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Uganda Tourist Visa New York
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These requirements are applicable for US Citizens applying for a Uganda Tourist visa in New York
Effective August 1 2016, Uganda’s visa on arrival program has officially ended.
Visitors who arrive at either Entebbe International Airport or the various land borders without having applied for and obtained an visa in advance will be denied boarding by your airline or entry at a land border check point.
Airlines have been informed to deny boarding to any passengers heading to Uganda unless they can show proof of having applied for a visa and obtained one in advance.
The Uganda Government issues two types of visas: An e-Visa (electronic visa) and a traditional visa stamped into your passport.
TravelDocs recommends applying for an e-Visa if you only require a single entry visa for Uganda If a multiple entry visa is required please apply for the traditional stamped visa.
The e-Visa is valid for a single entry only, good for 90 days from date of issue for a stay up to 90 days. It is very easy to apply for and does not required sending your physical passport to TravelDocs. It can be issued in as little as 24 hours (Monday - Friday) and is a cost-effective option.
Please send TDS your current valid and signed passport. Passport must be valid 6 months beyond the expected date of departure from Uganda and must have at least one blank visa page. Foreign Embassies cannot issue a visa on a page not labeled as a Visa page. Amendment and Endorsement pages in the back of the passport cannot be used for issuance of a visa.
A visa cannot be stamped on a page even if only one Small Stamp is on the visa page. If you do not have any blank visa pages in your passport, TDS can assist you in applying for additional pages If your passport expires within your departure date, you must renew your passport and then we will secure your visa with the new passport.
Please send 2 recent professional passport-type photograph.
Digital and non-passport photographs are not acceptable.
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(Do not Staple the Photo to your application TDS will glue the photo for you)
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Please send a copy of your round trip airline tickets, or itinerary or e-ticket, or letter of confirmation from a travel agent. The itinerary must show the applicant's name, date of arrival and departure from the country, and flight information. The Embassy does not recommend purchasing your ticket prior to a visa being issued.
Applicants making personal visits must provide a Letter of Invitation or Letter of Introduction from the person you are visiting in Uganda.
Vaccinations - International Certificate of Vaccination for Yellow Fever required.
Complete and sign two visa application forms.
Visa Requirements, processing times, validity of the visa, and Embassy visa fees are subject to change without prior notice.
Please forward a printed copy of your order confirmation for a Uganda Tourist visa for US Citizens and all required documents to:
Local Phone Number: 212-647-1122
Urgent applications for a Uganda Tourist visa should be shipped to TDS using only the FedEx Company.
Please use FedEx Priority Overnight. Do NOT ship "First Overnight." This will delay the delivery of your package.
Once your order is complete, your Passport with the visa sticker/stamp will be returned to you via FedEx Overnight.
By connecting on the Smart Traveler Enrollment Program, the US State Department will be able to assist you better in the case of an emergency, such as if you lose your passport or it is stolen while you are abroad.
These are the fees charged by the foreign government for issuing a visa. Fees are
per person per visa.
Note: All consular fees above include a $5 check writing fee.