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

Refugees to get COVID-19 Vaccination - President Museveni , 11th-March 2021

The United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees has commended the government of Uganda and President Yoweri Museveni for the good and flexible refugee policies that have enabled people from the neighboring countries to take refuge in Uganda and amicably coexist with the hosting communities. 

President Museveni Meets IGAD Executive Secretary , 23rd-February 2021

President Museveni and the  IGAD Executive Secretary discussed matters of mutual interest between Uganda and Ethiopia as well as regional issues.

Irish Ambassador to Uganda Pays Courtesy Call on The Permanent Secretary, Ministry of Foreign Affairs, 22nd-February 2021

The Permanent Secretary and his guest discussed matters regarding security in the Eastern and Central Africa region.
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