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Visa Types and Categories to Apply for Uganda

Visa Types and Categories to Apply for Uganda

The applicants who wish to enter Uganda for different purposes need to apply for an appropriate visa, permit or pass through Uganda Electronic Visa/Permit Application System. 

Uganda E-visa

The foreigners can realize their trips to Uganda for different purposes (such as tourism, business, diplomatic, study, work and etc.)  by obtaining E-Visa since 2016. The applicants need to print out their confirmed E-visa to present it at the entry. All applicants except citizens from visa-exempted countries and Somalia are eligible to obtain Uganda E-visa.

 


 

Uganda Tourist Visa (E-visa)

Uganda Tourist visa is issued for applicants intending to visit Uganda for tourism and sightseeing. You can apply for an Uganda Tourist visa in order to realize your tourist activities.

 

Required Documents for Uganda Tourist Visa (E-visa)

 

1. Application Form

2. Photo

  • One passport size photo in the white background

3. Passport and Copy of the Main Page

  • Passport must be valid at least 6 months from the date of departure

4. National Identity Card and Resident Permit/Visa Copy (if Your Country of Residence and Citizenship are Different)

5. Proof of Financial Means

  • Bank statement
  • Statement of credit card
  • Traveler’s cheque
  • International card with sufficient funds
  • Other

6. Travel Itinerary

  • Copy of round-trip ticket reservation
  • Copy of hotel reservation

7. Supporting Documents Multiple Entry Visas

  • For 6 months multiple entry visas:
    • Recommendation letter (1) from a referee in Uganda
    • Cover letter explaining the necessity of obtaining multiple entry visa
    • Evidence of entering/exiting Uganda within the last 1 year
    • Police clearance certificate
      • It must be from Interpol or home country
  • For 12-24 months multiple entry visas:
    • Recommendation letter (1) from a referee in Uganda
    • Cover letter explaining the necessity of obtaining multiple entry visa
    • Recommendation letter (2) from a referee in Uganda
    • Evidence of entering/exiting Uganda within the last 1 year
    • Police clearance certificate
      • It must be from Interpol or home country

8. Criminal Record (if required)

9. Proof of Current Professional Status

  • For example, employment contract, certificate of employment, extract from the trade and companies’ register, school attendance certificate, proof of pension

10. Yellow Fever Vaccination Certificate

*Additional documents can be required by the embassy.

 

Processing Time for Uganda Tourist (E-visa) Visa

The average processing time for an Uganda Tourist (E-visa) Visa is 3-5 working days for a single entry, 15-20 working days for a multiple entry visa. It depends on your visa application country.

 

Uganda Tourist Visa (E-visa) Fee

Uganda Tourist Visa (E-visa) fee is 50 USD for a single entry, 100 USD for 6-12 months multiple entry, 200 USD for 24 months multiple entry visa. The fee may vary depending on your nationality or your country of submission.

 

Where to Apply for Uganda Tourist Visa (E-visa)?

You will apply for Uganda e-visa online. You can apply for an e-visa through this website (official governmental website).

 


 

Uganda East Africa Tourist Visa (E-visa)

You can realize your tourist activities in Uganda, Rwanda, and Kenya by obtaining only one multiple entry visa. This visa enables you to travel between Kenya Uganda and Rwanda simultaneously. Uganda East Africa Tourist Visa doesn’t allow you to enter countries different from the stated ones above.

 

Required Documents for Uganda East Africa Tourist Visa (E visa)

 

1. Application Form

2. Photo

  • One passport size photo in the white background

3. Passport and Copy of the Main Page

  • Passport must be valid at least 6 months from the date of departure

4. National Identity Card and Resident Permit/Visa Copy (if Your Country of Residence and Citizenship are Different)

5. Proof of Financial Means

  • Bank statement
  • Statement of credit card
  • Traveler’s cheque
  • International card with sufficient funds
  • Other

6. Travel Itinerary

  • Copy of round-trip ticket reservation
  • Copy of hotel reservation

7. Written Note addressed to the Embassy

  • It must indicate the trip schedule and request the issue of the visa

8. Supporting Documents Multiple Entry Visas

  • For 6 months multiple entry visas:
    • Recommendation letter (1) from a referee in Uganda
    • Cover letter explaining the necessity of obtaining multiple entry visa
    • Evidence of entering/exiting Uganda within the last 1 year
    • Police clearance certificate
      • It must be from Interpol or home country
  • For 12-24 months multiple entry visas:
    • Recommendation letter (1) from a referee in Uganda
    • Cover letter explaining the necessity of obtaining multiple entry visa
    • Recommendation letter (2) from a referee in Uganda
    • Evidence of entering/exiting Uganda within the last 1 year
    • Police clearance certificate
      • It must be from Interpol or home country

9. Criminal Record (if required)

10. Proof of Current Professional Status

  • For example, employment contract, certificate of employment, extract from the trade and companies’ register, school attendance certificate, proof of pension

11. Yellow Fever Vaccination Certificate

*Additional documents can be required by the embassy.

 

Processing Time for Uganda East Africa Tourist (E-visa) Visa

The average processing time for an Uganda East Africa Tourist (E-visa) Visa is 3-5 working days for a single entry, 15-20 working days for a multiple entry visa. It depends on your visa application country.

 

Uganda East Africa Tourist Visa (E-visa) Fee

Uganda East Africa Tourist Visa (E-visa) fee is 100 USD for a single entry and 6-12 months multiple entry, 200 USD for 24 months multiple entry visa. The fee may vary depending on your nationality or your country of submission.

 

Where to Apply for East Africa Uganda Tourist Visa (E-visa)?

You will apply for Uganda e-visa online. You can apply for an e-visa through this website (official governmental website).

 


 

Uganda Business Visa (E-visa)

Uganda Business visa gives you the authorization to enter Uganda and stay here for a maximum period of your visa validity, as permitted. It permits its holder to engage in business-related activities such as attending meetings or conferences, conducting or attending the training, conducting internal audits, installing equipment, or performing other temporary services for a client, local affiliate, or branch office.

 

Required Documents for Uganda Business Visa (E-visa)

 

1. Application Form

2. Photo

  • One passport size photo in the white background

3. Passport and Copy of the Main Page

  • Passport must be valid at least 6 months from the date of departure

4. National Identity Card and Resident Permit/Visa Copy (if Your Country of Residence and Citizenship are Different)

5. Proof of Financial Means

  • Bank statement
  • Statement of credit card
  • Traveler’s cheque
  • International card with sufficient funds
  • Other

6. Travel Itinerary

  • Copy of round-trip ticket reservation
  • Copy of hotel reservation

7. Proof of the Purpose of Visit

  • Invitation letter from the company in Uganda
  • Recommendation letter from the company in the applicant’s home country

8. Supporting Documents Multiple Entry Visas

  • For 6 months multiple entry visas:
    • Recommendation letter (1) from a referee in Uganda
    • Cover letter explaining the necessity of obtaining multiple entry visa
    • Evidence of entering/exiting Uganda within the last 1 year
    • Police clearance certificate
      • It must be from Interpol or home country
  • For 12-24 months multiple entry visas:
    • Recommendation letter (1) from a referee in Uganda
    • Cover letter explaining the necessity of obtaining multiple entry visa
    • Recommendation letter (2) from a referee in Uganda
    • Evidence of entering/exiting Uganda within the last 1 year
    • Police clearance certificate
      • It must be from Interpol or home country

9. Criminal Record (if required)

10. Proof of Current Professional Status

  • For example, employment contract, certificate of employment, extract from the trade and companies’ register, school attendance certificate, proof of pension

11. Yellow Fever Vaccination Certificate

*Additional documents can be required by the embassy.

 

Processing Time for Uganda Business (E-visa) Visa

The average processing time for an Uganda Business (E-visa) Visa is working days. It depends on your visa application country.

 

Uganda Business Visa (E-visa) Fee

Uganda Business Visa (E-visa) fee is 50 USD for a single entry, 100 USD for 6-12 months multiple entry, 200 USD for 24 months multiple entry visa. The fee may vary depending on your nationality or your country of submission.

 

Where to Apply for Uganda Business Visa (E-visa)?

You will apply for Uganda e-visa online. You can apply for an e-visa through this website (official governmental website).

 


 

Uganda Diplomatic and Official Visa (E-visa)

Uganda Diplomatic Visa applies to the head of states, diplomats, government top officials (their families) to realize diplomatic activities.

 

Required Documents for Uganda Diplomatic and Official Visa (E-visa)

 

1. Application Form

2. Photo

  • One passport size photo in the white background

3. Passport and Copy of the Main Page

  • Passport must be valid at least 6 months from the date of departure

4. National Identity Card and Resident Permit/Visa Copy (if Your Country of Residence and Citizenship are Different)

5. Proof of Financial Means

  • Bank statement
  • Statement of credit card
  • Traveler’s cheque
  • International card with sufficient funds
  • Other

6. Travel Itinerary

  • Copy of round-trip ticket reservation
  • Copy of hotel reservation

7. Proof of the Purpose of Visit

  • Note Verbale (original)
    • It includes the reason and desired duration of the stay in Uganda
  • Invitation letter

8. Supporting Documents Multiple Entry Visas

  • For 6 months multiple entry visas:
    • Recommendation letter (1) from a referee in Uganda
    • Cover letter explaining the necessity of obtaining multiple entry visa
    • Evidence of entering/exiting Uganda within the last 1 year
    • Police clearance certificate
      • It must be from Interpol or home country
  • For 12-24 months multiple entry visas:
    • Recommendation letter (1) from a referee in Uganda
    • Cover letter explaining the necessity of obtaining multiple entry visa
    • Recommendation letter (2) from a referee in Uganda
    • Evidence of entering/exiting Uganda within the last 1 year
    • Police clearance certificate
      • It must be from Interpol or home country

9. Criminal Record (if required)

10. Proof of Current Professional Status

  • For example, employment contract, certificate of employment, extract from the trade and companies’ register, school attendance certificate, proof of pension

11. Yellow Fever Vaccination Certificate

*Additional documents can be required by the embassy.

 

Processing Time for Uganda Diplomatic (E-visa) Visa

The average processing time for an Uganda Diplomatic (E-visa) Visa is 3-5 working days for a single entry, 15-20 working days for a multiple entry visa. It depends on your visa application country.

 

Uganda Diplomatic Visa (E-visa) Fee

Uganda Diplomatic Visa (E-visa) issued is free of charge.

 

Where to Apply for Uganda Diplomatic Visa (E-visa)?

You will apply for Uganda e-visa online. You can apply for an e-visa through this website (official governmental website).

 


 

Uganda Transit Visa (E-visa)

This visa applies to foreigners who wish to enter Uganda for an onward destination outside the country. Uganda Transit visa is valid for the period of 2 days.

 

Required documents for Uganda Transit Visa (E-visa)

 

1. Application Form

2. Photo

  • One passport size photo in the white background

3. Passport and Copy of the Main Page

  • Passport must be valid at least 6 months from the date of departure

4. National Identity Card and Resident Permit/Visa Copy (if Your Country of Residence and Citizenship are Different)

5. Proof of Financial Means

  • Bank statement
  • Statement of credit card
  • Traveler’s cheque
  • International card with sufficient funds
  • Other

6. Travel Itinerary

  • Copy of onward ticket reservation
  • Copy of hotel reservation (if any)

7. Proof of the Purpose of Visit

  • Visa for the destination country (if any)
  • If the applicant doesn’t need a visa for the destination country
    • Documents confirming the purpose of the visit
    • Hotel reservation
    • Invitation letter

8. Criminal Record (if required)

9. Proof of Current Professional Status

  • For example, employment contract, certificate of employment, extract from the trade and companies’ register, school attendance certificate, proof of pension

10. Yellow Fever Vaccination Certificate

*Additional documents can be required by the embassy.

 

Processing Time for Uganda Transit (E-visa) Visa

The average processing time for an Uganda Transit (E-visa) Visa is 3-5 working days for a single entry, 15-20 working days for a multiple entry visa. It depends on your visa application country.

 

Uganda Transit Visa (E-visa) Fee

Uganda Transit Visa (E-visa) fee is 50 USD. The fee may vary depending on your nationality or your country of submission.

 

Where to Apply for Uganda Transit Visa (E-visa)?

You will apply for Uganda e-visa online. You can apply for an e-visa through this website (official governmental website).

 


 

Uganda Student Pass

Uganda Student Pass allows you to live and study in Uganda during the period of the validity of your visa. You cannot realize gainful and voluntary employment in Uganda with Uganda Student Pass.

 

Required Documents for Uganda Student Pass

 

1. Application Form

2. Photo

  • One passport size photo in the white background

3. Passport and Copy of the Main Page

  • Passport must be valid at least 6 months from the date of departure

4. National Identity Card and Resident Permit/Visa Copy (if Your Country of Residence and Citizenship are Different)

5. Proof of Financial Means

  • Bank statement
  • Statement of credit card
  • Traveler’s cheque
  • International card with sufficient funds
  • Other

6. Travel Itinerary

  • Copy of ticket reservation
  • Copy of hotel reservation

7. Proof of Purpose of the Visit

  • Valid student ID
  • Support letter from the educational institution
  • Admission letter from the institution the applicant intends to study
  • Identity card from the previous school (copy)
  • For postgraduate programs:
    • Previous academic and educational qualifications (copy)
  • For research purposes:
    • Recommendation from the National Council for Science and Technology

8. Criminal Record (if required)

9. Proof of Current Professional Status

  • For example, employment contract, certificate of employment, extract from the trade and companies’ register, school attendance certificate, proof of pension

10. Yellow Fever Vaccination Certificate

*Additional documents can be required by the embassy.

 

Processing Time for Uganda Student Pass  

The average processing time for an Uganda Student Pass Visa is 3-5 working days. It depends on your visa application country.

 

Uganda Student Pass Fee

Uganda Student Pass fee is 25 USD for 3 months, 50 USD for 6 months, 100 USD for 12 months valid visa. The fee may vary depending on your nationality or your country of submission.

 

Where to Apply for Uganda Student Pass?

You will apply for Uganda Student Pass online. You can apply for an e-visa through this website (official governmental website).

 


 

Uganda Entry Permit

Uganda Entry Permit allows you to live and work in Uganda.

 

Required Documents for Uganda Entry Permit

 

1. Application Form

2. Photo

  • One passport size photo in the white background

3. Passport and Copy of the Main Page

  • Passport must be valid at least 6 months from the date of departure

4. National Identity Card and Resident Permit/Visa Copy (if Your Country of Residence and Citizenship are Different)

5. Proof of Financial Means

  • Bank statement
  • Statement of credit card
  • Traveler’s cheque
  • International card with sufficient funds
  • Other

6. Travel Itinerary

  • Copy of ticket reservation
  • Copy of hotel reservation

7. Supporting Documents for Each Type of Entry Permit

  • Entry permit - Government Contractors
    • Cover letter from the organization
    • Contract (copy)
  • Entry Permit - Investment in agriculture
    • Cover letter from the company
    • Land title (copy)
    • Recommendation letter from Local Council and RDC’s office
      • They must be located in the area where the activities will be carried out
    • Bank statement for the last 3 months
    • Police clearance certificate
      • It must be from Interpol or home country
    • Immigration status
    • Applicant’s cover letter
  • Entry permit – Manufacturing
    • Bank statements for the last 3 months
    • Immigration status
    • Police clearance certificate
      • It must be from Interpol or home country
    • Certificate of income tax clearance
    • Uganda Investment Authority License
  • Entry permit – Diplomatic service
    • Cover letter from the Embassy
    • Letter issued by Ministry of Foreign Affairs
    • Note Verbale
      • Copy of Diplomatic Note
  • Entry Permit - Business and Trade
    • Trading License (copy)
    • Police clearance certificate
      • It must be from Interpol or home country
    • Bank statements for the last 3 months
    • Certificate of income tax clearance
  • Entry Permit – Missionaries and Volunteer NGO Workers
    • Recommendation letter
      • It must be issued by NGO Bureau
    • Police clearance certificate
      • It must be from Interpol or home country
    • Appointment letter
      • It must be from the organization
    • Cover letter (from the organization)
    • Certified copy of qualifications
  • Entry Permit - Mining
    • Mining License (copy)
      • It must be issued in Uganda
    • Copy of payment receipt
    • Letter from Uganda Ministry of Energy, Minerals and Natural Resources
    • Police clearance certificate
      • It must be from Interpol or home country
  • Entry Permit – Expatriate employees
    • Certified copy of qualifications
    • Cover letter (from the organization)
    • Appointment letter
      • It must be from the organization
    • Police clearance certificate
      • It must be from Interpol or home country
    • Certificate of income tax clearance
  • Entry Permit – Official service
    • Cover letter from agency
    • Proof of official status
  • Entry Permit - Professionals
    • Cover letter (from an organization)
    • Police clearance certificate
      • It must be from Interpol or home country
    • Certificate of registration with a professional structure in Uganda

8. Criminal Record (if required)

9. Proof of Current Professional Status (if any)

  • For example, employment contract, certificate of employment, extract from the trade and companies’ register, school attendance certificate, proof of pension

10. Yellow Fever Vaccination Certificate

*Additional documents can be required by the embassy.

 

Processing Time for Uganda Entry Permit

The average processing time for an Uganda Entry Permit Visa is 3-5 working days. It depends on your visa application country.

 

Uganda Entry Permit Fee

You can find Uganda Entry Permit fees below.

Entry Permit Types

6 months

12 months

24 months

36 months

Class B – Investment in Agriculture

800 USD

1000 USD

2500 USD

3500 USD

Class E – Manufacturing

800 USD

1000 USD

2500 USD

3500 USD

Class D – Business / Trade

800 USD

1500 USD

3500 USD

6000 USD

Class C - Mining

800 USD

1000 USD

2500 USD

3500 USD

Class G2 - Expatriate employees

800 USD

1000 USD

2500 USD

3500 USD

Class F - Professionals

800 USD

1000 USD

2500 USD

3500 USD

Class A2 - Government contractors

150 USD

300 USD

600 USD

900 USD

Class G1 - Missionaries and Volunteer NGO Workers

125 USD

250 USD

500 USD

750 USD

 

Diplomatic and Official service entry permits are issued free of charge.

 

Where to Apply for Uganda Entry Permit?

You will apply for Uganda Entry Permit online. You can apply for an e-visa through this website (official governmental website).

 


 

Uganda Dependent Pass

Dependents (persons who depend on other persons because of age, disability, and other reasons) of diplomat, official, and other Uganda residence permit holders can apply for Uganda Dependent Pass.

 

Required Documents for Uganda Dependent Pass

 

1. Application Form

2. Photo

  • One passport size photo in the white background

3. Passport and Copy of the Main Page

  • Passport must be valid at least 6 months from the date of departure

4. National Identity Card and Resident Permit/Visa Copy (if Your Country of Residence and Citizenship are Different)

5. Proof of Financial Means

  • Bank statement
  • Statement of credit card
  • Traveler’s cheque
  • International card with sufficient funds
  • Other

6. Travel Itinerary

  • Copy of ticket reservation
  • Copy of hotel reservation

7. Proof of Purpose of the Visit

  • If the dependent is a spouse:
    • Certificate of marriage
    • Cover letter from the spouse in Uganda
    • Passport of the principal (resident permit holder) in Uganda (copy)
    • Work permit of the principal in Uganda (copy)
    • Immigration status
    • In the case of a dependent of diplomat:
      • Diplomatic Note from the Embassy
  • If the dependent is a child:
    • Birth certificate
    • Passport of the child (copy)
    • Passport of the principal or National Identification card (copy)
    • Cover letter from the principal
    • Immigration status
    • In the case of the dependent of a diplomat
      • Letter from Ministry of Foreign Affairs in Uganda
      • Diplomatic Note from the Embassy
  • If the dependent is other relatives:
    • Cover letter
      • It must be from the principal and explain the relationship and reasons to obtain Uganda Dependent Pass
    • Work permit of the principal
    • Immigration status

8. Criminal Record (if required)

9. Proof of Current Professional Status

  • For example, employment contract, certificate of employment, extract from the trade and companies’ register, school attendance certificate, proof of pension

10. Yellow Fever Vaccination Certificate

*Additional documents can be required by the embassy.

 

Processing Time for Uganda Dependent Pass  

The average processing time for a Dependent Pass is 3-5 working days. It depends on your visa application country.

 

Uganda Dependent Pass Fee

Uganda Dependent Pass fee is 200 USD for a spouse, 100 USD for a child, 500 USD for other relatives. The dependent spouse and child of the diplomat and official are exempted from paying the Dependent Pass fee. The fee may vary depending on your nationality or your country of submission.

 

Where to Apply for Uganda Dependent Pass?

You will apply for the Uganda Dependent Pass e-visa online. You can apply for an e-visa through this website (official governmental website).

 


 

Uganda Special Pass

Uganda Special Pass allows the applicant to enter for different purposes such as medical treatment, short-term contract or to arrange immigration formalities.

 

Required Documents for Uganda Special Pass

 

1. Application Form

2. Photo

  • One passport size photo in the white background

3. Passport and Copy of the Main Page

  • Passport must be valid at least 6 months from the date of departure

4. National Identity Card and Resident Permit/Visa Copy (if Your Country of Residence and Citizenship are Different)

5. Proof of Financial Means

  • Bank statement
  • Statement of credit card
  • Traveler’s cheque
  • International card with sufficient funds
  • Other

6. Travel Itinerary

  • Copy of ticket reservation
  • Copy of hotel reservation

7. Proof of Purpose of the Visit

  • Contract (copy)
  • Cover letter indicating the reasons and necessity of obtaining Uganda Special Pass
  • In the case of diplomat:
    • Diplomatic Note from the Ministry of Foreign Affairs

8. Criminal Record (if required)

9. Proof of Current Professional Status

  • For example, employment contract, certificate of employment, extract from the trade and companies’ register, school attendance certificate, proof of pension

10. Yellow Fever Vaccination Certificate

*Additional documents can be required by the embassy.

 

Processing Time for Uganda Special Pass  

The average processing time for an Uganda Special Pass is 3-5 working days. It depends on your visa application country.

 

Uganda Special Pass Fee

Uganda Special Pass fee is 100 USD.  Diplomatic and official special pass issued is free of charge. The fee may vary depending on your nationality or your country of submission.

 

Where to Apply for Uganda Special Pass?

You will apply for Uganda Special Pass online. You can apply for an e-visa through this website (official governmental website).

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FAQ

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If I obtain confirmation of my E-visa, can I enter the country without any problem?

Even if you get approved E-visa, your entrance is confirmed at the entry by immigration officials

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Can I change my E-visa application?

After submitting your application, you can only modify it if additional documents are requested.

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Will the paid fee be refunded if I cancel my application?

No. Fees paid are non-refundable.

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Is it possible to reapply for E-visa after getting rejection?

Yes. You can apply for a new E-visa if your circumstances have changed. Otherwise, your new application will also be rejected.

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I got a rejection for my E-visa application. Where can I learn the reasons for it?

In the rejection email, the reasons for rejection are specified.

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How can I extend my Uganda visa or permit?

It is done in the section of Extend your application of applications or Immigration Office in Kampala.

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How can I check my E-visa application status?

All improvements in the approval process will be sent via email to you. Additionally, you can check the status of your application on the website of the Uganda Electronic Work/Permit Application System under the heading of Manage of your applications.

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Is it mandatory to print the approval of an E-visa?

It is not mandatory. However, it speeds up the procedure at the entry.

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Are my card details safe?

Yes. Uganda E-visa system doesn’t hold your card details after the transaction is done.

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