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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.
Travelers must present a negative COVID-19 test certificate issued within 120 hours before boarding the aircraft. Travelers without a negative test certificate are not allowed to travel. Children under the age of 3 are exempt as long as the accompanying parents have a negative test certificate.
The Ugandan e Visa is issued for the following travel purposes only
Not sure if your trip applies? Check our FAQ to find more about Uganda e Visa requirements
Choose your nationality from your passport to find out if you can apply for a Ugandan Electronic Visa
Scan all of the documents you need for your application
Complete the online application and submit payment
Receive your e-Visa approval and related documentation via e-mail
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.
Uganda offers 4 different visa validity and the number of entry options. Each one has different Uganda e Visa requirements and application fees.
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Please do not submit this form more than once.
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.
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.
The notation "Ordinary" on the e visa document sent to you by traveldocs refers to a business visa issued by the Ugandan Government.
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.
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.