Government to start issuing electronic passports in January

This will come along with improved service delivery. Immigration shall be relying on the NIRA database in the issuance of the passport.

“Uganda is ready to migrate from the current machine-readable passports to e-passports in January 2019,” Dr Benon Mutambi tweeted.

Dr. Mutambi stressed that the already stored data in the National Identity Registration Authority (NIRA) database procurement process.

The ministry had embarked on the venture to issue e-passports by April 3, 2018 but was forced to postpone due to unavoidable reasons.

The delay was attributed to processes in procurement.

However, there are lot of queries to be rectified if the Immigration is to use the NIRA database including wrongly spelt names and wrong date of births.

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