Immigration Fire Back on Visa, Passport Fees

Internal Affairs Minister, Jeje Odong

The Immigration Department at the Internal Affairs Ministry has denied claims by politicians that money collected is not accounted for.

“All money received by the immigration department including visa fees and that collected from the issuance of work permits to foreigners is receipted and accounted for, find ” the department said in a brief note to ChimpReports.

MPs led by Kawempe North’s Latif Ssebagala said the immigration department was not remitting all monies collected from Uganda’s entry points.

They further called for scrutiny of the funds received by the department over several years. The public has previously expressed its outrage over the bureaucracy in processing travel documents.

On accountability, approved the department says it has since gotten a clean bill of health from auditors. But Ugandans insist more needs to be done to expedite the processing of passports and other relevant documents.

Visa fees per individual range from $50 for six months single entry; US$100 for multiple entry for 1 year; US$150 for a two-year multiple entry visa; and US$200 for a three-year multiple entry visa.



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