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Visit Uganda with a Uganda evisa, standard Uganda visa, or transit visa, depending on your needs. Those who hold diplomatic or service passports must apply for a separate Diplomatic and Official visa. This is the only type of visa that holds no fee. In previous years, Uganda passports required a trip to the closest Uganda Embassy. However, those who wish to travel to Uganda can now apply for a Uganda visa or Uganda evisa online for convenience. 

Do you need a visa to go to Uganda?

Yes, anyone who wishes to travel to Uganda will need a Uganda visa except for those from visa-exempt countries, such as Ghana and Grenada. You must ensure you have the proper documents for a visa application. Otherwise, the approval process may be delayed.

Uganda e-visa

E-visa service is available for the country of Uganda. 

Once you get a Uganda e-visa, it is valid for up to 90 days. The processing time for e-visa for Uganda tourist visa is around 5-10 business days. The Uganda e-visa cost is around 52 USD. 

The Uganda E-visa processing time for Uganda multiple entry business visa is around 15-30 business days. The e-visa fee for multiple entry business visas around 104-208 USD.

Depending upon your needs, you may select the processing package that best suits your interests.

Uganda visa types

There are different types of visas for Uganda, and depending upon which type suits you the best, you can select one.

The most commonly used types of visa for Uganda are 

  • Uganda Tourist Visa 
  • Uganda Transit Visa
  • East Africa Visa

Tourist Visa is the most common type of visa required for traveling to Uganda, and the prime factor is the convenience and feasibility it offers. You do not have to go to the embassy to get it; the entire process can easily be done online.  

You will need your passport, a passport-sized photograph, and a yellow fever vaccination card. The Uganda tourist visa can last up to 90 days. This visa allows for single entry only.

A Transit visa for Uganda is required when you are traveling from one country to another and decide to stop by Uganda. You will pretty much need everything, like the tourist visa. Additionally, you will need a letter stating your reason for transit and the country of destination. 

The transit visa for Uganda is valid for two days after your arrival.

Some people also prefer the East Africa visa, which grants you access to Uganda, Kenya, and Rwanda. 

The main catch here is to enter the country that issued it first. For example, if Kenya issued the visa, you would have to visit Kenya first and then travel to Uganda. 

The requirements of this visa are the same as that of the tourist visa.

First of all, as obvious, you will need your passport; as said earlier, your passport should have at least six months of expiry after you enter the country. 

A copy of your passport’s information page.

A recent passport-sized photograph is necessary.

A vaccination certificate for yellow fever. If you do not have that certificate, you will be vaccinated upon arrival and quarantined as needed. Children, less than five years of age must be immunized for polio.

The above requirements apply to a tourist visa. In the case of a transit visa, the country of destination and the reason for staying in Uganda must be mentioned. 

Once the requirements are fulfilled, you must go to the official website to get a visa. The process does not take too long. 

The first step to the application would be to fill in your personal information. Once you're done, the next step is to make the payment of 52 USD, and based on how urgently you want the visa processed; you can make a payment for the processing time.

Can I get a visa on arrival in Uganda?

Yes, there is a visa on arrival in Uganda. Instead of applying for a Uganda visa before traveling to the country, you may elect to apply for a visa to Uganda, which is received at a Uganda airport. Upon arriving at the airport, you must provide the required visa documents and pay a fee. Some airlines may require a visa approval letter before allowing passengers to board. Due to this, it is always best to apply for a visa to Uganda before traveling. 

How much is the Uganda Visa fee?

The fee for a Uganda visa is 52 USD.

The fee for multiple entry business visa around 104-208 USD.

What questions are asked in the Uganda visa interview?

Since the Uganda visa is online, there are no questions asked. You will need to answer the confirmation call you get for the visa, and that’s pretty much it.

How can I get a Uganda visa?

The easiest way to receive a visa to Uganda is by applying online. You can apply by clicking on our "Services" tab. Then, enter the country of which you are a citizen and the country you wish to visit. The available visa types will appear, and you can select the option which best meets your needs. Below each option is a list of fees, processing times, and duration of stay.

How do I get a resident visa for Uganda?

Applying for a resident visa for Uganda is similar to a short-term visa. However, for approval, you will need proof of a genuine relationship with a spouse or significant other or documentation of a job in Uganda. Additional documents required include a certificate of health, good conduct, a bank statement, property ownership, and more. This type of visa is ideal for those who wish to stay in Uganda for longer than 90 days. Upon approval, a resident visa is valid for up to three years.

Do you need a yellow fever vaccine to go to Uganda?

Anyone over the age of one who travels to Uganda needs a yellow fever vaccine and proof of vaccination. It is part of the requirements for a visa for Uganda. If you cannot receive the vaccination, a doctor's note detailing why (shortage, allergies, etc.) may suffice to enter Uganda. 

What happens if I overstay my visa in Uganda?

For each day that you overstay your visa, you will incur a fee of $30. There may also be additional legal consequences. It is best to avoid overstaying your visa in Uganda to avoid fees and consequences.

Uganda visa for US citizen

US citizens will need a Uganda visa for entry into the country. However, those seeking a Uganda visa for US citizen can apply for an evisa. An electric visa is the quickest way to gain entry to Uganda. It is ideal for those who wish to visit Uganda as a tourist on a short-term basis. 

Upon approval, the Uganda evisa allows US citizens to remain in the country for up to 45 days. It’s important to note that this visa applies to a single-entry visit. Those who leave the country will not be allowed re-entry on the same visa. You will need to apply for a new visa for re-entry.