Visa Application ( Uganda )

Tourist Visas

General information (important)
American nationals holding USA passports need an entry visa for Uganda.
Naturalized American citizens of Uganda descent need an entry visa for Uganda.

Exempted from visa

Nationals of the countries listed below are exempted from visa requirements for travel to Uganda. They do, however, need to have a current passport issued by their respective countries.

Members of COMESA
Angola, Burundi, Comoros, Eritrea, Kenya, Malawi Mauritius, Madagascar, Rwanda, Seychelles, Swaziland, Tanzania, Zambia and Zimbabwe.

Others exempted are
Antigua & Barbuda, The Bahamas, Barbados, Belize, Fiji, Gambia, Grenada, Jamaica, Lesotho, Malta, Sierra Leone, Singapore Solomon Islands St Vincent & the Grenadines, Tonga, Vanuatu, Italy (Only diplomatic passport holders) and Cyprus.

 Visa Requirements

  • One dully filled Application form by each applicant.
  • Every section of the application form must be completed. Incomplete forms will not be processed.
  • Two (2)  passport size photographs.
  • Must submit original Passport valid past the date of your expected departure from Uganda.
  • Correct visa fee, letter of invitation / introduction, if traveling on business.
  • Applicants may be requested to submit additional supporting documentation.
  • An international Inoculation Certificate against yellow fever.
  • A prepaid self-addressed USPS Express Overnight return envelope only must be included with applications sent by mail.

N.B. You are advised to ensure that your passport has a validity of at least six months from the date of your intended travel. Processing time for a visa is 2 to 3 working days.

Visa fees and other details

a) US$ 50 for single entry: Valid for three months from the date of arrival.

NB. For the time being only single entry visas - valid for 3 months will be issued by the Embassy. Application for extension can be done in Kampala - Uganda at the Ministry of Internal Affairs - Directorate of Citizenship and Immigration.

Visa fees must be paid money order payable to UGANDA EMBASSY, on submission of visa application. Personal Checks are not accepted. Please note that the visa fee is non-refundable.

NB: Failure to complete the application form fully may result in the issuance of a visa being delayed or refused. The visa enables the holder to proceed to a port of entry where he/she must comply with the laws and regulations governing the admission of persons to the Republic of Uganda.

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