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

Presentation of Credentials by the Honorary Consul of the State of Israel, 16th-June 2020

The Minister of State for International Cooperation, Hon. Henry Oryem Okello received credentials from the Honorary Consul of the State of Israel.

Hon. Sam Kutesa's Statement to Parliament on Ugandans Stranded Abroad Due to Airport and Border Closures Following the Outbreak of the Covid-19 Pandemic, 2nd-June 2020

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Vacancies for Directors at the African Continental Free Trade Area (AfCFTA) Secretariat, 1st-June 2020

Positions of Directors for the African Continental Free Trade Area (AfCFTA) Secretariat in Accra, Ghana, have been published on the Website of the African Union
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