10,000 Ugandan national IDs confiscated from foreigners

Published: 8/Août/2023
Source: The Independent (Kampala)

The Directorate of Citizenship and Immigration Control – DCIC has confiscated over 10,000 Ugandan national identity cards from foreigners.

Simon Peter Mundeyi, the Ministry of internal affairs spokesperson revealed that the foreigners are believed to have beaten the National Identification Registration Authority –NIRA system to fraudulently acquire national IDs.

Mundeyi said the foreigners’ tricks were unearthed as they attempted to beat the Directorate Citizenship and Immigration Control system to acquire Ugandan passports.

Most of those whose documents were confiscated were nationals from the Democratic Republic of Congo, Nigeria, Eritrea, Rwanda, Somalia, Ethiopia, and South Sudan.

Mundeyi said they suspect that the problem may have emanated from the lack of a national data bank at the time of the massive issuance of national IDs.

Read further: https://www.independent.co.ug/10000-ugandan-national-ids-confiscated-from-foreigners/

Themes: Cartes d’identité et passeports
Regions: Ouganda
Year: 2023