How to get a visa for Uganda?

Are you planning to go on a trip to Uganda? If yes, then you must want to know about the Uganda visa. However, now a visa application process no longer requires a trip to the nearest Ugandan embassy. This is because back in 2016 Ugandan government released an electronic visa. After the release of an e-visa process, things become easier for everyone. Now, the entire process is online. You can even fill out the application form

As we are talking about the easiest way to get a visa. So, nothing can be easier to go online process to fill out the form. After that, you can get your visa to Uganda within 48 hours. 

How to get a visa for Uganda? 

The first step is to fill out the application form. The form filling process can about 15 minutes. However, if you are stuck in between, you can contact a support service.  

  •  In the form, fill the visa or permit type.
  • Enter your data. Also, you will have to fill in the information of your contact person in Uganda. In that, you can enter your tour company or first night’s hotel contact person information.
  • After that, you have to fill the purpose of the visit is Tourism. Also, the number of days you are going to stay there.

Note: You can stay up to is 90 days maximum. 

Any person planning to enter Uganda should do so only for lawful purposes. And in compliance with national immigration laws, guidelines, and formalities.

Foreign nationals planning to join Uganda for work should follow conditions for expatriate jobs in Uganda.

All visa prone nationalities must get Uganda visas to ease their entry into the country.

Uganda visas may be obtained at Uganda missions abroad or on arrival at the country’s ports of entry. All travelers to the Uganda MUST have a valid Yellow Fever Immunisation passport.  

Uganda visa requirements: 

Before filling out the application form, you must ensure that you meet all of the requirements. This is precisely what you need:

Passport: All applicants must be passport holders and must remain valid for at least another six months from your arrival date in Uganda.

Photocopies: Have a Copy of the page of your Passport.

Photo: A photo of a passport size-the more recent, the better.

Health: Yellow Fever vaccination certificate – if you’re not immunized against Yellow Fever, you’ll get vaccinated when you arrive in Uganda. Some quarantine measures will be taken, depending upon the case. Children under five must also be vaccinated against Polio.

The above requirements apply when you are traveling to Uganda for tourism. A transit visa also requires a letter stating the reasons for the transit and the country of destination, and an itinerary and a return flight ticket for the East Africa visa.

Uganda Visa fees

   Category/description of visa Cost  

  •   Single entry US$ 50 per individual 
  • Multiple entry visa 6-12 months US$ 100
  • Multiple entry visa 24 months US$ 150
  • Multiple entry visa 36 months US$ 200
  • Students (Entry Visa for students who are not nationals of East African Cooperation.) US$ 100
  • East African Tourist Visa (Three months Multiple Entry for Kenya, Rwanda, and Uganda) US$ 100

  Residents of Kenya, Rwanda, and Uganda traveling to any of the three countries can now enter the alternative Partner State. Without paying for visas. Fee Nil  

Does the e-VISA guarantee my unlimited admission to Uganda?

 No, it hasn’t. Final admission must be accepted at the point of entry chosen (in the case of a visa) or at the Immigration Office. This means that you will be able to enter Uganda if you are outside Uganda. And have all the necessary documents plus your e-Visa.

Do I need a printed version of my UGANDA E-VISA?

Since this e-Visa is linked electronically to your Passport, it’s not a must. We highly suggest but that you have a printed version just to prevent any inconvenience.

If a traveler from a visa-exempt country stays longer than 90 days, what happens?

That is a legitimate issue, and more than you think is happening. This is something you need to know about this, though. For one, as a resident of a visa-exempt country, or anyone who extends the 90-day stay will be fined $30 / day under Immigration law.

The cover image is somewhere at the Uganda National Museum in Kampala, Uganda. Photo by Slim Emcee on Unsplash