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Uganda: Information on any documentation required by a Ugandan citizen to enter Kenya and on freedom of movement to and from Uganda, particularly from May to July 1993

Publisher Canada: Immigration and Refugee Board of Canada
Author Research Directorate, Immigration and Refugee Board, Canada
Publication Date 1 September 1994
Citation / Document Symbol UGA18015.E
Cite as Canada: Immigration and Refugee Board of Canada, Uganda: Information on any documentation required by a Ugandan citizen to enter Kenya and on freedom of movement to and from Uganda, particularly from May to July 1993, 1 September 1994, UGA18015.E, available at: http://www.refworld.org/docid/3ae6acc948.html [accessed 16 December 2017]
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A representative of the High Commission for the Republic of Kenya in Ottawa stated that unless they are prohibited immigrants, Ugandans do not require visas to enter Kenya (7 Sept. 1994). However, the representative was unable to offer clarification of who constitutes a "prohibited immigrant" (ibid.). She explained that generally, non-Kenyans regardless of nationality are permitted an initial three-month residence. Upon application to the Ministry of the Interior and at the discretion of immigration authorities, an extension may be granted but the maximum period of stay is six months (ibid.) Should an individual wish to prolong his or her stay beyond this period, he or she must leave the country and re-apply for re-entry. The representative also stated that she is unaware of movement restrictions involving Ugandans (ibid.).

This response was prepared after researching publicly accessible information currently available to the DIRB within time constraints. This response is not, and does not purport to be, conclusive as to the merit of any particular claim to refugee status or asylum.

Reference

High Commission for the Republic of Kenya, Ottawa. 6 September 1994. Telephone interview with representative.

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