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Uganda Visa Types

VisaHQ offers interested travelers to Uganda different tourist visa options namely the Uganda tourist e-Visa, the Uganda transit e-Visa, the Uganda business e-Visa, and the East Africa e-Visa. Each one has a different feature and purpose so please read carefully and choose the right visa for your trip.

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Uganda E Tourist Visa

The e-tourist visa is a single-entry visa specially created for tourists. It allows the holder to visit for holidays, sightseeing or even to spend time with friends and family who may be Ugandan citizens or permanent residents. This visa is strictly for tourism and other non-economic social engagements, so you are not allowed to seek employment in Uganda with it. It is available online and applicants don’t have to visit the Ugandan embassy or consulate in their country to apply for one. To apply, one simply needs to fill out the online application form on VisaHQ and attach their passport, a recent photograph, yellow fever vaccination certificate and a host of other documents.

Once it is approved the electronic visa will be mailed to their email and they must print out the e-visa confirmation and travel with it to Uganda as evidence.

Port of Entry

  • Entebbe International Airport

Uganda Business e Visa

The business e-visa is another online business issued to businesspersons such as investors, professionals, or consultants coming to Uganda for non-commercial engagements.

This visa is not the same as a work visa but is only issued to persons who come solely for short-term business engagements like meetings, Seminars, consulting, contract negotiations/signing, estate settlement, etc. To apply for this visa, you must include an invitation letter issued by the host to your application, clearly stating your mission. You must also provide evidence of your economic situation (self employed, employee) with sufficient documents to back up your claims.

Based on Uganda's visa policy, holders of business e-visas must not earn direct remuneration for their services in any form because it is not a work visa.

Port Of Entry

  • Entebbe International Airport

Transit e Visa

A transit e-visa is a special visa issued to persons traveling to other countries through Uganda. This visa is like the tourist visa, but the difference is that it has a shorter validity and is only meant for travelers passing through Uganda. Citizens from up to 198 countries who plan to switch flights at Entebbe International Airport enroute to another country may apply for this visa. Transit visas are only required for travelers who intend to exit the embassy before their next flight is ready; those who intend to wait in the airport's transit area don't need this visa.

Port Of Entry

This visa can only be accepted at the Entebbe International Airport

East Africa e Visa

The East Africa e visa is a multinational visa recognized and issued by three countries in the East African sub-region: Uganda, Rwanda, and Kenya. This visa allows the holder to enter any of these countries as a business visitor or a tourist. All three countries accept the East Africa e visa, but the rules state that the visitor must enter the country that issued the visa first before making their way to the other two. This visa is issued as a multiple entry visa rather than a single-entry visa and it is obtainable online.

Some foreign nationals may also obtain the visas on arrival at any of the airports in Uganda, Kenya, or Rwanda (this option is not open to all applicants).

Applying for a visa at the airport can take quite some time due to long queues so it is advisable to apply online and have your application approved before boarding a flight to Uganda.

Port of Entry

The visa is accepted at the following entry points in all three countries:

  • Entebbe International Airport (Uganda)
  • Kigali International Airport (Rwanda)
  • Jomo Kenyatta International Airport (Kenya)
  • Moi International Airport (Kenya)
  • Eldoret International Airport (Kenya)
  • International border crossings in all three countries

Fill out Uganda Tourist E-visa application form online

and provide digital copies of the following documents:
  • Visa application form. Fully completed and signed application form.

  • Original passport. The passport must be valid at least 6 months after the intended date of departure from the territory of the destination country and has at least 2 blank visa pages.

  • Passport-type photograph. A digital passport-type photograph taken within the last 6 months. This may be taken using a cell phone against a white wall provided if it meets the standards of a passport-type photograph.

  • Passport copy. Photocopy of the front and last pages of your valid passport. If applicant is a foreigner then the data page and Indian visa page copy are also to be submitted.

  • Business Letter. A soft/hard copy of business letter from the sending company. The letter should be printed on the company letterhead stationery, addressed to "The Consulate of Uganda, Visa Section", and signed by a senior manager. The business letter must adhere to the following guidelines: Briefly introduce the applicant (please specify employment status/position held in the company by applicant). State the nature of the business to be conducted (i.e. nature of contracting, etc.) and the names and addresses of companies to be contacted in Uganda. Specify the Type and desired Validity of the visa (i.e. a one year multiple entry business visa). Guarantee of sufficient funds for travel. In the event the applicant is self-employed, please mention the nature of business conducted in Uganda in the application under "Other" in paragraph 1.15. Specify the place of accommodation in Uganda.

  • Itinerary. A copy of round trip tickets or detailed itinerary for the duration of the trip. The applicant's name must be on itinerary.

  • Proof of Sufficient Funds. The financial coverage of the expenses can be certified with one of the following documents: an original income certificate of the employer or a bank account statement on the account turnover during the last three months or a pension slip or a certificate of registration in the case of an individual entrepreneur or one-man firm or a valid ticket a certificate of a reserved and prepaid journey accommodation or in the case of minors a declaration by the legal representative on the coverage of the costs and on the existence of the financial coverage or a letter of invitation issued and endorsed by the Office of Immigration and Nationality.

  • Bank statement. A copy of the applicant's most recent monthly bank statement showing proof of sufficient funds. The statement must clearly show the applicant's name as the account holder, the balances of the accounts, and the date of the statement.

  • Business invitation. A business invitation letter from the sponsoring company in the destination country. The letter should be printed on company letterhead stationery, addressed to "The Consulate of Uganda, Visa Section", and signed by a senior manager. The business letter must adhere to the following guidelines:
    Briefly introduce the applicant (please specify employment status/position held in the company by applicant).
    State the nature of the business to be conducted (i.e. business meetings, contract negotiations, etc.) and the names and addresses of companies to be contacted in the destination country.
    Specify the Type and desired Validity of the visa (i.e. a one year multiple entry business visa).

  • Business registration. A Recommendation letter from (FICCI, CCI, ASSOCHAM, PHD) is required. If company is not registered in any of these then Company Registration copy is required.

  • Yellow fever certificate. ORIGINAL Yellow Fever Vaccination Card is required for visa processing as well as at the time of travelling.

  • Supporting Document. Income Tax Returns for the last 3 years.

  • Cover Letter. A covering letter from the Indian Company/Applicant requesting for visa on company letter head mentioning name, designation, passport number, duration of visit in brief. The letter should be duly signed by authorized signatory with company stamp.

  • Visa application form. Fully completed and signed application form.

  • Original passport. The passport must be valid at least 6 months after the intended date of departure from the territory of the destination country and has at least 2 blank visa pages.

  • Passport-type photograph. A digital passport-type photograph taken within the last 6 months. This may be taken using a cell phone against a white wall provided if it meets the standards of a passport-type photograph.

  • Passport copy. Photocopy of the front and last pages of your valid passport. If applicant is a foreigner then the data page and Indian visa page copy are also to be submitted.

  • Itinerary. A copy of round trip tickets or detailed itinerary for the duration of the trip. The applicant's name must be on itinerary.

  • Proof of Sufficient Funds. Applicant must provide Foreign Exchange or Credit Card statement for past 3 months.

  • Bank statement. Original personal bank statements for the last six months duly stamped and signed by the authorized signatory of the bank till date.

  • Employment letter. A letter from your employer/school (on business letterhead, with contact details), stating that a leave of absence has been granted and that you will be returning to your current job. If you are self-employed, include a copy of your business license and tax return. If you are retired please submit proof of your retirement fund.

  • Proof of accommodation. Copy of the Hotel Reservations.

  • Personal invitation. If visiting friends or family, you must provide letter of invitation with the contact information of the host and visitor, purpose and duration of the visit, confirmation of accommodation including the address, signature and date. You will also need to provide proof of the host's status in Uganda ie. copy of their Uganda passport's information page, or, if they are not a citizen of Uganda, copies of their Uganda residence permit and their national passport's information pages.

  • Personal letter. A personal letter from the applicant addressed to the Embassy of Uganda, explaining the purpose of the trip, dates of travel, cities to be visited, and place of accommodation. If self employed this letter should be on business letter head.

  • Yellow fever certificate. ORIGINAL Yellow Fever Vaccination Card is required for visa processing as well as at the time of travelling

  • Supporting Document. Income Tax Returns for the last 3 years.

  • Passport copy. A clear scan of the information page of your valid, signed passport.

  • Passport-type photograph. Include a passport style photo, with a white background, taken within the last 6 months. You may also choose to upload a photo to your order for us to print. There is a surcharge associated with this service.

  • Yellow fever . A copy of the International Certificate of Vaccination (ICV) for yellow fever. To learn more about the yellow fever vaccination or to locate a vaccination clinic, please visit the CDC's yellow fever resource page .

  • Itinerary. A copy of round trip tickets or detailed itinerary for the duration of the trip. The applicant's name must be on itinerary.

  • Passport copy. A clear scan of the information page of your valid, signed passport.

  • Passport-type photograph. Include a passport style photo, with a white background, taken within the last 6 months. You may also choose to upload a photo to your order for us to print. There is a surcharge associated with this service.

  • Yellow fever . A copy of the International Certificate of Vaccination (ICV) for yellow fever. To learn more about the yellow fever vaccination or to locate a vaccination clinic, please visit the CDC's yellow fever resource page .

  • Itinerary. A copy of round trip tickets or detailed itinerary for the duration of the trip. The applicant's name must be on itinerary.

  • Passport copy. A clear scan of the information page of your valid, signed passport.

  • Passport-type photograph. Include a passport style photo, with a white background, taken within the last 6 months. You may also choose to upload a photo to your order for us to print. There is a surcharge associated with this service.

  • Yellow fever . A copy of the International Certificate of Vaccination (ICV) for yellow fever. To learn more about the yellow fever vaccination or to locate a vaccination clinic, please visit the CDC's yellow fever resource page .

  • Itinerary. A copy of round trip tickets or detailed itinerary for the duration of the trip. The applicant's name must be on itinerary.

  • Passport copy. A clear scan of the information page of your valid, signed passport.

  • Passport-type photograph. Include a passport style photo, with a white background, taken within the last 6 months. You may also choose to upload a photo to your order for us to print. There is a surcharge associated with this service.

  • Multiple entry visa. If applying for Multiple entries, please provide copies of the following documents:
    • Scanned copy of a background check from the FBI or your local police;
    • Two recommendation letters from individuals in Uganda known to the traveler;
    • A cover letter from the traveler stating the reason for multiple entries.
    • Copies of previous visas to Uganda.

    Please be advised. The duration and number of entries of the eVisa granted is at the discretion of Ugandan Immigration. Applicants who need a multiple or longer duration visa are advised to apply for a consulate issued visa instead.

  • Yellow fever . A copy of the International Certificate of Vaccination (ICV) for yellow fever. To learn more about the yellow fever vaccination or to locate a vaccination clinic, please visit the CDC's yellow fever resource page .

  • Itinerary. A copy of round trip tickets or detailed itinerary for the duration of the trip. The applicant's name must be on itinerary.

  • Passport copy. A clear scan of the information page of your valid, signed passport.

  • Passport-type photograph. Include a passport style photo, with a white background, taken within the last 6 months. You may also choose to upload a photo to your order for us to print. There is a surcharge associated with this service.

  • Multiple entry visa. If applying for Multiple entries, please provide copies of the following documents:
    • Scanned copy of a background check from the FBI or your local police;
    • Two recommendation letters from individuals in Uganda known to the traveler;
    • A cover letter from the traveler stating the reason for multiple entries.
    • Copies of previous visas to Uganda.

    Please be advised. The duration and number of entries of the eVisa granted is at the discretion of Ugandan Immigration. Applicants who need a multiple or longer duration visa are advised to apply for a consulate issued visa instead.

  • Letter from the Host in the destination country. A letter from the host introducing himself/herself, explaining the purpose, duration & itinerary of the visit in brief.

  • Yellow fever . A copy of the International Certificate of Vaccination (ICV) for yellow fever. To learn more about the yellow fever vaccination or to locate a vaccination clinic, please visit the CDC's yellow fever resource page .

  • Itinerary. A copy of round trip tickets or detailed itinerary for the duration of the trip. The applicant's name must be on itinerary.

  • Passport copy. A clear scan of the information page of your valid, signed passport.

  • Passport-type photograph. Include a passport style photo, with a white background, taken within the last 6 months. You may also choose to upload a photo to your order for us to print. There is a surcharge associated with this service.

  • Multiple entry visa. If applying for Multiple entries, please provide copies of the following documents:
    • Scanned copy of a background check from the FBI or your local police;
    • Two recommendation letters from individuals in Uganda known to the traveler;
    • A cover letter from the traveler stating the reason for multiple entries.
    • Copies of previous visas to Uganda.

    Please be advised. The duration and number of entries of the eVisa granted is at the discretion of Ugandan Immigration. Applicants who need a multiple or longer duration visa are advised to apply for a consulate issued visa instead.

  • Letter from the Host in the destination country. A letter from the host introducing himself/herself, explaining the purpose, duration & itinerary of the visit in brief.

  • Yellow fever . A copy of the International Certificate of Vaccination (ICV) for yellow fever. To learn more about the yellow fever vaccination or to locate a vaccination clinic, please visit the CDC's yellow fever resource page .

  • Itinerary. A copy of round trip tickets or detailed itinerary for the duration of the trip. The applicant's name must be on itinerary.

  • Passport copy. A clear scan of the information page of your valid, signed passport.

  • Passport-type photograph. Include a passport style photo, with a white background, taken within the last 6 months. You may also choose to upload a photo to your order for us to print. There is a surcharge associated with this service.

  • Multiple entry visa. If applying for Multiple entries, please provide copies of the following documents:
    • Scanned copy of a background check from the FBI or your local police;
    • Two recommendation letters from individuals in Uganda known to the traveler;
    • A cover letter from the traveler stating the reason for multiple entries.
    • Copies of previous visas to Uganda.

    Please be advised. The duration and number of entries of the eVisa granted is at the discretion of Ugandan Immigration. Applicants who need a multiple or longer duration visa are advised to apply for a consulate issued visa instead.

  • Letter from the Host in the destination country. A letter from the host introducing himself/herself, explaining the purpose, duration & itinerary of the visit in brief.

  • Yellow fever . A copy of the International Certificate of Vaccination (ICV) for yellow fever. To learn more about the yellow fever vaccination or to locate a vaccination clinic, please visit the CDC's yellow fever resource page .

  • Itinerary. A copy of round trip tickets or detailed itinerary for the duration of the trip. The applicant's name must be on itinerary.

  • Passport copy. A clear scan of the information page of your valid, signed passport.

  • Passport-type photograph. Include a passport style photo, with a white background, taken within the last 6 months. You may also choose to upload a photo to your order for us to print. There is a surcharge associated with this service.

  • Multiple entry visa. If applying for Multiple entries, please provide copies of the following documents:
    • Scanned copy of a background check from the FBI or your local police;
    • Two recommendation letters from individuals in Uganda known to the traveler;
    • A cover letter from the traveler stating the reason for multiple entries.
    • Copies of previous visas to Uganda.

    Please be advised. The duration and number of entries of the eVisa granted is at the discretion of Ugandan Immigration. Applicants who need a multiple or longer duration visa are advised to apply for a consulate issued visa instead.

  • Letter from the Host in the destination country. A letter from the host introducing himself/herself, explaining the purpose, duration & itinerary of the visit in brief.

  • Yellow fever . A copy of the International Certificate of Vaccination (ICV) for yellow fever. To learn more about the yellow fever vaccination or to locate a vaccination clinic, please visit the CDC's yellow fever resource page .

  • Itinerary. A copy of round trip tickets or detailed itinerary for the duration of the trip. The applicant's name must be on itinerary.

  • Passport copy. A clear scan of the information page of your valid, signed passport.

  • Passport-type photograph. Include a passport style photo, with a white background, taken within the last 6 months. You may also choose to upload a photo to your order for us to print. There is a surcharge associated with this service.

  • Personal letter. A letter stating the reason for transit and the country of destination.

  • Entries and Exits. Proof entries and exits into Uganda in the last one year.

  • Passport copy. A clear scan of the information page of your valid, signed passport.

  • Passport-type photograph. Include a passport style photo, with a white background, taken within the last 6 months. You may also choose to upload a photo to your order for us to print. There is a surcharge associated with this service.

  • Yellow fever . A copy of the International Certificate of Vaccination (ICV) for yellow fever yellow fever resource page.

  • Daily Travel Plan. A completed daily travel plan is required by the destination country, please include destinations to be visited at specified times.

  • Itinerary. A reservation of the flight itinerary under the traveler's name. Must show flights entering and exiting Uganda.

Unfortunately, at this time VisaHQ does not provide service for

A visa is not required for this destination.

Additional information
  • It is mandatory that all documents listed below are presented at the airport in Uganda:
    Printed approval letter.
    Original yellow fever certificate.
    Copy of passport information pages including pages with photo and address.
    Recent passport-size photograph.
  • It is mandatory that all documents listed below are presented at the airport in Uganda:
    Printed approval letter.
    Original yellow fever certificate.
    Copy of passport information pages including pages with photo and address.
    Recent passport-size photograph.
  • It is mandatory that all documents listed below are presented at the airport in Uganda:
    Printed approval letter.
    Original yellow fever certificate.
    Copy of passport information pages including pages with photo and address.
    Recent passport-size photograph.
  • It is mandatory that all documents listed below are presented at the airport in Uganda:
    Printed approval letter.
    Original yellow fever certificate.
    Copy of passport information pages including pages with photo and address.
    Recent passport-size photograph.
  • It is mandatory that all documents listed below are presented at the airport in Uganda:
    Printed approval letter.
    Original yellow fever certificate.
    Copy of passport information pages including pages with photo and address.
    Recent passport-size photograph.
  • It is mandatory that all documents listed below are presented at the airport in Uganda:
    Printed approval letter.
    Original yellow fever certificate.
    Copy of passport information pages including pages with photo and address.
    Recent passport-size photograph.
  • It is mandatory that all documents listed below are presented at the airport in Uganda:
    Printed approval letter.
    Original yellow fever certificate.
    Copy of passport information pages including pages with photo and address.
    Recent passport-size photograph.
  • It is mandatory that all documents listed below are presented at the airport in Uganda:
    Printed approval letter.
    Original yellow fever certificate.
    Copy of passport information pages including pages with photo and address.
    Recent passport-size photograph.
  • It is mandatory that all documents listed below are presented at the airport in Uganda:
    Printed approval letter.
    Original yellow fever certificate.
    Copy of passport information pages including pages with photo and address.
    Recent passport-size photograph.
  • It is mandatory that all documents listed below are presented at the airport in Uganda:
    Printed approval letter.
    Original yellow fever certificate.
    Copy of passport information pages including pages with photo and address.
    Recent passport-size photograph.

Uganda Tourist E-visa fees for citizens of India

Type of visaValidity
Maximum validity refers to the period over which you are allowed to enter a given country. Validity of visa starts from the date of issuance of visa.
Processing
Processing times start on the next business day following submission and serve as indications of processing times under normal circumstances only.
Embassy feeService feeGSTIN (18%)Total cost
Single entry
Maximum validity refers to the period over which you are allowed to enter a given country. Validity of visa starts from the date of issuance of visa.
Up to 90 days
Processing times start on the next business day following submission and serve as indications of processing times under normal circumstances only.
3 business days
Embassy fee:4339.63 INR
Service fee:4923.81 INR
GSTIN (18%):886.29 INR
Total cost:10149.73 INR
10149.73 INR
Single entry
Maximum validity refers to the period over which you are allowed to enter a given country. Validity of visa starts from the date of issuance of visa.
Up to 180 days
Processing times start on the next business day following submission and serve as indications of processing times under normal circumstances only.
3 business days
Embassy fee:4339.63 INR
Service fee:4923.81 INR
GSTIN (18%):886.29 INR
Total cost:10149.73 INR
10149.73 INR
Single entry
Maximum validity refers to the period over which you are allowed to enter a given country. Validity of visa starts from the date of issuance of visa.
Up to 90 days
Processing times start on the next business day following submission and serve as indications of processing times under normal circumstances only.
3 business days
Embassy fee:4339.63 INR
Service fee:7427.45 INR
GSTIN (18%):1336.94 INR
Total cost:13104.02 INR
13104.02 INR
Multiple entry
Maximum validity refers to the period over which you are allowed to enter a given country. Validity of visa starts from the date of issuance of visa.
Up to 180 days
Processing times start on the next business day following submission and serve as indications of processing times under normal circumstances only.
3 business days
Embassy fee:8595.81 INR
Service fee:4923.81 INR
GSTIN (18%):886.29 INR
Total cost:14405.91 INR
14405.91 INR
Multiple entry
Maximum validity refers to the period over which you are allowed to enter a given country. Validity of visa starts from the date of issuance of visa.
Up to 1 year
Processing times start on the next business day following submission and serve as indications of processing times under normal circumstances only.
3 business days
Embassy fee:8595.81 INR
Service fee:4923.81 INR
GSTIN (18%):886.29 INR
Total cost:14405.91 INR
14405.91 INR
Multiple entry
Maximum validity refers to the period over which you are allowed to enter a given country. Validity of visa starts from the date of issuance of visa.
Up to 180 days
Processing times start on the next business day following submission and serve as indications of processing times under normal circumstances only.
3 business days
Embassy fee:8595.81 INR
Service fee:7427.45 INR
GSTIN (18%):1336.94 INR
Total cost:17360.20 INR
17360.20 INR
Multiple entry
Maximum validity refers to the period over which you are allowed to enter a given country. Validity of visa starts from the date of issuance of visa.
Up to 1 year
Processing times start on the next business day following submission and serve as indications of processing times under normal circumstances only.
3 business days
Embassy fee:8595.81 INR
Service fee:7427.45 INR
GSTIN (18%):1336.94 INR
Total cost:17360.20 INR
17360.20 INR
Multiple entry
Maximum validity refers to the period over which you are allowed to enter a given country. Validity of visa starts from the date of issuance of visa.
Up to 90 days
Processing times start on the next business day following submission and serve as indications of processing times under normal circumstances only.
3 business days
Embassy fee:8595.81 INR
Service fee:7427.45 INR
GSTIN (18%):1336.94 INR
Total cost:17360.20 INR
17360.20 INR
Multiple entry
Maximum validity refers to the period over which you are allowed to enter a given country. Validity of visa starts from the date of issuance of visa.
Up to 2 years
Processing times start on the next business day following submission and serve as indications of processing times under normal circumstances only.
3 business days
Embassy fee:12768.53 INR
Service fee:4923.81 INR
GSTIN (18%):886.29 INR
Total cost:18578.63 INR
18578.63 INR
Multiple entry
Maximum validity refers to the period over which you are allowed to enter a given country. Validity of visa starts from the date of issuance of visa.
Up to 2 years
Processing times start on the next business day following submission and serve as indications of processing times under normal circumstances only.
3 business days
Embassy fee:12768.53 INR
Service fee:7427.45 INR
GSTIN (18%):1336.94 INR
Total cost:21532.92 INR
21532.92 INR
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Visa Policy of Uganda

Uganda's visa policy is regulated by Chapter 66 of the Citizenship and Immigration Control Act, Part VI Immigration Control. This law guides the citizenship and immigration regulations of the country. Chapter 66 regulates the entry and residency of foreign nationals in Uganda who visit the country briefly or to settle temporarily or permanently. The law establishes the identity and rights of Ugandan citizens and residents who are allowed to freely enter and exit the country.

Furthermore, the law states that while residents enjoy the same entry and exit rights as citizens do, others who are not from visa free countries must apply for an entry permit (which is called an entry visa for tourists). A tourist visa is the only legal document which allows a foreign national to enter Uganda as a tourist.

For countries with established reciprocity agreements with Uganda, their citizens can enjoy visa free entry but can only stay for a limited time (for not more than 30-90 days in most cases).

Chapter 66 also clearly spells out what is allowed and prohibited for tourists in the country. For instance, the law prohibits tourists from working or schooling in Uganda on a tourist visa. It also empowers the immigration officers at the airport and border crossings to inspect visitors and to turn back persons who do not have valid travel documents or have suspicious reasons for visiting. Visitors who have been issued visas but cannot justify their intentions or are found to have obtained the visa under a false pretext can be denied entry in line with Uganda's visa laws.

The law also empowers the immigration authorities to sanction tourists who flout the law during their time in the country. With predetermined sanctions clearly listed for erring visitors.

Uganda Visa-Free Countries

Not all visitors require visas to enter Uganda unless they wish to stay for more than the approved 90 days. If you are from a visa free country, you don’t need a visa for a short-term visit to the country.

Key Information About Uganda e Visa

Application Fees: The application fee for the e visa is the same for applicants regardless of their nationality. The fee must also be paid before you can submit your application form. Fees are paid online using a credit or debit card and they are not refundable in the event that the visa is not issued. Furthermore, paying the fee is not a guarantee that the visa will be issued to you if you don't meet the requirements.

Primary Destination Rule: If you are applying for the East African visa which grants access to Uganda, Rwanda or Kenya you must make sure that you visit the country that issued the visa first. If you apply for the Ugandan version of the visa, you must visit Uganda first before traveling to the other countries.

Duration Of Stay: The longest period you can stay in Uganda on an e visa is 90 days. If you decide to apply for an East African visa instead, you will have to spread the duration across all three countries if you plan to visit all of them. Don't make the mistake of counting the 90 days separately for each country.

Apply Outside Uganda: You can only apply for the visa outside Uganda not when you are inside the country.

Not for Work: The Ugandan e visa or East African visa is not for work. The business version is not for commercial activities either. If you decide to work in Uganda you must apply for a work visa by submitting an application to the Ugandan foreign mission nearest to you. This visa is strictly for leisure, transit and non commercial business engagements.

Uganda Visa Online - Get your Uganda e-Visa with VisaHQ

If you are planning a trip to Uganda and are not from a visa-free country, you will need a visa to enter the country.

How to obtain a visa with VisaHQ

If you want to apply for any of the available Uganda e-visas, you don’t have to go through the stress of visiting the embassy Uganda visa. Instead, you should apply for it online using our trusted platform in just a few steps.

Apply Online: You can apply for the visa online by filling out the visa application form and selecting the type of visa you want. You can complete the form in 15 minutes or less.

Attach your documents: Attach all required documents in soft copies by uploading them and submit. You will get a confirmation email stating that your application has been successfully submitted.

Get Your Visa: Within a few days, you will get your valid e-visa for your trip.

The process is very easy and can be done from the comfort of your home. Navigate to our application page to complete the form or contact customer service if you need extra support.

Why Use VisaHQ?

In case you are in doubt as to whether you should use VisaHQ to apply for your visas to Uganda, here are more than a few reasons why?

  • We have been active since 2003, with 20 offices and a presence in 6 countries
  • We provide speedy and helpful support services when you need it
  • You can apply for several visas at once instead of inputting repetitive information
  • Complete your application in just three easy steps
  • Transparency and fill time tracking
  • No need to use a printer, as all documents can be uploaded
  • Enjoy first-class professional support from our experienced team.
  • Safe and secure platform

We help travelers apply for visas the stress-free way and ensure that your information is correct so your application will not be denied.

Finally, VisaHQ is the platform to trust for your Uganda visa application. Please submit your application now or contact us for support.

Uganda COVID-19 travel restrictions

  • Entry is open
    Uganda's borders have re-opened for travel, air and land borders are open for international travel. Domestic restrictions are mostly lifted.
    Prior to arrival requirements
    Valid passport. Valid national passport with at least 6 month remaining validity after the date of departure.
    Valid visa. Please see the instructions above if visa is needed and apply.
    Negative COVID-19 test prior to arrival. Anyone arriving to Uganda will be required to present a negative PCR test, no older than 72 hours. Fully vaccinated travelers are exempted.
    Upon arrival restrictions
    🏠Quarantine. Travelers showing symptoms of COVID-19 will be tested upon arrival and required to quarantine until results are in. Fully vaccinated visitors with approved vaccination certificates do not need to quarantine.
    😷Masks are required in public spaces and transport.

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Frequently Asked Questions about Uganda visa

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