Uganda Introduces Online Visa Applications

Logo Uganda ImmigrationThe Uganda department of immigration has introduced an online ONLY visa processing system in step with current trends around the region.

With effect from 01st July 2016, all persons intending to visit Uganda and require a Visa shall be required to apply for a Visa online at  and follow the easy and straight forward prompts then submit.

The Visas that can be applied and obtained online include:

 Visa TypeDurationAmount
1Multiple-Entry visa6 - 12 monthsUS$ 100
12 - 24 monthsUS$ 150
24 - 36 monthUS$ 200
2Diplomatic and official visa-
3Ordinary visa - single entrymax 90 daysUS$ 100
4East Africa Tourist Visa (multiple entry - valid for 90 days to UG, KE and RW)max 90 daysUS$ 100
5Transit visaUS$ 100

What documents will you need for the online Visa application?

  1. Copy of your Passport (Bio-data page)
  2. Copy of a recent Passport size Photograph (copy)
  3. Travel Itinerary (for East African Visa)
  4. Yellow Fever Vaccination Certificate copy
  5. Return Air Ticket (copy)

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How it works?


Once successfully submitted, applicants await feedback which will be sent electronically through the email address provided by the applicant. If approved, a Visa Approval Letter will be attached. Visitors are required to print and present this Visa Approval Letter together with their valid passport / travel document at the port of entry.


RIDER: Through the month of July 2016, it will still be possible to get visas upon arrival.
Traveler will however, be required to fill in the online application process (as above) before being granted a visa. This will only apply in the month of July 2016, after which all visa applications shall be online and in advance to allow time to receive the Visa Approval Letter.

Please do not hesitate to contact us should you have queries or require further clarifications.

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