South Sudan officials collecting higher fee for passports issued in Kampala

Published: 8/Apr/2015
Source: Radio Tamazuj

Officials from South Sudan Ministry of Interior say they have opened up a branch for issuing passports and nationality identification cards to South Sudanese living in Uganda’s capital Kampala. They are charging higher fees for these documents than those charged in Juba.

Major. Gen Augustino Madut Parek, national director for passport and immigration, told Radio Tamazuj on Wednesday the passport will cost about 300,000 Uganda shillings and the nationality will cost another 50,000 shillings.

Some students including citizens have complained about the high prices for passports and nationality cards, noting the price is roughly double the current cost of passports issued in Juba (according to the parallel market rate).

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Themes: Identity Documents
Regions: East Africa, South Sudan
Year: 2015