Visa Information

WHO NEEDS A VISA?

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

EXEMPT COUNTRIES

  • Ireland and Malaysia (on reciprocity basis)

  • East African Community citizens

  • Nationals of COMESA countries : Angola, Comoros, Eritrea, Kenya, Malawi, Mauritius, Madagascar, Rwanda, Seychelles, Swaziland, Tanzania, Zambia, Zimbabwe.

  • 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.

COUNTRIES THAT REQUIRE VISAS


  • All foreign nationals, except the above, traveling to Uganda should obtain visas from Uganda Diplomatic and Consular Missions abroad before their travel.

  • Visas can also be obtained at ports of entry in cases where foreign nationals cannot access a Uganda Diplomatic and Consular Mission abroad.

  • Holders of Official, Service, and Diplomatic Passports receive visas free of charge i.e. gratis visas.

VISA FEES

At present the following fees are being charged:

Single entry visa - ( 1-3 months); US$50

visa fees are non refundable.

TYPES OF VISAS

  • Tourist/Holiday

  • Business

  • Official/Diplomatic

PROCEDURE FOR VISA APPLICATION


  • The Mission operates a same day service for all visa applications.

  • Applications can be submitted between 9.00 a.m. - 12.00 p.m. and collection at 4.00 p.m.

  • For approved applications, visas are issued on the same day.

REQUIREMENTS FOR VISA APPLICATION


  • Fill in an application form (Obtainable at Uganda House, First Floor or www.ugahicom.co.ke)

  • One passport photograph

  • Visa Fee of USD 50

  • An official letter if its on Official Duty/Business and invitation letter for Tourist Visa

  • Diplomatic Note for Diplomatic Passport Holders when submitting their application.

  • For transit visa, one needs to apply for the Visa for the destination country before applying for the transit Visa

Visa Submission: Mondays - Fridays : 9:00am. - 12:00pm.
Visa Collection: 11:00am the next day

All visa applications should be done on line.

https://visas.immigration.go.ug