Uganda Visa Application Requirements
Uganda is one of the most beautiful countries in Africa, with fantastic natural scenery, half the Worlds remaining mountain gorilla population and some of the friendliest people you could hope to meet.
Most non-African passport holders visiting Uganda require Visas. Visas used to be availed at the border on entry, however effective 01 July 2016, the Government of Uganda introduced the online visa application system. All persons intending to come to Uganda for holiday, tourism, business, study, visit, medical are required to apply and obtain a visa online. Applications should be filled at the following link: https://visas.immigration.go.ug/.
The Visas availed online include six month Multiple-Entry multiple entry valid for 90 days to Uganda, Kenya and Rwanda, Diplomatic and Official, three month Ordinary Visa, East Africa Tourist Visa and Transit Visa.
The decision taken on the application is sent electronically through the email provided by the applicant. If approved, an approval letter is sent as an attachment to the email provided. The prospective visitor simply prints it out and presents it together with a valid passport / travel document at the port of entry.
For Visa Extensions, visitors are required to pay a visit to the Immigration office of Ministry of internal affairs or follow the prompts online. It is also important to note that Kampala is a great place for picking up visas to other countries as there are usually no queues at the various embassies.
At African Pearl Safaris it is our top priority to assist our clients in obtaining visas to Uganda to enable them explore and enjoy the beautiful nature of our motherland Uganda. After booking your Holiday with us, you then advised to apply for your visa to get entry to Uganda.
Visitors of all types and tourists visiting Uganda are required to obtain their visa to Uganda to be permitted entry on arrival at the international Airport and at different border posts. As your safari and holiday planning company we help you in the visa application process by supplying with the requirements needed for your visa application approval including your confirmed safari program showing the intention of your visit.
From your countries of origin, the Visa Consular at the Uganda High Commission is open to the public any time on working days Monday to Friday (Apart from your running Public Holidays and in Uganda.
Applications for visas may be submitted by mail or in person at the Uganda High commission and this talks between 48hrs to 72hrs of working days. A stamped, self addressed and registered envelope MUST be included with applications submitted by mail.
Tourists and visitors intending to visit Uganda are advised to submit their completed applications well in advance of the proposed date of departure to enable their visas process be diligently worked upon
SOME OF THE VISA APPLICATION REQUIREMENTS
1. One duly filled application form by each applicant.
2. One passport size photograph attached to each application form.
3. Passport valid for at least six months from the proposed date of entry.
4. Correct visa fee (us$ 50.00 for single entry visa & US$ 100.00 for six-month multiple entry visa).
5. Letter of invitation/introduction, if travelling on business. For tourism not relevant
6. Applicants may be requested to submit additional supporting documentation for their visit
Single entry & Multiple entry visa
A Single entry visa is valid for three months from the date of issue and costs US$ 50.00 for a single and US$ 100.00 for a multiple Visa (at entry point in Uganda).
Visa fees must be paid in cash (exact money please) or a postal money order payable to UGANDA HIGH COMMISSION, on submission of visa application. Please note that the visa fee is non-refundable.
COUNTRIES WHOSE NATIONALS DO NOT REQUIRE TO PAY FOR A VISA TO ENTER UGANDA:
Angola, Antigua, Bahamas, Barbados, Belize, Burundi, Comoros, Cyprus, Eritrea, Fiji, Gambia, Grenada, Italy (Diplomatic Passport holders only), Jamaica, Ireland, Kenya, Lesotho, Malawi, Malta, Mauritius, Madagascar, Rwanda, Seychelles, Sierra Leone, Singapore, Solomon Islands, St. Vincent and Grenadines, Swaziland, Tanzania, Tonga, Vanuatu, Zambia and Zimbabwe.
Nationals of these countries are issued gratis (free of charge) visas upon their arrival.