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Uganda e-Visa Application

Uganda e-Visa: Basic information

The Uganda e-visa is an electronic visa introduced by the Ugandan government in 2016 to facilitate the visa application process for foreigners.
The e-visa system allows citizens of selected countries to apply for a visa to enter Uganda online without visiting the Ugandan embassy or any other diplomatic mission.
The Uganda e-visa allows its holder to stay in the country for 30 days and is available in three different categories: single-entry visa, multiple-entry visa (which also allows entry into Kenya and Rwanda), and transit visa.
Transit visas are the only exception and allow 7 days entry.
Applicants need to follow a simple 3-step online process that takes a few minutes to receive the approved Uganda e-Visa to their email address.

Uganda offers the following e-visa types:

  • Visa For Diplomatic and Official Passport Holders
  • Uganda Ordinary/Tourist Visa
  • East Africa Tourist Visa
  • Transit Visa
  • Multiple-Entry Visas
  • Entry (Work Permits)
  • Dependent Passes
  • Student Passes
  • Special Passes and Certificates of Residence
  • Dual Citizenship
  • You can apply for all of the visas listed above online.
How to apply online?
Luckily, it couldn’t be simpler. All you need to do is follow these steps:
 
  1. Begin by clicking on the “Login” button, which can be found in the menu on the right side of the screen.
  2. If you haven’t registered yet, please register yourself first.
  3. After registering, proceed to log in to the panel.
  4. Once you are logged in, navigate to the menu on the left side of the panel.
  5. Select the “Visa Application Form” option from the menu.
  6. Fill out this form with the required information.
  7. Finally, submit the completed form.
Please note!
Our support team is ready to assist you through every step of the registration process.
If you have any questions, doubts or concerns, please contact us via email or phone.
Single entry permits (Ugandan only) and multiple entry permits (for East Africa) are both valid for 90 days (three months) from the date of entry into Uganda.
 
The online transit visa is valid for 7 days and only allows the visa holder to travel to Uganda for transit purposes.
The validity period begins on the date of arrival.
 
The most important requirement that all travelers must meet is that their passport is valid for at least 6 months.
The 180 days of passport validity will extend beyond the date of arrival in Uganda.
If you want to leave the airport transit area, you must first apply for a transit visa online.
This e-visa allows its holder to stay in Uganda for 7 days.
 
Find out what supporting documents are required to be attached to the electronic transit visa application form and apply online at least 3 business days before your trip.
All travelers who are citizens of the listed countries are eligible for an e-visa with only two essential documents that will be verified by customs officials upon arrival. Prepare supporting documents to successfully complete your application. Once your online visa is approved and emailed, print it out.
 
Customs officers will check each traveler for the following:
  • a printed copy of the valid e-Visa to Uganda
  • a valid passport (that cannot expire for the next six months starting from the planned arrival date)
You can enter Uganda through any of the entry points listed below.
Remember to plan your trip to Uganda to cross the border using any of the ports of entry listed in this section.
 
All e-visa holders in Uganda can use the following border crossings:
  • Busia
  • Cyanika
  • Elegu
  • Entebbe
  • Goli
  • Gulu
  • Jinja
  • Katuna
  • Mirama
  • Malaba
  • Mbale
  • Mbarara
  • Mogadishu
  • Mpodwe
  • Vurra
When you enter Uganda, customs officers will check that you have a printed copy of your valid Uganda visa online and a valid passport.
All tourists will then receive a stamp in their passport and their fingerprints will also be taken.
The fee for a Uganda e-visa is 99 euros and 149 euros for an East Africa travel permit.
All applicants have several secure online payment methods to choose from to cover Uganda e-Visa fees.
 
Please see the Uganda e-Visa form below to see what this pending entry permit looks like.
The e-visa will be sent directly to your email inbox as a PDF file.

Uganda e-Visa

https://visaguide.world/online/uganda-e-visa/

List of eligible countries

See if your country is listed below to check if you're eligible to make an e-Visa to Uganda application:

  • Angola
  • Eritrea
  • Malawi
  • Madagascar
  • Seychelles
  • Eswatini
  • Zambia
  • Comoros
  • Kenya
  • Mauritius
  • Zimbabwe
  • Tanzania
  • Rwanda
  • Burundi
  • South Sudan
  • Antigua and Barbuda
  • Barbados
  • Fiji
  • Grenada
  • Lesotho
  • Sierra Leone
  • Solomon Islands
  • Vanuatu
  • Cyprus
  • Bahamas
  • Belize
  • Gambia
  • Jamaica
  • Malta
  • Singapore

Is your country not listed above? In that case, you will need to obtain a regular visa at the Embassy.

Required documents for e-Visa

To apply for a Uganda e-Visa, you need to bring the following documents:

If you apply for a Tourist Visa electronically:

  1. Passport. It must be valid for at least 6 months after you intend to travel to Uganda.
  2. A picture. The photo must be passport size.
  3. Copy of passport bio-data page. Yellow fever certificate.
  4. Travel itinerary. You must provide a detailed plan of what you intend to do when you arrive in the country.
  5. Make reservations or book accommodation.

 

If you are applying for a Business e-Visa:

  1. Copy of passport bio-data page. Your passport must be valid for at least six months.
  2. Invitation cards. The letter must clearly state the address and business establishment in Uganda.
  3. A picture. The photo must be passport size and recent (taken within the last six months). Vaccination certificate. You must provide a yellow fever certificate.
  4. Immigration status of the person welcoming you to Uganda.

 

If you are applying for an electronic Student Visa:

  1. Copy of your passport's biographical data page. Your passport must be valid for at least 5 months. Invitation letter from the educational institution.
  2. A picture. The photo must clearly show your face, it must be passport size and recent (taken within the last six months).
  3. School admission letter. You must provide documentation to prove that you have been admitted to an educational institution in Uganda.
  4. Vaccination certificate. You must provide a Yellow Fever certificate.
  5. Status of your host in Uganda.

 

If you are applying for a Family Visit e-Visa:

  1. Copy of your passport's bio-data page. Your passport must be valid for at least 6 months. Ivitation cards.
  2. Documentation proving the immigration status of the person welcoming you.
  3. A picture. It must clearly show your face and be recent (taken within the last six months).
  4. Vaccination certificate. You must provide proof of yellow fever vaccination.
  5. Details of accommodation. You must provide proof of where you will stay once in Uganda.
  6. Landlord status in Uganda.

 

Note:
All documents must be in English. Additional documents may be required.

What Is the Difference Between the Approval Letter and the Visa/Permit?

The approval letter is a document that proves that you are eligible for an approved visa or permit.
However, an approval letter does not guarantee entry into the country.
This is because the immigration officer at the port of entry makes the final decision.
If your application is ultimately approved, a visa or permit sticker will be printed on your passport before you enter the country.

Important Information

  • All applicants must meet the conditions described above to ensure positive e-Visa approval.
  • Make your request at least 3 business days before your trip to Uganda.
  • Every traveler with an approved Uganda e-visa must print and present it to customs officers at the airport.
  • Your online visa can be renewed using the official Uganda government website.
  • The Uganda e-visa is not a work permit.
  • The e-Visa validity period starts from the expected date of arrival in Uganda (not the date of issue).
  • All candidates can choose between several online payment methods available on our website to pay the fees.

FAQ about the Uganda e-Visa

The Uganda e-visa is an electronic entry permit that allows the visa holder to enter the Republic of Uganda.
Citizens of eligible countries who have a valid passport, yellow fever certificate and meet other requirements can apply for a visa online in just a few minutes from home.
All visitors require a visa to enter Uganda.
Apply for a tourist visa online to avoid tedious visa processing at the embassy.
Check if your country is on the list of eligible countries and collect the necessary documents for your application to be accepted.
All minor travelers require a Uganda e-visa to enter the country.
Parents or guardians of accompanying children must be the ones applying online for the child.
Remember to carry yellow fever certificate, valid passport and photo of the applicant on hand.
The required documents are described in detail in the appropriate section as they vary depending on the type of Uganda online visa you choose.
The main documents to collect applicable to all e-visa types are:
 
Valid passport, photo of the applicant’s face and yellow fever certificate.
If you are applying for a transit permit or an East African entry permit, you will need to prepare some additional travel documents (e.g.
return ticket).
Once you have collected all the necessary documents, simply visit our website and select the Uganda online visa type you prefer.
Then carefully provide your data in the registration form and attach supporting documents.
Then, make your payment online and wait for the approved e-Visa to be sent to your email address.
The cost of applying for an electronic tourist visa in Uganda varies depending on the specific visa type.
The cost can be 99 Euros or 149 Euros (if you choose the East Africa Visa online).
Payment can be made using credit/debit card, PayPal or any other preferred online payment method.
Make sure you fill out the form correctly and then proceed to payment.
Uganda e-visa is approved within 72 hours (3 working days) of submitting the completed application form.
Make sure that all the data you enter is free of any errors or omissions to avoid delays.
Once approved, the Uganda visa online will arrive at the applicant’s email address in PDF format, which must be printed out for inspection at the airport.
Don’t forget to bring your valid passport!
The validity period of the Uganda e-visa is 90 days (three months) for both single entry permit and multiple entry permit.
However, the transit is still valid for 7 days.
Whichever you choose, the validity period starts from the date of your arrival in the Republic of Uganda.

Uganda’s e-visa allows the holder to stay in the country for three months (90 days) or 7 days if traveling on a transit entry permit.

Yes, the online Uganda visa needs to be printed.
Bring an electronic printout of your visa on arrival to present to customs officers, along with your valid passport.
Travelers can use the official government website to extend the validity of their Uganda e-visa.
Before extending your entry permit, make sure that your passport will remain valid for the duration of the additional trip.
Contact our support team to help resolve the issue and find out why your application wasn’t approved.
Make sure that all the data you provide is correct and that your travel documents are valid.
Uganda online visas are available on arrival.
However, it will be much safer if you apply for an entry permit a few days in advance.
To avoid long lines at the airport or problems with your e-Visa upon arrival, apply online three days before your trip.

You should apply for a Uganda e-Visa at least 5 working days before you intend to travel.

Yes you can.
You can apply for visa extension at the Kampala Immigration Office.
You can also submit an extension request online through the e-Immigration system website. To extend your visa or permit, you need the following:
  • Your application ID.
  • Passport. It must be the passport you used to apply for the visa.
  • Date of birth.
Yes you can.
Use this website to check the status of your visa application.
All you need is your ID card, passport number and date of birth.

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