Ugandan machine-readable passports will no longer be valid for international travel after April 4, 2022, and will be replaced by international East African e-passports.

Key Points:

  • The cost of an ordinary international East African e-passport is UGX 250,000 or USD$67.81, for a service international East African e-passport it is UGX 400,000 or USD$108.49 and for an international East African diplomatic passport it is UGX 500,000 or USD$135.61.
  • International e-passports can be applied for here.

Background: The Ugandan government launched the Ugandan East African e-passport in 2018. A two-year transitional period followed to allow the phasing out of East African and international machine-readable passports. The initial deadline of Jan. 31 has been extended to April 4.

Analysis & Comments: Employers should take note of the transition to the international East African e-passport and plan accordingly. Employers whose businesses will be impacted by the transition may wish to consult with Deloitte to discuss their plans.

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