Leaving Switzerland

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Moving back home for good is a pretty bold decision for anyone to take, meaning that you have considered lots of elements and earnestly and deeply thought through the intricacies  involved in such a move.

Once this decision has been made and you are ready to move, the Mission avails itself to facilitate your move through a written letter to the Commissioner- General of Uganda Revenue Authority. In that case, you shall be required to provide a list of your belongings (parking list) to the Mission before you receive the said letter. Accompanying this letter will be the airway bill. Proof of your permanent move can be in form of a letter from your work place or commune, however, in most cases, this is not a requirement.

If you are a holder of Swiss passport, note that you will be required to obtain a visa prior to your travel. Make sure you apply for the VISA  through the  authentic online website of the Directorate of Immigration at: https://visas.immigration.go.ug/. Note that there are scammers who have been masquerading and luring the diaspora to other websites, charging exorbitant amounts or simply defrauding you of your money. 

Based on real cases, we would like to inform you that upon arrival, you may have to engage with other government institutions like the Uganda National Bureau of Standards (UNBS), Uganda Revenue Authority (URA) who shall inspect your container and ensure there are no taxable items or items that are subject to standardisation process. If this information is not known in advance, note that there may be delays that shall directly impact on time taken before the container is released. In a worst case scenario, you may be required to pay demurrage or other related fees resulting from delayed clearance or release of your personal items. We therefore request you to link up with the Mission prior to your journey for specialised advise or support in any of the cases listed above.

For further information, contact the Mission at chancery@ugandamission.ch