Uganda Says Israel Gives Deported Asylum Seekers Fake Visas

Published: 13/Avr/2018
Source: Haaretz (Israel)

Officials in the Ugandan president’s office say visas Israel gives to asylum seekers on their way to Entebbe Airport ‘bear no resemblance to any document our government issues’

By Lee Yaron

Uganda says its supposedly official documents that Israel gives departing asylum seekers are “complete fakes.” The Population, Immigration and Border Authority issues deportees documents bearing the Ugandan Interior Ministry insignia. They are not signed by anyone in the Israeli authority. Officials in the Ugandan president’s office say they are forgeries “bearing no resemblance to any document our government issues.”

At the airport, asylum seekers leaving Israel are given several documents by immigration authority officials, such as a flight ticket, a transit pass and a paper entitled “Arriving to Uganda Visa Confirmation,” which states that on arrival at Entebbe Airport, the bearer will be given an entrance visa. The document includes the passenger’s personal details and wishes him “a nice trip.”

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Themes: Cartes d’identité et passeports, Nationalité des réfugiés
Regions: Ouganda
Year: 2018