Get your Uganda Electronic Visa

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Includes Ugandan Government and Processing Fee

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Tourist Visa, Business Visa, Conference Visa, Family Visit Visa

A Ugandan e Visa application can be submitted through Travel Document Systems for citizens of the United States, Canada, Mexico, United Kingdom, Australia, and most other nationalities.

The basic single entry Ugandan electronic visa is valid for 90 days from the date of issue. Uganda e Visas allow for stays up to 90 days.
Multiple entry visas are also available.

4 Business Day Processing Time for Single Entry Visa.
15-20 Business Day Processing Time for Multiple Entry Visas.

The Ugandan e Visa is issued for the following travel purposes only

  • Tourism,
  • Business, Family Visit, Conference, East Africa Tourist,
  • Diplomatic,
  • Official

Not sure if your trip applies? Check our FAQ to find more about Uganda e Visa requirements

Can I Submit a Uganda E Visa Application?

Choose your nationality from your passport to find out if you can apply for a Ugandan Electronic Visa

Getting your Ugandan electronic visa is as easy as...

Step 1

Scan all of the documents you need for your application

Step 2

Complete the online application and submit payment

Step 3

Receive your e-Visa approval and related documentation via e-mail

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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.

Uganda e Visa Validity Options and Requirements

Uganda offers 4 different visa validity and the number of entry options. Each one has different Uganda e Visa requirements and application fees.

Single Entry:

  • Passport copy (Bio-data page) valid for 6 months
  • Recent passport size photograph
  • Vaccination Certificate for Yellow Fever
  • Recommendation letter from references in Uganda (Business/Conference Visa Only)
  • Copy of Return Airline Ticket or Itinerary (Business/Conference Visa Only)
  • Government Fee $51.50

6, 12, 24 Month Multiple Entry:

  • Passport copy (Bio-data page) valid for 6 months
  • Recent passport size photograph
  • Vaccination Certificate for Yellow Fever
  • Police clearance from Interpol or home country
  • Recommendation letters from 2 references in Uganda
  • Cover Letter stating reasons for Multiple Entry Visa
  • Copy of Return Airline Ticket or Itinerary
  • Government Fee 6,12 Month $103, 24 Month $154.50

You need a recent passport-style photograph to accompany your Uganda e Visa application

With no hassle, TravelDocs can process your photo so that it meets the digital photo requirements for your e visa application.

Uganda e Visa Photo Order Form

Photos take 1 business day to process.
Please do not submit this form more than once.

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Frequently Asked Questions about e Visas for Uganda

Do I need to have a printout or digital copy of my e visa when I arrive in Uganda.

It is not mandatory but it is recommended. The barcode present in the e visa approval letter will be used for accessing your application at the point of entry so bringing it with you to present to the immigration officials will speed up the final approval process.

What type of visa can be issued using the e Visa system.

Several visa types are available to be issued using the e visa option provided by traveldocs: Tourist, Business, East Africa Tourist Visa, Transit, Official and Diplomatic visa.

I applied for a business e visa to Uganda, why does the document show Ordinary/Tourist Visa

The notation "Ordinary" on the e visa document sent to you by traveldocs refers to a business visa issued by the Ugandan Government.

Do I need a visa to enter Uganda.

Yes. All persons (except for exempt nationalities) intending to come to Uganda for holiday, tourism, business, study, visit, medical are required to apply and obtain a visa.

Is an Official e Visa for Uganda the same as a Business e Visa

No, an Official e Visa is issued to U.S. government employees that harry an " Official " passport which is brown in color. Most U.S. citizens have a tourist or personal passport which is blue. If you have blue tourist passport you cannot apply for an Official or Diplomatic e Visa to Uganda.

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Disclaimer Information

  • An e Visa is required prior to entry into The Republic of Uganda.
  • The e Visa processing fee is nonrefundable.
  • The possession of an e Visa is not the final authority to enter The Republic of Uganda.
  • The e Visa is for short visits from 1-90 days. If entering Uganda with a tourist visa, in order to work or conduct business it is necessary to apply for an appropriate permit within 15 days after signing the work contract or registering the business. A visa is required prior to entry into The Republic of Uganda.
  • The e Visa printout must be presented at the port of entry.
  • It should take at least 4 working days ( single entry visa ) 15-20 working days ( multiple entry visa ) to get your Uganda e Visa.