NIRA to end National ID registration at sub-county level next week

NIRA to end National ID registration at sub-county level next week

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National Identification Registration Authority (NIRA) announced this past Saturday that the national ID registration program that is currently being conducted at sub-county level would come to an end on Friday on May 10.

The exercise began on Feb. 11.

“End of sub-county #NationalIDUg registration & issuance of exercise, (NIRA) informs the general public that the ongoing exercise to register and issue national id cards at sub-counties in Uganda will end on Friday 10th May 2019,” the Authority posted on Twitter, calling on Ugandans to utilize the remaining time.

“All persons who wish to register for or collect their national ids but have not done so are advised to visit registrations points in their respective sub-counties before 10th May 2019.”

In this national ID registration program, NIRA is carrying out three main activities: correction of ID information for people who were given IDs with errors, replacement of IDs and you can also apply for a national ID.

For first-time ID applicants, the process is free while replacing a national ID and error rectification costs Shs50,000 each.

According to NIRA, after this 3-month program ends, anything to do with IDs will be now under authorities at district headquarters, divisions in Kampala or the Authority’s head office.

“Thereafter, registration and issuance of ids will revert to the NIRA district offices where routine registration shall continue daily from 8am – 5pm Monday to Friday.”

Remember, a national ID is now a very important document since you need it to apply for an ePassport.

However, you can also apply for a temporary identification document to process an electronic passport if you have no ID.

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