Visa Information

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, travelling 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 charged:
Single entry visa-( 1-3 months) 
US$100 (SAR 380)
East Africa Tourist Visa (Multiple) 
US$100 (SAR 380)


TYPES OF VISAS

  • Tourist/Holiday/Business
  • Official/Diplomatic
  • East Africa Tourist Visa

PROCEDURE FOR VISA APPLICATION
  • Fill in an application form (Obtainable at The Embassy  or Online)
  • One passport photograph
  • Letter from Employer in case the traveller is going for  Business or Official work
  • Visa Fee paid at the Embassy or by the courier company (DHL)
  • Diplomatic Note for Diplomatic/Special 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
PLEASE NOTE:
Visa Submission: Sunday - Thursday: 9:00am - 12:00pm
Visa Collection: After 2 working days