Entry into Uganda

Entry may be refused to passengers not holding sufficient funds, return or onward tickets, and other necessary travel documents.

Passport valid past the date of expected departure from Uganda required by all.

Required by all except the following: 

(a) nationals of Angola, Antigua & Barbuda, The Bahamas, Barbados, Belize, Burundi, Comoros, Cyprus, Eritrea, Fiji, The Gambia, Ghana, Grenada, Jamaica, Kenya, Lesotho, Madagascar, Malawi, Malta, Mauritius, Rwanda, St Vincent & the Grenadines, Seychelles, Sierra Leone, Singapore, Solomon Islands, Swaziland, Tanzania, Tonga, Vanuatu, Zambia and Zimbabwe;

(b) transit passengers continuing to a third country by the same or first connecting flight within 24 hours, provided holding confirmed tickets and travel documents and not leaving the airport.

Requirements for a Business Visa:

  • Letter of Invitation
  • Original Passport
  • Passport size photograph
  • Certificate of Incorporation
  • Current Bank Statement
  • Hotel booking
  • Return Air ticket
  • If Non-Saudi then a valid resident visa in Saudi Arabia
  • Visa fee
Requirements for a Tourist Visa:
  • Original valid passport
  • Passport size photograph
  • Current bank statement
  • Hotel Booking
  • Return Air ticket
  • If Non-Saudi then valid Resident visa in Saudi Arabia
  • Visa fee
Visas may be issued at the point entry on arrival to Uganda with proof of approval prior to departure from host country.

Single-entry: Three months from the date of issue;
Multiple-entry: Six months from the date of issue.

Application to:
Uganda Electronic Visa / Permit Application System

Application requirements:
(a) Passport valid past the date of your expected departure from Uganda.
(b) Copy of the foreign passport(Data page)
(?) Completed application form (the form is available on this site).
(d) One recent passport-size photo (with full name printed on the back of one).
(e) Visa fee (online only).

Note: Working journalists require a letter of accreditation issued by the Secretary of the Media Council, Department of Information, PO Box 7142, Kampala (tel: (41) 232 734; fax: (41) 256 888 or 342 259).

Working days required: Two.