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

US Ambassador Malac Bids Farewell to Hon Kutesa, 27th-November 2019

The Ambassador appreciated the cordial working relationship that has existed between the Embassy and the Ministry of Foreign Affairs

Implementing outcomes of the Russia Africa - Summit: Hon Kutesa meets with Russian Ambassador., 27th-November 2019

Uganda joined other African countries in participating in the Russia-Africa Summit and Economic Forum that took place in  Sochi,  Russian Federation in October 2019 under the theme "For Peace, Security and Development".

Uganda to strengthen Bilateral Relations with Norway , 27th-November 2019

The Hon. Minister congratulated the Ambassador upon presenting Her Credentials to H.E the President on and assured her of the Ministry's support in discharging her duties.
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