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If you apply for a long term visa for Germany, a verification of your Ugandan documents may apply. Information on the procedure and the requirements can be found here.

In Uganda, legalization has been replaced by a verification process. During the verification process the relevant Ugandan documents are being verified concerning genuineness, correctness of content and if they were issued in accordance with the then valid Ugandan law.
This enables holders of Ugandan documents to obtain the required legal validity for their documents in Germany.




This verification process is obligatory when applying for a:

  • family/spousal reunion
  • German birth certificate (Registration of birth of a child in Uganda with the German birth Register
  • German marriage certificate (Registration of a marriage in Uganda with the German marriage Register
  • German passport (for first time applicants with one Ugandan parent and / or born in Uganda)

Please note that the verification process will take a minimum of three months or longer. We kindly ask for your understanding that no status requests on the verification process can be made during the first three months. We will notify the applicant on any change of status or progress of the verification process as soon as possible and whenever the need arises.

The documents to be submitted for verification vary according to the purpose of your application and are listed below. Please review the requirements carefully and adhere to them, as this will save you valuable time and effort throughout the process. We ask for yor understanding that the visa section will not be responsible for making necessary copies.

Please note that each verification process is reviewed individually. Therefore, the requested documents may vary and the German Embassy reserves the right to ask for additional documents / information if needed.

Fees for verification:

Ugandan documents issued in Kampala
1.5 Million Uganda Shilling
Ugandan documents issued outside Kampala
2 Million Uganda Shilling (if only one of the documents to be submitted has been issued outside of Kampala, the fee of 2 Million Ugandan Shilling applies)

The amount of documents submitted for verification does not affect the fee.


Please find more information about teh requirements for verification of Ugandan documents below:

Spouse/partner reunion - original + one copy required for :

  • Filled out questionnaire for verification (including maps)
  • Valid passport (coloured copy of biodata page, page with signature of issuing officer (p.1) and page with passport file number (p.45))
  • Long birth certificate
  • Marriage certificate or marital status letter (marital status letter not older than 6 months)
  • School / university / diploma certificates
  • If applicable: wedding photos
  • If applicable: divorce decrees
  • If applicable: affidavit

Family reunion with a child - original + one copy required for:

  • Filled out questionnaire for verification (including maps)
  • Valid passport of child (coloured copy of biodata page, page with signature of issuing officer (p.1) and page with passport file number (p.45))
  • Long birth certificate of child
  • Custody order, if applicable: death certificate of deceased parent
  • School certificates

German birth certificate - original + one copy required for:

  • Filled out questionnaire for verification (including maps)
  • Valid passport of Ugandan parent (coloured copy of biodata page, page with signature of issuing officer (p.1) and page with passport file number (p.45))
  • Long birth certificate of Ugandan parent
  • Long birth certificate of child

German marriage certificate - original +one copy required for:

  • Filled out questionnaire for verification (including maps)
  • Valid passport of Ugandan spouse (coloured copy of biodata page, page with signature of issuing officer (p.1) and page with passport file number (p.45))
  • Long birth certificate of Ugandan spouse
  • Ugandan marriage certificate
  • Wedding pictures

German passport - original + one copy required for:

  • Filled out questionnaire for verification (including maps)
  • Valid passport of Ugandan parent (coloured copy of biodata page, page with signature of issuing officer (p.1) and page with passport file number (p.45))
  • Long birth certificate of Ugandan parent
  • Long birth certificate of child
  • If applicable: marriage certificate of parents

Information about Verification of Documents