Verification of Ugandan Documents

In Uganda, legalization has been replaced by a verification process. During the verification process the relevant Ugandan documents are being verified concerning genuineness, correctness of content and if they were issued in accordance with the then valid Ugandan law.
This enables holders of Ugandan documents to obtain the required legal validity for their documents in Germany.

Merkblatt zur Urkundenprüfung [pdf, 57.05k]

This verification process is obligatory when applying for a

  • family/spousal reunion
  • German birth certificate (Registration of birth of a child in Uganda with the German birth register)
  • German marriage certificate (Registration of a marriage in Uganda with the German marriage register)
  • German passport (for first time applicants with one Ugandan parent and / or born in Uganda)

Please note that the verification process will take a minimum of three months or longer. We kindly ask for your understanding that no status requests on the verification process can be made during the first three months. We will notify the applicant on any change of status or progress of the verification process as soon as possible and whenever the need arises.

The documents to be submitted for verification vary according to the purpose of your application and are listed below. Please review the requirements carefully and adhere to them, as this will save you valuable time and effort throughout the process. We ask for yor understanding that the visa section will not be responsible for making necessary copies.

Please note that each verification process is reviewed individually. Therefore, the requested documents may vary and the German Embassy reserves the right to ask for additional documents / information if needed.

Fees for verification

Ugandan documents issued in Kampala

1.5 Million Uganda Shilling

Ugandan documents issued outside Kampala

2 Million Uganda Shilling (if only one of the documents to be submitted has been issued outside of Kampala, the fee of 2 Million Ugandan Shilling applies)

The amount of documents submitted for verification does not affect the fee.

Requirement list for verification of Ugandan documents

Spouse/partner reunion - original + one copy required for :

  • Filled out questionnaire for verification (including maps)
    Fragebogen zur Urkundenprüfung [pdf, 66.95k]
  • Valid passport (coloured copy of biodata page, page with signature of issuing officer (p.1) and page with passport file number (p.45))
  • Long birth certificate
  • Marriage certificate or marital status letter (marital status letter not older than 6 months)
  • School / university / diploma certificates
  • If applicable: wedding photos 
  • If applicable: divorce decrees
  • If applicable: affidavit

Family reunion with a child - original + one copy required for:

  • Filled out questionnaire for verification (including maps)
    Fragebogen zur Urkundenprüfung [pdf, 66.95k]
  • Valid passport of child (coloured copy of biodata page, page with signature of issuing officer (p.1) and page with passport file number (p.45))
  • Long birth certificate of child
  • Custody order, if applicable: death certificate of deceased parent
  • School certificates

German birth certificate - original + one copy required for:

  • Filled out questionnaire for verification (including maps)
  • Valid passport of Ugandan parent (coloured copy of biodata page, page with signature of issuing officer (p.1) and page with passport file number (p.45))
  • Long birth certificate of Ugandan parent
  • Long birth certificate of child

German marriage certificate - original +one copy required for:

  • Filled out questionnaire for verification (including maps)
    Fragebogen zur Urkundenprüfung [pdf, 66.95k]
  • Valid passport of Ugandan spouse (coloured copy of biodata page, page with signature of issuing officer (p.1) and page with passport file number (p.45))
  • Long birth certificate of Ugandan spouse
  • Ugandan marriage certificate
  • Wedding pictures

German passport - original + one copy required for:

  • Filled out questionnaire for verification (including maps)
    Fragebogen zur Urkundenprüfung [pdf, 66.95k]
  • Valid passport of Ugandan parent (coloured copy of biodata page, page with signature of issuing officer (p.1) and page with passport file number (p.45))
  • Long birth certificate of Ugandan parent
  • Long birth certificate of child
  • If applicable: marriage certificate of parents 

Information sheet and questionnaire for document verification

Opening hours and contact details

Office Hours

Working Hours

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

Visiting
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

Address

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

Uganda

Phone:
+256(0)414-501111
Calling Hours for the visa section: Mon to Thu
2-4pm
Fax:
+49(0)30181767182
+256(0)414-501115

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:

Comment

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

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