How the Uganda E Visa Application Works
The Uganda Government issues two types of visas: An e Visa (electronic visa) and a traditional visa stamped into your passport. Obtaining an e visa in advance will allow you to travel to Uganda whereupon your entry point into Uganda you will be fingerprinted, photographed and have a visa stamped into your passport.
An electronic Visa or "e Visa" is an electronically issued and stored authority for travel to Uganda, the e Visa can be used to replace the traditional stamped visa process in most cases.
Effective July 1, 2016, Uganda visa on arrival option has officially ended.
Visitors who arrive at either Entebbe International Airport or the various land borders without having applied for and obtained an e visa in advance will be denied boarding by your airline or entry at a land border checkpoint. Airlines have been informed to deny boarding to any passengers traveling to Uganda unless they can show proof of having applied for a visa and obtained one in advance.
An e visa is required for travel to Uganda. Tourists, Business, Family Visits, Holiday, Students, Diplomatic, Official, Conference, East Africa Tourist visa travel purposes. Travelers must apply for the e Visa online before traveling to Uganda. This online e visa replaces traditional visas ( stamped in the traveler’s passport ) in most cases.
The single entry Ugandan e Visa is valid for 90 days from the date of issue. Uganda e Visas allow for stays up to 90 days.
Multiple entry e visas are available, however the processing time is extremely slow on average 15-20 business days, if an multiple entry visa is required we recommend appling for the stamped visa option as this method typically takes 4-5 business days.
What is a Uganda East Africa Tourist Visa:
Issued to a foreigner who wants to visit simultaneously Uganda, Kenya, and Rwanda for tourism. An East Africa Tourist visa allows for one visa to be issued valid for entry into all three member countries. When issued the visa is valid for multiple entries within the three countries and shall be valid for 90 days from the date of issue. The visa remains valid for the 90 days only if you remain in the region if you were to leave the region and attempt to return even within the 90 day validity period the visa will not be considered valid by the member country immigration officials.
Please Note: The East African Tourist visa must be applied for through the first country you enter, either Uganda, Kenya or Rwanda.