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Uganda Visa Information

Waterfall in UgandaIf you plan to enter Uganda either for business or as a tourist, you need to have a Uganda visa affixed on your valid US passport. If you are a citizen of one of the exempted countries, you do not need to have a Uganda travel visa to enter the country. See the details below for the list of visa exempted countries.

You always have the option to process your Uganda visa application by yourself of with the help of a private travel expediter. Many prefer to have theirs processed by a private party in order to avoid delays and inconveniences. You can either apply in person or online. For quick service, click the link to get your Uganda Visa expedited.

Uganda Visa Types

There are four (4) types of visa to Uganda. These are tourist single, tourist multiple, business single and business multiple visas.

Tourist Single - This type of visa is granted by Uganda for those who want to enter the country once during the three (3) months validity period. The consular fee for the tourist single visa is $100 for two-day processing or $130 for one to two days processing.

Tourist Multiple - This type of visa is granted to those who wish to enter Uganda more than once during the period of validity. A Uganda multiple visa can be valid for either six months or one year upon arrival. The consular fees associated with this type of visa are $100 (2 days processing) and $120 (1-2 days processing).

Business Single - This type of visa is granted to those who wish to enter Uganda for business purposes. This only allows one entry during the three (3) months validity period. The consular fees for this visa type are either $100 (2 days processing) or $130(1-2 days processing).

Business Multiple - This type of visa is granted to those who wish to enter Uganda more than once during the allowed validity period. The consular fees for this type of visa are $100 (2 days processing) and $130 (1-2 days processing).

Giraffes in UgandaUganda Visa Application Form

All Uganda visa applications must be completed and submitted online. Paper applications are no longer accepted.

Complete the Uganda visa application form.

Exemption

You are not mandated to bring or own a visa to visit Uganda if you are a citizen of the following countries: Angola, Burundi, Comoros, Eritrea, Kenya, Malawi Mauritius, Madagascar, Rwanda, Seychelles, Swaziland, Tanzania, Zambia and Zimbabwe. Also exempted are citizens of 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.

Uganda Visa Validity

Tourist and business single visas are only valid up to three (3) months upon arrival. For all the multiple entry visas, however, you can be granted validity for either six months or one year after arrival.

Uganda Visa Requirements

To obtain a Uganda vsa, you need to complete the online application and upload your photo. Print the confirmation page and mail it with your valid passport and money order. Your passport needs to have at least 6 months validity remaining. For business visa applicants, you need a notarized letter (on company letterhead) from your employer which contains the following information: nature of business, duration of stay, and financial responsibility of costs in the trip. Non-US passport holders must provide a copy of proof of legal stay in the US upon application. Also, enclose a self-addressed express or priority return envelope. Upon arrival in Uganda, you need to present proof of Yellow Fever Vaccination.

Click the link to apply for your Uganda Visa online.

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