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in 2016 that authorities in Uganda launched the e-visa application privilege for
foreign nationals. Until then, most of the foreign nationals except those who live
in visa exempt countries were asked to visit the Ugandan embassies in their
countries to obtain the travel authorization.
to visit Uganda, a foreign national can either opt for an e-visa or can obtain
a visa on arrival from a Ugandan entry port. However, experts believe that it
is always recommended to take an e-visa before traveling to Uganda. Even though
visa on arrival is the easiest way to enter Uganda, this system cannot be
relied, as authorities may phase out this facility at any time without prior notice.
now, people who are visiting Uganda for tourism and business-related activities
can apply for an Uganda e-visa. Please scroll down to know more about different
types of e-visas issued by authorities in Uganda.
are a foreign national who is planning to visit Uganda for tourism related
activities, you can apply for tourist e-visa. The steps to obtain this e-visa
is very simple. You should initially fill your personal details that includes, name,
date of birth, passport number etc. Later, you will be asked to upload
necessary documents to prove your nationality. As the final step of your visa application
process, you should pay the visa processing fee. The payment can be made either
through debit card, credit card or Paypal.
find any issues while applying for a Uganda tourist e-visa, you can seek the
help of entrusted agencies like Visa Genie. Visa experts in Visa Genie will assist
you in all the steps of the application process, and all you need to do is
sending the below-mentioned documents to us via email.
- A clear copy of the passport’s information page
should be submitted.
- The photograph of the applicant should be provided.
While taking the photograph, the applicant should make sure that it is
taken in white background. In the photograph, the foreign national should
not have anything obstructing the hairline including a fringe, turban, or
veil. It is also necessary to maintain a neutral facial expression in the
- One color copy of the yellow fever certificate
should be submitted.
- It is also necessary to provide details of a
point of contact in Uganda. The contact in Uganda could be either a hotel,
person, organization or travel agency.
- The e-visa application should be filled without
any errors. There are many previous instances where visa applications of
foreign nationals were denied due to errors in the e-visa application. If
you find any difficulties while completing this application form, do not
hesitate to contact Visa Genie, and we will be glad to assist you.
nationals who plans to visit Uganda for business operations and commercial
trading activities can apply for a business e-visa. Please find below the
documents that should be produced to get a Uganda business e-visa.
- Foreign nationals should submit the copy of
- A letter of invitation should be produced, and
it should be issued by the entity in Uganda. This proof of invitation
should be written on the company’s letterhead, and it should be addressed
to the directory of Embassies & Consulates. The letter should also
carry complete details of the trip that includes dates of the trip, and
purpose of the journey. The invitation letter should also carry the stamp
of the inviting party.
- It is necessary to submit the proof of travel
- The photograph of the applicant should be
- A copy of the yellow fever certificate.
- The e-visa application form should be filled
properly without any errors.
asked questions (FAQ)
is a Uganda e-visa?
e-visas are electronic travel authorization issued to foreign nationals to
visit the country legally. After getting this e-visa, foreign nationals should take
a print out, and should carry it with him or her during the trip. Upon landing in
Uganda, the traveler should show the print out of e-visa to the immigration
authorities, and they will grand you the entry into the country after the visa
are the criteria that my passport should meet to obtain a Uganda e-visa?
passport of the foreign national should have at least six months validity. The
passport used by the foreign national should also have two blank pages for visa
stamping. The foreign national should submit the passport along with the e-visa
printout after reaching Uganda.
should I do if I have two passports?
are certain countries including the United Kingdom that offers dual passports
to foreign nationals. If you have dual passports, please make sure that you are
arriving with the same passport with which you have applied for the e-visa.
change this e-visa to a work visa after entering Uganda?
e-visas are issued to foreign nationals who intend to visit the country for tourism
and business-related activities. A foreign national is not allowed to change
the e-visa to a work visa after entering Uganda. If you want to work in Uganda,
you should initially return to your homeland, and should apply for a Uganda
work visa. Work visas cannot be applied online, and it should be obtained via
the embassy of Uganda.
is the validity of a Uganda e-visa?
validity of a Uganda e-visa is 90 days. Using these e-visas, foreign nationals
can stay in the country for maximum 45 days.
enter Uganda multiple times using a Uganda e-visa?
e-visas offer only single-entry privilege to foreign nationals. If you want to
enter Uganda multiple times, you should apply for a regular visa.
enter Kenya and Rwanda using a Uganda e-visa?
want to visit Kenya and Rwanda, along with Uganda, you should apply for an East
Africa visas. These travel documents are actually multiple entry visas with 90
guarantee my entry into Uganda if I get an e-visa?
final approval of your entry into Uganda will be made by immigration
authorities at the country’s entry port. If they find your e-visa and other details
satisfactory, they will grand you the entry into the country. However, if they
find your entry against the country’s interest, they have the right to deny
many days it will take to get my Uganda e-visa?
normal cases, the Uganda e-visa will be sent to your email within six days of
the application. If you are a traveler who wish to visit Uganda on an urgent
basis, you can apply for super quick processing, and it allows you to obtain an
e-visa within 48 hours. In order to get these quick visas, the foreign national
should pay an additional visa processing fee.
should I apply for a Uganda e-visa?
mentioned earlier, it will take six days to get a Uganda e-visa if you are
opting for standard visa processing. So, it is highly recommended to apply for
a Uganda e-visa before seven business days of your scheduled departure date from
should I do if my e-visa application gets rejected by Uganda authorities?
due to various reasons, e-visa applications of foreign nationals may get
rejected. In these cases, the foreign national can apply for a regular visa via
the Uganda embassy.
nationals should understand that their e-visa processing fee will not be
refunded irrespective of the outcome of the visa application.
compulsory to produce my e-visa upon my arrival in Uganda?
should be noted that a Uganda e-visa will be electronically connected to your
passport. As these electronic travel authorizations is electronically connected
with the passport, it is not mandatory to carry it while traveling to Uganda.
However, experts recommend you to take the print out of the e-visa as it will
help you to enter the country in a hassle-free manner.
mandatory to submit a yellow fever certificate to get a Uganda e-visa?
a yellow fever certificate is a must to obtain a Uganda e-visa.
a citizen of Somalia, Am I allowed to get a Uganda e-visa?
nationals are not allowed to apply for a Uganda e-visa. If Somalian citizens
have not completed the biometric process, they will be denied entry and transit.
extend the validity of my Uganda visa while I am inside the country using a
nationals are not supposed to extend the validity of their tourist e-visa if
they are inside Uganda. If you want to stay in Uganda for more days that exceed
the visa validity period, you should go back to your homeland, and should apply
for a fresh e-visa.
enter Uganda multiple times using a tourist e-visa?
tourist e-visa offer single entry privilege to foreign nationals. If you want
to enter Uganda multiple times, you should apply for a regular visa.