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   1.   Interpretation.

   2.   Registration of aliens.

   3.   Registration certificate.

   4.   Application.

   5.   Registration centres and officers.

   6.   Register.

   7.   Prohibition.

   8.   Surrender of certificate.

   9.   Power to make rules.

   10.   Regulations.

   11.   Offences and penalties.

   12.   Incitement to sedition, etc.

      Schedule   Forms.


Commencement: 1 January, 1985.

   An Act to provide for the registration and control of aliens.

1.   Interpretation.

   In this Act, unless the context otherwise requires—

   (a)   "alien" means any person who is not a citizen of Uganda;

   (b)   "Minister" means the Minister responsible for internal affairs.

2.   Registration of aliens.

   (1) Every alien shall be required to register himself or herself within 30 days of his or her arrival in Uganda and shall furnish full particulars of himself or herself to the registration officers as is required in Form A prescribed in the Schedule to this Act.

   (2) Any alien who, at the commencement of this Act, is already resident in Uganda shall register himself or herself within such a time as the Minister may by statutory instrument prescribe.

   (3) Every alien may be required by the registration officer—

   (a)   to produce a valid passport or other official document of identity to establish his or her identity and nationality;

   (b)   to bring two passport size photographs of himself or herself;

   (c)   to give such other information as may be required by the registration officer.

3.   Registration certificate.

   (1) The commissioner or officers designated by him or her shall issue a certificate of registration as prescribed in Form B in the Schedule to this Act as proof of the registration of that person.

   (2) An alien shall produce his or her registration certificate and his or her entry permit within seven days, for inspection, whenever required to do so by an immigration officer or police officer of or above the rank of assistant inspector.

4.   Application.

   (1) Sections 2 and 3 shall not apply to the following aliens residing in Uganda—

   (a)   an alien in possession of a valid in-transit pass issued under the Immigration Regulations;

   (b)   an alien who is in possession of a valid visitors pass whose period of stay does not exceed three months;

   (c)   an alien refugee.

   (2) Nothing in this Act shall be construed as affecting the diplomatic privileges.

5.   Registration centres and officers.

   (1) The Minister shall determine and designate any immigration office or police station to be registration centres and shall cause the registration centres to be published in the Uganda Gazette.

   (2) Every immigration officer appointed under the Immigration Act and police officer of or above the rank of assistant inspector shall be a registration officer.

   (3) The Minister may appoint additional registration officers.

6.   Register.

   The commissioner for immigration shall keep a register for all aliens in the country indicating their local addresses, and any alien who leaves the country or acquires citizenship shall be struck off the register.

7.   Prohibition.

   (1) No alien shall be a member of an executive committee of a trade union, a youth movement or a cooperative society in Uganda.

   (2) No alien shall form, manage or join a political party, or play any

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