Our Uganda Visa Guide will teach you everything you need to know about Uganda’s visa policy for people from all over the world, including different types of visas, particular requirements, visa sponsorships, visa fees, and more. It is critical to have a scheduled flight ticket in hand before applying for a visa to Uganda.
A visa for Uganda must be obtained upon arrival in Uganda or at one of Uganda’s diplomatic offices, unless the visitor is from one of the visa-exempt countries. All visitors are required to have a passport that is valid for at least six months. All countries outside of Africa, The Caribbean and a handful of other countries require an e-Visa or visa on arrival.
Entry into Uganda
To enter Uganda, travellers who are fully immunised against COVID-19 must present a valid certificate of vaccination. To enter and exit Uganda, unvaccinated travellers must have a negative PCR test done no more than 72 hours before departure.
Please be advised that COVID-19-related entrance requirements are subject to change without notice. On its website, the Ugandan Ministry of Health provides additional details and updates.
Irish people can obtain a visa upon arrival in Uganda for free. Currently, Irish people are not required to apply for a visa online; however, this is subject to change, and individuals are advised to monitor the guidance provided on this page and on the website of Uganda’s Directorate of Citizenship and Immigration.
You will need the following:
Passport copy (biodata page) valid for at least six months.
A letter of invitation with a precise address and business in Uganda clearly stated.
Recent passport-sized photo taken within the past six months.
Certificate of Vaccination (Yellow Fever) Immigration status of the host, if an individual.
Allow a minimum of 7 working days from the day of your initial application.
Waiting times for an appointment can vary depending on your country of residence and the time of year you apply.
Who Can Visit Uganda Without a Visa?
There are 36 countries who are exempt from the visa requirement to enter Uganda. These include most countries in Africa.
For detailed information on specific parts of the general visa process, you can refer to the links below to find the answer to your query. If you are unable to find any particular information, please contact us via email.
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|What is a Visa?|
|What kind of visa do I need?|
|Do I need more than one visa?|
|How long is a visa valid for?|
|When do I need my visa?|
|What if my visa is refused?|
The visas available are:
- Tourist Visa for Uganda – Single entry
- Visas for diplomats and officials.
- Transit Visas.
- Multiple-entry Visa.
- Visa for East African tourists.
What To Do If Your Uganda Visa is Refused?
People regularly ask us how we “guarantee” visa approval. Because embassies make all final decisions, there is no way to obtain a certainty of 100 percent. However, you are limited to ensuring that your application is as strong as possible. If your visa application has been denied, please contact us.
All visas, permits, and passes are approved within two (2) to three (3) business days, unless additional documentation and/or verification is required due to exceptional circumstances. However, applicants are urged to submit their applications at least five (5) business days prior to their anticipated travel date.
The entire process is conducted online, including the application form. The process is straightforward, and you can obtain your Uganda visa in as little as three business days. All of this is made possible by iVisa, a visa expediting company that spares you the embassy’s bureaucratic burden.
The overstay of a visa that has expired may be problematic. A person with an expired Uganda visa may re-enter the country through the following channels: Numerous visa entrance – If the visitor has gotten a Uganda visa that permits multiple entries, he or she is advised to leave the country and re-enter it.