Nationals of certain countries do not require visa to enter Uganda.
Visit https://www.immigration.go.ug/services/visa-exempt-countries – for the list of covered countries. Nationals of countries not on the list must obtain visas to enter Uganda.
All visitors travelling to Uganda are responsible for checking visa requirements prior to their travel. The government of Uganda has recently issued a directive indicating that any person intending to travel to Uganda must apply online and have a Travel Authorization/Visa Approval Letter before embarking on their travel to Uganda as there are no visas issued on arrival.
These are the procedures of applying for a Ugandan Visa online.
Step-1: Log onto www.visas.immigration.go.ug , start a new application and accept the disclaimer.
Step-2: Choose the;
- Application type (Visa).
- Category (Ordinary, Multiple-Entry, Diplomatic and Official, Transit, East Africa Tourist Visa).
- Subcategory (single-entry, multiple-entry for 6-12 months, 12-24 months or 24-36 months).
Step-3: Fill the electronic form (Personal details of applicant).
Step-4: Add required documents depending on the category and reason for travel (Copy of recent passport size photograph, Copy of passport bio-data page, Yellow Fever Vaccination Certificate, Recommendation letter, Police clearance, Invitation Letter etc.)
Step-5: Submit the application.
Step-6: Make payment for the visa applied for using either a MasterCard or Visa Card. All applications and payments are made online www.visas.immigration.go.ug
Once the application is submitted and paid for, it will be studied by an Immigration Officer upon which a decision will be made within 2-3 days. If approved, an email with the Travel Authorization/Approval letter will be sent to the Applicant who then proceeds to download it, print it and embark on their travel.
Please note that during the approval process additional information may be required. All applicants are advised to submit their visa applications at least ten days before their intended date of travel.
See details on fees and a list of visa exempt countries here; https://www.immigration.go.ug/mandatory-online-visa-applications-all-visa-prone-travellers-uganda
For international participants who require an invitation letter, the organisers will be able to provide a visa invitation letter.
Kindly email [email protected] to request for a visa invitation letter.
Please include the following information in your email:
- Full name of participant
- Passport Number
- Date of Expiry
- Date of Birth
- Arrival date in Uganda
- Departure date from Uganda
- Picture of passport front page