Official Documents

Authentication of Documents

The Embassy authenticates official documents issued by recognized institutions in Uganda for use in the United States. These include:

  1. Birth Certificates
  2. Passports
  3. Academic certificates and transcripts
  4. Marriage certificates

Holders of the documents must present the following:

  1. Original document bearing the stamp and signature of issuing institution
  2. Photocopies of the document (depending on the number of copies required)
  3. Authentication fee of $50 per set of documents. A set consists of one copy of each of the documents.

Note: The Embassy will take time to verify the authenticity of the document with the issuing institution before endorsing it. This may cause delays in processing the documents. Bearers of forged documents will be handed over to the authorities.


Requirements for Obtaining a Letter of No Objection to J1 Visa Waiver

  1. Copy of the main page of your Ugandan passport.
  2. A letter to the Embassy signed by the applicant.
  3. Copy of a letter of no objection from the course sponsor.
  4. Copy of the Certificate of Eligibility (DS-2019)
  5. Copy of the submitted J1 Visa waiver recommendation Application (DS-3035)
  6. Copy of the confirmation print out for the submitted waiver application.


Requirements for a Letter of Recommendation for NGOs

  1. A Certificate of Authenticity obtained from the US Department of State. (Check for details on how to obtain the certificate)
  2. Articles of Incorporation
  3. Certificate of Incorporation
  4. A money order of US $ 50 payable to Uganda Embassy
  5. A prepaid self addressed return envelope
  6. 2 copies of the documents to be authenticated


Certification of Documents for Transportation of Remains of Deceased Persons to Uganda

Certification is done free of charge. Processing time is 1 working day. 

The following original documents are required for certification: 


  •  A Signed letter of request for certification from a responsible person e.g. A relative, an employer etc.
  •  The Passport of the deceased. 
  •  A Death certificate.
  •  A Certificate of Embalmment.
  •  A Burial permit from the local authority where the deceased person resided.
  •  A certificate of no contagious diseases.
  • Post mortem report or Comprehensive Medical Report from the attending doctor/health facility

The transporting airline will advise the applicant on an appropriate casket.



  • Copy of deceased 's passport (Ugandan or other) 
  • Copy of death certificate
  • Copy of cremation certificate
  • Letter to Embassy requesting for authentication of above documents.

If the funeral home is also responsible for freight of remains, they are advised to establish from the carrying airline and customs authorities any other documents or requirements they need.

All documents above are to be sent to Embassy by express mail for authentication with a prepaid return envelope.


Regulations Governing Importation of Dogs and Cats into Uganda

Movement Permit

An official and authentic "Movement Permit" should be obtained from the veterinary authority of the area of origin.


A bill of health certifying that the pet is free from disease. It should be issued by a registered veterinary surgeon or official and should be properly signed and stamped within ten days of shipment.

A certificate or letter from the local veterinary authorities indicating that the area of origin of the pet is free from rabies.


Dogs require vaccination against distemper, hepatitis, Leptospirosos, Parvo-virus and rabies. It should have been done not less than 30 days prior to arrival at any point of entry into Uganda.

Cats require vaccinations against Feline Entritis and rabies. It should have been done not less than 30 days prior to arrival at any point of entry into Uganda.


While in transit, Dogs and Cats must not come into contact with other animals. To ensure this, each pet should be appropriately crated.