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Uganda - Apply for Temporary Nursing/midwives License (trained outside).

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Procedure[edit]

  • Any nurse or midwife who trained outside the country must be registered with the Uganda Nurses and Midwives Council (UNMC). Successful candidates are required to submit an application for registration and licensing within 30 days following the release of the results.
  • Submit a full set of supporting documents – ideally prior to arrival in Uganda:
    The following documents are required to accompany the application for temporary Nursing / Midwives Licence for applicant who trained outside Uganda.
    1. A letter of request for registration stating where and when you will be working in Uganda and the part of the register/roll you wish to be considered for.
    2. Contact details – ideally include an email address.
    3. A copy of your certificate of registration – original to be brought at time of interview.
    4. Verification of your current license from your registration body – where there is one; please use the attached form.
    5. A transcript of training showing theoretical and clinical hours.
    6. A brief CV outlining post registration experience and skills.
    7. Reference from present employer.
    8. For those applying for temporary registration – less than 3 months require a letter from the Ugandan licensed nurse/midwife who is accepting responsibility to supervise your practice whilst in Uganda; with a copy of their certificate.
    9. A copy of photographic ID if certificate does not carry a photograph original to be brought at time of interview.
    10. 3 black and white passport photographs – 5cm x 5.5cm.
    11. For candidates whose first language is not English and nurse training was not conducted in English – a copy of IELTS pass at level 6.0 or higher – the original to be brought at time of interview.
  • All documents in languages other than English should have a verified translation.
  • Once a full set of documents have been provided to the UNMC you will be invited to attend for interview with the registration and enrolment committee – these normally take place the first Wednesday of the month; you may wish to time your arrival in Uganda taking this into consideration. An exception to this may be made where the period of assignment in Uganda is very short.
  • The applicant is required to pay a fee. There is a fee for the interview of $50; this fee covers a presentation about health care in Uganda, the role of the Council and will cover the limited license allowing you to practice under supervision during the period of attachment.
  • Following the interview you will be required to undertake a period of supervised attachment prior to registration with the UNMC.
  • Once you have successfully completed the objectives of the attachment you will be able to register your qualification with the Council. The fee for registration is $200 per qualification, which includes the full license fee for your first 3 years of practice in Uganda.
  • Once registration and licensing is completed, nurses/midwives shall be provided with temporarily nursing and midwives practicing license.
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Required Documents[edit]

  1. Attach copies of translated academic certificate
  2. Professional certificate
  3. College transcript
  4. Practice licence
  5. Curriculum vitae
  6. Passport size coloured photograph
  7. Travelling passport
  8. A letter from the organization the candidate is going to be attached Contact details – ideally include an email address.
  9. A copy of your certificate of registration – original to be brought at time of interview.
  10. Verification of your current license from your registration body – where there is one; please use the attached form.
  11. A transcript of training showing theoretical and clinical hours.
  12. A brief CV outlining post registration experience and skills.
  13. Reference from present employer.
  14. For those applying for temporary registration – less than 3 months require a letter from the Ugandan licensed nurse/midwife who is accepting responsibility to supervise your practice whilst in Uganda; with a copy of their certificate.
  15. A copy of photographic ID if certificate does not carry a photograph original to be brought at time of interview.
  16. 3 black and white passport photographs – 5cm x 5.5cm.
  17. For candidates whose first language is not English and nurse training was not conducted in English – a copy of IELTS pass at level 6.0 or higher – the original to be brought at time of interview.

Office Locations & Contacts[edit]

Uganda Nurses and Midwives Council,
Makarere Road, Mukubira Zone,
Kawempe Division Kampala,
P. O. Box 4046, Kampala, Uganda.
General Line: 256 (0) 393 - 290 327
Registrar’s Office: 256 (0)393 - 290 327
Email: [email protected] or [email protected]
Website:Uganda Nurses and Midwives Council

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Eligibility[edit]

Foreign nurses/Midwives.

Fees[edit]

  • Interview Fee: $50;
  • The fee for registration and practicing licence $200 per qualification.

Validity[edit]

Valid for 3 years of practice in Uganda.

Documents to Use[edit]

Application Form.

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Sample Documents[edit]

Please attach sample completed documents that would help other people.

Processing Time[edit]

Processing take 3 weeks.

Related Videos[edit]

Videos explaining the procedure or to fill the applications. 
Attach videos using the following tag <&video type='website'>video ID|width|height<&/video&> from external websites. 	
Please remove the '&' inside the tags during implementation.
Website = allocine, blip, dailymotion, facebook, gametrailers, googlevideo, html5, metacafe, myspace, revver, 
sevenload, viddler, vimeo, youku, youtube
width = 560, height = 340, Video ID = Can be obtained from the URL of webpage where the video is displayed.
e.g In the following url 'http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Y0US7oR_t3M' Video ID is 'Y0US7oR_t3M'.

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Instructions[edit]

The application must be completed in full and be submitted to the Registrar, Uganda Nurses and Midwives Council, within 30 days following the release of Licensing Examination results by the Council.

Required Information[edit]

  1. Full legal names
  2. Passport No
  3. Country of issue
  4. Name as inscribed on Diploma/certificate
  5. Permanent address
  6. Date and place of birth
  7. Country of origin
  8. Citizenship
  9. Spoken languages
  10. Professional qualification
  11. Training
  12. Registering Authorities and registration numbers


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Need for the Document[edit]

 Please provide the need for the procedure. e.g. Birth Certificate - why do we need to have a birth certificate?

Information which might help[edit]

  • Except as otherwise provided in the Nurses Act or in any regulations made thereunder, every person shall be entitled to registration on the appropriate register who satisfies the Council that he is of good character and has paid the prescribed registration fee, and who;
    • has undergone a prescribed course of instruction and has passed the appropriate examination conducted or prescribed by the Council; or
    • has undergone a course of training and passed an examination, elsewhere than in Uganda, which the Council recognizes as equivalent to the training and instruction required in the case of persons trained in Uganda and as equivalent to the qualification by examination required under the Nurses Act.
  • The Uganda Nurses and Midwives Council use this document to ensure that all nurses within its jurisdiction meet an acceptable level of competence in order to practice nurse and Midwives services.

Other uses of the Document/Certificate[edit]

Please explain what are other uses of obtaining this document/certificate.
e.g. Birth Certificate can be used as proof of identity.

External Links[edit]

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Others[edit]

More information which might help people.