Permanent residents are allowed to reside in Uganda indefinitely if granted a Certificate of Residency (CR). Permanent residents of Uganda have the right to live, study and work in Uganda for as long as they maintain their Ugandan Permanent Residency status. Permanent Residents are entitled to most of the social benefits accorded to Ugandan Citizens. However, Permanent Residents also have the same legal obligations as Ugandans, such as paying taxes and respecting all other laws. If you or your dependants commit serious crimes while in Uganda, you or your dependents may be deported from Uganda.
To be eligible, applicant needs to have resided in Uganda for at least 15 years (please note that the 15 years are not affected by brief periods of travel in and out of Uganda. For example, you are free to go away on vacation for 1-2 months and that time will not affect your application for a certificate of residence). Applicant(s) may also be eligible for CR if s/he is married to a Ugandan citizen.
Applications for permanent for resident status could be canceled if applicant misrepresents their education, training or experience and/or any other matter required in the application. A Minister of Internal Affairs has the discretion to cancel a residence permit at any time in public interest.
As part of the application for certificate of residence, you must prove:
- You have lived in Uganda for at least 15 years or are married to a Ugandan citizen
- You are above the age of 50 years **
- You have an income of not less than 5 thousand shillings per month **
- You are mentally and physically healthy and have a medical certificate to confirm mental and physical health
** Not Applicable for applicants married to a Ugandan citizen
If you are interested in a Certificate of Residency, contact a UGIS consultant today at email@example.com.