Visa Information

WHO NEEDS A VISA?

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Effective March 1, 1999 Government of Uganda introduced visa requirements for all visitors entering Uganda except nationals of the following countries.

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EXEMPT COUNTRIES

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  • Ireland and Malaysia (on reciprocity basis)
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  • East African Community citizens
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  • Nationals of COMESA countries : Angola, Comoros, Eritrea, Kenya, Malawi, Mauritius, Madagascar, Rwanda, Seychelles, Swaziland, Tanzania, Zambia, Zimbabwe.
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  • Nationals of Ireland and Malaysia need to have their passports endorsed with a visa but at no charge, whereas the other exempt nationals do not need visa endorsements at all.
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COUNTRIES THAT REQUIRE VISAS

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  • All foreign nationals, except the above, traveling to Uganda should obtain visas from Uganda Diplomatic and Consular Missions abroad before their travel.
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  • Visas can also be obtained at ports of entry in cases where foreign nationals cannot access a Uganda Diplomatic and Consular Mission abroad.
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  • Holders of Official, Service, and Diplomatic Passports receive visas free of charge i.e. gratis visas.
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VISA FEES

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At present the following fees are charged:

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Single entry visa - ( 1-3 months)

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East Africa Tourist Visa (Multiple) - 3 months

US$50

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US$100

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TYPES OF VISAS

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  • Tourist/Holiday
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  • Business
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  • Official/Diplomatic
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  • East Africa Tourist Visa
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PROCEDURE FOR VISA APPLICATION

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  • Fill in an application form (Obtainable at Uganda House, First Floor or www.ugahicom.co.ke)
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  • One passport photograph
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  • Visa Fee of USD 50 OR USD 100 for East Africa Tourist Visa
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  • An official letter if its on Official Duty/Business and invitation letter for Tourist Visa
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  • Diplomatic Note for Diplomatic Passport Holders when submitting their application.
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  • For transit visa, one needs to apply for the Visa for the destination country before applying for the transit Visa
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Visa Submission: Mondays - Fridays : 9:00am - 12:00pm
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Bank Details:

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Bank Name: CFC Stanbic Bank

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Account Name: Uganda High Commission

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Account No: 0100001614357

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Branch: Kenyatta Avenue
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Click Here To Download a Visa Application Form

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