Uganda Visa Application - Requirements,Cost and Processing Time

To travel to Uganda you need to get a Uganda visa. Getting a Uganda visa is an easy process,all you need to do is to provide all the necessary requirement needed for the visa processing. So in this post you will get to know the necessary Uganda visa requirements and the application process.

How to apply for a Uganda Visa


Below are the basic tips you need to know when applying for a Uganda visa. All points stated here are very important and shouldn't be overlooked:

When planning your trip, do not make the mistake of thinking your travel agent or the airline you want to use will be able to tell you if you need a Uganda visa or tell you the visa requirements. Make sure you find out for yourself to avoid regrets.

Make sure your passport has at least 4-6 blank pages when applying for a Uganda visa, your visa won't need that many but many of the embassies require at least two blank pages, this is an easy excuse for them to give you a hard time or deny you the visa.

Make sure your passport isn't going to expire soon or less than 6 months when applying for a Uganda visa. The passport's expiration date must be greater than six months from the date of entry for the visa you are applying for. If your passport does not meet the requirements, you must renew it or your visa application will get rejected.

You will need the assistance of a good visa service or agent when applying for a Uganda visa. This can prevent you from making costly mistakes that can make your visa application to be denied. So its advisable you get an assistance when applying for the visa.

You must have good passport size photos when applying for a Uganda visa. This is really recommended and it is one of the most important requirements for a Uganda visa application.

Your must get a flight itinerary when applying for a Uganda visa. You will not be granted a visa if you don't include your flight itinerary.

The following nationalities do not need a visa to enter Uganda

Angola, Burundi, Comoros, Eritrea, Kenya, Malawi Mauritius, Madagascar, Rwanda, Seychelles, Swaziland, Tanzania, Zambia and Zimbabwe,
Antigua & Barbuda, The Bahamas, Barbados, Belize, Fiji, Gambia, Grenada, Jamaica, Lesotho, Malta, Sierra Leone, Singapore Solomon Islands St Vincent & the Grenadines, Tonga, Vanuatu, Italy (Only diplomatic passport holders) and Cyprus.

Documents required to apply for a Uganda visa


1. One dully filled Visa Application Form "J".
2. A passport issued by your government valid for at least six months. Your passport must also be valid past the date of your expected departure from Uganda. (Passport must be signed.)
3. One completed Uganda visa application form.
4. Two passport-size photo taken within the past six months.
5. International Certificate of Vaccination for Yellow Fever.
6. Letter from applicant's company if travelling for business (on company letterhead and signed by someone other than the applicant).

Processing time for a Uganda visa

Processing time for a visa is 2 to 3 working days.

Where to apply for a Uganda visa
You should apply for your visa in person at the relevant Ugandan Missions/Embassies abroad and also Ugandan visas are issued at the entry and exit points of Uganda like Entebbe airport, Busia border, Malaba border etc.

Cost of a Uganda visa

US$ 50 for single entry
US$ 100 for multiple entries
Visa fees must be paid by money order payable to UGANDA EMBASSY, on submission of visa application

Validity of a Uganda visa

Single Entry visas valid for (3) three months from the date of arrival.
Multiple Entry valid for (6) six months from the date of arrival.

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