Visa for Uganda
Traveling to Uganda requires a visa unless you are a citizen of a country that has visa-free travel with Uganda. This means that you can either apply for a visa through our agency or go to the nearest Ugandan embassy. Although some people prefer to visit the embassy, we highly recommend using our service. The procedure is completely online and only takes 15 minutes of your time. We also have an excellent customer service team to assist you if needed.
All visas, permits and passes are approved within two to three working days, except in special cases where more documents and/or verification may be required. However, applicants are advised to submit their documents at least five business days prior to their intended travel date.
Visa processing becomes much more convenient and faster with our online service, allowing you to plan your trip to Uganda with minimal time and effort.
What documents do I need to apply for a visa to Uganda?
Copy of passport information page
Passport size photo
Yellow fever vaccination certificate**
* - All applicants must have a valid passport, valid for at least 6 months from the date of intended arrival in Uganda.
** - Failure to do so may require mandatory yellow fever vaccination upon arrival in Uganda, as well as some quarantine measures. Children under 5 years of age should also be immunized against polio.
What are the popular types of visas that can be issued to Uganda?
Do I need a visa to travel to Uganda?
Yes, most travelers to Uganda need a valid visa or e-visa. Some countries are exempt from this requirement, but you can check your status using our criteria checker tool.
What is the validity period of the e-visa for Uganda?
The validity period depends on the type of visa selected. A tourist visa is valid for 90 days from the moment of entry into the country, a transit visa - within 24 hours. A multiple entry visa can be issued for 1-12 days, with a maximum stay of 12 months. A 12-24 day multiple entry visa has a maximum stay of 24 months. There is also an East African Tourist Visa, which is valid for 90 days from the date of entry into any of the countries where the visa is valid: Kenya, Uganda and Rwanda.
Do I need to be immunized before traveling to Uganda?
Yes, yellow fever vaccination is required to enter Uganda. Citizens who do not provide a yellow fever vaccination certificate will be denied entry into the country.
Why choose Visa-Navigator.com:
Citizens who do not require a visa to enter Uganda:
COMESA*: Angola, Eritrea, Malawi, Madagascar, Seychelles, Swaziland, Zambia, Comoros, Kenya, Mauritius, Zimbabwe.
EAC**: Tanzania, Rwanda, Kenya, Burundi, South Sudan.
OTHERS: Antigua, Barbados, Fiji, Grenada, Lesotho, Sierra Leone, Solomon Islands, Vanuatu, Cyprus, Bahamas, Belize, Gambia, Jamaica, Malta, Singapore, St. Vincent and the Grenadines.
*The Common Market for Eastern and Southern Africa (COMESA) is a free trade area that includes twenty-one member states from Tunisia to Eswatini.
**East African Community (EAC) is an intergovernmental organization comprising seven East African countries.
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