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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.

In a hurry? Apply online for expedited visa service

Uganda Visa Types

Uganda issues ordinary tourist (single entry), multiple-entry, transit and the East Africa Tourist Visas.

Ordinary Tourist - 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-entry visa is $50.

Multiple-entry - 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, twelve months or twenty-four months. The consular fee associated with this type of visa is $100.

Transit - This type of visa is granted to those who wish to pass through Uganda on the way to another destination. The consular fees for this visa type is $50.

East Africa Tourist Visa  - This type of allows travel between Kenya, Rwanda and Uganda with the same multiple entry visa. The consular fee for this type of visa is $100.

Giraffes in UgandaUganda Visa Application Form

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


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

Single-entry 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 6 months, 12 months or 24 months after arrival.

Uganda Visa Requirements

To obtain a Uganda visa, 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.

About the Author: For over 20 years, the U.S. Passport Service Guide team has helped hundreds of thousands of travelers with their travel document questions and shared advice about how to make traveling abroad simpler, safer, and more enjoyable.

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