stations, three (3) Passport Control Offices, 11 passport centers and 9 regional offices.