The following webpages contain only the most important information about German passports and are meant for the very few German citizens who do not speak German. Please check the German version of this webpage for complete information about German passports.

German-Language passport information

Fingerabdruck für neuen Pass Enlarge image (© dpa/picture-alliance, Arno Burgi) The German Embassy Kampala issue passports to German citizens residing in Uganda.

For children under the age of 12 with German citizenship, a child’s passport may also be issued instead of a regular passport.

A new passport law has been in effect since Nov. 1, 2007. Under this new law, fingerprints also must be stored on a chip contained in German passports. This affects all passport applicants six years and older.

It is therefore absolutely necessary that you personally apply for the passport.


Passport application for adults

Download the application form, a list of requirements and furhter necessary documents to apply for a German passport for adults.

Passport Kind

Passport application for minors

Download the application form, a list of requirements and furhter necessary documents to apply for a German passport for minors.


Passport fees

The following fees must be paid cash in Uganda Shilling (converted by the current exchange rate) when you submit an application. Please note that payment by Euro or credit card is not accepted.

Biometrisches Passfoto

Biometric specifications for photos

High-quality photos are essential for the perfect reproduction of the image and are a prerequisite for using facial biometrics in ID documents. These sample photos show the features which ensure that photos are suitable for use in ID documents.


German passport

Opening hours and contact details

Office Hours

Working Hours

Monday to Thursday:
07.30am – 04.00pm
07.30am – 01.00pm

Hours of the Visa and Consular Section

Monday to Friday:
08.00 - 11.00am (upon prior appointment only)

Calling Hours Visa Section:
Mon to Thu, 2-4pm

Book an online appointment

Please note: There could be waiting times for appointments, therefore we highly recommend that you book an appointment well-ahead in time.

Contact us

Please use the contact form below if you would like to send an email to the Ambassador, contact the visa section or any other of the individual sections.

Contact Form


Embassy of the Federal Republic of Germany
15, Philip Road, Kololo
P.O. Box 7016


Calling Hours for the visa section: Mon to Thu

Emergency Contact

In an emergency, you may contact a member of the German Embassy Kampala after office hours until midnight and on Saturdays, Sundays and Public Holidays from 8:00 a.m. till midnight on the following mobile number:


Kindly note that this number is not for visa and scholarship inquiries.

00256-772-763 000 (for calls and text messages from outside Uganda)
0772-763 000 (for calls and text messages within Uganda)