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
Mr. Karugaba Michael
Head of Department
michael.karugaba@mofa.go.ug 








Mr. Stilson Muwhezi
FSO
stilson.muwhezi@mofa.go.ug 








Highlights

President Museveni to World Bank, "Support our priorities", 30th-August 2021

President Yoweri Museveni has called on the World Bank to support Uganda's priorities including industrial transformation and value addition if they are to help lift the standards of living of the people of Uganda.

Museveni, Kikwete meet ahead of Africa Green Revolution Summit, 30th-August 2021

President Yoweri Museveni has said Uganda is ready to embrace the harmonization of ideas on what is supposed to be done as far as food security is concerned.

President Museveni, New Envoys Discuss Development, Refugees, 28th-July 2021

President Yoweri Museveni has received letters of credence from the new Chinese Ambassador to Uganda Zhang Lizhong and the new UN Resident Coordinator to Uganda H.E. Susan Namondo Ngongi.
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