Uganda e-Visa

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Uganda e-Visa Information

The Uganda e-Visa is an electronic visa that grants the holder entry to the country. The e-Visa system was introduced on July 1, 2016.

The majority of travelers are eligible to apply for a Ugandan e-Visa, since it is available to all nationalities that cannot visit the country visa-free.

The e-Visa is a requirement to enter Uganda for the purposes of tourism, business, visiting relatives, studying, or medical treatment.

There are several types of e-Visa for Uganda.

The ordinary online Uganda tourist visa permits the traveler to enter the country a single time. It is valid for a period of 3 months starting from the moment it is issued.

There are also multiple-entry Uganda e-Visas available. Applicants can select validities of 6, 12, or 24 months.

Finally, the Uganda transit e-Visa is a requirement for travelers passing through the country on the way to another destination.

Eligible travelers must complete the simple online Uganda visa application form, in which they must enter some basic personal data, passport details, and travel information.

The streamlined online e-Visa system facilitates the application process and eliminates the need to go to an embassy to obtain a Uganda visa.

Highlights
Single-entry, multiple-entry, and transit visas available
Allows visits for tourism, business, studying, and medical treatment
Single-entry e-Visa valid for 3 months from the issue date
Multiple-entry e-Visa valid for either 6, 12, or 24 months
What is Necessary?

Passport

Method of payment (credit or debit card)

Current email account

Image of passport information page

Photograph of the traveler

Uganda e-Visa Requirments

In order to apply for an e-Visa, foreign nationals must meet the Uganda visa requirements.

The following items are needed to obtain a Uganda visa online:

  • Valid passport
  • Current email address to receive the approved e-Visa
  • Credit or debit card to pay the fee

While completing the Uganda online e-Visa application form, applicants must supply the following supporting documents:

  • Copy of the passport bio-data page
  • Recent passport-size photograph
  • Vaccination certificate for yellow fever

Individuals applying for multiple-entry e-Visas must submit several additional items, such as:

  • A cover letter stating reasons for multiple entries
  • Valid police clearance from home country or Interpol
  • Letter of recommendation from a referee in Uganda
  • Proof of entries and exits from the country within the past year

Applicants for Uganda transit visas must submit a letter stating their final destination and the reason why they must transit through Uganda.

Once approved, it is a requirement to print confirmation of the e-Visa and present it at the Ugandan border along with the passport used in the application.

Once checked and approved by a border control officer, the visitor will be able to enter the country.

Countries Eligible for Uganda

Citizens from the countries listed below are eligible to apply online to enter Uganda

Countries Eligible for Uganda

  • Afghanistan
  • Aland Islands
  • Albania
  • Algeria
  • American Samoa
  • Andorra
  • Anguilla
  • Antarctica
  • Antigua and Barbuda
  • Argentina
  • Armenia
  • Aruba
  • Australia
  • Austria
  • Azerbaijan
  • Bahamas
  • Bahrain
  • Bangladesh
  • Barbados
  • Belarus
  • Belgium
  • Belize
  • Bermuda
  • Bhutan
  • Bolivia
  • Bonaire
  • Bosnia and Herzegovina
  • Botswana
  • Brazil
  • British Indian Ocean Territory
  • British Virgin Islands
  • Brunei Darussalam
  • Bulgaria
  • Burkina Faso
  • Cambodia
  • Cameroon
  • Canada
  • Cape Verde
  • Cayman Islands
  • Central African Republic
  • Chile
  • China
  • Christmas Island
  • Cocos Islands
  • Colombia
  • Comoros
  • Cook Islands
  • Costa Rica
  • Croatia
  • Cuba
  • Curacao
  • Czech Republic
  • Democratic Republic of the Congo
  • Denmark
  • Djibouti
  • Dominica
  • Dominican Republic
  • Ecuador
  • Egypt
  • El Salvador
  • Equatorial Guinea
  • Eritrea
  • Estonia
  • Ethiopia
  • Falkland Islands
  • Faroe Islands
  • Federated States of Micronesia
  • Fiji
  • Finland
  • France
  • French Guiana
  • French Polynesia
  • Gabon
  • Gambia
  • Georgia
  • Germany
  • Gibraltar
  • Greece
  • Greenland
  • Grenada
  • Guadeloupe
  • Guam
  • Guatemala
  • Guernsey
  • Guinea
  • Guinea-Bissau
  • Guyana
  • Honduras
  • Hong Kong
  • Hungary
  • Iceland
  • India
  • Iran
  • Iraq
  • Ireland
  • Isle of Man
  • Israel
  • Italy
  • Ivory Coast
  • Jamaica
  • Japan
  • Jersey
  • Jordan
  • Kazakhstan
  • Kiribati
  • Kuwait
  • Kyrgyzstan
  • Laos
  • Latvia
  • Lebanon
  • Liberia
  • Libya
  • Liechtenstein
  • Lithuania
  • Luxembourg
  • Macau
  • Macedonia
  • Malawi
  • Malaysia
  • Maldives
  • Mali
  • Malta
  • Marshall Islands
  • Martinique
  • Mauritania
  • Mayotte
  • Mexico
  • Moldova
  • Monaco
  • Mongolia
  • Montenegro
  • Montserrat
  • Morocco
  • Mozambique
  • Myanmar
  • Namibia
  • Nauru
  • Nepal
  • Netherlands
  • New Caledonia
  • New Zealand
  • Nicaragua
  • Niger
  • Nigeria
  • Niue
  • Norfolk Island
  • North Korea
  • Northern Mariana Islands
  • Norway
  • Oman
  • Pakistan
  • Palau
  • Panama
  • Papua New Guinea
  • Paraguay
  • Peru
  • Pitcairn Islands
  • Poland
  • Portugal
  • Puerto Rico
  • Qatar
  • Republic of Cyprus
  • Reunion
  • Romania
  • Russian Federation
  • Rwanda
  • Saint Barthelemy
  • Saint Helena
  • Saint Lucia
  • Saint Martin
  • Saint Pierre and Miquelon
  • Saint Vincent and the Grenadines
  • Samoa
  • San Marino
  • Saudi Arabia
  • Serbia
  • Sierra Leone
  • Sint Maarten
  • Slovakia
  • Slovenia
  • Solomon Islands
  • Somalia
  • South Africa
  • South Georgia and the South Sandwich Islands
  • South Korea
  • Spain
  • Sri Lanka
  • Sudan
  • Suriname
  • Svalbard and Jan Mayen
  • Swaziland
  • Sweden
  • Switzerland
  • Syrian Arab Republic
  • Taiwan
  • Tajikistan
  • Thailand
  • Timor-Leste
  • Togo
  • Tokelau
  • Tonga
  • Trinidad and Tobago
  • Tunisia
  • Turkey
  • Turkmenistan
  • Turks and Caicos Islands
  • Tuvalu
  • Ukraine
  • United Arab Emirates
  • United Kingdom
  • United States
  • United States Virgin Islands
  • Uruguay
  • Uzbekistan
  • Vanuatu
  • Vatican City
  • Venezuela
  • Vietnam
  • Wallis and Futuna
  • Yemen
  • Zambia
  • Zimbabwe

Application Steps

STEP 1
Complete online application
STEP 2
Confirm Payment
STEP 3
Receive approved Visa

Covid Update for Uganda

Last update: 15/12/2020

International passenger flights to Uganda resumed on October 1st. All passengers may be subject to medical screening and quarantine upon arrival, and must have a medical certificate with a negative Coronavirus PCR test result, issued a maximum of 120 hours before departure from the first embarkation point (with the exception of infants under 3 years old).

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FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

Uganda Visa FAQ

  • What is the Uganda e-Visa?

    The e-Visa for Uganda is an electronic visa that permits entry to the country for various purposes, including tourism and business. It can be obtained online, avoiding the need to go to a Uganda embassy to apply for a visa.

  • Which countries need a visa for Uganda?

    Travelers from the majority of countries need a visa for Uganda. Use the visa checker at the top of this page to see if your nationality is eligible for the e-Visa.

  • How long is the Uganda e-Visa valid for?

    The standard single-entry Uganda e-Visa is valid for 3 months. Travelers applying for a multiple-entry e-Visa can choose either 6, 12, or 24 months’ validity.

  • What are the requirements for obtaining an e-Visa for Uganda?

    Applicants must have a valid passport and supply a digital copy of the bio-data page. They must also provide a passport-size photo, a yellow fever vaccination certificate, and a current email address in order to obtain a standard single-entry Uganda e-Visa.

    There are additional documents that must be submitted in applications for multiple-entry Uganda e-Visas and transit visas (see the “Uganda e-Visa Requirments” section).

  • Is there a Uganda visa for US citizens?

    Yes, the online Uganda e-Visa is a requirement for US citizens visiting the country for tourism, business, study, medical treatment, and family visits. For other purposes of travel, such as to relocate to and/or work in the country, US citizens must apply for the relevant visa or permit at a Uganda embassy or consulate.

  • How can I apply for a Uganda visa online?

    International travelers can apply for a Uganda e-Visa by completing the online application form and submitting the necessary supporting documents.

  • Is a Uganda online visa a single or multiple-entry visa?

    The standard Uganda online visa grants a single entry to the country. There is also a multiple-entry option. There are additional requirements for this, including having a letter of referral from someone in Uganda.

  • What should I do if I have made a mistake on my application for a Uganda e-Visa?

    Small mistakes can lead to delays or even rejections of Uganda e-Visa applications. It is important to take care when filling in the application form and double-check that all information submitted is accurate and correct.

  • How long does it take to get a Uganda e-Visa?

    All types of Uganda e-Visa are typically processed within 3 working days. In some cases, this may take a little longer, so it is advisable to apply at least a week before the date of travel.

  • What happens if my e-Visa application is rejected?

    The most common reason why a Uganda e-Visa application is rejected is that there were small errors or inconsistencies on the form when it was submitted. It is important to double-check all answers carefully. If an application is rejected, travelers can reapply.

  • How can I check my Uganda e-Visa status?

    Applicants will receive updates by email to let them know the status of their Uganda e-Visa application.

  • Do I need to get an e-Visa if I am just in transit in Uganda?

    Yes, international travelers transiting through Uganda require a transit e-Visa unless they come from one of the visa-exempt countries. As part of the application, they must state their final destination and the reason for transiting through Uganda.

  • Is a Uganda e-Visa easy to get?

    Yes, the online application form for the Uganda e-Visa is straightforward and quick to complete.

  • Do I need to print a copy of the Uganda e-Visa?

    Yes, it is essential that international travelers print the confirmation of the approved Uganda e-Visa when they receive it by email. The printed copy must be presented at border control along with the visitor’s passport.

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