By Spy Uganda
Kampala: The Ministry of Internal Affairs has announced the resumption of issuance of passports, work permits and other services following closure over COVID-19.
However, Minister of State for Internal Affairs Obiga Kania, said they will work at 30% for the time being, with all the services to be conducted online.
“In view of the directives of President Museveni n partial lifting of the lockdown, Ministry of Internal Affairs will resume operations at 30% while observing the SOPs with effect from 29th July, 2020. The summary of services that will resume at 30% under the Ministry include: Passport & Immigration services; Registration services for identification of persons; NGO Regulations; Management of Community Service orders,” he told journalists at the media centre in Kampala.
“Others are demobilization, resettlement & reintegration of reporters. Provision of forensic & testing services. Registration of persons for National IDs, Civil Registration devices and other incidental services, he added
The minister urged all those seeking such services to apply online. He said the regional offices will also be open.
Procedure Of Applying Online:
Step 1. Log into passport portal www.passports.go.ug
Step 2. Accept the terms and conditions displayed in the Disclaimer.
Step 3: Answer simple security questions
Step 4: Complete the passport application form
Step 5: Print Passport Application Payment Advice Form
Step 6: Make payment for the selected type of passport using the selected payment method.
Step 7: Schedule appointment for a date of your convenience using the schedule appointment link on the home page
Step 8: Print Passport Application Appointment Form
Step 9: Report to the selected passport centre with the passport appointment form with the appropriate application requirements displayed on the website, for enrollment.