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Visa and Entry Requirements for Uganda.

Are you planning for a travel to Uganda for holidays, vacations, or business,  it is important to note that you will need a valid visa in order to enter the pearl of Africa  as well as a passport with validity of up to 6 months after you enter the country. You may also have the option of applying for an e-visa in order to enter Uganda.

Here’s how you can apply for entry into the country.

  • Log onto the website Uganda E-immigration system  and apply online for an E-visa.
  • If required, apply online for a visa that covers Uganda, Kenya, and Uganda (East African Tourist Visa), which allows you multiple entries to tour all three countries.
  • Visit the Ugandan Embassy in your city and put in your application.

Visa-Exempt countries.

Uganda offers visa exemptions for citizens of several countries. These exemptions typically apply to travelers for tourism and business purposes. Countries benefiting from these visa exemptions include the East African Community (EAC) member states, which comprise Kenya, Tanzania, Rwanda, Burundi, and South Sudan. Other nations, such as Angola, Antigua, Bahamas, Barbados, Belize, Botswana, Comoros, Cyprus, Eritrea, Fiji, Gambia, Grenada, Ghana, Italy(Diplomatic Passport holders only), Ireland, Jamaica, Lesotho, Libya, Malawi, Malta, Mauritius, Madagascar, Seychelles, Sierra Leone, Singapore, Solomon Islands, St. Vincent and Grenadines, Swaziland, Tonga, Vanuatu, Zambia and Zimbabwe.

 How much does it cost to get a visa?

The cost of a visa depends on how long you plan to stay in Uganda. Costs can range from $50 to $200. Single entry e-visas start at around $50. An East African Tourist e-visa starts at $100. If you’re planning multiple entries into Uganda with an e-visa, pricing ranges from $100 to over $200, depending on length of visa and similar factors.

NOTE: PLEASE NOTE THAT THERE WILL BE NO REFUNDS MADE FOR PAYMENTS MADE INTO THE EMBASSY BANK ACCOUNT.

Application Timeline.

All visas, permits and passes are approved within two (2) to three (3) working days, except in special circumstances where more documents and/or verification may be required. However, applicants are advised to apply at least five (5) working days before their intended date of travel.

Applicants are advised to only submit their application in a period that falls within 3 months of their departure from Uganda. The validity of an approved E-Visa is three months starting from the issue date.

      Types of Visas.

 1) Visas to Uganda

The Embassy issues single entry visas for a maximum duration of 3 months and multiple entry visas for a maximum duration of 6 months. Any extensions of this period, can be applied for at the Immigration Office in Kampala.

2) East African Community Visas

The East Africa Tourist Visa allows travel between Kenya, Rwanda and Uganda with the same multiple entry visa. This visa is the result of a joint initiative made by the Heads of States of the respective partner countries to boost regional travel and create opportunities for tourists to explore the diversity of East Africa. Travelers from any country can obtain a multiple entry visa that will allow entry to the Republic of Kenya, the Republic of Rwanda, and the Republic of Uganda for tourism over period of 90 days. Please note that this visa does NOT grant entry into the United Republic of Tanzania, Burundi or South Sudan.

Entry Health Requirements

All visitors must carry a valid yellow fever immunization certificate to be allowed entry into Uganda.

For more information about the Uganda Electronic Visa application system, visit the website and plan for your memorable travel to the Pearl of Africa.

 

2 thoughts on “Visa and Entry Requirements for Uganda.”

  1. Hello, I read your blogs like every week. Your story-telling style is awesome, keep doing what you’re doing!

  2. vorbelutr ioperbir January 24, 2024

    Its like you read my mind! You seem to know a lot about this, like you wrote the book in it or something. I think that you could do with a few pics to drive the message home a bit, but other than that, this is great blog. A fantastic read. I will certainly be back.

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Visa and Entry Requirements for Uganda.

Are you planning for a travel to Uganda for holidays, vacations, or business,  it is important to note that you will need a valid visa in order to enter the pearl of Africa  as well as a passport with validity of up to 6 months after you enter the country. You may also have the option of applying for an e-visa in order to enter Uganda.

Here’s how you can apply for entry into the country.

  • Log onto the website Uganda E-immigration system  and apply online for an E-visa.
  • If required, apply online for a visa that covers Uganda, Kenya, and Uganda (East African Tourist Visa), which allows you multiple entries to tour all three countries.
  • Visit the Ugandan Embassy in your city and put in your application.

Visa-Exempt countries.

Uganda offers visa exemptions for citizens of several countries. These exemptions typically apply to travelers for tourism and business purposes. Countries benefiting from these visa exemptions include the East African Community (EAC) member states, which comprise Kenya, Tanzania, Rwanda, Burundi, and South Sudan. Other nations, such as Angola, Antigua, Bahamas, Barbados, Belize, Botswana, Comoros, Cyprus, Eritrea, Fiji, Gambia, Grenada, Ghana, Italy(Diplomatic Passport holders only), Ireland, Jamaica, Lesotho, Libya, Malawi, Malta, Mauritius, Madagascar, Seychelles, Sierra Leone, Singapore, Solomon Islands, St. Vincent and Grenadines, Swaziland, Tonga, Vanuatu, Zambia and Zimbabwe.

 How much does it cost to get a visa?

The cost of a visa depends on how long you plan to stay in Uganda. Costs can range from $50 to $200. Single entry e-visas start at around $50. An East African Tourist e-visa starts at $100. If you’re planning multiple entries into Uganda with an e-visa, pricing ranges from $100 to over $200, depending on length of visa and similar factors.

NOTE: PLEASE NOTE THAT THERE WILL BE NO REFUNDS MADE FOR PAYMENTS MADE INTO THE EMBASSY BANK ACCOUNT.

Application Timeline.

All visas, permits and passes are approved within two (2) to three (3) working days, except in special circumstances where more documents and/or verification may be required. However, applicants are advised to apply at least five (5) working days before their intended date of travel.

Applicants are advised to only submit their application in a period that falls within 3 months of their departure from Uganda. The validity of an approved E-Visa is three months starting from the issue date.

      Types of Visas.

 1) Visas to Uganda

The Embassy issues single entry visas for a maximum duration of 3 months and multiple entry visas for a maximum duration of 6 months. Any extensions of this period, can be applied for at the Immigration Office in Kampala.

2) East African Community Visas

The East Africa Tourist Visa allows travel between Kenya, Rwanda and Uganda with the same multiple entry visa. This visa is the result of a joint initiative made by the Heads of States of the respective partner countries to boost regional travel and create opportunities for tourists to explore the diversity of East Africa. Travelers from any country can obtain a multiple entry visa that will allow entry to the Republic of Kenya, the Republic of Rwanda, and the Republic of Uganda for tourism over period of 90 days. Please note that this visa does NOT grant entry into the United Republic of Tanzania, Burundi or South Sudan.

Entry Health Requirements

All visitors must carry a valid yellow fever immunization certificate to be allowed entry into Uganda.

For more information about the Uganda Electronic Visa application system, visit the website and plan for your memorable travel to the Pearl of Africa.

 

2 thoughts on “Visa and Entry Requirements for Uganda.”

  1. Hello, I read your blogs like every week. Your story-telling style is awesome, keep doing what you’re doing!

  2. vorbelutr ioperbir January 24, 2024

    Its like you read my mind! You seem to know a lot about this, like you wrote the book in it or something. I think that you could do with a few pics to drive the message home a bit, but other than that, this is great blog. A fantastic read. I will certainly be back.

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