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By Jok P Mayom
JUBA, 22 July 2016 [Gurtong]- The Government of the Republic of Uganda has reduced the long awaited entry visa fees for South Sudanese nationals which was raised from $50 to $100 in June last year.
In a statement seen by Gurtong, the government of Uganda has reduced the visa fees with effect from 22nd July 2016.
This comes after the Ugandan Minister of Internal Affairs, Jeje Odongo issued a Statutory Instrument No.13 of 2016 for the amendment of the Ugandan Citizenship and Immigration control fees.
“All people seeking to enter Uganda shall consequently pay USD $50 instead of the UD $100. All Ugandan borders have been notified to effect the change” reads the statement.
“The move is aimed at promoting the tourism sector as we implement the newly introduced e-visa where we require applicants to apply, have their visas approved with notifications sent to them and visas issued at their borders and embassies” said the Ugandan Immigration Office in a statement.
“The Ugandan Citizenship and Immigration (Fees), Regulation 2016 are amended in paragraph (a) of item 2 of part 1 of the schedule by substituting for the fees of US $100 corresponding to the Single Entry Visa, a fee of US $50” said Jeje.
South Sudan government and her counterpart Uganda have been in discussions to make the entry fees remain at US $50 following complaints by travellers over increased entry visa fees.
The Ugandan internal affairs ministry, issued a circular on 30th June and effecting on July 01st 2015, announced that it had increased its single entry visa fees under section 4 sub paragraph (i) of the country’s Finance Act of 2014.