Certificates of Identity

Certificates of identity are emergency travel documents issued to Ugandans who cannot readily access Travel documents in emergency situations.

They are issued at Foreign Missions, Border points, Regional Passport Centers, Headquarters Immigration Offices.

The Embassy issues certificates of identity valid for 06 months, to qualified recepients.


  1. Original National ID for Ugandans
  2. Original Ugandan expired passport
  3. Duly filled Application Form.
  4. Attach 2 passport size photos.
  5. Attach copies of national ID or expired passport.
  6. In the case of applications by a national whose travel document or national ID is lost or stolen, please attach a police abstract proving loss of documents. If copy of original document does not exist, kindly attach a copy obtained from the phone companies that was used for line registration.
  7. Payment of BIF 20,000 fee.

NB. It is critical all Ugandan Citizens register with the Embassy immediately upon arrival in Burundi, and update their contact records regularly.

To apply for a certificate of identity, please download the application form.
Download here