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

4TH PRESIDENTIAL ADDRESS ON COVID-19 PANDEMIC, 14th-April 2020

Given the successes we have achieved and also the challenges that remain, the Government has decided to keep the stay-home decision for another 21 days, starting tomorrow, the 15th of April, 2020 up to the 5th of May, 2020.

Minister Kutesa meets Chinese Ambassador on situation of Ugandans in China, 11th-April 2020

The Minister called on the Government of China to urgently intervene and address the plight of Ugandans in China.

Amb. Patrick Mugoya Hails Women in Foreign Service , 19th-March 2020

The Permanent Secretary of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Uganda, Amb Patrick MUGOYA, this morning lauded the Female staff of the Ministry for their devotion, dedication and commitment in service not only to the Ministry but to the Nation at large.
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